Where our research happens
Research and Extension Centers, Institutes & Laboratories
The Center for Biofilm Engineering has been a world leader in microbial biofilm research since it was established at MSU in 1990. CBE's multidisciplinary research teams develop beneficial uses for biofilms and find solutions to industrially relevant biofilm problems, with applications in medicine, food safety, energy and much more.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive imaging technology that has found broad application in clinical medicine and is a maturing method for studies in engineering and physics. The lab offers a variety of tools for researching biofilms, gels, ice and more.
Established in 2016, the Montana Engineering Education Research Center (MEERC) seeks to position Montana as a national leader in engineering education research andtransform engineering education through collaborative, empirical research.
The Subzero Research Laboratory is a world-class, state-of-the-art suite of facilities used to study snow, ice and the effects of the cold on projects across a range of scientific disciplines.
Research Entities Affiliated with the College of Engineering
The Energy Research Institute is an umbrella organization for MSU faculty, staff and students advancing on biofuels, wind energy, carbon sequestration, fuel cells and other energy technologies.
The Montana Nanotechnology Facility (MONT) serves people from academia, government and industry by providing access to nanotech research facilities and expertise. MONT, which includes theMontana Microfabrication Facility, is one of only 16 centers nationwide supported by the National Science Foundation as part of the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure framework.