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Faculty Profile

ELIZABETH KAYE ERVIN

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CIVIL ENGINEERING
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
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202 CARRIER HALL
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-5618
Joined UM: 08/17/2006

Areas of Expertise

  • APPLIED MATHEMATICS, NONLINEAR DYNAMICS
  • CIVIL ENGINEERING
  • CIVIL ENGINEERING, DYNAMICS
  • CIVIL ENGINEERING, EXPERIMENTATION
  • CIVIL ENGINEERING, SHOCK
  • CIVIL ENGINEERING, VIBRATION
  • ENGINEERING, COMPOSITE MATERIALS RESEARCH

Brief Bio

Dr. Elizabeth K. Ervin joined the Department of Civil Engineering at Ole Miss in August of 2006 as an Assistant Professor. She has two Civil Engineering degrees: a B.S. in cursu honorum with a concentration in structural mechanics from Tennessee Technological University and a M.S. with a concentration in structures from Vanderbilt University. She completed her Doctorate at Carnegie Mellon University in the Department of Mechanical Engineering while working at Bechtel Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, a Department of Energy and U.S. Navy Contractor. She has also been employed by the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, and the Tennessee Department of Transportation in both Memphis and Cookeville, Tennessee. Her Masters research focused on the identification of theoretical structural properties of swept airplane wings through finite element analysis. Her Doctoral research examines the dynamics of repetitive impact on beam structures that are subject to sinusoidal base excitation. Her experience also includes experimentation and laboratory instrumentation. She is initiating a new facility, the Multi-Function Dynamics Laboratory (MFDL), for the fundamental study of structural components under shock and vibration.

Degrees

BS
CIVIL ENGINEERING
TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY/ COOKEVILLE ,TENNESSEE (1999)
MS
CIVIL ENGINEERING
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY/ NASHVILLE ,TENNESSEE (2001)
PHD
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY/ PITTSBURGH PENNSYLVANIA (2006)

Committee Memberships

University Standing Committee

Awards

School of Engineering, Faculty Service Award
2009
School of Engineering, Junior Faculty Research Award
2012