Erik Loehr receives Osterberg Award

Erik Loehr

Erik Loehr

Aug. 30, 2021

University of Missouri engineer Erik Loehr recently received the 2020-2021 Osterberg Memorial Award for his contributions to geotechnical engineering.

“Any award is nice, but this one is special to me because of the people who have won the award in the past. They’re people I aspire to be like,” said Loehr, the Glen A. Barton Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

The award specifically recognized Loehr’s research around foundations. For the past decade, he’s worked with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), other state transportation agencies, and the Federal Highway Administration to develop practices and procedures to design more cost-effective bridge foundations. By constructing more customized foundations, Loehr has saved MoDOT more than $20 million.

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