David Winkler

David Winkler
Research Specialist

Email: winkld@rpi.edu
Phone: (518) 276-4128
Cell: (518) 225-4955

Materials Research Center (MRC), Room 367
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street Troy, NY 12180 USA

Dave Winkler is a Research Specialist at RPI  and oversees ongoing projects in Dr. Sandra Nierzwicki-Bauer’s Lab. He has over 20 years of field and laboratory experience working as a bridge to successfully translate project logistics between the lab and field. This includes new project implementation, graduate/undergraduate student support, field data collection, and sensor deployments. His research interests include fresh water ecology, invasive species, bio-acoustics, and remote sensing. Dave holds certifications as an advanced open water and scientific diver and is the lead pilot for the research group’s Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV).  His laboratory experience includes methodologies in varying types of analytical chemistry, mainly focusing on freshwater ecology. When not out in the field, Dave enjoys, photography, traveling, the outdoors, and diving in places where it's not cold.




B.S. in Geology with minor in Marine Science, Oswego State University