Robert Kalin, BSc MSc PhD CEnv FICE FRSC FGS

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  • United Kingdom

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1989 …2019
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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.

Keywords

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Hydrogeology
  • Contaminated Land
  • Soil and Groundwater Remediation
  • Water, Sanitation and Health (WASH)
  • Groundwater
  • Geochemistry
  • Isotope Biogeochemistry
  • Environmental Forensics
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Isotope Hydrology

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groundwater Earth & Environmental Sciences
carbon isotope Earth & Environmental Sciences
Groundwater Engineering & Materials Science
Carbon Isotopes Chemical Compounds
Isotopes Chemical Compounds
reactive barrier Earth & Environmental Sciences
aquifer Earth & Environmental Sciences
Gas plants Chemical Compounds

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Selected Projects 2007 2018

Selected Research Output 1989 2019

29 Citations

Multivariate statistical methods for the environmental forensic classification of coal tars from former manufactured gas plants

McGregor, L. A., Gauchotte-Lindsay, C., Daeid, N. N., Thomas, R. & Kalin, R. M., 3 Apr 2012, In : Environmental Science and Technology. 46, 7, p. 3744-3752 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Coal Tar
coal tar
Gas plants
Statistical methods
Cluster analysis
12 Citations

Can polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) signatures and enantiomer fractions be used for source identification and to age date occupational exposure?

Megson, D., Focant, J-F., Patterson, D. G., Robson, M., Lohan, M. C., Worsfold, P. J., Comber, S., Kalin, R., Reiner, E. & O'Sullivan, G., 1 Aug 2015, In : Environment International. 81, p. 56-63 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Enantiomers
Polychlorinated Biphenyls
occupational exposure
Polychlorinated biphenyls
PCB
128 Citations

Chloride methylation by plant pectin: an efficient, environmentally significant process

Kalin, R., Hamilton, J., McRoberts, C., Keppler, F. & Harper, D. B., Jul 2003, In : Science. 301, p. 206-209 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

methylation
chloride
terrestrial environment
biomass burning
terrestrial ecosystem
76 Citations

Carbon isotope anomaly in the major plant C-1 pool and its global biogeochemical implications

Keppler, F., Kalin, R., Harper, DB., McRoberts, WC. & Hamilton, JTG., 2004, In : Biogeosciences. 1, 2, p. 123-131 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
carbon isotope
isotopes
anomaly
carbon
volatile organic compounds
11 Citations

Microbial transhalogenation: A complicating factor in determination of atmospheric chloro- and bromomethane budgets

Harper, D. B., Kalin, R. M., Larkin, M. J., Hamilton, J. T. G. & Coulter, C., 1 Jun 2000, In : Environmental Science and Technology. 34, 12, p. 2525-2527 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

methyl bromide
Methyl Chloride
halogen
chlorine isotope
halocarbon
10 Citations

Identifying the provenance of Leach’s storm petrels in the North Atlantic using polychlorinated biphenyl signatures derived from comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography with time-of-flight mass spectrometry

Megson, D., Brown, T. A., Johnson, G. W., O'Sullivan, G., Bicknell, A. W. J., Votier, S. C., Lohan, M. C., Comber, S., Kalin, R. & Worsfold, P. J., Nov 2014, In : Chemosphere. 114, p. 195-202 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Polychlorinated Biphenyls
Gas chromatography
provenance
Mass spectrometry
PCB
4 Citations

Self-potential signatures associated with an injection experiment at an in situ biological permeable reactive barrier

Davis, C. A., Slater, L. D., Kulessa, B., Ferguson, A. S., Atekwana, E. A., Doherty, R. & Kalin, R., Dec 2010, In : Near Surface Geophysics. 8, 6, p. 541-551 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

reactive barrier
self potential
signatures
injection
contaminants
71 Citations

Late-surviving megafauna in Tasmania, Australia, implicate human involvement in their extinction

Turney, C. S. M., Flannery, T. F., Roberts, R. G., Reid, C., Fifield, L. K., Higham, T. F. G., Jacobs, Z., Kemp, N., Colhoun, E. A., Kalin, R. & Ogle, N., 26 Aug 2008, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . 105, 34, p. 12150-12153 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

extinction
land bridge
archaeological evidence
climate change
anthropogenic effect
17 Citations

Fingerprinting polychlorinated biphenyls in environmental samples using comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography with time-of-flight mass spectrometry

Megson, D., Kalin, R., Worsfold, P. J., Gauchotte-Lindsay, C., Patterson, D. G., Lohan, M. C., Comber, S., Brown, T. A. & O' Sullivan, G., 29 Nov 2013, In : Journal of Chromatography A . 1318, p. 276-283 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Polychlorinated Biphenyls
Polychlorinated biphenyls
Gas chromatography
Gas Chromatography
Mass spectrometry

Thesis

Biogeochemical characterisation of extreme environments

Author: Colosimo, F., 1 May 2016

Supervisor: Kalin, R. (Supervisor) & Lord, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Development of analytical methods for particulate-bound polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Thailand

Author: Tadsanaprasittipol, A., 1 Oct 2015

Supervisor: Kalin, R. (Supervisor) & Beverland, I. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Selected Activities 2008 2016

Scottish Government (External organisation)

Kalin, R. (Member)
1 Jan 201331 Dec 2015

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

Scotland Malawi Partnership (External organisation)

Kalin, R. (Member)
1 Jan 201231 Dec 2014

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

International Environmental Forensics Conference

Kalin, R. (Keynote/plenary speaker)
May 2008

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventKey-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences

2020 Scotland Climate Group (External organisation)

Kalin, R. (Member)
20112013

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

Shire River Basin Management

Kalin, R. (Invited speaker)
13 Nov 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventKey-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences

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Climate Justice and Groundwater Resource Management in Malawi Africa

Robert Kalin (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEnvironment and sustainability - natural world and built environment, Policy and legislation