Dr. Bommanna Loganathan was recognized at the SERMACS 2019 Awards Luncheon as the winner of the E. Ann Nalley Regional Award for Volunteer Service to the ACS. The award, instituted in 2006 by ACS Past President E. Ann Nalley, recognizes the volunteer efforts of individuals who have contributed significantly to the goals and objectives of the Society through their regional activities.
Currently, Dr. Loganathan serves as the Kentucky Lake Section (KLS) Alternate Councilor and Chair of the Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW) committee. He has been influential in promoting the ACS illustrated poem contest, in which this year’s regional K-2nd grade first place winner advanced to the national level contest and won first place.
Dr. Loganathan is an ACS Fellow and an ACS Chemistry Ambassador. He has served on the KLS executive committee, and in 2014 he was instrumental in establishing Eddyville, Kentucky as a National Historic Chemical Landmark because of the Kelly Pneumatic Iron Process.
Dr. Loganathan is currently a Professor of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry at Murray State University in Kentucky.
Congratulations to Dr. Loganathan for this much deserved honor!