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

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.


March 9, 2015

“25 years and growing”

2015 marks the 25th anniversary of CBE’s inception as a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center (NSF ERC).


February 18, 2015

As the Center for Biofilm Engineering commemorates its 25th anniversary in 2015, it will also be exploring new opportunities for the future of the Center with a change in directorship.

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March 27, 2015

The CBE is pleased to continue its program to encourage the participation of outstanding non-MSU biofilm investigators at its semi-annual Montana Biofilm Science and Technology Meetings.


March 27, 2015

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

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