Ece Erdogmus, P.E., Associate Professor

Ece Erdogmus

Contact

Ece Erdogmus
Associate Professor
email:eerdogmus@unl.edu

University of Nebraska–Lincoln
The Charles W. Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction

Peter Kiewit Institute 107
Omaha, NE 68182

Phone: 402.554.2035

Education

  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, Architectural Engineering, 2004
  • M.S., Pennsylvania State University, Architectural Engineering, 2001
  • B.S., Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey), Department of Architecture, 1999

Curriculum Vitae

About


Dr. Ece Erdogmus received her Ph.D. in Architectural Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. She received her M.S. degree from the same institution, and her bachelor's degree from the Department of Architecture at the Middle East Technical University in Turkey. Her main research interest is assessment and rehabilitation of historic masonry: use of fiber reinforced polymers and mortars for rehabilitation, assessment of historical masonry construction using non-destructive testing techniques, and analysis of historic masonry structures using experimentally validated finite element modeling. She has established a portable nondestructive testing laboratory and in-house expertise on the nondestructive testing of existing structures (ex: experimental modal analysis and impact echo, flat-jack testing, and ground penetrating radar). She has several international collaborations and projects in the field, which also provides international internship opportunities to the UNL students (ex: Reconstruction of an Ancient Roman Temple in southern Turkey (See websites Turkey Trip. and Temple project).

Dr. Erdogmus also teaches the on-the-road Global Experiences in Architectural Engineering course in conjunction with the UNL’s engineering Study Abroad in Italy program. She has received the 2007 Architectural Engineering Teaching Award and the 2006 Henry Y. Kleinkauf Family Distinguished New Faculty Teaching Award for achievements in teaching. She also has several current research grants from external sponsors including National Science Foundation (NSF), National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) and Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR). She is a member of various professional organizations, including Architectural Engineering Institute, the Masonry Society, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Society for Experimental Mechanics. She is currently serving as an associate editor for the Masonry Society Journal.

Education


  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, Architectural Engineering, 2004
  • M.S., Pennsylvania State University, Architectural Engineering, 2001
  • B.S., Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey), Department of Architecture, 1999

Professional Experience


  • Durham School Global Initiatives Coordinator, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Engineering, Architectural Engineering (Omaha Campus), February 2011-Present
  • Associate Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Engineering, Architectural Engineering (Omaha Campus), 2010-Present
  • Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Engineering, Architectural Engineering (Omaha Campus), 2004-2010
  • Visiting structural engineer at Leo A Daly Architectural Engineering Company, Omaha office, May-June 2005.
  • Research Assistant, Pennsylvania State University, College of Engineering, Architectural Engineering, 1999-2004

Expertise and Research Interests


  • Areas of expertise and interest:
    • Historic Mortars and Fiber reinforced repair mortars for masonry applications
    • Assessment of existing and historical structures using nondestructive evaluation techniques.
    • Rehabilitation, strengthening of existing and masonry structures in poor condition, and reconstruction of collapsed ancient structures using compatible advanced materials and advanced techniques.
    • Material research on the optimization cementitious mixtures and prediction of resulting characteristics.
    • Behavior and Design of Buried Concrete Pipes.
  • Other Expertise:
    • Structural Vibrations
    • Modeling and Rating of Masonry Arch Bridges

Funding Received


  • National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT), National Park Service. "Sustainable Fiber Reinforced Mortar (FRM) Mixtures for the Preservation of Unreinforced Masonry Architectural Heritage". Amount: $49,771. Dates: 06/01/2008 - 06/30/2009. PI: Ece Erdogmus
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Layman Award. "Research on Organic Fiber-Reinforced Mortar Mixtures for the Reconstruction of Ancient Masonry Structures". Amount: $10,000. Dates: 06/01/2007 - 05/31/2008. PI: Ece Erdogmus
  • National Science Foundation (NSF). "Interdisciplinary Studies on an Ancient Roman Temple". Amount: $122, 471. Dates: 09/16/2006 - 08/31/2009. PI: Ece Erdogmus, Co-PI: Michael Hoff.
  • Turkey trip blog.
  • Nebraska Department of Roads and City of Lincoln. "Behavior and Design of Concrete Pipe- Phase II". Amount: $153,783. Dates: 07/01/2006 to 06/30/2008. PI: Ece Erdogmus, Co-PI: Maher Tadros.
  • Nebraska Department of Roads. "Use of Ground Penetrating Radar for Construction Quality Assurance of Concrete Pavement". Amount: $28,667. Dates: 07/01/2007- 06/30/2008. PI: George Morcous, Co-PI: Ece Erdogmus
  • Nebraska Department of Roads: Behavior and Design of Concrete Pipes, $54,166, from 2005 to 2006

