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R. David Holbrook is a research chemical engineer with Surface and Microanalysis Science Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) located in Gaithersburg, MD. Dave received a B.S. in Biological Systems Engineering and M.Eng. degree in Civil (Environmental) Engineering from Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA), and was a National Research Council post-doctoral fellow with NIST where he focused on developing and implementing surface sensitive analysis techniques for environmental colloid characterization. Dave is a registered professional engineer in North Carolina having spent six years in industry designing biological wastewater treatment facilities. Dr. Holbrook has authored or co-authored over 20 peer reviewed manuscripts on topics ranging from colloid-facilitated transport of endocrine disruptors, detection and monitoring of anthropogenic activing in natural aquatic systems, behavior of engineered nanoparticles and microanalysis of environmental samples.
Surface and Microanalysis Science
Microanalysis Research Group
September 2005 - current: Chemical Engineer, Surface and Microanalysis Science Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology
September 2003 - August 2005: NRC Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Surface and Microanalysis Science Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology
August 1999 - July 2003: Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
July 1993 - July 1999: Process Manager/Senior Process Engineer/Process Engineer, Kruger, Inc., Cary, NC
1992 - B.S., Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Cornell University