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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 M.J., E.M. Becker, A.J. Gilbert, J.E. Hoff, C.K. Knudson, P.C. Landgren, and S.F. Lee, et al. 2016. "Unattended Sensor System with CLYC Detectors." IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 63, no. 3:1740-1749. PNNL-SA-115157. doi:10.1109/TNS.2016.2553108

2010

  • Pfund D.M., K.D. Jarman, B.D. Milbrath, S.D. Kiff, and D.E. Sidor. 2010. "Low Count Anomaly Detection at Large Standoff Distances." IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 57, no. 1, PT 2:309-316. PNWD-SA-8577.

2009

  • Bontha J.R., F. Nigl, D.R. Weier, R.J. Leigh, E.D. Johnson, W.A. Wilcox, and D.M. Pfund, et al. 2009. PJM Controller Testing with Prototypic PJM Nozzle Configuration. PNNL-18267. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Pfund D.M., J.R. Bontha, T.E. Michener, F. Nigl, S.T. Yokuda, R.J. Leigh, and E.C. Golovich, et al. 2009. Pulse Jet Mixer Overblow Testing for Assessment of Loadings During Multiple Overblows. PNNL-17231 Rev. 1. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Runkle R.C., M.J. Myjak, S.D. Kiff, D.E. Sidor, S.J. Morris, J.S. Rohrer, and K.D. Jarman, et al. 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, no. 3:815-825. PNNL-SA-61971.
  • Seifert C.E., M.J. Myjak, and D.M. Pfund. 2009. "Detection of Anomalous Gamma-Ray Spectra for On-Site Inspection." In The International Scientific Studies Conference (ISS 2009), Paper No. OSI-21/B. Vienna:Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. PNNL-SA-66690.

2008

  • Anderson K.K., K.D. Jarman, M.L. Mann, D.M. Pfund, and R.C. 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, no. 3:713-718. PNNL-SA-49312.
  • Jarman K.D., R.C. Runkle, K.K. Anderson, and D.M. Pfund. 2008. "A Comparison of Simple Algorithms for Gamma-ray Spectrometers in Radioactive Source Search Applications." Applied Radiation and Isotopes 66, no. 3:362-371. PNNL-SA-55075. doi:10.1016/j.apradiso.2007.09.010
  • Pfund D.M., J.R. Bontha, T.E. Michener, F. Nigl, S.T. Yokuda, R.J. Leigh, and E.C. Golovich, et al. 2008. Pulse Jet Mixer Overblow Testing for Assessment of Loadings During Multiple Overblows. PNNL-17231. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2007

  • Fort J.A., D.M. Pfund, D.M. Sheen, R.A. Pappas, and G.P. Morgen. 2007. Development of Millimeter-Wave Velocimetry and Acoustic Time-of-Flight Tomography for Measurements in Densely Loaded Gas-Solid Riser Flow. PNNL-16626. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Pfund D.M., R.C. Runkle, K.K. Anderson, and K.D. Jarman. 2007. "Examination of Count-starved Gamma Spectra Using the Method of Spectral Comparison Ratios." IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 54, no. 4 (Pt.3):1232-1238. PNNL-SA-52477. doi:10.1109/TNS.2007.901202

2006

  • Pfund D.M., M.S. Greenwood, J.A. Bamberger, and R.A. Pappas. 2006. "Inline Ultrasonic Rheometry by Pulsed Doppler." Ultrasonics 44, no. 2006:e477- e482. PNNL-SA-46412. doi:10.1016/j.ultras.2006.05.027

2002

  • Bredt P.R., C.C. Ainsworth, F.J. Brockman, D.M. Camaioni, O.B. Egorov, A.R. Felmy, and Y.A. Gorby, et al. 2002. Science to Support DOE Site Cleanup: The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Environmental Management Science Program Awards -- Fiscal Year 2002 Mid-Year Progress Report. PNNL-13928. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2001

  • Bredt P.R., F.J. Brockman, D.M. Camaioni, A.R. Felmy, J.W. Grate, B.P. Hay, and N.J. Hess, et al. 2001. Science To Support DOE Site Cleanup: The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Environmental Management Science Program Awards. PNNL-13564. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Pappas R.A., J.A. Bamberger, L.J. Bond, M.S. Greenwood, P.D. Panetta, and D.M. Pfund. 2001. "Ultrasonic Methods for Characterization of Liquids and Slurries." In Conference Proceedings, IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium. 7-10 Oct. 2001, 1, 563-566. Piscataway, New Jersey:Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. PNNL-SA-37084.

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