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Anne K. Camper, PhD
Associate Professor of Civil Engineering; Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Stud
Camper is an associate professor of Civil Engineering and the associate dean for Research and Graduate Studies at the College of Engineering at Montana State University in Bozeman. Her research interests include bacterial attachment to surfaces, and biological treatment of drinking water and microbial regrowth in drinking water distribution systems.

Bill Costerton, PhD
Director, Biofilm Center
Costerton is the director of the Center for Interfacial Microbial Process Engineering at Montana State University in Bozeman. His work delving into the differences between floating and attached cells has revealed both the presence of extracellular matrix material surrounding attached cells and the ubiquity of slime-producing attached bacteria in natural systems.

Dan Kotansky
Hydrologist, BLM
Kotansky is an environmental protection specialist at the Bureau of Land Management in Idaho.

Anna-Louise Reysenbach, PhD
Microbial Ecologist
Reysenbach is a microbial ecologist with special interests in the ecology of terrestrial and deep-sea hydrothermal vents, and in the evolution of biogeochemical cycles. She teaches the core microbiology course at Portland State University, as well as courses in Microbial Ecology and Microbial Diversity.

Phil Stewart, PhD
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Stewart is the Deputy Director and Research Coordinator a professor of Chemical Engineering at the Center for Biofilm Engineering at Montana State University. He studies biofilm control with antimicrobial agents, transport phenomena in biofilms, biofilm modeling, and biofilm detachment.


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