Aug. 30, 2021
“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.