Alandra Kahl, Ph.D.

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Associate Teaching Professor, Energy Engineering
Associate Teaching Professor Environmental , Engineering
Office Phone
Office Location
Frable Building, 213D
Penn State Greater Allegheny, 4000 University Drive, McKeesport, PA 15132
    Biography

    Fall 2021

    On-Campus Office Hours
    Monday: 12:00pm-1:00pm
    Wednesday: 12:00pm-1:00pm
    Friday: 12:00pm-1:00pm
    All other times, please email [email protected] for appointment.


    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 at sites.psu.edu/kahllaboratory

     

    Research Interests

    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

    Publications

    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. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/ed400262v

    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://http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969715002260.

    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

    Education

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

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

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