Dr. Eric Merschman

Lecturer, CEE


320 Sparkman Drive
Olin B. King Technology Hall
Room S212
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Eric Merschman is a Lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2022. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of structural engineering and mechanics. Before joining the University of Alabama in Huntsville, he taught as a Lecturer at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University. During his time as a doctoral student, his research focused on risk analysis and increasing resilience of infrastructure systems for coastal communities exposed to hurricanes and storm surge. Dr. Merschman obtained his Professional Engineering license in 2021 and has worked on various projects both locally and across the country.


  • Bachelor of Engineering, May 2013
  • Master of Engineering, December 2015
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, May 2022

Recent Publications

  • Doustmohammadi, M. , Anderson, M. and Merschman, E. (2022) Wage Study for Alabama’s
    Section 5311 Drivers. Current Urban Studies, 10, 224-234.

  • Merschman, E., Doustmohammadi, M., Salman, A. M., & Anderson, M. (2020). Postdisaster
    decision framework for bridge repair prioritization to improve road network
    resilience. Transportation Research Record, 2674(3), 81-92.

  • Merschman, E., Salman, A. M., Bastidas-Arteaga, E., & Li, Y. (2020). Assessment of the
    effectiveness of wood pole repair using FRP considering the impact of climate change on decay
    and hurricane risk. Advances in Climate Change Research, 11(4), 332-348.