Bruce Rittmann, a professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, has been elected a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Distinguished Membership is reserved for ASCE members who have “attained acknowledged eminence” in a branch of engineering or in the arts and sciences related to engineering.

A highly cited researcher, Rittmann is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, an ASU Regents’ Professor and director of the Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology in ASU’s Biodesign Institute.

His work at ASU has helped make him an international leader in the use of microbial communities to improve pollution cleanup, treatment of water and wastewater, and the capture of renewable energy.

He is also a recipient of the Clarke Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Water Science and Technology.

Rittmann will be formally awarded ASCE Distinguished Membership at ceremonies in Montreal in October. Look for more news on this honor and Rittmann’s accomplishments in the near future.

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