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Faculty Profile

CHRISTOPHER L MULLEN

CIVIL ENGINEERING
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
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205 CARRIER HALL
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-5370
Joined UM: 08/13/1996

Areas of Expertise

  • CIVIL ENGINEERING
  • CIVIL ENGINEERING, DYNAMICS
  • EARTHQUAKES
  • EMERGENCY RESPONSE AWARENESS
  • ENGINEERING, COMPOSITE MATERIALS RESEARCH
  • FINITE ELEMENT SIMULATIONS
  • NEW MADRID FAULT
  • STRUCTURAL MECHANICS

Brief Bio

Chris L. Mullen is Associate Professor of Civil Engineering. Dr. Mullen received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1996 and then joined the faculty at The University of Mississippi. After receiving his MSCE from Rice University in 1981 he spent 5 yr with Mobil R&D, 2 yr with ADAPCO, and 3 yr at Weidlinger Associates. He has taught a variety of courses in the area of Mechanics, Structures, and Design. He has expanded a strong research program in the area of Structural Mechanics and Earthquake Engineering. Since 2002, he has served as founding director of the UM Center for Community Earthquake Preparedness and been PI on a number of hazard mitigation planning research projects sponsored by MEMA, FEMA, and others. During Hurricane Katrina he served in MEMA’s EOC and as the MS representative for the subsequent FEMA Mitigation Assessment Team. He is now a co-PI on a major blast resistant structures research project sponsored by DHS through the Southeast Region Research Initiative. The project has enabled collaboration with two national laboratories, ERDC and NIST.

Degrees

BS
CIVIL ENGINEERING
RICE UNIVERSITY/HOUSTON, TEXAS (1978)
MS
CIVIL ENGINEERING
RICE UNIVERSITY/HOUSTON, TEXAS (1981)
PHD
CIVIL ENGINEERING
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY/PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY (1996)

Committee Memberships

Common Reading Exp. Selection Sub-Comm
Ad Hoc Committee
Faculty Senate-Development & Planning
Faculty Senate Sub-Committee
SOE Outstanding Senior Award
Other Kind of Committee
Sch. of Engineering Curr & Policy Comm.
Other Kind of Committee