Montana State University
Center for Biofilm Engineering: Biofilm research & education relevant to industry, health, and the environment

At the Center for Biofilm Engineering (CBE), multidisciplinary research teams develop beneficial uses for microbial biofilms and find solutions to industrially relevant biofilm problems. The CBE was established at Montana State University, Bozeman, in 1990 as a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center. As part of the MSU College of Engineering, the CBE gives students a chance to get a head start on their careers by working on research teams led by world-recognized leaders in the biofilm field.

CBE Web Feature

February 18, 2015

As the Center for Biofilm Engineering commemorates its 25th anniversary in 2015, it will also be exploring new opportunities for the future of the Center with a change in directorship.


November 19, 2014

The CBE earned the guest editor role and cover photo of the July 2014 Special Issue on Biofilms of the journal Microbial Ecology.

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February 18, 2015

Forty of Montana State University’s top seniors and their faculty and staff mentors were recognized Tuesday, February 17th at the 33rd annual Awards for Excellence banquet held on the MSU campus.


January 13, 2015

CBE faculty member, Abigail Richards, associate professor, chemical and biological engineering, was among the winners of the top 2015 faculty awards at Montana State University.

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