Bruce Rittmann

Biography

Dr. Bruce E. Rittmann is Regents Professor of Environmental Engineering and Director of the Biodesign Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology at Arizona State University.  His research focuses on the science and engineering needed to “manage microbial communities to provide services to society.”  Services include generating renewable energy, cleaning water and soil, and improving human health.  Dr. Rittmann is a member of the National Academy of Engineering; a Fellow of AAAS, WEF, IWA, AEESP, and NAI; and a Distinguished Member of ASCE.  Dr. Rittmann was awarded the first Clarke Prize for Outstanding Achievements in Water Science and Technology from the NWRI, the Walter Huber Research Prize and the Simon Freese Award from ASCE, the G.M. Fair Award from AAEES, and the Perry L. McCarty/AEESP Founders Award.  He is the co-winner of the 2018 Stockholm Water Prize.  Dr. Rittmann has published over 720 journal articles, books, and book chapters, and he has 16 patents.  With Dr. Perry McCarty, Dr. Rittmann co-authored the textbook Environmental Biotechnology: Principles and Applications (McGraw-Hill Book Co.).

 

Fax

480-727-0089

Education

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

 

 

Research Interests

Environmental Biotechnology

Microbial Ecology

Environmental Chemistry

Bioremediation

Microorganisms-Based Energy

Publications

Professor Rittmann has more than 720 publications, which can be seen in his CV.

Courses

Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
CEE 590 Reading and Conference
CEE 592 Research
CEE 593 Applied Project
CEE 595 Continuing Registration
CHE 595 Continuing Registration
CEE 599 Thesis
CEE 790 Reading and Conference
CHE 792 Research
CEE 792 Research
BDE 792 Research
CEE 795 Continuing Registration
CEE 799 Dissertation
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
CEE 492 Honors Directed Study
CHE 492 Honors Directed Study
CEE 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
MBB 495 Undergraduate Research
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
CEE 499 Individualized Instruction
CEE 580 Practicum
CEE 590 Reading and Conference
CEE 592 Research
CEE 593 Applied Project
CHE 593 Applied Project
CHE 595 Continuing Registration
CEE 595 Continuing Registration
CHE 599 Thesis
CEE 599 Thesis
CEE 790 Reading and Conference
CHE 792 Research
BDE 792 Research
CEE 792 Research
CEE 795 Continuing Registration
BDE 799 Dissertation
CEE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
CEE 590 Reading and Conference
CEE 592 Research
CEE 593 Applied Project
CHE 595 Continuing Registration
CEE 595 Continuing Registration
CEE 790 Reading and Conference
CHE 792 Research
CEE 792 Research
BDE 792 Research
CEE 795 Continuing Registration
CEE 799 Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
CHE 492 Honors Directed Study
CEE 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
CEE 493 Honors Thesis
MBB 495 Undergraduate Research
CEE 499 Individualized Instruction
CEE 580 Practicum
CEE 590 Reading and Conference
CEE 592 Research
CEE 593 Applied Project
CHE 595 Continuing Registration
CEE 595 Continuing Registration
CHE 599 Thesis
CEE 599 Thesis
CEE 790 Reading and Conference
CHE 792 Research
CEE 792 Research
CEE 795 Continuing Registration
BDE 799 Dissertation
CEE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
CEE 590 Reading and Conference
CEE 592 Research
CEE 593 Applied Project
CEE 595 Continuing Registration
CEE 790 Reading and Conference
BDE 792 Research
CEE 792 Research
CEE 795 Continuing Registration
CEE 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
CEE 492 Honors Directed Study
CEE 493 Honors Thesis
MBB 495 Undergraduate Research
CEE 499 Individualized Instruction
CEE 580 Practicum
CEE 590 Reading and Conference
CEE 592 Research
CEE 593 Applied Project
CEE 595 Continuing Registration
CEE 599 Thesis
CHE 599 Thesis
CEE 790 Reading and Conference
CEE 792 Research
CEE 795 Continuing Registration
BDE 799 Dissertation
CEE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
CEE 590 Reading and Conference
CEE 592 Research
CEE 593 Applied Project
CEE 595 Continuing Registration
CEE 599 Thesis
CEE 790 Reading and Conference
BDE 792 Research
CEE 792 Research
CEE 795 Continuing Registration
CEE 799 Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
CEE 361 Intro to Environmental Engr
CEE 492 Honors Directed Study
CEE 493 Honors Thesis
MBB 495 Undergraduate Research
CEE 499 Individualized Instruction
CEE 590 Reading and Conference
CEE 592 Research
CEE 595 Continuing Registration
CEE 599 Thesis
CEE 790 Reading and Conference
CEE 792 Research
CEE 795 Continuing Registration
BDE 799 Dissertation
CEE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
CEE 590 Reading and Conference
CEE 592 Research
CEE 595 Continuing Registration
CEE 790 Reading and Conference
BDE 792 Research
CEE 792 Research
CEE 795 Continuing Registration
CEE 799 Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
MBB 492 Honors Directed Study
CEE 492 Honors Directed Study
CEE 493 Honors Thesis
MBB 495 Undergraduate Research
CEE 499 Individualized Instruction
CEE 590 Reading and Conference
CEE 592 Research
CEE 595 Continuing Registration
CEE 599 Thesis
CEE 790 Reading and Conference
BDE 792 Research
CEE 792 Research
CEE 795 Continuing Registration
BDE 799 Dissertation
CEE 799 Dissertation

Presentations

Dr. Rittmann regularly teaches CEE 565, Advanced Environmental Biotechnology.  This course is for graduate students interested in understanding and using microbial communities to provide sustainability services to society.  The course features in-class discussion of readings on contemporary topics in environmental biotechnology.  Students also conduct a term project that explores the foundation and application of a timely subject in environmental biotechnology.   Some past class projects have led to published papers and funded research proposals.  

Honors/Awards

See Dr. Rittmann's CV.

Professional Associations

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Service

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Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

Dr. Rittmann has mentored more than 50 PhD graduates.  Most have gone on to leadership roles in academia, industry, and other enterprises.

Work History

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Consulting

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