Thesis/Dissertations


  • Erdogmus, E., Structural Appraisal of the Florentine Gothic Construction System, Ph.D. Thesis, Aug 2004.
  • Erdogmus, E., Influence of Heavy Axles on Filled Arch Railroad Bridges, M.S. Thesis, May 2001.

Journal Articles


  1. Radik, M.1 and Erdogmus, E., Schafer, T.1 (2011). “Strengthening of Two-way reinforced concrete floor slabs using polypropylene fiber reinforcement,” Accepted for publication in the ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering.
  2. Morcous, G., and Erdogmus, E. (2010). “Accuracy of Ground-Penetrating Radar for Concrete Pavement Thickness Measurement,” ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, ASCE, 24 (6), November/December 2010.
  3. Skourup, B. N.1, and Erdogmus, E. (2010). “Mechanical Characteristics of PVA Fiber-Reinforced PCL Mortars for Masonry Applications” ACI Materials Journal, Vol. 107, January- February 2010, No. 1., pp 1- 9, ACI publications.
  4. Erdogmus, E., Skourup, B. N. 1, Tadros, M. K. (2010). “Recommendations for design of Reinforced Concrete Pipe,” ASCE Journal of Pipeline Systems and Engineering, Inaugural Issue, Vol. 1., No. 1, pp. 25-32. February 2010.
  5. Maximos, H.2, Erdogmus, E., Tadros, M. K (2010). “Fatigue Evaluation of Reinforced Concrete Box Culverts, ACI Structural Journal, Vol. 107 No. 01, pp. 13-20, January-February 2010.
  6. Sorensen, A.2 and Erdogmus, E. (2010). “Study of System-Component Interactions in a Thin-Tile Masonry Dome,” the Masonry Society Journal, V.28, No 1, January 2010, pp. 53-67.
  7. Erdogmus, E. (2008). “Timbrel domes of Guastavino: Nondestructive Assessments on a Half-Scale Model,” International Journal of Architectural Heritage, 2(4), 330-352, Taylor and Francis Group, LLC, Philadelphia, PA.
  8. Erdogmus, E., Boothby, T.E. (2007) “Structural Appraisal of the Florentine Gothic Construction System,” the Architectural Engineering Journal, ASCE, 13(1), 9-17. (Awarded best AEI Journal article in 2008).
  9. Boothby, T. E., Yurianto, Y., Erdogmus, E. (2005), “Experimental Replication of Masonry Arch Bridge Spandrel Wall Collapse, The Masonry Society Journal,” 23(1).
  10. Erdogmus, E. and Boothby, T.E. (2004) “Strength of Spandrel Walls in Masonry Arch Bridges,” Transportation Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 1892, 47-55. Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C.

