David E. Schaad
Professor of the Practice and Associate Chair
Dr. David Schaad has over seventeen years of design and engineering experience as a consulting engineer working for various firms including: Parsons Engineering Science, Appian Consulting Engineers and Marshall Miller and Associates.
As part of his experience, Dr. Schaad has: designed waste water treatment systems to address industrial and domestic waste streams; developed designs of storm water control structures and strategies to address water quality and quantity; designed fluid transport systems to replace water supplies impacted by anthropogenic sources; designed fuel transport and delivery systems; developed designs for commercial and residential development; prepared land use plans; developed designs to protect against potential flood hazards; designed and developed plans and specifications for fluid handling systems, waste mitigation alternatives and remedial actions for RCRA and CERCLA sites including active industrial facilities and inactive disposal sites (including NPL sites); conducted feasibility studies by evaluating and analyzing the economic and engineering considerations of multiple design alternatives; obtained extensive experience with innovative remedial techniques (including groundwater extraction and treatment, air sparging, soil vapor extraction, and bioventing).
Current research focuses on sustainable engineering, community development, water and wastewater treatment design, stormwater retention/detention and treatment design, hazardous waste remediation, urban hydrology, constructed wetland and stream restoration design, ecological stabilization, sustainable engineering in land development, water resources, water and wastewater treatment.He is also the faculty advisor for Duke Engineers for International Development (http://deid.pratt.duke.edu/) and the Duke Chapter of Engineers Without Borders (ewb.pratt.duke.edu) and has led DukeEngage experiences every year since the inception of the program. He has facilitated and/or led trips to Indonesia, Uganda, Kenya, Honduras, El Salvador, Bolivia, and Peru. Representative projects he has worked on include: building a 4800sf Infant and Maternal Health Clinic, constructing a 100ft long vehicular bridge over a seasonally flooded river, and installing a 3km long waterline. He was an inaugural member of the Faculty Leadership Council (FLC) of EWB and is a registered professional engineer in 21 states.
- Office Location: 126 Hudson Hall
- Office Phone: (919) 660-5174
- Email Address:
|MS||University of Colorado at Boulder||1991|
Current research focuses on sustainable engineering, community development, water and wastewater treatment design, stormwater retention/detention and treatment design, hazardous waste remediation, urban hydrology, constructed wetland and stream restoration design, ecological stabilization, sustainable engineering in land development, water resources, water and wastewater treatment.
Water, Resources and Treatment
Policy, Science and Engineering
- CEE 205.01 - PRACTICAL METHODS IN CE
- CEE 205.02 - PRACTICAL METHODS IN CE
- CEE 205.03 - PRACTICAL METHODS IN CE
- CEE 511.01 - CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
Representative Publications: (More Publications)
- Schaad, David E and Halley, James M. and Wilson, Scott A., Using UCS as a surrogate performance standard at the NCSU NPL site, Journal of Environmental Engineering, vol 132 no. 10 (2006), pp. 1355 - 1365 [(ASCE)0733-9372(2006)132:10(1355)] [abs].
- Sutton, D.J. and Kabala, Z.J. and Schaad, D.E. and Ruud, N.C., Dipole-flow test with a tracer: A new single-borehole tracer test for aquifer characterization, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, vol 44 no. 1 (2000), pp. 71 - 101 [S0169-7722(00)00083-8] [abs].
- Beabes, L.A. and Karkalik, E.J. and Schaad, D.E. and Volpi, R.W. and Hart, A.T., Air Sparging Decision Tool: a practical guide for determining applicability and refining conceptual designs, Proceedings of the International Topical Meeting on Nuclear and Hazardous Waste Management. Spectrum '96, vol vol.3 (1996), pp. 1886 - 93 [abs].
- Professor of the Practice and Associate Chair (2012 - Present); Associate Professor of the Practice and Associate Chair (2008 - 2012); Adjunct Assistant Professor and Assistant Chair (2003 - 2008), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University
- Senior Engineer, Marshall Miller & Associates, Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina, 2003-2006
- Vice President - Civil Engineering, Marshall Miller & Associates, Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina, 2000-2003
- Project Design Engineer, Appian Consulting Engineers, P.A., Wake Forest, North Carolina, 1999-2000
- Senior Project Engineer, Marshall Miller & Associates, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1997-1999
- Research Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University, 1996-1997
- Project Engineer, Parsons Engineering Science, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, 1991-1995
- Registered Professional Engineer – Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin
- Board Certified Environmental Engineer (Hazardous Waste), American Academy of Env. Engineers, 2005 Diplomate, American Academy of Water Resources Engineers, 2008
- North Carolina Contractor’s Exam Qualifier: Highway (2002), Public Utilities (2002) and Building (2004)
- Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society (1990)
- Sigma Pi Sigma, National Physics Honorary (1990)
- Pi Mu Epsilon, National Mathematics Honorary (1990)
- American Society of Civil Engineers