Landis Mentioned in Berkeley Lab Article on Roman Architecture Research

Eric Landis, a professor of civil engineering at the University of Maine, was mentioned in the Berkeley Lab news release, “Back to the future with Roman architectural concrete.” A discovery to understanding the longevity and endurance of Roman architectural concrete was made by researchers using beams of X-rays at the Advanced Light Source (ALS) of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, according to the report. Landis is one of several co-authors of a paper describing the study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) titled “Mechanical Resilience and Cementitious Processes in Imperial Roman Architectural Mortar.” At UMaine, Landis measured bridging crack morphology using computed tomography scans of fractured mortar specimens, the release states.