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. Cesar I. Torres is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering in the School for Engineering of, Matter, Transport and Energy at Arizona State University and part of the Chemical Engineering and the Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering Graduate Program faculties. Cesar is a leader in microbial energy research, focusing on microbial kinetics and extracellular electron transport to and from solid electrodes.
Dr. Xu is the Director of the Environmental Lab for Innovative Technologies at New Mexico State University. Water quality and quantity, energy demand, and their impacts on people and the environment . Given the energy intensity of existing water infrastructures and the prospect that water demands will soon exceed supplies in many areas, it is critical to develop sustainable technologies for water and wastewater treatment.