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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Changes in electrode resistances and limiting currents as a function of microbial electrolysis cell reactor configurations

Baek, G., Rossi, R. & Logan, B. E., Aug 20 2021, In: Electrochimica Acta. 388, 138590.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

The impact of different types of high surface area brush fibers with different electrical conductivity and biocompatibility on the rates of methane generation in anaerobic digestion

Baek, G., Rossi, R., Saikaly, P. E. & Logan, B. E., Sep 15 2021, In: Science of the Total Environment. 787, 147683.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Enhanced recalcitrant pollutant degradation using hydroxyl radicals generated using ozone and bioelectricity-driven cathodic hydrogen peroxide production: Bio-E-Peroxone process

Chen, S., Wei, K., Wang, Y., Wang, J., Huang, H., Huang, X., Logan, B. E. & Zhang, X., Jul 1 2021, In: Science of the Total Environment. 776, 144819.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

The impact of fiber arrangement and advective transport in porous electrodes for silver-based thermally regenerated batteries

Cross, N. R., Hall, D. M., Lvov, S. N., Logan, B. E. & Rau, M. J., Aug 20 2021, In: Electrochimica Acta. 388, 138527.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Comparison of different chemical treatments of brush and flat carbon electrodes to improve performance of microbial fuel cells

Fonseca, E. U., Yang, W., Wang, X., Rossi, R. & Logan, B. E., Dec 2021, In: Bioresource technology. 342, 125932.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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., Feb 24 2021, In: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 46, 14, p. 9514-9522 9 p.

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review