Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown

Assoc Professor
Sch Sustain Engr & Built Envrn
Faculty Researcher
Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology
Faculty Researcher
Biodesign Fundamental & Applie

Location: TEMPE

Contact Information
(480) 727-7574

Research Interests

Her primary areas of research interest are: bioremediation, the use of microbial systems for bioenergy production with an emphasis on environmental applications of molecular microbial ecology.  Another area of research where she applies her molecular microbial ecology expertise is the human intestinal microbial ecology and its relationship to obesity and autism.  In 2011 she was awarded an NSF career award. She has published more than 55 peer reviewed articles.  Her research has been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Nature Microbial Reviews, Cell, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Environmental Science and Technology, FEMS Microbiology Ecology and Environmental Microbiology. 


Associate  Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering

Dr. Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown is currently an associate professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering and is part of the Center for Environmental Biotechnology in the Biodesign Institute. Dr Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown received her bachelor’s degree in Industrial Biochemical Engineering from the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana (UAM) in Mexico City in 1996. She worked for a year at IBTech, an Environmental Engineering consulting firm and in 1997 she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship which she used to get her master’s degree at Georgia Tech. She completed her Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech in August of 2005. She is author of a patent, several peer-reviewed publications and has presented numerous talks and posters at national and international conferences.


2005, Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
2000, M.S. in Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
1996, B.S. in Industrial Biochemical Engineering, UAM-I Mexico City