Professor Bruce Logan reaches significant milestone on Google Scholar

July 09, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Bruce Logan, Kappe and Evan Pugh Professor of Environmental Engineering, reached a career milestone recently by hitting 100 on the Google Scholar h-index.

The h-index indicates how many papers a researcher has published that have been cited that many times and provides a way for authors to gauge the visibility and influence of their articles in scholarly publications. Most researchers never reach 100. In fact, notable scientist Albert Einstein has only narrowly beaten out Logan with an h-index of 103 -- but Logan still has time to surpass the famous maven.

Logan has published over 420 journal articles and several books and book chapters during his career. Most of his research involves microbial fuel cells, bioenergy production and water and wastewater treatment.

He joins only one other Penn State faculty member who has ever reached this status, Masatoshi Nei, Emeritus Evan Pugh Professor of Biology, and according to Logan’s calculations, only two other environmental engineers in the world have done so -- Menachem Elimelech, the Roberto C. Goizueta Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Yale University, and Mark van Loosdrecht, professor of environmental biotechnology at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

“You never set out to reach a goal like this,” said Logan “but it is always nice to know that people read your papers!”

 

  • Bruce Logan reaches significant milestone on Google Scholar

    Bruce Logan, Kappe and Evan Pugh Professor of Environmental Engineering, reached a career milestone recently by hitting 100 on the Google Scholar h-index. 

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Last Updated July 14, 2015