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

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.


July 23, 2014

The CBE was recently featured by Montana State University for the “Chronic Infections” session presented at its July biofilm science and technology meeting.

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October 17, 2014

Congratulations to first author Karen Moll, MSU-CBE PhD student in microbiology and immunology, for holding a spot in the top twenty most downloaded algal research articles from ScienceDirect in the last 90 days.


September 23, 2014

Two CBE researchers were recently appointed to assistant professor faculty positions in MSU’s Department of Civil Engineering.

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