Conference Proceedings


  1. Erdogmus, E., Norton, T., Buckley, C.M., Kauzlarich, K., Petersen, B. (2011). “Seismic Investigation for the Temple of Antioch Reconstruction,” to be published in the Proceedings of First International Conference on Vulnerability and Risk Analysis and Management (ICVRAM)/Fifth International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis (ISUMA), April 11-13, 2011, Hyattsville, Maryland.
  2. Erdogmus, E., Buckley, C.M., Brink, H. (2011). “Restoration of the Temple of Antioch”. to be published in the Proceedings of 11th North American Masonry Conference, The Masonry Society (TMS), June 5-8, 2011, Minneapolis, MN.
  3. Erdogmus, E., Buckley, C.M., Brink, H. (2011). “The Temple of Antioch: A Study Abroad Internship for Architectural Engineering Students”, to be published in the Proceedings of Architectural Engineering Conference, March 30- April 2, Oakland, California
  4. Erdogmus, E.; Armwood, C.; Haider, H.; Yang, Y. (2010). “Flexural Strength of Fiber Reinforced Lime Mortars for Historic Masonry Structures”, Proceedings of 2nd Historical Mortars Conference, HMC10: Proceedings of Historical Mortars Conference, September 22-24, Prague, Czech Republic.
  5. Skourup, B. and Erdogmus, E. (2009). “Characteristics of PVA Fiber-Reinforced Mortars,” Proceedings of the 2009 Structures Congress, ASCE, Austin, TX.
  6. Erdogmus, E. and Armwood, C. (2008). “Feasibility of Fiber-Reinforced Mortar for the Reconstruction of an Ancient Roman Temple,” HMC08: Proceedings of Historical Mortars Conference, September 24- 26, Lisbon, Portugal. (Invited Paper and presentation).
  7. Meyer, K., Erdogmus, E., Morcous, G., Naughtin, M.3 (2008). “Use of Ground Penetrating Radar for Accurate Concrete Thickness Measurements,” Proceedings of the AEI Conference 2008, September 24-27, AEI, ASCE. (Awarded best structures article presented at the 2008 Architectural Engineering Conference).
  8. Armwood, C., Sorensen A., Skourup, B., Erdogmus, E. (2008). “Fiber Reinforced Mortar Mixtures for the Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Existing Masonry Structures,” Proceedings of the AEI Conference 2008, September 24-27, AEI, ASCE.
  9. Sorensen, A. D., Schafer T., Erdogmus, E. (2008). “Ambient Environmental Effects On Experimental Modal Analysis,” Proceedings of the AEI Conference 2008, September 24-27, AEI, ASCE.
  10. Sorensen, A., Erdogmus, E. (2008). “Effects of Environmental Conditions on the Experimental Modal Analysis of Timbrel Domes,” SACoMaTiS 2008: Proceedings of the International Conference on the on site assessment of concrete, masonry, and timber structures, Varena, Italy, September 1-4, 2008.
  11. Maximos, H., Erdogmus, E., M.Tadros (2008). “Full Scale Test Installation for Reinforced Concrete Pipe,” Proceedings of the International Pipelines Conference 2008, ASCE Pipeline Division, July 22-27, Atlanta, Georgia.
  12. Erdogmus, E., Hoff, M., Townsend, R., Turkmen, S. (2007). “Interdisciplinary Assessment of A Roman Temple: Antiocheia Ad Kragos (Gazipasa, Turkey)”, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Studies on Architectural Heritage, Yildiz Technical University Research Center for Preservation for Historical Heritage, 163-170.
  13. Erdogmus, E., Skourup, B.N. (2007). “Review of Available On-site Assessment and Strengthening Techniques for the Reconstruction of an Ancient Roman Temple,” Proceedings of the 10th North American Masonry Conference, The Masonry Society, TMS.
  14. Erdogmus, E., Unay, A. I. (2007). “Nondestructive Experiments and Structural Assessments on the Medieval Divrigi Complex,” Proceedings of the 10th North American Masonry Conference, The Masonry Society, TMS.
  15. Erdogmus, E., Skourup, B. N. (2007). “System Characteristic Identification of Timbrel Domes Using Modal Analysis,” Proceedings of the International Operational Modal Analysis Conference (IOMAC), Denmark. (Invited Paper and presentation).
  16. Erdogmus,E., Tuan, C., Dogan, S. Z. (2007). “Prediction and optimization of HPC characteristics by machine learning techniques -Part I: review of the state-of-the-art.”, Proceedings of the Concrete Technology Forum: Focus on High Performance Concrete, NRMCA.
  17. Dogan, S. Z., Erdogmus, E., Tuan, C. (2007). “Prediction and optimization of HPC characteristics by machine learning techniques -part II: A strength prediction model using case based reasoning”, Proceedings of the Concrete Technology Forum: Focus on High Performance Concrete, NRMCA.
  18. Erdogmus, E., Tadros, M. K., Skourup, B. N. (2007). “History of The Bedding Factor And Recommendations For The Design Of Reinforced Concrete Pipe,” Proceedings of the 2007 TRB Annual Conference, Transportation Research Board.
  19. Hoff, M., Townsend, R., Erdogmus, E. (2007). “Rough Cilicia Archeological Project: 2005 Season,” Proceedings of the 28th Archeological Survey Symposium, Turkish Ministry of Culture, 231-244.
  20. Erdogmus, E., Fitton, D. (2006). “Modal Analyses on the Lateral Resistance System of the Auxerre Cathedral,” Proceedings of the 2006 Architectural Engineering Conference, AEI, ASCE.
  21. Erdogmus, E., Skourup, B. N. (2006). “Experiments and Analyses on a Timbrel Dome,” Proceedings of the 2006 Architectural Engineering Conference, AEI, ASCE.
  22. Hoff, M., Townsend, R., Erdogmus, E. (2006). “The Rough Cilicia Archeological Project: 2005 Season,” ANMED News of Archeology from Anatolia's Mediterrenaen Areas 2006-4, Suna-Inan Krac Research Institute on Mediterrenean Civilizations, 99-104
  23. Erdogmus, E. and Boothby, T.E. (2004). “Validated Structural Analysis of Gothic Vaulted Systems,” Proceedings of the Structural Analysis of Historical Construction Conference IV, 421-428.
  24. Erdogmus, E., Hanagan, L. M. and Boothby, T.E. (2004). “Modal Experiments for the Validation of Masonry Vault Models,” Proceedings of IMAC-XXII Conference.
  25. Erdogmus, E., Boothby, T.E. and Smith, E. B. (2003). “Documentation of a Medieval Structure: Santa Maria Novella,” Proceedings of 9th North American Masonry Conference.
  26. Erdogmus, E. and Boothby, T.E. (2003). “Analysis of Masonry Arch Spandrel Vaults: Loading and Strength,” Proceedings of 9th North American Masonry Conference
  27. Boothby, T.E., Erdogmus, E. and Fanning, P. (2001). “Transverse Strength of Masonry Arch Bridges, Proceedings of NSF 5th National Workshop on Bridge Research in Progress
  28. Boothby, T.E. and Erdogmus, E. (2001). “Load Rating of Masonry and Concrete Arch Bridges,” Proceedings of the AREMA 2001 Annual Conference & Exposition

