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Dr. Lauren H. Logan

Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept
Biggs 106
525 S. Main Street
Ada, OH 45810

Lauren H. Logan is an assistant professor of civil engineering at Ohio Northern University. Her research focuses on quantifying the impacts of thermal pollution from thermoelectric-power-plant water use on aquatic ecosystems. In particular, Logan focuses on coal power plants located on river systems that utilize open-loop cooling technologies. She recently earned her Ph.D. from the Energy-Water-Environment Sustainability program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is active in Tau Beta Pi, having served in roles at the chapter and national level, as well as attending every national convention since 2007. She also volunteers for Ohio 4-H as a judge and contributor to Engineering Excitement Day at the Ohio State Fair and is passionate about the recruitment and retention of under-represented minorities into engineering programs.

Professional Experience: 
  • Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH. 2018-present
  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Energy-Water-Environment Sustainability Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ill.
  • MS in Biological Sciences with an Ecology focus, Ecological Sciences & Engineering Interdisciplinary Program, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.
  • BS in Electrical Engineering and BS in Geological Sciences, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.
Teaching Interests: 
  • Water-Energy-Society Infrastructure Systems
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Introduction to Engineering 1 & 2
  • Watershed Management
  • ASSIST Travel Grant: Academic Leadership for Women Engineers (ALWE), Women Engineers (WE17), 2017
  • Mavis Future Faculty Fellow, College of Engineering, University of Illinois, 2016-17
  • Chester P. Seiss Award (Outstanding Graduate Student in CEE), University of Illinois, 2014
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, 2013
  • Roy J. Carver Fellow: College of Engineering, University of Illinois, 2013
  • Centenial Fellow: Tau Beta Pi Most Outstanding Fellow (nationally competitive), 2011
  • Bush-Cutler Scholarship: Cutler Scholars Program, Ohio University, 2004
Research Interests: 
  • Energy-Water Nexus
  • Thermoelectric Power Plant Thermal Pollution
  • Aquatic Ecosystem Sustainability
  • Urban Water Systems
  • Water and Energy Policy
  • Environmental Economics
Selected Publications: 
  1. Logan, L.H., Stillwell, A.S. “Water Temperature Duration Curves for Thermoelectric Power Plant Mixing Zone Analysis.” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 144(9), 2018
  2. Logan, L.H., Stillwell, A.S. “Probabilistic Assessment of Aquatic Species Risk from Thermoelectric Power Plant Effluent: Incorporating Biology into the Energy-Water Nexus.” Applied Energy, 210, 2018
  3. Logan, L.H., Emery, N.C., Stillwell, A.S., “The Science Not Yet Behind Wetland Policy: Ecology, Hydrology, Public Perception and Conservation.” Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Sustainability Track, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2014
  4. Logan, L.H., Karlsson, E.M., Gall, H.E., Park, J., Emery, N., Owens, P., Niyogi, D., Rao, P.S.C., “Freshwater Wetlands: Balancing Food and Water Security with Resilience of Ecological and Social Systems.” Climate Vulnerability, 2013
Selected Professional Service: 
  • Tau Beta Pi National Convention (annually, 2007-present)
  • Sustainability Committee, Environmental & Water Resources Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers (2018-present)
  • Judge, 4-H Electricity Projects, Ohio State Fair, Columbus, Ohio (2006-present)
  • Event Co-Chair, Importance of Diversity Symposium, College of Engineering, University of Illinois (2017)
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