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.

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October 19, 2016

Earlier this month, the EPA announced that it is seeking public comment of two test methods and guidance for evaluating antimicrobial efficacy against two biofilm bacteria.


August 22, 2016

CBE affiliated faculty Adrienne Phillips, Robin Gerlach, and Al Cunningham were recently featured by MSU News for their research that has demonstrated the potential for biofilm and mineral-producing bacteria to stop tiny, hard-to-reach leaks in underground oil and gas wells.


August 19, 2016

The Center for Biofilm Engineering, in collaboration with Montana State University’s Department of Visual Media and BioSurface Technologies, is excited to announce the first series of Standardized Biofilm Methods training videos.

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September 22, 2016

The CBE recently welcomed DeLaval as its newest Industrial Associate member.


August 26, 2016

CBE researchers Mari Eggers, research scientist, and Anne Camper, Regents Professor in civil engineering, are part of a team that recently received a $5 million grant to address well water issues on the Crow Reservation in southeastern Montana.


August 12, 2016

CBE affiliated faculty member Phil Stewart, professor in MSU’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, was recently published in the prestigious science publication Nature Partner Journals (npj) Biofilms and Microbiomes.

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