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Brian Logue

Dr. Brian A. Logue


Department Head and Professor

Office Building

Avera Health and Science Center



Mailing Address

Avera Health & Science 247
Chemistry-Box 2202
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


I am originally from Wakonda, South Dakota and attended South Dakota State University on an ROTC scholarship. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, I was commissioned into the U.S. Army but was able to continue towards a graduate degree in Analytical / Environmental Chemistry under Dr. John C. Westall at Oregon State University. My thesis was titled "The Role of Iron-Oxides in U(VI) Adsorption and Kinetics of Contaminant Organic Reduction."

Upon receiving my graduate degree, I started my active duty obligation with the U.S. Army. I spent four years on active duty in which I was deployed for 8 months to Qatar under Operation Enduring Freedom. Other places I was stationed were Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, Fort Polk, Louisiana and Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. During my last two years in the Army, I directed a research group for the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense as a bioanalytical chemist. My research centered on developing analytical techniques for retrospective analysis of chemical warfare agent exposure. Part of my current research is an extension of my past experience and recognition of the value of chemical and biological warfare agent detection for saving lives from my time as a soldier in the US military. My current research is centered on the development of bioanalytical methods of analysis, focusing on the detection of toxic agents, including chemical warfare agents and environmental contaminants. I have also developed a patented sample preparation technique called ICE Concentration Linked with Extractive Stirrer (ICECLES) that has shown the ability to increase signals of analytes by over 1000x compared with SBSE. My other interests include drug development for treating sulfur mustard exposure and creation of methods of bioanalysis for drugs that treat toxic agent exposure. For more information on my research interests, click the Research Interests link on the right.


Logue_brief_CV-2024.pdf(190.54 KB)


B.S., South Dakota State University, 1995
Ph.D., Oregon State University, 2000



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