Anca Delgado

Anca Delgado

Assistant Professor, Biodesign Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology
Assistant Professor, Fulton School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment

Bio

Delgado’s research focuses on soil and water microbial processes that sequester, recycle, and transform carbon and chlorine compounds for (i) contaminant removal, (ii) minimization of harmful chemicals in food production, (iii) improvement of soil quality, and (iv) biofuel precursor production. Delgado has spent her entire academic career at ASU, most recently completing a postdoctoral fellowship in environmental engineering. During her postdoctoral appointment, Delgado studied strategies for enhanced bioremediation by combining biodegradation and chemical oxidants for remediating soils contaminated heavy petroleum hydrocarbons.  Prior to that, she received a Ph.D. in Microbiology in 2013 and B.S. in Microbiology in 2008 at ASU.