Richard Hogg, professor emeritus of mineral processing and geo-environmental engineering, was elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering.
Election to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature."
Hogg was elected for his "contributions to the science and engineering of coagulation and flocculation in particulate systems."
The Academy elected 66 new members and 10 foreign associates for 2012.
Hogg's research interests cover many areas of particle technology including particle characterization, analysis of mixing and segregation phenomena, size reduction and agglomeration processes. He also worked in colloid science including analysis of forces of interaction among dispersed particles, dispersion stability, coagulation and flocculation of fine suspended particles.
Hogg joined Penn State's faculty in 1969 and was chair of the Mineral Processing program from 1986 to 1998. He was chair of the Geo-Environmental Engineering program from its inception in 1993 until 2000 when he retired. He received the Antoine M. Gaudin award in 1994 and the Arthur F. Taggart award in 1997, both from the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration. In 1998 he received the Frank F. Aplan Award from the Engineering Foundation and in 2000, the Frank Tiller Technical Award from the American Filtration and Separations Society. Hogg received his B.Sc. from the University of Leeds in 1963, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1965 and 1970, respectively.