J. Erik Loehr - Mizzou Engineering

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J. Erik Loehr

Glen A. Barton Professor, P.E.

E3502 Lafferre Hall

Phone: 573-882-6380

Email: eloehr@missouri.edu

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


J. Erik Loehr is the Glen A. Barton Professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri. He has over 25 years of experience conducting geotechnical engineering research, most recently including work to evaluate the benefits of post-grouting for drilled shafts with funding from the Federal Highway Administration and the California Department of Transportation. He has authored or co-authored numerous publications, including the most recent updates to FHWA’s Geotechnical Engineering Circulars 5 and 10, and has contributed to development of practical reliability-based design provisions for several state departments of transportation and AASHTO. He is active in professional organizations including the Deep Foundations Institute, the ASCE Geo-Institute, the International Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC) and the Transportation Research Board. He has received numerous awards, including the Osterberg Lecture and Award from the Deep Foundations Institute, the Harry Schnabel Jr. Award from the ASCE Geo-Institute, the ADSC Outstanding Service Award, the K.B. Woods Award from TRB and an NSF Career Award among other honors. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Missouri. He received his BS, MS and PhD degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.


PhD from the University of Texas
MS from the University of Texas
BS from the University of Texas

Technical Focus

Geotechnical engineering

Reliability-based design