5 February 2014

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Gary L. Cloud

University Distinguished Professor
Ph.D., P.E., FSEM, FInstP, CSci, CPhys,
Engineering Consultant

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Education and Registration
Professional Experience
Summer and Interim Posts
Honors and Awards
Endowment Programs
Professional and Honorary Societies with Offices Held
Patents and Disclosures
Published Papers
Research Support
Subjects Taught and Short Courses
Teaching Performance
Committee and Administrative
Personal Data

Web page
This Curriculum Vitae, a narrative biographical sketch, and a short resume for Dr. Cloud are available on-line at www.egr.msu.edu/~cloud


Professional Registrations
Professional Experience

Summer and Interim Posts

Honors and Awards

Endowment Programs

Technical, Honorary, and Professional Societies; with Offices Held

Biographical Listings

Note: Dates of listings can be provided.

Patents and Disclosures Publications

Books Authored
Books Edited
Handbooks, Book Chapters, Sections, Anthologies
Note: papers are in rough chronological order. Except for a few cases, project reports for funding agencies are not included.

Archival papers
Proceedings papers

Some Non-Technical and Pedagogical Publications

Research Support


Provided engineering consulting on more than 75 projects to approximately 60 firms on topics of measurements, design, fastening, failure analysis, materials, firearms, failure analysis, and product liability. A list of clients follows.

Subjects Taught

Note: Prof. Cloud has carried full teaching loads during his entire career.
Subjects taught at MSU, Michigan Tech, Univ. of Zambia
MSU semester system equivalent course numbers given where possible

Short Courses, Workshops, Seminars, Other Presentations

A comprehensive list of Dr. Cloud's many presentations at schools, colleges and professional meetings does not exist, but examples can be provided.

Most recent short courses:

Student Evaluation of Teaching

Advising of Student Activities

Committee and Administrative

Normal term of office unless designated. Indicated terms of office are approximate. Actual dates of tenure can be determined if required.


College of Engineering

Department of Materials Science and Mechanics and Department of Mechanical Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Other Service

Biographical Data

Gary Lee Cloud, b. Muskegon County, Michigan, September 8, 1937;
Married Elizabeth Anne Fee, July 1972;
Children: Sarah Elizabeth b. 1975, Abigail Anne b. 1978.

Personal Interests

Music - studied voice privately for 20 years, perform regularly as soloist and ensemble member in opera, oratorio, chamber works, recitals, etc. Currently sing in semi-professional arts chorale and excellent church choir.

Sports - play squash, jogging, hunting, fishing, camping, competitive pistol shooting (IHMSA International Class in Unlimited, Production, and Revolver categories).

Study - study of psychology, philosophy, theology, World War II history, and related subjects.

Mechanical work - gunsmithing (hold Federal Firearms License), have own machine shop and wood shop, built house, restoring '62 MGA 1600 MkII and '29 Ford model A sedan (currently rather inactive in some of these areas). Restoring 1850's-vintage timber framed barn.