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Erik Loehr Associate Professor, P.E.

Erik Loehr is 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, the Missouri Department of Transportation 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 to earth slopes. He is a registered professional engineer in Missouri.

Technical Focus

  • Stability and performance of earth slopes
  • Foundations and earth retention systems
  • Reliability-based design


  • PhD, MS and BS from the University of Texas