Title: Environmental Engineer
Location: Pikesville, Maryland, United States
Dr. David K. Goldblum, Environmental Engineer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in environmental science.
Dr. Goldblum began his studies at Carnegie Mellon University intending on a sole major in mathematics. He additionally intended to explore a premedical track. Through those studies, he eventually had enough credits to earn a chemistry minor. However, when he had the chance to explore medical school, he found that it didn’t suit his personality. His strengths in mathematics encouraged him to instead pursue engineering. His chemistry background came in handy throughout his studies at Rice University, from where he later graduated with a master’s degree in chemical engineering. Dr. Goldblum felt a calling towards environmental engineering, which encouraged him to further pursue the field and earn a PhD in chemical engineering and environmental health science from the University of Michigan in 1988. His background has enabled him to work in such positions as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas, San Antonio and as an environmental engineer with the United States Air Force Reserve at the Bergstrom Air Reserve Station in Austin, Texas since 1993. In addition, he served as a teaching assistant at the University at Michigan from 1982 to 1988.
Dr. Goldblum’s academic achievements provided him with a strong foundation to assist in his transition into the professional workforce. After earning his PhD, he enlisted with the United States Air Force, where he served as a Captain from 1988 to 1992. He took on many valuable roles within their ranks throughout his career, such as a bioenvironmental engineer at Brooks Air Force Base from 1988 until 1992 and environmental engineer at Kelly Air Force Base from 1994 until 1995. Dr. Goldblum also served as a chemical engineer at the Baltimore District of the US Army Corps of Engineers from 1995 to 1998. He specifically served in the remedial investigation and design section. He later went on to act as the chief of the Environmental Compliance Readiness Center with the Army National Guard Bureau from 1998 until 2004. From 2004 to 2011, Dr. Goldblum acted as an environmental engineer for the Army Base Closure Office, also known as the BLACK. More recently, Dr. Goldblum held the title of the environmental protection specialist for the United States Army Headquarters at the Pentagon from 2011 until 2019. The military has honored him for his work with awards such as the Superior Civilian Service Award in 2011 and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal in 2000. Outside of his primary roles, Dr. Goldblum has been a contributor to several professional journals and participated in numerous professional organizations, such as the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, American Public Health Association, National Well Water Association, and the Society of American Military Engineers. As a further testament to his success, he was awarded the Commander’s Award at the Army ACSIM; the Superior Civilian Award as Army Base Closure Officer and he can be found in the 3rd edition of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering. Dr. Goldblum remains and active professional engineer in the State of Maryland and Michigan.
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