David S. Alburty

President and Founder

Mr. Alburty specializes in environmental and process engineering. He is a leader in the field of chamber aerosol studies using inert particles, food borne pathogen and BW agent simulants, and participated in field-testing of automated sampling and analysis systems for government and industrial clients.

As President of AlburtyLab, Mr. Alburty has been responsible for all business and technical operations of the laboratory. He designed and built the first lab (now used as a field station), hired staff, and conducted lab and field aerosol studies.

Until retiring from Midwest Research Institute (MRI) of Kansas City, MO and founding AlburtyLab, Inc. in May of 2005, Mr. Alburty was the Group Leader for Aerosol Engineering and Testing in the Applied Engineering Division at MRI. Mr. Alburty has assisted in automated biosampler development and testing. He has worked closely with MRI’s Biotechnology Group to develop rapid methods for sample collection and analysis. This has included different means of disseminating vegetative cells and spores for collection studies in bioaerosol chambers. Mr. Alburty accomplished multi-target dissemination studies, designed to demonstrate samplers’ ability to collect simulated environmental samples and validate differential analytical methods.

In 1993, Mr. Alburty received a B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Kansas and he is a member of the American Association for Aerosol Research, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Air and Waste Management Association, the American Society for Microbiology, the American Water Works Association, and the American Chemical Society.