Earth Sciences Division (ESD) Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

Earth Sciences Division Staff: Craig Ulrich

Craig Ulrich

Craig Ulrich

Scientific Engineering Associate

Geophysics Department



Phone: 510-491-8891

Fax: 510-486-5686


Biographical Summary

Craig Ulrich received his BS in Geology from Northwest Missouri State University and his MSc in Environmental Geology (emphasis in Geophysics) from Rutgers the State University of New Jersey. He worked in the private sector as Geologist and Geophysicist for environmental and geophysics firms. Currently Craig is a Scientific Engineering Associate at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).

Craig’s current research interests include the fields of environmental geophysics, hydrology, and contamination.  Currently, my research includes 1) characterizing the arctic tundra with DC resistivity, ground penetrating radar, electromagnetics, and soil identification/characterization; 2) quantifying surface water-groundwater exchanges in a gravel river setting to better understand clogging phenomena; and 3) identification of hidden geothermal systems using CO2 flux and spontaneous potential measurements.

Research Interests

  • Remediation monitoring and understanding of subsurface flow and transport of contaminants
  • Monitoring CO2 sequestration with borehole geophysics
  • Hyporheic exchanges and clogging phenomena in gravel riverbed settings
  • Surface, marine, and borehole geophysics
  • Electrical and seismic methods and properties


  • M.S. Environmental Geology 2005, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
  • B.S. Geology 2000, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

Professional Experience

  • Geophysics Project Manager August 2006 – May 2010, Enviroscan, Inc.
  • Geologist Aug. 2005 – July 2006, Environmental Waste Management Associates
  • Project Manager Dec. 2003 – Aug. 2005, Atlantic Environmental Solutions Inc.
  • Owner May 2003 – June 2006, Nearsurface Geophysical Consultants, LLC

Professional Organizations

American Geophysical Union