Associate Professor, Civil Engineering
207A Brevard Hall, University, MS 38677
University of Mississippi – Associate Professor, 2013 to present
University of Mississippi – Assistant Professor, 2006 to 2012
Bechtel Bettis/Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory – Senior Engineer, 2005 to 2006
Bechtel Bettis/Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory – Engineer, 2001 to 2004
Air Force Research Laboratory – Summer Researcher, 2000
Tennessee Department of Transportation – Summer Intern, 1996 to 1999
Carnegie Mellon University – Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, 2006
Vanderbilt University – M.S., Civil Engineering, 2001
Tennessee Technological University – B.S., Civil Engineering, 1999
Dr. Ervin’s lab works for safer infrastructure with enhanced survivability in response to abnormal loads as well as aging through structural health evaluation. Long term goals include:
- Examine dynamics phenomena to improve R&D in general.
- Improve damage detection from component to system levels.
- Determine appropriate sensing to characterize both ductile and brittle failure during progressive collapse.
- Aid in decision support for first and advanced responders for the four Rs (repair, rehabilitate, raze or replace).
- Supply additional dynamic experimental studies to open literature.