Reestablishing an Architecture of the LA Coast In the fall of 2010 the collaborative for EcologiesIDesignIEconomies (EDE) was introduced to the fluorogypsum stack at the Honeywel International Inc site at Geismar, LA. This currently underutilized resource has been steadily accumulating in Louisiana as well as other states with an estimated 90,000 metric tons (100,000 tons) of fluorogypsum generated annually in the United States. During the winter of 2010 a small team from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Collaborative for EcologiesIDesignIEconomies (EDE) began working, with the support of a $20,000 grant from Dr. Robert Twilley at the University's Research Office, on the potential uses of this industrial byproduct. Preliminary studies established enough proof of potential to warrant a more detailed look into the properties and potentials of fluorogypsum.
Principle Investigator: ● Associate Professor of Architecture Corey Saft, RA, LEED AP University of Louisiana at Lafayette Team: ● Vice President for Research Robert R. Twilley, Ph.D. ● Thomas C. Michot, Ph.D., Research Scientist ICEE ● Postdoctoral Research Associate Whitney Broussard III, Ph.D., ICEE ● Professor of Civil Engineering Donald Hayes, Ph.D., Co-Director ICEE ● Associate Professor of Biology Paul L. Klerks, Ph.D. ● Professor of Architecture Hector LaSala ● Assistant Professor of Architecture Kari Smith, LEED AP ● Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts Sandra C. Duhé, Ph.D, APR
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