Faculty and Staff Biography


John Rapko

Instructor, Chemistry
Department of Basic Sciences


B.S. in Chemistry (ACS Certified) - Saint Louis University

Ph.D. in Chemistry - Saint Louis University


Inorganic Chemistry

Industrial Chemistry (Organic, Inorganic and Physical)

Detergents and Surfactants and Related Environmental Issues

Current Research

No Active Current Research

Current Courses, Activities, and Scholarly Interest

Broad interest in chemistry

Vita Highlights

Career Vita - Industry

Monsanto Corporation (St. Louis, MO) – 25 years experience

Research Chemist – (Organic & Physical Chemistry, Detergent Ingredients)

Group Leader

Business Manager

Manager, Technology

Huntsman Corporation (Houston, TX) – 8 years experience

Senior Product Manager – Detergent Alkylates Manufacturing

Career Vita – Academia

Florissant Valley CC – (St. Louis, MO)

Instructor – Organic Chemistry STLCOP

Adjunct Laboratory Instructor – STLCOP - Gen. & Org. Chemistry

Adjunct Instructor – General Chemistry


Member of the American Chemistry Society

Member of The American Oil Chemists Society

Member of Sigma Xi

Member of Alpha Sigma Nu