Bridget Ulrich Ph.D.

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Professional title

Aqueous Geochemist


Dr. Ulrich grew up on the Iron Range in Virginia, MN, and her educational background includes degrees in chemical and bioengineering engineering, chemistry, and environmental engineering. Prior to joining NRRI she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute for Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) in Zurich, Switzerland, as well as at the Colorado School of Mines.

Dr. Ulrich’s group combines interdisciplinary insights from environmental engineering, analytical chemistry, microbiology, and materials science to evaluate contaminant fate and transport in aquatic systems. She specializes in developing water treatment and remediation applications that utilize black carbon sorbents for organic contaminant removal; including past work evaluating biochar for the removal of pesticides from stormwater, as well as activated carbon for the removal of perfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) from groundwater. She also works closely with the Materials and Bioeconomy group to develop biochar materials for water treatment applications, with a specific interest in evaluating biochar performance for contaminant at the field scale.


Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2016
M.S., Chemical and Bioengineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, 2012
B.S., Chemistry; B.Eng., Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, 2010