Ulrike studied Chemistry at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg from 2002 to 2008. During her Diploma Thesis, Ulrike worked on the synthesis and crystallographic properties of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) in the group of Prof. Mertens.
In 2008 she went to the TU Dresden, where she worked in the group "Kombinatorische Mikroelektrochemie" (Prof. A. Michaelis), which is located at the Fraunhofer IKTS Dresden and headed by Dr. Michael Schneider. Here she investigated thin anodic oxide films with microelectrochemical techniques in view of their thickness and dielectric properties. Furthermore, Ulrike worked in the field electrochemical investigation of energy storage materials, namely for lithium ion batteries. In December 2011, Ulrike joined the junior research group ENano where she will investigate lithium ion battery materials with microelectrochemical methods.