Brent Peyton, PhD

Teaching Focus

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

Research FocusHalmonas campusalis

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

Dr. Brent Peyton is a full Professor on the faculty of the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department, the Director of the Thermal Biology Institute, and in the NSF Center for Biofilm Engineering at Montana State University. His research focus is on extremophilic bioprocessing, in situ biocatalyzed heavy metal biotransformations (Se, Cr, U), and growth of algae and fungi 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 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications, and holds four patents in environmental biotechnology.