David Murray Kahler

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Duke University

Box 90287

121 Hudson Hall

Durham, North Carolina 27708-0287

david.kahler@duke.edu

telephone (XXX) XXX-XXXX

facsimile (919) 660-5219

internet phone (617) 334-5799

Skype™ david.m.kahler

Education

Ph.D., Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Hydrology and Fluid Dynamics

Dissertation:         Enhancement of the Diffusion-Limited Pump-and-Treat Aquifer Remediation with Deep Sweeps and Vortex Ejections from Dead-End Pores Generated by Pulsed Pumping

Dissertation Advisor:         Zbigniew J. Kabala

May 2011

M.S., Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Hydrology and Fluid Dynamics

December 2009

M.S., Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology

Thesis:         The Complementary Relationship for Daily Evaporation in the Environment

Thesis Advisor:         Wilfried Brutsaert

May 2005

B.A., Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York

Physics and Mathematics

Senior Project:         An Investigation of Thin Silver Films

Advisor:        William Standish

Environmental Studies minor

Senior Capstone:        Saratoga Springs Energy Reduction Initiative, presented to the City Council of Saratoga Springs, New York

May 2002

Research

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Graduate Research Assistant

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

August 2011 – present

August 2005 – May 2011

Research Assistant

Emergency Medicine Research

Duke University Hospital, Durham, North Carolina

Fall 2010

Graduate Research Assistant

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

August 2003 – May 2005

Fellowships and Grants

Fellow

National Science Foundation Graduate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Fellows in K-12 Education, tuition and stipend award

May 2006 – December 2010

NortekUSA Student Equipment Grant

Grant of equipment use (valued at $12,000) and funding for conference travel

July 2009

Graduate Student Research Grant

Cornell University Center for the Environment and Phelps Dodge Corporation Environmental Research

March 2004

Publications

Peer-reviewed

Kahler, D. M., C. M. Mawer, and Z. J. Kabala (2011), Pulsed pumping scheme for increased efficacy of pump-and-treat groundwater remediation, In preparation – held for patent application.

Kahler, D. M. and Z. J. Kabala (2011), Efficacy of the pulsed pumping scheme for remediation in rounded media, In preparation – held for patent application.

Kahler, D. M. and Z. J. Kabala (2011), Pore-scale dynamics: the deep pore-penetrating sweep versus vortex ejection for mass transport, In preparation – held for patent application.

Kahler, D. M. and Z. J. Kabala (2011), Pulsed pump-and-treat remediation for non-aqueous phase liquids, In preparation – held for patent application.

Kahler, D. M. and Z. J. Kabala (2011), Radial dissipation of pulsed flow in pump-and-treat remediation, In preparation – held for patent application.

Kahler, D. M., and W. Brutsaert (2006), Complementary relationship between daily evaporation in the environment and pan evaporation, Water Resources Research, 42.

Education Lessons

Klenk, P. A., G. A. Ybarra, and D. M. Kahler (2011), Water Filtration, TechXcite, published by Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.  In review.

Klenk, P. A., G. A. Ybarra, and D. M. Kahler (2010), Solar Energy: Cooking with the Sun, TechXcite, published by Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.  http://techxcite.pratt.duke.edu/

Presentations

Kahler, D. M. and Z. J. Kabala (2009), The vertical mixing in wetlands caused by wind waving vegetation, Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H51D-0797.

Kahler, D. M. and W. Brutsaert (2005), Actual and Apparent Evapotranspiration in the Environment: A Study Toward the Resolution of the Evaporation Paradox, Eos Trans. AGU, 86(18), Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract H23B-10.

Kahler, D. M., M. M. Crone, and R. E. Schulte-Ladbeck (2002), The Star Formation History of the Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxy SBS 1415+437, American Astronomical Society, 199th Meeting, Washington, D. C., 7 January 2002, Abstract 21.07.

Kahler, D. M. (2002), Saratoga Springs Energy Reduction Initiative.  Presented: May 2002, Technical Report to the City Council of Saratoga Springs, New York.

Inventions

Kabala, Z. J., D. M. Kahler, C. M. Mawer (2011), Novel schemes for the acceleration of diffusion-limited remediation in pump-and-treat and vertical circulation well technologies. Disclosure submitted.

Teaching

Instructor: Environmental Engineering

Duke Talent Identification Program, Ahmedabad, Gujarat (2010);

Mysore, Karnataka and College Station, Texas (2011)

Summers 2010 and 2011

Teaching Fellow

Rogers-Herr Middle School, Durham, North Carolina

September 2008 – December 2010

Curriculum Director

Green Life Engineering Summer Camp, Communities in School of Orange County, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Summer 2008

Teaching Assistant

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Mechanics of Solids (EGR 75)

Mathematical Methods for Engineers (CE 200)

Spring and Fall 2006

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Fluid Mechanics (CEE 3010)

Engineering Computation (CEE 3200)

Fall 2004 – Spring 2005

Laboratory Assistant

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Coastal Engineering (CEE 4350)

Case Studies in Environmental Fluid Mechanics (CEE 4320)

Fall 2003 – Spring 2004

Science Education Consultant

George Washington Carver National Monument, Diamond, Missouri

Summer 2004

Math and Science Teacher

Saint Michael’s High School, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Algebra I

Algebra Fundamentals

Physical Science

August 2002 – May 2003

Ranger

Philmont Scout Ranch, Cimarron, New Mexico

Summers 1999 – 2002

Service

Reviewer

Reviewed manuscripts for publication in Water Resources Research (1), Journal of Hydrometeorology (3), and Journal of Climate (1)

January 2010 - present

Student Health Insurance Advisory Committee

Fall 2005 – Spring 2011

Student Sub-committee Chair

Fall 2006 – Fall 2010

Graduate Student Mentor

Engineering Graduate Student Council Mentor Program

Fall 2009 – Spring 2010

Mentored first-year graduate students to assist in the transition to graduate school – especially valuable for international students to assist in acclimation to the United States.

Special Olympics Aquatics Coach

Durham, North Carolina

Ithaca, New York

Saratoga Springs, New York

October 1998 – present

Committee on Undergraduate Affairs

Duke University Board of Trustees

June 2008 – June 2009

Consulted and advised the University Board of Trustees on issues that relate to undergraduate instruction and graduate and undergraduate campus life.

Treasurer

Duke University Graduate and Professional Student Council

May 2006 – August 2008

Honors

William J. Griffith University Service Award

Duke University

April 2011

Periclean Honor Society

Skidmore College Honor Society

October 2001

Pi Mu Epsilon

Mathematics Honor Society

March 2001

Eagle Scout Award

Boy Scouts of America

May 1996

Professional Affiliations

American Geophysical Union - member

American Association for the Advancement of Science - member

Duke Global Health Institute

Journal Club - lead discussion on waterborne illness and water treatment interventions

Skills

Software: Microsoft Office (including Excel with Visual Basic), Matlab, Mathematica, Fortran, FIDAP Computational Fluid Dynamics, and Adobe Photoshop

Interests: triathlon, kayak racing, sailing, backpacking, photography and Indian cooking

References available upon request