Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown

Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown

Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty Member, Biodesign Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology
Associate Faculty, Biodesign Center for Fundamental and Applied Microbiomics


Dr. Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown is a Professor at the School of Sustainable Engineering and The Built Environment and the Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology at Arizona State University.  She Joined the SSEBE faculty in 2007.  She has Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Georgia Tech. She was awarded an NSF CAREER award, was selected as one of 40 under 40 leaders in Phoenix, and has funding for her research from many federal agencies including NIH.  She is author of 5 patents and more than 70 peer-reviewed publications.  She specializes on molecular microbial ecology for bioremediation, the use of microbial systems for bioenergy production, and the human intestinal microbial ecology and its relationship to obesity, bariatric surgery, and autism.


  • Applications of molecular microbial ecology to enhance microbial bioremediation, bioenergy, and human health.
  • Other areas of interest include bioremediation of soil, sediments, and groundwater and the use of microbial systems for bioenergy.