Research Conducted by Durham School Associate Professor, Ece Erdogmus

Resilient and Sustainable Engineered Fiber-Reinforced Earthen Masonry (EFREM) for High Wind Regions

This collaborative project between the University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL), University of Florida, and University of South Carolina is funded by National Science Foundation. The project focuses on the innovation of a sustainable and resilient masonry construction technique: compressed, cement-stabilized, and fiber-reinforced earth blocks.

The Temple of Antioch Reconstruction Project

Since 2005, Dr. Ece Erdogmus has been the principal investigator for the restoration of a collapsed 3rd century Roman temple, located on the southern coast of Turkey. Under Dr. Erdogmus’ leadership, teams of architectural engineering students have traveled to Turkey to excavate and assess the temple blocks in support of the structure’s future reconstruction.