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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Ulrich Englich

Ulrich Englich portrait

Research Assistant Professor

Senior Scientist

Forensic Science


Research Interest

Development of modern physical and chemical methods to improve the detection of drugs and drug metabolites in the human body and the environment.


Ph.D., Philipps University Marburg, Germany

Honors & Awards

1996 - Postdoctoral Fellowship, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG, Germany

2003 - Visiting Scientist, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2003

2013 - Distinguished Lecturer and Visiting Scientist Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Food Chemistry, Technical University Graz, Austria


CHE 106: General Chemistry

FSC/CHE 444: Forensic Chemical Analysis

FSC 644: Forensic Chemical Analysis

Research Focus

Research in my group is generally concerned with the application of new physical and chemical analytical methods to problems in forensic sciences. Postmortem Interval (PMI), or “time since death”, is an integral part of death investigations. In one of our projects we are concerned with establishing a method that allows for the determination of a PMI from bones. The goal is to develop a reliable method to determine a timeline for death when soft tissue is no longer available and other methods offer too wide margins of error to pinpoint the time of death.

Furthermore, in a project in connection with the Upstate New York Poison Center we are investigating sustained release pharmaceuticals and the effects of different preparations and possible remedies on the available concentrations of the particular agents in patients.