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Prof Robert Kalin

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James Weir Building

robert.kalin@strath.ac.uk

Tel : +44 (0)141 548 4649

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Personal Statement

Robert M. Kalin BSc MSc PhD CEnv FICE FRSC FGS

Professor of Environmental Engineering for Sustainability

 

Professor Kalin’s academic and professional interests are focused on Environment Science and Engineering to underpin the global sustainability agendas.  His work ranges from hydrogeology and Paleohydrology of local to regional scale groundwater systems, study of global biogeochemical cycles and climate change, to site specific biogeochemistry of water treatment, contaminated land and groundwater (including engineering design of sustainable remediation methods), development of new chemical analysis techniques for soil, air and water that to better understand risk to humans and the environment.

 

Management Experience

Head of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Strathclyde University, Glasgow 1 Oct 2007 to 31st July 2011.  During the past two decade of Professor Kalin has been PI and Project Manager on research projects valued over £14M.

 

Past Appointments

Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair, Queen’s University Belfast, July 2005 to Sept 2007

Chair of Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Queen’s University of Belfast, 1999 to 2005

Senior Lecturer of Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Queen's University of Belfast, 1997 to 1999

Lecturer of Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, The Queen's University of Belfast, 1994 to 1997

 

Professional Honours

Prof. Kalin is a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE), Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), and Fellow of the Geological Society of London (FGS). 

 

Expert Witness Experience

Prof. Kalin has experience as an expert witness for Environmental Forensics and Environmental Engineering.

 

Consultancy and Design

Professor Kalin has considerable experience as an Environmental Consultant and as a Design and Build engineer for contaminated land and groundwater remediation.

 

International Capacity Building Activities

Professor Kalin has been active in research and capacity building for water resource management and environment & human health research in many countries in the Middle East, Far East, and Africa.  One example is Professor Kalin Chaired the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Expert Meeting to Develop Educational Products for Global Capacity Building in Isotope Hydrology Vienna, Austria, (Development and Validation of Global Teaching for UN Decade Water for Life).  Currently, he has a number of water and human health projects underway in Malawi.

BSc MSc PhD CEnv FICE FRSC FGS

Professor of Environmental Engineering for Sustanability
David Livingstone Center for Sustainability
Level 6, Graham Hills Building,
50 Richmond Street,
Glasgow, G1 1XN, Scotland
Direct line: +44 141 548 4649 
Email: Robert.Kalin@Strath.ac.uk
Personal website: http://personal.strath.ac.uk/robert.kalin/



Environmental Engineering ~ 'Integration of the built environment within the natural environment using science and engineering to meet the principles of social, economic and environmental sustainability'

Career Interests

Professor Kalin's research interests are focused on Environment Science and Engineering to underpin the global sustainability agendas. His work ranges from site specific biogeochemistry of contaminated land and groundwater (including engineering design of sustainable remediation methods), development of new enhanced in-situ remediation methods that manage sustainable risk, to hydrogeology and palaeohydrology of local to regional scale groundwater systems, and study of global biogeochemical cycles and climate change.

Honorary Posts

Visiting Professor of Hydrogeology, Jilin University, College of Environment Engineering and Sciences, 6 Ximinzhu St, Changchun, Jilin 130026 China 2002 -

Honorary Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Northeast Institute of Geography and Agricultural Ecology, 3195 Gaoxin Road, Changchun, Jilin 130012 China 2002 -

Environmental Forensics YouTube

Projects

  • Climate Justice: Water for People

    Kalin, Robert (Principal Investigator)

    Period 01-Nov-2012 - 31-Mar-2015
  • Environmental Forensics PhDs in Coal Tar and Shale Gas plus Forensics MRes

    Lord, Richard (Co-investigator) Kalin, Robert (Principal Investigator)

    Period 08-Oct-2012 - 07-Apr-2016
  • Reinvent the Toilet Challenge VIP

    Kalin, Robert (Principal Investigator)

    Period 01-Oct-2012 - 31-Mar-2013
  • Analysis of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in tree cores using accelerated solvent extraction (ASE) and comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography coupled to time of flight mass spectrometry (GCxGC-TOFMS)

    Knapp, Charles (Co-investigator) Kalin, Robert (Principal Investigator)

    Period 30-Jul-2012 - 30-Jan-2013
  • Orpheus Project

    Argondizza, Peter (Principal Investigator) Knapp, Charles (Principal Investigator) Kalin, Robert (Academic)

    Period 01-Oct-2011 - 01-Apr-2012
  • Demand-Side Design Systems for Geologic Groundwater Heat Pump Tecnology: Ross Donalson studentship

    Counsell, John (Co-investigator) Kalin, Robert (Principal Investigator)

    Period 01-May-2011 - 30-Apr-2014
  • Visiting Professor in Innovation

    Kalin, Robert (Co-investigator) Saafi, Mohamed (Principal Investigator)

    Period 01-Oct-2010 - 30-Sep-2013
  • Scotland Chikhwawa Health Initiative (2010 - 2013)

    Morse, Tracy (Academic) Kalin, Robert (Academic)

    Period 01-Jun-2010 - 31-Mar-2013
  • Towards an Integrated Approach for Diarrhoeal Disease Control and Treatment in Malawi

    Morse, Tracy (Academic) Kalin, Robert (Academic)

    Period 15-May-2010 - 31-Mar-2011
  • Holistic Diarrhoea Control & Treatment Programme Malawi

    Kalin, Robert (Co-investigator) West, Peter (Principal Investigator)

    Period 15-May-2010 - 31-Mar-2011
  • Scotland Chikwawa Health Initiative (Malawi Development Programme)

    West, Peter (Co-investigator) Kalin, Robert (Principal Investigator)

    Period 01-Apr-2010 - 31-Mar-2013
  • RSE / SE ENTERPRISE FELLOW (ANTOINE ASSAL)

    Assal, Antoine (Co-investigator) Kalin, Robert (Principal Investigator)

    Period 01-Oct-2009 - 30-Sep-2010
  • POSITION SPECIFIC ISOTOPE ANALYSIS (PSIA) / IS THIS APPROACH A HIGHLY DISCRIMINATING ENVIRONMENTAL FORENSICS TOOL? - TRANSFER FROM QUB

    Kalin, Robert (Principal Investigator)

    Period 02-Mar-2009 - 31-Mar-2010
  • Water Scotland - capability statement

    Kalin, Robert (Principal Investigator)

    Period 20-Jan-2009 - 28-Feb-2009
  • System Risks In Information-Rich Environments: Monitoring For Safe And Cost-Effective Operation (Bridging The Gap) / RA4421

    Kalin, Robert (Principal Investigator)

    Period 01-Jan-2007 - 30-Apr-2010
  • System Risks In Information-Rich Environments: Monitoring For Safe And Cost-Effective Operation (Bridging The Gap) / RA4419

    Kalin, Robert (Principal Investigator)

    Period 01-Jan-2007 - 30-Apr-2010

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Professor Kalin is the leader for the following courses:

MSc in Environmental Forensics

MSc in Environmental Engineering

MSc in Hydrogeology

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