David Wunder

David Wunder


PhD, Environmental Engineering, University of Minnesota
MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa
BS, Civil Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Professional experience

  • Currently Professor of Engineering and Calvin’s Dean for Faculty Development: Research, Teaching, and Learning
  • Founding Executive Director, Clean Water Institute of Calvin College
  • Past research projects in the following areas:
    • The fate and impact of pharmaceutical antibiotics in biofiltration processes used for drinking water production
    • The production and capacity of bagasse charcoal for dual use as a water treatment media and a fuel supply for stoves
    • The role of divalent cations in wastewater treatments processes
  • Process engineering for varied municipal regional water projects, specializing in the optimization of biological treatment processes
  • 10 years of experience with evaluation, planning, design, and construction of drinking water and wastewater treatment systems (prior to joining the Calvin faculty in 2004)

Current research and scholarship

  • Reactivation of an ancient Roman water system for modern use in Umm al-Jimal, Jordan
  • Sustainable disinfection practices for rural community water supplies in Ecuador
  • Evaluation and assessment of novel and proven point-of-use drinking water filtration technologies

Research and scholarship

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