Alexander Frie

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Professional Title
Research and Fellowship Coordinator

What I do for Sea Grant

  • Coordinate Minnesota Sea Grant's research program.
  • Coordinate Minnesota Sea Grant's state and national fellowship programs.
  • Help Minnesota Sea Grant realize our research-to-application vision of translating the water science needs of our stakeholders into deliverable science, research funding opportunities, and student fellowships.


  • Research and Fellowships

Research Interests

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Fate and Transport of Pollutants in the Environment
  • Impacts of Atmospheric Deposition on Water Quality
  • Identifying and Constraining Pollution Sources
  • Novel Techniques of Reducing Nitrogen Pollution in Air and Water



Ph.D. - Environmental Chemistry
University of California Riverside
B.A. - Environmental Chemistry
Saint John's University and College of Saint Benedict

Outreach Projects

Knauss Fellowships match graduate students who have an interest in Great Lakes, ocean, and resources national policy with hosts in the legislative and executive branches of government.

This fellowship places Ph.D. students in research-based fellowships that provide support for up to three years.

The NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship provides on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and to provide project assistance to state coastal zone management programs. 

Twin Ports Freshwater Folk is an informal gathering of people from the Twin Ports who are engaged in freshwater research, policy, and/or regulation issues.

Research Projects