Dr. Margrit C. von Braun

Moscow, Idaho
United States

Focus Areas

Higher Education
Public Health & Safety
Social Justice
Human Rights
Social Justice
Environment & Sustainable Development


Margrit von Braun, KNFP-13, is an environmental engineer with degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology (B.S), the University of Idaho (MCE), and Washington State University (PhD). She is a licensed Professional Engineer. Her teaching and research has been in the area of hazardous waste management and risk assessment. She helped found and directed the Environmental Science and Environmental Engineering programs at the University of Idaho from 1993-2003 and served as dean of the College of Graduate Studies for nearly 10 years before retiring in 2010. She and her husband, Dr. Ian von Lindern, founded TerraGraphics Environmental Engineering, Inc. in 1984; currently with 6 offices the company'۪s projects have focused on remediation of hazardous waste sites, particularly in mining districts. Margrit is co-founder of TerraGraphics International Foundation (TIFO), a non-governmental organization providing assistance to communities to reduce environmental exposures. Dr. von Braun received a 3-year leadership development fellowship from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, the Outstanding Faculty Award from the College of Engineering and the Graduate Teaching Excellence. She has served as President of the Western Area Graduate Schools. In 2012, Dr. von Braun was elected as a Fellow of the Collegium Ramazzini.