Bruce Rittmann


Environmental Biotechnology, Arizona State University

Director of the Biodesign Institute at ASU Center for Environmental Biotechnology

Dr. Bruce Rittmann, director of the Center for Environmental Biotechnology in the Biodesign Institute at ASU, is an international leader in the use of microbial communities to provide services to society. Those services include pollution clean up, treatment of water and wastewater, capture of renewable energy, and directly improving human health. Dr. Rittmann was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2004. He is a Fellow of the AAAS, a recipient of the Clarke Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Water Science and Technology, a winner of the Huber Research Prize from ASCE, and one of the world’s most highly cited researchers, according to ISI.

Expertise: Environmental Biotechnology Biofilms Microbial Ecology

1979, Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, Stanford University
1974, M.S. Environmental Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis
1974, B.S. Civil Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis