Erik Loehr, Ph.D., P.E.
Erik Loehr is the director of research and an associate professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. He is a winner of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award - a prestigious honor for junior faculty members - and a winner of the 2004-2005 James M. Robbins Excellence in Teaching Award. He has performed research for agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the Federal Highway Administration as well as for a number of private contractors and companies.
Loehr’s recent research projects include development and evaluation of techniques for using recycled plastic reinforcement to stabilize surficial slope failures, large-scale laboratory and numerical evaluation of reticulated micropile systems for slope stabilization, development of a constitutive model to predict the behavior of fiber-reinforced soils, application of asset management principles to geotechnical engineering systems, reliability-based design of earth slopes and retaining structures and application of load and resistance factor design (LRFD) to earth slopes. Recently, Loehr completed a large-scale project for MoDOT to calibrate LRFD factors for Missouri. He is a licensed professional engineer in Missouri.