Honors and Awards


  • 2010, Architectural Engineering Mentoring Award, Architectural Engineering Student Leadership and Advisory Committee, In recognition of outstanding mentoring of Architectural Engineering students
  • 2007, Architectural Engineering Teaching Award, Architectural Engineering Student Leadership and Advisory Committee, In recognition of outstanding teaching of Architectural Engineering Students
  • 2006, Henry Y. Kleinkauf Family Distinguished New Faculty Teaching Award, Henry Y. Kleinkauf Family, College of Engineering, for achievements in teaching
  • 2004-2003, Outstanding Graduate Assistant Teaching Award, Pennsylvania State University, An award that recognizes and rewards the graduate assistants for outstanding teaching performance.
  • 2004-2001, Weiss Scholarship, William L. and Josephine B. Weiss, Pennsylvania State University, The prestigious and competitive - Weiss Graduate Scholars Program brings together selected doctoral candidates from the College of Engineering and the College of the Liberal Arts to exchange ideas that are beyond the boundaries of their individual discipli ne
  • 2004-2001, Dean's Fellowship, Pennsylvania State University, College of Engineering

Membership Information


  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Architectural Engineering Institute
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Structural Engineering Association of Nebraska
  • The Masonry Society

Language Skills


  • Turkish: Fluent (Native Language)
  • English: Fluent
  • Italian: Near-fluent
  • German: Basic

Service


  • 2006-2007   Reviewer, NSF panels for the following divisions: Dynamic Systems
  • 2004-Present   Reviewer for several professional journals: Structural Engineering, Bridge Engineering, Materials and Structures, Architectural Engineering Journals, Structures and Buildings
  • 2007   Attendee, presenter and session chair at the UNL-Poland, and UNL-Japan collaboration workshops
  • 2006   NSF/RILEM Workshop on the Assessment and Rehabilitation of Historic Structures
  • 2006-Present   Chair, UNL Architectural Engineering Program Curriculum Committee
  • 2006-Present   Faculty advisor, Society of Women Engineers’ Omaha student chapter
  • 2004-Present   Volunteer review sections for the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam
  • 2004-Present   Internship and study abroad opportunities through UCARE and current grants