Ulrike Zika received her DSc and MS from the ETH Zurich, Switzerland. She conducted her Graduate Research at EAWAG in Switzerland and CEAB in Spain. Her focus was on physical-biological coupling, including transport processes affecting settlement of littoral fish.
U. Zika came to OSU in Columbus, Ohio (USA) as a Post-Doc at the Aquatic Ecology Laboratory. She then was a Senior Research Associate in the Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geodetic Sciences Department working in both, teaching and research.
Afterwards U. Zika changed to the private industry and was the Environmental Scientist for Oxbow River & Stream Restoration, Inc.. Before coming to the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, School of Engineering and Architecture, she taught Environmental Science at the Franklin University in Columbus, OH.
She is now the Head of the Standing Committee on R&D at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts und the Euresearch Regional Office Lucerne.