NSF Summer Institute on Nano Mechanics
Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, and Green Manufacturing for Creating Sustainable Technologies
Bruce Rittmann is Professor and Director of the Center for Environmental Biotechnology in the Biodesign Institute of Arizona State University. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and his Ph.D. from Stanford University. He spent 12 years on the faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and another 12 years on the faculty at Northwestern University. Dr. Rittmann joined the Biodesign Institute in January 2005. Dr. Rittmann is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences. He won the 1994 Clark Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Water Science and Technology (National Water Research Institute) and the 1990 Huber Research Prize (American Society of Civil Engineers). He was the 2004 Distinguished Lecture and is a past-president of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors. Dr. Rittmann co-authored Environmental Biotechnology: Principles and Applications (2001) and is one the ISI’s Most Highly Cited Researchers.