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Patents and Disclosures
Books, Handbooks, Chapters, Anthologies
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

This fund was endowed by MSU Formula SAE Racing Team alumni in appreciation of "Doc" Cloud's 18 years of dedication and service as advisor to the team. Proceeds benefit team development and enhance the training of skilled engineers.
Online donations or phone 517-355-8339)

This fund was founded and endowed by an associate of Prof. Cloud in his honor and is administered by the Society for Experimental Mechanics. Its purpose is to support and nurture promising students in the field of experimental mechanics.
(Contact SEM Director Dr. Kristen Zimmerman)

Technical, Honorary, and Professional Societies; with Offices Held

1993-94 President
1992-93 President-Elect
1991-92 Vice President
1985-88 Technical Editor of journal Experimental Mechanics
1978-85 Assoc. Tech. Ed. of Experimental Mechanics
1990- SEM Educational Foundation Board
1991-93 Chair of Editorial Council
1991-96 Executive Board
1968- Papers Committee
1970- Optical Methods Division
1991-92 Dues Committee
1994-97 Nominating Committee (Vice-Chair and Chair)
1994-95 Administrative Council (Chair)
1994-97 Strain Gage Certification Development Committee
1994-95 Intersociety Liaison Committee (Vice-Chair and Chair)
1995-97 Honors Committee (Chair and Vice-Chair)
1992- Finance Committee
2005-08 Fellows Committee
2009- Cloud Scholarship Endowment Selection Committee

2001-10 International Advisory Board of IOP journal Measurement Science and Technology

Biographical Listings

Note: Dates of listings can be provided.

Patents and Disclosures


Books Authored

Books Edited

Handbook Chapters and Sections

Book Chapters, Anthologies

Published Papers

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

Statics MSM205
Dynamics MSM 306
Mechanics of Deformable Solids MSM211, ME222
Strength of Materials Laboratory MMM215, then MSM211 Lab, now ME222
Machine Design I
Machine Design II
Fluid Mechanics
Experimental Mechanics MSM405, ME425
Welding Processes and Design MSM465
Solid Mechanics MSM401
Intermediate Fluid Mechanics
Advanced Fluid Dynamics
Strain and Motion Measurement MSM805, ME825
Advanced Dynamics MSM801
Optical Methods of Metrology MSM905, ME925
Lighting and Illumination (in College of Human Ecology)
Senior industrial design projects ME481
Racing Vehicle Design ME491

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.


Academic Council (2 terms)
Faculty Council (2 terms)
Grievance Hearings Board
Committee on Academic Policy
University Library Committee
Ad-hoc Committee on Awards for Teaching
Midwest Universities Consortium on International Activity (2 yr)
Committee on Academic Environment


College of Engineering

Foreign Students Advisory Committee (7 years)
Engineering Research Council (5 years)
Engineering Advisory Council
Search Committee for Director of Engineering Research
Promotion Evaluation Committees (several: teaching, research, service)
Curriculum Committee
Engineering Alumni Board (secretary) 5 years
College Library Committee
Alumni Advisory Board (Secretary-Treasurer)
Shop Committee
Engineering Scholarship Committee

Department of Materials Science and Mechanics and Department of Mechanical Engineering

Elected as interim Chair of MSM Dept.
Advisory Committee (4 terms)
Space and Equipment Committee (15 years)
Curriculum Committee
Seminar Committee (10 years)
Awards Committee
Graduate Committee
Several Promotion/Tenure Committees
Semester Conversion Committee
Biomechanics Committee
Ad-hoc Teaching Evaluation Committee
Lead faculty representative for ABET Accreditation of Mechanics program
Mechanics Task Force
Faculty search committees (four)
Strategic Planning Committee

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Strategic Planning Committee
Chair of Search Committee for Director of MSU Composite Vehicle Research Center 2008-2009.
Chair of Faculty Search committee 2007-08.
Promotion Committee
Honors College Advisor for Engineering Mechanics
Chair of ME Chairperson Search and selection Committee 2003-2004
Laboratory Equipment Committee

Other Service

Referee of research proposals for NSF and various other organizations
Review books for various publishers
Several presentations on lasers, measurement, and research in high schools
Invited speaker, Clinton County Gifted and Talented Program
Review papers for several technical journals
Lecture in Egr 150, Introduction to Engineering


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.