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

May 18, 2015

Federica Villa, a Center for Biofilm Engineering visiting researcher from Italy, is delving into the effects of biofilm on some iconic American monuments.

Jim Wilking

April 29, 2015

Jim Wilking's biofilm work has brought him a prestigious NSF CAREER award, the National Science Foundation's top award for young scientists.


March 13, 2015

A successful field-scale experiment marked a significant milestone in CBE’s development and control of biofilm processes that mitigate unwanted leakage pathways near wells.

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April 30, 2015

Two CBE faculty were honored at the MSU College of Engineering (COE) annual awards luncheon on April 28, 2015.


March 27, 2015

The CBE welcomes SANUWAVE Health as its newest small business member.

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