David L. Stalling, PhD

David Stalling

Title: Retired Scientist
Company: Innara Health Inc.
Location: Lenexa, Kansas, United States

David L. Stalling, PhD, Retired Scientist at Innara Health Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in chemistry.

Since deciding to become a scientist in the eighth grade, Dr. Stalling has since exhibited an illustrious 50-year long career in chemistry and research. Upon receiving a Bachelor of Science from Missouri Valley College in 1962, he went on to study at the University of Missouri, where he attained a Master of Science in 1964 and a Doctor of Philosophy in 1967. Today, Dr. Stalling is renowned for his 18 U.S. and foreign patents for chemical, automation medical devices and chromatography, along with his numerous contribution of articles to professional journals.

Dr. Stalling commenced his career with the Columbia National Fisheries Contaminant Research Center as a chief chemist from 1968 to 1985, receiving a promotion to a senior scientist from 1985 to 1989. He went on to serve as senior vice president of research and development for ABC Laboratories, Inc. from 1989 to 1998 and was the founder of KC Biomedix from 2006 to 2011. Most recently, he excelled as a senior scientist with Innara Health Inc. in 2018 until beginning his retirement in 2019.

Finding great success in his profession, Dr. Stalling was the recipient of a Department of the Interior Medal in 1989 and an Alumni Faculty Award from the University of Missouri in 1974. Earlier, in 1965, he was a NASA pre-doctoral fellow, in which he worked on the fuels in the Apollo return. He credits much of his success to his mentor, Dr. Norman Radjon. Notably, Dr. Stalling has been a board member of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Consortium and a member of the Cosmopolitan International Service Club.

To remain abreast of his industry, Dr. Stalling maintains affiliation with the KC Wood Turners, American Chemical Society, Association of Official Analytical Chemists, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Chemometrics Society, Applied Spectroscopy Society, Electrochemical Society and Sigma Xi. Throughout his career, he is most proud of his work in environmental science in the area of carbonate dioxide and sample processes. In these two categories, he influenced the analytical chemistry areas by creating a procedure to separate big molecules from little molecules. As a testament to his legacy, Dr. Stalling can also be found in the second edition of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.

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