Associate Research Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering
PI, Standardized Biofilm Methods Laboratory
Office: 305 Barnard Hall
Specialty: Standardized biofilm methods
Darla Goeres has over twenty years of experience researching biofilm bacteria in industrial systems. She has studied biofilms found in beer draught lines, Danish district heating distribution pipes, anaerobic biofilms in soured oil fields, biofilms in recreational water systems, and evaluated various treatment strategies for killing, removing and/or preventing biofilm formation.
Dr. Goeres leads the Standardized Biofilm Methods Laboratory (SBML) team at the Center for Biofilm Engineering. The mission of this laboratory is the development and validation of quantitative standard methods for growing, treating, sampling and analyzing biofilm bacteria. As part of her work in this area, she participates in the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) subcommittee E35.15 and facilitated the acceptance of the first approved standard methods for biofilm bacteria. Her goal is to promote collaboration among the various entities interested in biofilm methods.
Goeres specific research interests:
- Develop and validation of quantitative biofilm methods
- Biofilm reactor design
- Prevention or treatment of biofilm found in industrial or home environments
- Biofilms in recreational water
- Biofilms in beer draught lines
Biofilm related publications searchable via the CBE Publications Database
“MSU records yet another strong year for research” MSU News Service September 14, 2018
“MSU hosts fifth annual conference to help move life-saving products to the marketplace” MSU News Service February 15, 2018
“MSU researchers help EPA with first ever biofilm product standards” MSU News Service November 8, 2017