Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Montana State UniversityBiography
Dr. Stewart is a Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the Center for Biofilm Engineering at Montana State University. He received his B.S. (1982) from Rice University, and M.S. (1985) and Ph.D (1988) degrees from Stanford University, all in chemical engineering. After finishing his doctoral studies, he was a NATO postdoctoral fellow at the Institut Jacques Monod in Paris, France and a senior chemical engineer at Bechtel Environmental in San Francisco, California. He joined the faculty of Chemical Engineering at Montana State in 1991. Dr. Stewart has also been integrally involved with the Center for Biofilm Engineering since his arrival on the Montana State campus, serving as director from 2005-2015. Dr. Stewart's research focuses on the control of detrimental microbial biofilms. He has authored or co-authored more than 150 technical publications and has directed projects for eighteen industrial sponsors. He is the recipient of an NSF Career Award and has been honored at Montana State University with both of that institution's top faculty awards for excellence in research and scholarship.