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

April 4, 2016

Al Parker, bio-statistician at the Center for Biofilm Engineering (CBE), was recently awarded a US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2015 Scientific and Technological Achievement Award, Level 1.


February 19, 2016

Brent Peyton, a professor in MSU’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, was recently awarded a prestigious $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation.


November 19, 2015

The study of biofilms is the specialty of Montana State University’s Center for Biofilm Engineering, now celebrating its 25th year.

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May 12, 2016

Brent Peyton, a professor in MSU’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, was recently honored with the College of Engineering’s Distinguished Professorship award at its annual awards ceremony on May 4, 2016.


May 10, 2016

MSU-CBE faculty member, Abigail Richards, associate professor of chemical and biological engineering, was recently featured in the spring 2016 edition of Montana State University’s Mountains & Minds magazine.

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