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
Location: 306 Cobleigh Hall

Department Head:

Jeff Heys, Ph.D.

Chemical & Biological Engineering Faculty

Abigail Richards, PhD

Assistant Professor Abigail Richards, PhD

Contact Information

Phone: 406-994-5926
Office: 313 Cobleigh Hall


  • ECHM/EBIO 100: Intro. to CHBE
  • ECHM 216: Elementary Principles II
  • EBIO 324: Bioengineering Transport
  • ECHM 443: CHBE Lab II


Isolation and characterization of iron-chelating molecules, called siderophores. Particular focus on siderophores that are secreted by bacteria inhabiting environments of high salinity and pH.