Q&A with Bruce Rittmann

Rittmann wearing a yellow collared shirtBruce Rittmann is Director of the Biodesign Institute's Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology, a Regents' Professor in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering's School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, and a Distinguished Sustainability Scientist in the ASU Wrigley Institute. His interests lie in better understanding microorganisms so as to take advantage of the services they can provide to humans and our environment. In this video, Rittmann provides renewable energy and the decontamination of water and soils as examples of such services. He adds that, through increased investment in our partnership with microorganisms, we can achieve worldwide independence from fossil fuels.