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Frank Loge
Associate Director, Energy Efficiency Center
Director, Center for Water-Energy Efficiency (CWEE)
Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering


Frank Loge is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His research focuses on three principal areas: water reuse, fate and transport of contaminants in the environment and optimization of existing treatment technologies and design of new treatment systems. The underlying theme of his research is to better understand the relationship between the structure and function of engineered/natural systems and human/environmental health. 

Current research topics include a novel environmentally benign manufacturing process utilizing renewable biopolymers to manufacture natural fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites (National Science Foundation), distributed physical and molecular separations for selective harvest of higher value wheat straw components: pilot-scale testing (US DOE), multi-community intervention with UV light disinfection for estimating the risk of gastrointestinal illness from drinking groundwater (US EPA), impact of environmental stressors on the dynamics of disease transmission in outmigrant juvenile salmon in the Columbia River Basin (NOAA), and correlations between spatial ecology and contaminants with the health of outmigrant salmon populations in the Columbia Estuary (Bonneville Power Administration).