Assistant Professor, Biodesign Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology
Anca G. Delgado is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University. She is also a graduate faculty in the Biological Design program in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy. The Delgado Lab, part of the Biodesign Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology, focuses on microbiological processes that remove contaminants or provide high-value chemicals to society. Our research employs synthetic microbiomes to 1) transform, degrade, or sequester chemical contaminants, 2) improve soil and water quality, and 3) produce bioproducts from waste streams. Our main research topics are bioremediation, microbial chain elongation, bioweathering and biomining, and environmental analytical chemistry.