G.V. Loganathan, an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Association of Environmental and Water Resources Engineers (EWRI), lost his life as a result of the shootings on the Virginia Tech campus on April 16, 2007. Dr. Loganathan was shot while teaching an Advanced Hydrology class at the University, located in Blacksburg, Va.
Loganathan served on the Trenchless Installation of Pipelines Technical Committee, Environmental and Water Resources Systems Technical Committee and acted as vice chair for the Operations Management Technical Committee. In addition Loganathan’s work was recognized by ASCE when he received the Wesley W. Horner Best Paper Award from the Journal of Environmental Engineering in 1996. Loganathan, a native of India, earned his B.E. at Madras University in 1976, continuing his education by acquiring his M.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and his Ph.D. from Purdue University. His studies of interest revolved largely around hydrology, water resources systems and hydraulic networks. Loganathan was a teacher at Virginia Tech for 15 years.
ASCE and EWRI express their most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of G.V. Loganathan, as well as others affiliated with the events at Virginia Tech.