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Sarah Orton Associate Professor, P.E.


Sarah L. Orton is an associate professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. She is a member of the American Concrete Institute and the American Society of Civil Engineers. She has worked on projects involving use of carbon fiber reinforced polymers to strengthen structures for extreme events (blast, earthquake, collapse), analysis and testing for reinforced concrete frames under disproportionate collapse, seismic response of unreinforced masonry buildings and concrete frames and risk and reliability analysis of bridges and offshore structures. She is a registered professional engineer in Missouri.

Technical Focus

  • Reinforced concrete structures
  • Fiber reinforced composite in structural applications
  • Repair, retrofit, strengthening of structures for extreme events


  • PhD and BS from the University of Texas at Austin
  • MS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign