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Washington State University
The Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering

Advisory Board

John Rubero

John Rubero

John Rubero
Bioprocess Engineer
CRB Consulting Engineers, Inc.

  • M.S. Chemical Engineering – Washington State University – 1990
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering – Washington State University – 1987

Questions for WSU Alumni

What was your favorite CEA class?

ChE 441, Process Control – Dr. Petersen

Who was your favorite CEA professor?

Dr. Richard Zollars – Graduate Research Advisor

What is your fondest WSU memory?

Freshman year at Stimson Hall (‘82–‘83) before its renovations.

Who is your Engineering Hero?

Thomas Jefferson (conceptually) and my dad (actually).

What tool or gadget do you use most often throughout the day?


What keeps you focused?

Testimonials from patients who benefit from biopharmaceutical drugs that dramatically improve their quality of life.

What is your inspiration?

My family (wife Debbie and children Seth, Sophia, and Simon) and the mountains.

Why are you on the Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering Advisory Board?

To bring some industry perspective back to the department and to encourage students who may be considering career options in Biotechnology, at least in an indirect way.