Ece Erdogmus


Professor and Chair, School of Building Construction



Caddell Building, 214

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Ece Erdogmus is a Professor and Chair at the School of Building Construction at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Erdogmus’ research expertise covers assessment and rehabilitation of historical and existing structures; masonry design and analysis, and STEM education research assessing the impact of virtual/augmented reality technology on student engagement and diversity-awareness. Erdogmus has been the principal investigator on numerous external grants, including National Science Foundation, Nebraska Department of Transportation and National Park Service. She has nearly 100 technical articles published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals and proceedings. She has been recently awarded, as the Principal Investigator (PI), a new $1.7 Million NSF grant titled “Virtual/Augmented Discipline Exploration Rotations (VADERs) for Improved Engineering Student Engagement, Self-Efficacy, Diversity Awareness, and Retention”, which will kick off on 10/15/2021. This project, in partnership with University of Nebraska and Tennessee State University combines her passion for diversity and inclusion with high-quality, technology-driven, and industry supported undergraduate education.  

Prior to joining Georgia Tech, she was a professor and Associate Director at the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Architectural Engineering (Structural) from the Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the Middle East Technical University in Turkey. She is a licensed Professional (Civil/Structural) Engineer. She has numerous teaching awards including a national recognition as the 2019 Architectural Engineering Educator of the year. 

Erdogmus is an active member of TMS serving as the Chair for the Structural Members subcommittee of the Masonry Code and Specifications Committee (TMS402/602), member of the Technical Activities Committee, and chair of the upcoming international 14th North American Masonry Conference (June 2023). 

Areas of Expertise

  • STEM Education Research
  • Augmented/Virtual Reality
  • Nondestructive Assessment of Existing Structures
  • Masonry Design and Analysis
  • Analysis of Masonry Structures Using FEM/DEM
  • Materials Research on Deterioration Mechanisms and Rehabilitation Methods

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