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David Pfund

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Dr. Pfund develops experimental apparatus, instrumentation, procedures and data analysis methods for the Fluid Dynamics Group at Battelle. Areas of interest include microchannel systems, gas-solids flows, supercritical fluids, and ultrasonic diagnostic methods. Before joining Battelle, Dr. Pfund was a thermodynamicist with experience in both experimental and computational research. He is experienced in X-ray, infrared and NMR spectroscopic and molecular dynamics studies of solvation and aggregation in supercritical fluids. He has a background in process, high-pressure equipment, instrumentation and control, and laser optics systems design and fabrication. Dr. Pfund was presented the 1997 Green Chemistry Challenge Award certificate from the EPA, for participation in a team which designed surfactants for use in carbon dioxide.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma 1989
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma 1987
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 1979

PNNL Patents

PNNL Publications

2016

  • Myjak MJ, EM Becker, AJ Gilbert, JE Hoff, CK Knudson, PC Landgren, SF Lee, BS McDonald, DM Pfund, RL Redding, JE Smart, MS Taubman, CR Torres-Torres, and CG Wiseman. 2016. "Unattended Sensor System with CLYC Detectors." IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 63(3):1740-1749.  doi:10.1109/TNS.2016.2553108

2010

  • Pfund DM, KD Jarman, BD Milbrath, SD Kiff, and DE Sidor. 2010. "Low Count Anomaly Detection at Large Standoff Distances." IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 57(1, PT 2):309-316. 

2009

  • Bontha JR, F Nigl, DR Weier, RJ Leigh, ED Johnson, WA Wilcox, DM Pfund, AW Baumann, and Y Wang. 2009. PJM Controller Testing with Prototypic PJM Nozzle ConfigurationPNNL-18267, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Pfund DM, JR Bontha, TE Michener, F Nigl, ST Yokuda, RJ Leigh, EC Golovich, AW Baumann, DE Kurath, M Hoza, WH Combs, JA Fort, and OP Bredt. 2009. Pulse Jet Mixer Overblow Testing for Assessment of Loadings During Multiple OverblowsPNNL-17231 Rev. 1, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Runkle RC, MJ Myjak, SD Kiff, DE Sidor, SJ Morris, JS Rohrer, KD Jarman, DM Pfund, LC Todd, RS Bowler, and CA Mullen. 2009. "LYNX: An unattended sensor system for detection of gamma-ray and neutron emissions from special nuclear materials." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 598(3):815-825. 
  • Seifert CE, MJ Myjak, and DM Pfund. 2009. "Detection of Anomalous Gamma-Ray Spectra for On-Site Inspection." In The International Scientific Studies Conference (ISS 2009), pp. Paper No. OSI-21/B.  Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, Vienna, Austria. 

2008

  • Anderson KK, KD Jarman, ML Mann, DM Pfund, and RC Runkle. 2008. "Discriminating Nuclear Threats from Benign Sources in Gamma-ray Spectra using a Spectral Comparison Ratio Method." Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 276(3):713-718. 
  • Jarman KD, RC Runkle, KK Anderson, and DM Pfund. 2008. "A Comparison of Simple Algorithms for Gamma-ray Spectrometers in Radioactive Source Search Applications." Applied Radiation and Isotopes 66(3):362-371.  doi:10.1016/j.apradiso.2007.09.010
  • Pfund DM, JR Bontha, TE Michener, F Nigl, ST Yokuda, RJ Leigh, EC Golovich, AW Baumann, DE Kurath, M Hoza, WH Combs, JA Fort, and OP Bredt. 2008. Pulse Jet Mixer Overblow Testing for Assessment of Loadings During Multiple OverblowsPNNL-17231, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2007

2006

  • Pfund DM, MS Greenwood, JA Bamberger, and RA Pappas. 2006. "Inline Ultrasonic Rheometry by Pulsed Doppler." Ultrasonics 44(2006):e477- e482.  doi:10.1016/j.ultras.2006.05.027

2002

2001

  • Bredt PR, FJ Brockman, DM Camaioni, AR Felmy, JW Grate, BP Hay, NJ Hess, PD Meyer, CJ Murray, DM Pfund, Y Su, EC Thornton, WJ Weber, and JM Zachara. 2001. Science To Support DOE Site Cleanup: The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Environmental Management Science Program AwardsPNNL-13564, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Pappas RA, JA Bamberger, LJ Bond, MS Greenwood, PD Panetta, and DM Pfund. 2001. "Ultrasonic Methods for Characterization of Liquids and Slurries." In Conference Proceedings, IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium. 7-10 Oct. 2001 , vol. 1, pp. 563-566.  Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ. 

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