Environmental engineer Logan named Evan Pugh Professor

Bruce Logan, Kappe, professor of environmental engineering, was one of three Penn State faculty recently named an Evan Pugh Professor, joining a list of only 62 recognized since the title's inception in 1960. Evan Pugh Professorships are the highest honor the University bestows on its faculty.

The Evan Pugh Professorships, named for Penn State's first president, are awarded to faculty members who are nationally or internationally acknowledged leaders in their fields of research or creative activity; have demonstrated significant leadership in raising the standards of the University with respect to teaching, research or creativity, and service; and demonstrate excellent teaching skills with undergraduate and graduate students who have subsequently achieved distinction in their field.

Logan joined the Penn State faculty in 1997. His research has focused on the sustainability of the water infrastructure and the production of electricity and energy carriers, such as hydrogen, from biomass to help provide energy for the needs of water infrastructure. He specializes in microbial fuel cells, biological hydrogen production and new methods of renewable energy production.

Logan received his doctorate from University of California, Berkeley. He is a fellow of the Water Environmental Federation and International Water Association. In 2009, Logan received the Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize, one of the most prestigious water prizes in the world, for his research in water science and technologies in 2009.

More information on Logan and his research can be found at

Jainendra K. Jain, Erwin Mueller Professor of Physics, and James F. Kasting, distinguished professor of geosciences, were also named Evan Pugh Professors.

Last Updated May 02, 2012