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

November 19, 2015

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


September 24, 2015

MSU-CBE faculty member Darla Goeres, associate research professor in chemical and biological engineering, was recently awarded a Burroughs Wellcome Innovation in Regulatory Science Award.


September 18, 2015

The National Science Foundation has awarded $3 million for the creation of a new nanotechnology center at MSU.

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Cover image: PNAS, August 2015

October 26, 2015

Researchers at the University of Montana earned the cover image of the August 2015 issue of Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) with images collected at the CBE microscopy facility.


July 20, 2015

Matthew Fields, professor of microbiology and immunology at Montana State University, has been named director of the Center for Biofilm Engineering (CBE) in MSU‘s College of Engineering.

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