Montana State University

Chemical & Biological Engineering Department

Montana State University
306 Cobleigh Hall
PO Box 173920 Bozeman, MT 59717-3920

Tel: (406) 994-2221
Fax: (406) 994-5308
E-mail: ChBE@coe.montana.edu
Location: 306 Cobleigh Hall

Department Head:

Jeff Heys, Ph.D.

Chemical & Biological Engineering Faculty

Brent M. Peyton, PhD

Professor

Contact Information

305 Cobleigh Hall
PO Box 173920
Bozeman, Montana 59717

Phone: (406) 994-7419
Fax: (406) 994-5308
Email: bpeyton@coe.montana.edu

Brent Peyton, PhD

Teaching focus:

Integration of chemical engineering with microbiology and biotechnology for undergraduate and graduate engineering education. 

Research focus:

Fundamental and applied research in the areas of biofuels, extremophilic bioprocessing, and in situ biocatalyzed heavy metal transformations.Halmonas campusalis

Dr. Brent Peyton is a full 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, in situ biocatalyzed heavy metal biotransformations, and growth of algae for biodiesel production in natural and engineered biological systems. 

Research being conducted at Soap LakeBefore returning to MSU in 2005, 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 85 peer-reviewed scientific publications, and holds four patents in environmental biotechnology.chlorella