Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering;
Director, Thermal Biology Institute
Office: 305 Cobleigh Hall
Specialty: Environmental biotechnology and bioremediation
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.
Biofilm related publications searchable via the CBE Publications Database
"MSU undergraduates visit Yellowstone backcountry for unique research experience" MSU News Sept. 28, 2022
"MSU receives $3 million NSF grant to support innovative graduate research on extreme microbes" MSU News September 27, 2021
"MSU researchers help NASA tackle spacecraft biofilm problem" MSU News July 12, 2021
“Three MSU research teams set to improve water quality with new funding” MSU News Feb. 19, 2020
“MSU researchers ramp up $6 million project seeking solutions to biofilm corrosion” MSU News Jan. 31, 2020
“CBE faculty guide students seeking plastic-degrading microbes in Yellowstone” CBE News October 22, 2019
“MSU algae research could make biofuel production more economical” MSU News Service February 12, 2019
“MSU researchers receive $1.8 million to study methane-converting microbes” MSU News Service October 18, 2017
“MSU team awarded Keck Foundation grant to study extreme Yellowstone microbes” MSU News Service Feb. 1, 2016