Dr. Bohnhoff earned her PhD in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Geoenvironmental Engineering from Colorado State University, and both her Master of Science in Geological Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering and Geology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dr. Bohnhoff's research focuses on the intersection of environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, and groundwater engineering. Her research has a common theme of sustainable and novel solutions to waste containment, and fate and transport of contaminants in the geoenvironment. Her current research is an investigation of the long-term behavior of polymer modified bentonite for containment barrier applications.
She is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Wisconsin. Dr. Bohnhoff is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Water Resources Association (AWRA), and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). She also serves as faculty advisor for Chi Epsilon, the Civil Engineering Honors Society.