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Generosity enables hiring of renowned pavement, materials engineer

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department recently selected Buttlar for the newly endowed position of Barton Chair in Flexible Pavement Technology, named for 1961 civil engineering alumnus Glen Barton, who helped fund the position along with the Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association.

Faculty member, former graduate student win K.B. Woods Award

The Transportation Research Board, a unit of the National Academies, announced Sept. 8 that an MU faculty member and a former graduate student from the College of Engineering won the K.B. Woods Award for their research paper titled “Effect of Number of Soil Strength Measurements on Reliability of Spread Footing Designs.”

MU College of Engineering hosts Missouri Bridge Conference

In early April, the College of Engineering hosted a daylong Missouri Bridge Conference, largely facilitated by Charlie Nemmers, director of the college’s Transportation Infrastructure Center. “I got a call from Dennis Heckman, the Missouri Department of Transportation’s State Bridge Engineer, and he indicated he had been to several other state bridge conferences and thought that […]

Breaking new ground: Ground-based radar device detects shifts in land, structures

  For several decades, geologic scientists have used satellite radar imagery and a technique called interferometry to remotely measure deformation of the ground associated with groundwater pumping, volcanic activity, earthquakes and other natural phenomena.  More recently, similar techniques have been used to measure potentially dangerous structural movement in dams, buildings and earth slopes. On the […]

MoDOT Recognizes Innovative Researcher

Erik Loehr, a University of Missouri associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is the recipient of the Missouri Department of Transportation’s (MoDOT) 2011 Innovative Researcher Achievement Award. The award recognizes an individual or team that produces exceptional and innovative research to advance transportation in Missouri. Loehr and his research team worked with MoDOT to develop […]

Erik Loehr appointed Director of Research

Loehr was recently appointed to the position of Director of Research for the University of Missouri College of Engineering (COE). Loehr, an associate professor in civil and environmental engineering, has served as interim director of research for close to five years. He joined the MU faculty in January 1998 after receiving his graduate degree from […]

Building bridges safely and efficiently

As phobias go, the fear of bridges — gephyrophobia — is fairly common, and irrational indeed, given that actual bridge collapses like the 2007 mishap in Minneapolis, Minn., are extremely rare. The government would like to keep it that way, and beginning October 1, 2007, the Federal Highway Administration required all states to adopt Load […]

Civil engineering student serves as English tutor in South Korea

Many University of Missouri engineering students spend their summer vacations working as interns for engineering firms, and some spend time relaxing at home with friends and family. Wyatt Jenkins, a senior in civil and environmental engineering, spent his summer as a volunteer, teaching English in South Korea. Jenkins was one of 70 students from Mizzou […]

Mizzou Engineering technology wins national association backing

A national transportation association plans to showcase Mizzou Engineering technology for stabilizing landslide–prone slopes, paving the way for its widespread use across the country. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), a nonprofit group representing U.S. highway and state transportation departments, has decided to nationally feature a slope stabilization method developed by […]

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