Office: 215 Cobleigh
Specialty: Environmental engineering

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. Environmental Engineering

  • Montana State University, December 2013
  • Dissertation: Biofilm-induced calcium carbonate precipitation: Application in the subsurface

M.S. Environmental Engineering

  • Montana State University, December 2003
  • Professional Paper: Development and analysis of a new trickling filter media for on-site wastewater systems

Bachelor of Arts

  • Carroll College, Helena, Montana, May 1998

Research Interests

  • Microbes in high pressure environments
  • Bioremediation
  • Biofilms in porous media
  • Fracture sealing
  • Biocements
  • Wellbore integrity

Phillips CV

Biofilm related publications searchable via the CBE Publications Database

Courses, Awards, Grants

Related News

“MSU researchers exploring cement alternative using fungi, bacteria” Yellowstone Public Radio, Feb. 24, 2021

“MSU researchers receive $500,000 grant to make fungus-based building material” MSU News Oct. 6, 2020

“MSU field tests push well-sealing technology closer to commercial application” MSU News Jan. 18, 2018