Alandra Kahl, Ph.D.

(She, Her, Hers)
Teaching Professor, Environmental Engineering
Honors and Undergraduate Research Program Coordinator
Frable Building, 213D
Penn State Greater Allegheny, 4000 University Drive, McKeesport, PA 15132

Dr. Kahl teaches courses in Cornerstone Engineering Design, General Chemistry, Sustainable Systems and Energy Engineering.  She is a proud member of the CURE (Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience.)  Her research interests include water and wastewater quality and amplifying voices in undergraduate research in Pennsylvania.  Feel free to visit her research group website!


In her spare time, Dr. Kahl is the co-lead mentor for FIRST Robotics Team 1708, Amp'D Robotics. 

Area(s) of Expertise: Water quality, environmental monitoring, energy engineering

Kahl, A. Introduction to Environmental Engineering, Momentum Press, 2016

Kahl, A., Jones, D., Lowe, L., Snyder, S., & Macherone, A. (2013). "Analysis of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Analysis in Water using GC Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry." Agilent Technologies Application Note. 1st ed. (5991-1801), (pp. 6). Wilmington, DE: Agilent Technologies.

Kahl, A., Ogden, K., & Heller, D. (2014). Constructing a Simple Distillation Apparatus to Purify Sea Water: A High School Chemistry Experiment. Journal of Chemical Education, 91(4), 8.

Kahl, A., Quanrud, D., Dong, B., Cheng, L., Vo, H., Ruehl, S., Zhang, T., Snyder, S., Saez, E., & Arnold, R. G. (2015). Fate of Trace Organics in a Wastewater Effluent Dependent Stream. Science of the Total Environment, 518-519, 11. http://

Kahl, A. (2015). Smartphone Spectrometers: The Intersection of Environmental Chemistry and Engineering. In Katherine C. Lanigan, Elizabeth S. Roberts-Kirchhoff, Kendra R. Evans, Mark A. Benvenuto, Alexa Rihana-Abdallah (Eds.), Chemistry and Environment: Pedagogical Models and Practices. (1214) . Washington, DC: ACS Publications- American Chemical Society.  http://DOI: 10.1021/bk-2015-1214.ch005. ISBN/ISSN #/Case #/DOI #: 9780841231184


B.S. Chemistry/Engineering/Mathematics, Saint Vincent College, 2006

M.S. Environmental Engineering, University of Arizona, 2009

Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, University of Arizona, 2013