Dr. David Kadko’s research interests lie in utilizing naturally occurring radioactivity for the purpose of tracing the pathways and discovering the rates of various oceanic processes. Because naturally occurring radioisotopes have half-lives ranging from seconds to many years, it is possible to study processes that encompass a great variety of temporal and spatial scales. This has also given him the opportunity to be involved in studies crossing over different disciplines of oceanography.

Dr. Kadko received his B.S. in Chemistry (Magna Cum Laude) from Brooklyn College, City University of New York in 1973, and his M.A. (1974), M. Phil (1975) and PhD (1981) from Columbia University (Oceanography) at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

He currently is professor and associate director of the Applied Research Center at Florida International Univerisity.