Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering;
Director, Thermal Biology Institute
Dr. Brent Peyton is professor on the faculty of the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department, and the NSF Center for Biofilm Engineering at Montana State University. His research focus is on extremophilic bioprocessing, and in situ biocatalyzed heavy metal biotransformations in natural and engineered biological systems. His teaching focus is on integration of chemical engineering with microbiology and biotechnology for undergraduate and graduate engineering education.
Before returning to MSU, Dr. Peyton was a tenured faculty member at Washington State University for 8 years. Prior to WSU, he was in the Bioprocessing/Bioremediation Research Group at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for 5 years.
He has authored and co-authored over 90 peer-reviewed publications, and holds three patents in applications of environmental biotechnology.