Bruce Logan

Associate Director, Institutes of Energy and the Environment
Titles and Affiliations
Evan Pugh University Professor and Kappe Professor of Environmental Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Bruce Logan is an Evan Pugh Professor in Engineering and the Kappe Professor of Environmental Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Penn State. He serves as director of both the Engineering Energy and Environmental Institute and the Hydrogen Energy Center at Penn State.

Logan's research focuses on developing new renewable energy technologies, such as microbial fuel cells and thermal batteries, for achieving an energy sustainable water infrastructure; wastewater treatment; and bioremediation.

Logan has authored many publications and received numerous awards and honors for his work and has been appointed visiting professor at several universities around the world. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the International Water Association and the Water Environment Foundation.

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Recent Publications

Addition of a carbon fiber brush improves anaerobic digestion compared to external voltage application

Baek, G., Saikaly, P. E. & Logan, B. E., Jan 1 2021, In: Water Research. 188, 116575.

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The effect of high applied voltages on bioanodes of microbial electrolysis cells in the presence of chlorides

Baek, G., Shi, L., Rossi, R. & Logan, B. E., Feb 1 2021, In: Chemical Engineering Journal. 405, 126742.

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Improving microbial electrolysis stability using flow-through brush electrodes and monitoring anode potentials relative to thermodynamic minima

Fonseca, E. U., Kim, K. Y., Rossi, R. & Logan, B. E., 2021, (Accepted/In press) In: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Separation and recovery of ammonium from industrial wastewater containing methanol using copper hexacyanoferrate (CuHCF) electrodes

Gao, R., Bonin, L., Arroyo, J. M. C., Logan, B. E. & Rabaey, K., Jan 1 2021, In: Water Research. 188, 116532.

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Enumeration of exoelectrogens in microbial fuel cell effluents fed acetate or wastewater substrates

Kim, K. Y., Rossi, R., Regan, J. M. & Logan, B. E., Jan 15 2021, In: Biochemical Engineering Journal. 165, 107816.

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Surveying Manganese Oxides as Electrode Materials for Harnessing Salinity Gradient Energy

Fortunato, J., Peña, J., Benkaddour, S., Zhang, H., Huang, J., Zhu, M., Logan, B. E. & Gorski, C. A., May 5 2020, In: Environmental Science and Technology. 54, 9, p. 5746-5754 9 p.

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Impact of cathodic electron acceptor on microbial fuel cell internal resistance

Lawson, K., Rossi, R., Regan, J. M. & Logan, B. E., Nov 2020, In: Bioresource technology. 316, 123919.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

C, You, and Farewell

Logan, B. E., Mar 10 2020, In: Environmental Science and Technology Letters. 7, 3, p. 126-127 2 p.

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Sacrificial coating development for biofouling control in membrane systems

Nava-Ocampo, M. F., Bucs, S. S., Farinha, A. S. F., Son, M., Logan, B. E. & Vrouwenvelder, J. S., Dec 15 2020, In: Desalination. 496, 114650.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Chronoamperometry and linear sweep voltammetry reveals the adverse impact of high carbonate buffer concentrations on anode performance in microbial fuel cells

Rossi, R., Pant, D. & Logan, B. E., Nov 15 2020, In: Journal of Power Sources. 476, 228715.

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