Title: Principal Research Engineer Emerita
Company: Georgia Institute of Technology
Location: Roswell, Georgia, United States
Kathryn Vance Logan, PhD, PE, Principal Research Engineer Emerita at the Georgia Institute of Technology, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in engineering and education.
As a natural problem solver, Dr. Logan has always had a passion for engineering. As one of the first women to attend the Georgia Institute of Technology, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in ceramic engineering in 1970. She continued her education at Georgia Tech, earning a Master of Science in ceramic engineering in 1980 and a Doctor of Philosphy in civil engineering in 1992. As an expert in the advanced synthesis of processing materials, she made a name for herself in the field of engineering at the Georgia Technological Research Institute from 1970 until 1992. During this time, she held positions as a research engineer, the head of the ceramics branch, the head of thermite processing, and a laboratory director.
Upon graduation, Dr. Logan further associated herself with the Georgia Institute of Technology as the interim assistant vice president of the office of interdisciplinary programs from 1992 to 1994. Over the course of nearly 20 years, she has held various positions within the institute, notably finding success as the principal research engineer from 1993 to 2001. She has held the title of principal research engineer emerita since 2001. In addition, she has excelled at Virginia Tech as the Samuel P. Langley Professor from 2004 to 2010 and an adjunct professor since 2010. Her various awards and accolades include the Frederick Greaves Walker Award and the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
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