Itasca Consulting Group, Inc.

Loren Lorig

Principal Geotechnical Engineer

U.S. Minneapolis
Itasca Consulting Group, Inc.

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Areas of Expertise

Numerical Modeling

Consulting Services

Civil Engineering

Loren Lorig

Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Dr. Lorig has more than 35 years of experience in engineering projects requiring specialized geomechanics consulting. His area of expertise is in the application of numerical models to provide solutions to stability, support and dynamics problems in civil and mining engineering.

Dr. Lorig has worked extensively at some of the largest open pits in the world and currently is working on studies involving transition from open-pit to underground cave mining at sites around the world.

He has served as a member of consulting and peer review boards for several large projects. He has conducted over 50 short courses and has authored more than 100 technical articles, and he is a Registered Professional Engineer in four U.S. states.


Ph.D. (Civil Engineering), 1984
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

M.S.C.E. (Civil Engineering), 1975
University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, USA

B.S.C.E. (Civil Engineering), 1973
Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana, USA

Professional Memberships

Tau Beta Pi




Awards & Recognition

ARMA, Outstanding Contributions to Rock Mechanics Award (2017)

Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc.(SME), Rock Mechanics Award (2016)

Indian Society for Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling Technology (1996)

Best Paper, Underground Space Technology Golder Associates Prize (1984)

Best Paper, ISRM Symposium on Design and Performance of Underground Excavations Consulting Engineers Council Scholarship National Award (1973)


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U.S. Minneapolis
Itasca Consulting Group, Inc.