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Frank Loge

Frank Loge

Frank Loge

Distinguished Visiting Professor in Water Science

School of Engineering and Sciences


Water and Waste Treatment
Water Quality Management
Urban Systems and Sustainability
Green Construction and Planning
Community Processes for Sustainability

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Dr. Frank Loge is currently Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Director of the Center for Water Energy Efficiency, and member of the Secure Research Commuting Environment in the University of California Davis (UC Davis). In addition, he is member of the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Water Efficiency in Chicago and former member of the Governor Newsom’s Water Resilience Initiative Portfolio, from the Governor’s Office in Sacramento, California.

His research involves green engineering and environmental sustainability with a focus on water, waste, energy, and built environment systems; risk analysis of engineered and natural systems focusing on water and health relationships; water and energy conservation, and resource use efficiency.

Dr. Loge is working on biomarkers of exposure to hazardous substances for the National Institute of Health and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Superfund Research Center (US). In addition, he has worked on projects such as a multi-community intervention with UV light disinfection for estimating the risk of gastrointestinal illness from drinking groundwater for the US Environmental Protection Agency, and an environmentally benign manufacturing process utilizing renewable biopolymers to manufacture natural fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites for the National Science Foundation (US), among others.

Professor Loge has over 100 publications on subjects related to leak reduction and water management; water distribution system optimization; utility-specific water loss reduction standards, to name a few, on publications such as Environmental Research Letters; Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management; 2021 IEEE Visualization (conference paper), among others. 

Dr. Loge has been awarded the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Award (2015 & 2017); the Ray B. Krone Endowed Professorship of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, at University of California Davis (2013 - present); he has also won the People Prosperity and Planet (P3) Award five times from 2007 to 2012 in several categories and has also been recognized by the National Science Foundation with the CAREER Award (2001-2006).

Professor Frank Loge joined Tecnológico de Monterrey as Distinguished Visiting Professor in Water Science for the School of Engineering and Sciences.

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Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California Davis
  • M.Sc., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California Davis
  • B.Sc., Civil Engineering, University of California Davis
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  • Rupiper, Amanda & Weill, Joakim & Bruno, Ellen & Jessoe, Katrina & Loge, Frank. (2022). Untapped potential: Leak reduction is the most cost-effective urban water management tool. Environmental Research Letters. 17. 10.1088/1748-9326/ac54cb. 
  • Li, Yiran & Musabandesu, Erin & Fujiwara, Takanori & Loge, Frank & Ma, Kwan-Liu. (2021). A Visual Analytics System for Water Distribution System Optimization. 126-130. 10.1109/VIS49827.2021.9623272. 
  • Rupiper, Amanda & Guilliams, Mackenzie & Bush, Micaela & Jessoe, Katrina & Loge, Frank. (2021). Assessing Data Adequacy for Determining Utility-Specific Water Loss Reduction Standards. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management. 147. 05021011. 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0001419.