César Torres

César Torres

Faculty Member, Biodesign Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology
Associate Professor, School of Engineering of Matter, Transport & Energy


Dr. Cesar I. Torres is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy at Arizona State University and part of the Chemical Engineering and the Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering Graduate Program faculty. Cesar is a leader in microbial electrochemical cell research, focusing on microbial kinetics of anode-respiring bacteria (ARB) and extracellular electron transport to and from solid electrodes. He has published 15 articles in peer-reviewed journals on this topic. Torres combines biofilm modeling, electrochemical, microscopic, and analytical techniques, to characterize ARB kinetics and thermodynamics.


biofilms; microbial and biofilm kinetics; microbial electrochemical cells; microscopic techniques to image biofilms; modeling and simulation; bioenergy; bioremediation; biotechnology; wastewater treatment