Dr. Kevin McMullen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Dr. Kevin F. McMullen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil & Mechanical Engineering at the United States Military Academy. He received his Bachelor of Science and Doctorate in Civil Engineering from the University of Connecticut. Dr. McMullen has taught courses in structural mechanics and structural design. His research focus is in the field of structural engineering. Before arriving at the Academy, Dr. McMullen’s research focus was on the evaluation and implementation of innovative materials and technologies for the development of more sustainable and cost-effective solutions for infrastructure challenges. At the Academy, Dr. McMullen has worked with cadets to develop novel designs to improve the blast resistance of structures. 

Ongoing Research Projects

Design of Protective Structures subjected to Blast and Impact Loading

Repair of Bridge Infrastructure using Novel Materials

Educational Research in Civil Engineering Curriculum

Publications & Presentations

Selected Peer Reviewed Technical Publications:

McMullen, K. F., & Zaghi, A. E. (2022). An Accelerated repair method for steel girders with severe end corrosion damage. Engineering Structures, 251, 113493.

Schiffer, G., McMullen, K., Bruhl, J. (2021) “Application of Topology Optimization to Design a Structural Panel Subjected to Blast Loading.” International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition. November 1-5, 2021. Virtual.

Carrillo, J., Justice, J., Kim, T., Loomis, C., McMullen, K. (2021) “Designing and Analyzing an Underbody Plate for an Armored Vehicle Subjected to Blast.” International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition. November 1-5, 2021. Virtual.

Phillips, E., Murphy, R., Connors, J., McMullen, K., Jacques, E., Bruhl, J. (2021) "Experimental evaluation of OSB-faced structural insulated panels subject to blast loads." Engineering Structures 229 : 111597.

Davis, B., McMullen, K., Pegues, J., (2021) “Stimulating Student Preparation in Introductory Engineering Mechanics.” American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference. June 27-30, 2021. Virtual.

McMullen, K. F., & Zaghi, A. E. (2020). Experimental evaluation of full-scale corroded steel plate girders repaired with UHPC. Journal of Bridge Engineering, 25(4), 04020011.


ASCE Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award, 2021

ASCE Raymond C. Reese Research Prize, 2021