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About Ermias Koricho

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department of Georgia Southern University. He has BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Koricho has also research experiences in automotive industry and world class composite materials and structures research centers with 16 years of experience in teaching, modeling, designing, manufacturing testing and optimization of lightweight materials and structures, multi-materials joining, and vehicle crashworthiness; author of more than 70 international journals, conference and proceeding papers, and book chapters; participated and presented in more than 20 international conferences and seminars in the area of composite, experimental mechanics, and computational methods; granted research project fund on smart multi-materials joining; advised undergraduate and graduate projects and theses: currently, developed Georgia Southern University’s Vehicle Design and Lightweight Structures Lab used by 7 undergraduate and graduate students.


2016 - Present Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University Engineering and Computing, Allen E. Paulson College of
Present Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University Mechanical Engineering, Department of

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • SPE-ACCE Best Poster Award for the work in tilted “Hybrid Material, Stiffness Matching Perforated Aluminum-to-Composite Joints” (2015)
  • SPE-ACCE Best Poster Award for the work in tilted “Self Sensing Characterization of Carbon Fiber reinforced Structural Composites using Electrical Resistance Measurement and Ultrasonic Guided Wave” (2015)
  • Outstanding Student Award: First Rank in Mechanical Engineering Department (2001)


2012 Ph.D. in Mechanics, Polytechnic University of Turin
2004 M.Sc. in Applied Mechanics, Addis Ababa University
2001 B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Bahir Dar University

Contact Information

PO BOX 7995
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-8006
Office: ENGR 2129


Journal Papers and Book Chapters (24)

Selected Conference/Proceeding Papers (36)