resume of Robert Kalinski, P.E.

rkalinski@rdgge.com

Robert Kalinski is a Senior Engineer and Vice President with RDG Geoscience & Engineering, Inc.  He has over 30 years of experience in civil engineering, water resources and hydrogeologic investigations, environmental investigations and permitting, computer modeling, remedial design, environmental engineering, and soils engineering.  Some of Mr. Kalinski's representative experience includes:

  • Development of Engineering plans and construction specifications for site layouts, site grading, paving, stormwater retention ponds, solid waste disposal facilities, sewers, utilities plans, and environmental permits.
  • Developing and applying ground-water flow and contaminant transport and sediment transport models for environmental investigations, remedial design, and human and ecological risk assessment.
  • Designing soil and ground water remediation systems sites using technologies including ground-water extraction, dual-phase extraction, soil-vapor extraction, air sparging, high-vacuum extraction, and enhanced biological degradation.
  • Hydrogologic engineering analysis and computer modeling in support of design for municipal water supply systems and the analysis of ground water/surface water interactions
  • Conducting hydrogeologic investigations at hydrocarbon and solvent release sites.
  • Solid waste disposal site assessments and permitting.
  • Developing methods for geophysical characterization of compacted soil liners.
  • Preparation and interpretation of geotechnical and soils investigation reports.
  • Performing Phase 1 and Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessments at commercial and industrial facilities.

Experience:

1994-Present, Senior Engineer, Vice President, RDG Geoscience & Engineering, Inc.
1992-1994, Project Engineer, Woodward-Clyde Consulting, Omaha, NE
1992-1994, Part-time Professor, Department of Civil Engineering University of Nebraska

Education:

Ph.D., Engineering, 1992, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
M.S., Geology, 1985, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
B.S., Geology, Idaho State University, Pocatello

Registration/Licenses/Certifications:

Licensed Professional Civil Engineer (Nebraska, Iowa, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, South Dakota, Kansas, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, and Montana)
Licensed Professional Geologist (Nebraska)
Groundwater Professional, Iowa
American Society of Civil Engineers, Past President, Nebraska Section

Papers/Conference Presentations:

Kalinski, R.J. 2013. Hydraulic Response of Groundwater in Confined and Unconfined Aquifers Along Missouri River in Response to Flood of 2012.resented at 2013 Environmental Professionals of Iowa Annual Meeting, Des Moines, IA.

Kalinski, R.J. 2004. Application of Tier 3 Groundwater Modeling, Onawa Power Plant, Onawa, Iowa. Presented at 2004 Environmental Professionals of Iowa Annual Meeting, Des Moines, IA.

Kalinski, R.J. 1985. Investigation and Computer Simulation of Stream-Aquifer System at Elm Creek,  Nebraska. Proceedings of the National Water Well Association Conference Practical Applications of Ground Water Models. National Water Well Association, Columbus, OH.

Kalinski, R.J,  Kelly, W.E., Bogardi, I. and G. Pesti. 1991. Electrical Resistivity Measurements to Estimate Travel Times Through Unsaturated Ground Water Protective Layers. Presented at Annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA.

Kalinski, R.J., Kelly, W.E., Bogardi, I. and G. Pesti. 1993. Electrical Resistivity Measurements to Estimate Travel Times Through Unsaturated Ground Water Protective Layers. Journal of Applied Geophysics. 30:161-173.

Kalinski. R.J., Kelly, W.E., and I. Bogardi. 1993. Combined Use of Geoelectric Sounding and Profiling to Quantify Aquifer Protection Properties. Ground Water. 31(4):538-544.

Kalinski, R.J. and W.E. Kelly. 1993. Estimating Water Content of Soils From Electrical Resistivity. ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal. 16(3):323-329.

Kalinski, R.J and W.E. Kelly. 1993. Surface Geophysics for Characterizing Ground-Water Protection Layers.  Presented at Annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA.

Kalinski. R.J. and W.E. Kelly. 1994. Electrical-Resistivity Measurements for Evaluating Compacted Soil Liners. ASCE, Journal of Geotechnical Engineering. 120(2):451-457.

Kalinski, R.J., Kelly, W.E., Bogardi, I., Ehrman, R.L., and P.D. Yamamoto. 1994. Correlation Between DRASTIC Vulnerabilities and Incidents of VOC Contamination of Municipal Wells in Nebraska. Ground Water. 32(1):31-34.

Kalinski, R.J. 1994. Discussion of "A Study of Drastic Methodology with Emphasis on Swedish Conditions". Ground Water. 32(6): 1037-1037.

Kalinski, R.J. Goodwin, R.G. and D.C. Kachek. 1995. A Multi-Component Modeling Approach for Screening Current and Historic Leaching from Contamination Sources in Arid Regions. Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soils and Groundwater, Volume 5.  Association for Environmental Health of Soils, Amherst, MA.

Kelly, W.E. and R.J. Kalinski. 1993. Comment on "Theoretical Prediction of Electrical Conductivity in Saturated and Unsaturated Soils" by Y. Mualem and S.P. Friedman. Water Resources Research. 29(11):3835-3836.

Pesti, G., Kelly, W.E., Bogardi, I., and R.J. Kalinski. 1996.  Combining Geophysical and Well Data for Identifying Best Well Locations. ASCE, Journal of Water Resources