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Loehr Earns Environmental Award

     Dr. Raymond C. Loehr, professor of civil engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, received the 1999 Simon W. Freese Environmental Engineering Award and Lectureship. He was selected for significant contributions to environmental engineering in land and waste management alternatives and practical applications of research results to solve problems associated with hazardous waste disposal. On Monday, July 26, Dr. Loehr delivered his lecture at the 1999 Conference on Environmental Engineering and received the award.

     The Environmental Engineering Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers has selected a lecturer for the Simon W. Freese Environmental Engineering Award and Lecture since 1975. The award is endowed by the Freese and Nichols, Inc. firm of Fort Worth, Texas and has compiled a distinguished list of recipients over the years. Dr. Earnest F. Gloyna, former dean of the UT Austin College of Engineering and a civil engineering professor, was the recipient in 1986.

     Dr. Loehr’s research focuses on improving the technology used to control industrial and hazardous wastes in refinery, utility and the computer industries. "It is important to have the best scientific and engineering knowledge to protect human health and the environment and to have competitive industries in Texas," notes Loehr.

     Dr. Loehr has served on the College of Engineering faculty since 1985 and is the Hussein M. Alharthy Centennial Chair in Civil Engineering.