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The Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering

Advisory Board

Chris Detzel

Chris Detzel

Chris Detzel
Chief Operating Officer
Proliant Health and Biologicals

  • MBA – Iowa State University
  • PhD Chemical Engineering – Washington State University
  • BS Chemical Engineering – Washington State University

Professional Experience

Dr. Christopher Detzel is the Chief Operating Officer of Proliant Health and Biologicals, a leading manufacturer of medical proteins. Proliant uses large scale protein fractionation technology to develop, manufacture, and market functional medical proteins for the global nutrition and diagnostic industries. Dr. Detzel initially joined Proliant Health and Biologicals as a scientist and has served in a variety of roles from basic and clinical research, process development, technical sales support, and executive management.

Dr. Detzel earned his undergraduate chemical engineering degree from Washington State University in 2003 and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from WSU in 2009. Dr. Detzel was also a member of the NIH Protein Biotechnology Program at WSU which provided initial experience in protein and tissue engineering that has continued to be a focus throughout this career. He has broad experience in bioreactor and process design, tissue engineering, and protein fractionation.

The Voiland school of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, and WSU in general, provided a fantastic education, many opportunities for personal development and the foundation for a successful career. Dr. Detzel is thrilled for the opportunity to serve the department though the advisory board to help ensure future COUGS have similar prospects. GO COUGS!