Kevin J. Rader, Ph.D.

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Experience Summary

Kevin Rader has more than seven years experience in the interdisciplinary field of environmental engineering. He has conducted both experimental and modeling studies investigating the speciation, toxicity, transport, and fate of metals and metalloids in surface waters and sediments. He has helped develop chemical fingerprinting techniques for mixed organic/inorganic groundwater plumes. He has experience developing and validating reactive transport models with user-friendly interfaces. He experience also includes formulating and applying probabilistic and deterministic unit world models for metal risk assessments in rivers and lakes. In conducting these studies, Kevin has acquired considerable expertise working with chemical speciation models such as MINEQL+, Visual MINTEQ, JESS, WHAMV, and WHAM6 and has trained others in their use.

His groundwater modeling experience includes work with Visual MODFLOW, Groundwater Vistas, and MT3D and in modeling flow and contaminant transport in complex glacial deposits and in fractured rock.

Professional History
  • Mutch Associates, LLC:
    Environmental Engineer, 2009 to present
  • HydroQual, Inc.:
    Environmental Engineer, 2008 to 2009
  • University of Delaware:
    Research Assistant, 2005-2008
Honors and Awards
  • Lawrence Eckenfelder Award –
    for Excellence and Leadership in the Undergraduate Study of Environmental Engineering
  • W. Wesley Eckenfelder Award –
    for Excellence and Leadership in the Undergraduate Study of Environmental Engineering
  • Tau Beta Pi –
    National Engineering Honor Society
  • Tau Chi Alpha –
    National Environmental Engineering Honor Society