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About Bommanna Loganathan

Dr. Loganathan is passionate about teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. He teaches general chemistry, environmental chemistry, biogeochmistry and mass spectrometry. His research team including his undergraduate and graduate students are actively engaged in cutting-edge research to enhance understanding of classical and emerging new pollutants in air, water, soil, foodstuffs and tissues and their effect on wildlife and humans.


2000 - Present Professor of Environmental/Analytical Chemistry, Murray State University Chemistry and WSI
1997 - 1999 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Murray State University Chemistry and CRR

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • 2016 Elsevier Journal Reviewer Recognition Award, ELSEVIER Publ., Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • 2016 MSU Presidential Research Fellowship.
  • 2015 The American Chemical Society Class of 2015 ACS Fellows.
  • 2015 NHCL-LEAD. ACS-National Historic Chemical Landmark -Kelly Pneumatic Iron Process.
  • 2015 Outstanding Professional Member Research Award, Kentucky Lake Section of the American Chemical Society (KLS-ACS).
  • 2013 Max Carman Outstanding teacher Award
  • 2012 Karl Hussung Professorship in Chemistry.
  • 2012 University Distinguished Mentor Award.
  • 2010 MSU Presidential Research Fellowship.
  • 2010 MSU Service Learning Mentor of the Year Award.
  • 2010 Sandra Flynn Professor of the Year Award.
  • 2007 MSU Distinguished Researcher Award.
  • 2011 Top Cited Author (2007-2011) Award, ELSEVIER. Amsterdam, Netherlands.


  • CHE-101 Consumer Chemistry
  • CHE-105 Introductory Chemistry I
  • CHE-106 Introductory Chemistry II
  • CHE-202 General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis
  • CHE-305 Analytical Chemistry
  • CHE-305-80 Analytical Chemistry- Service Learning
  • CHE-352 Basic Instrumental Analysis
  • CHE-388 International Experience in Chemistry
  • CHE-400 Chemical Literature
  • CHE-495 Senior Research
  • CHE-565/665 Biogeochemistry
  • CHE-601 Literature Seminar
  • CHE-602 Research Seminar
  • CHE-628 Mass spectrometry
  • CHE-669 Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds


1986 - 1990 Ph.D., Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan ‐ Department of Environment Conservation
1981 - 1986 Ph.D., Annamalai University ‐ Chemical Oceanography

Contact Information

Dr. Bommanna Loganathan, Ph.D., ACSF
Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
1201 Jesse D. Jones Hall
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071

Edited Books (4)

Book Chapters (8)

Journal Articles (7)

Journal Articles with Student Authors/Coauthors (6)