Bruce Logan to receive 2016 American Chemical Society award

August 31, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Bruce Logan, Kappe and Evan Pugh Professor of Environmental Engineering, has recently been named the 2016 recipient of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Science and Technology.

“I was very pleased to find out I received this award,” Logan said. “It is unique because of its focus on creativity and not just accomplishments.”

The award, sponsored by the ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry and the ACS Publications journal Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology Letters, was established to encourage creativity in research and technology or methods of analysis to provide a scientific basis for informed environmental control decision-making processes, or to provide practical technologies that will reduce health risk factors.

Logan was selected for his invention and development of devices that use microorganisms to convert waste material into useful products such as electrical power and hydrogen gas. 

He will receive the $5,000 award and a certificate at the Society’s 251st ACS National Meeting in San Diego, California on March 15, 2016.

The ACS National Awards program is designed to encourage the advancement of chemistry in all its branches, to support research in chemical science and industry, and to promote the careers of chemists.

 

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    Bruce Logan has recently been named the 2016 recipient of the American Chemical Society Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Science and Technology.

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Last Updated August 31, 2015