After receiving her degrees at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Dr. Logan was employed by Georgia Tech in a variety of capacities in the School of Materials Science and Engineering as well as the Georgia Tech Research Institute. In 2004, she was appointed by Virginia Tech as the Samuel P. Langley Professor and was also Director of the Center for Multifunctional Aerospace Materials at the National Institute of Aerospace. She is a licensed Professional Engineer and has interacted with the US National Research Council, the Army Research Office, and the Oak Ridge Center for Manufacturing Technology on various committees and assignments.
Her career at Georgia Tech included research sponsored by the Department of Defense to determine the effect of microstructure on mechanical properties of heterogeneous ceramic composites and the advanced processing of high performance materials. Outcomes of her research included 19 US and foreign patents, publications and invited presentations.
Her contributions to the growth of the field of ceramics are profound as a result of involvement with the National Institute of Ceramic Engineers, ABET, and The American Ceramic Society. As President of the Society, she led ACerS through arguably one of the most difficult periods in its history in the last decade. Equally meaningful, she made possible an international outreach initiative by ACerS which would lead to a revitalization of the International Ceramic Federation and the establishment of the modern series of International Congresses on Ceramics.
Dr. Logan also received many outstanding awards throughout her career including fellowship in ACerS and the NICE; as well as Membership in the World Academy of Ceramics. She is listed in numerous biographical references including Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the World.