Anca Delgado is an assistant professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment and researcher in the Biodesign Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology at Arizona State University.
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 doctorate in microbiology in 2013 and bachelor's degree in microbiology in 2008 at ASU.