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Joseph Andrew Yurko, American Chemical engineer.


Yurko, Joseph Andrew was born on March 30, 1955 in Youngstown, Ohio, United States. Son of Joseph George and Virginia Mary (Cossentino) Yurko.


Bachelor in BioEngring. Science, Cleveland State University, 1981; Bachelor in Chemical Engineering, Cleveland State University, 1981.


Structural draftsperson Hong Kong Ferguson Company, Cleveland, 1974-1976, architectural draftsperson, 1976-1977, process design engineer, 1981-1984. Chemical engineer Chemical Data Systems, Inc., Oxford, Pennsylvania, 1984-1985. Technical sales engineer Autoclave Data Systems, Inc., Erie, 1985-1986.

Senior process design engineer Morrison Knudsen Corporation, Cleveland, 1987—2002, process start up engineer, 1988—2002. Senior project engineer Ben Venue Laboratories, Bedford, since 2002. Consultant EI Dupont de Nemours and Company, Wilmington, Delaware, 1985-1986, Mobil Oil Research Center, Princeton, New Jersey, 1985-1986, SmithKline Beecham French Laboratories, Philadelphia, 1985-1986, Anheuser-Busch Companies, St. Louis, Dow Corning, Midland Michigan, 1996, Covance Biotechs.

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, 2000. Speaker National Engineer's Week, since 1997, National Chemistry Week, since 1997.


  • Achievements include reversed osmosis reugotate water reclaim and wfi reclaim hot water flush for Ben Venue Labs. Proposed process conversion of carbon dioxide emissions into oxygen and hydroponically grown products for Anheuser-Busch Inc. Ultraviolet photographic study of particle motion in fluid dynamic study of new Autoclave Engineers microclave reactor with catalyst basket and internals for heterogeneous catalysis, proposition of ceramically encapsulated metallic beads impregnated with catalyst for novel reactor designed to contain catalyst in magnetic zone.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (manuals) Aseptic Filtration Technology Operating Procedure, 1990, Waste Stream Evaporator Technology Operating Procedure, 1991, Clean-in-Place Process Technology Operating Procedure, 1992, Viobin Science Proten Laboratories Pancreatin, Heparin and Blood Processes, 1995. Editor: (manual) Natural Water Carbonation Technology Operations, 1992.


God, who is heard throughout the Bible, calls for justice for the widows, orphans and aliens who were oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore the involvement in political life is something that Christians should not avoid.


As human beings people are a part of a cruel and violent and unjust world that feels like it cannot be changed. By accepting forgiveness and liberation, God enables to resist evil and to live life that can make this world a better place.


Coach track Catholic Youth Organization St. Bridgets Catholic Church, Parma, Ohio, 1977. Campaigner Multiple Sclerosis Society, Cleveland, 1978. Counselor Society Cripplied Children Cuyahoga County, Strongsville, 1979, den leader Boy Socuts American, 1997-2002, scoutmaster, 2002-2004.

Member American Institute Chemical Engineers (chair Cleveland chapter 1988-1989, vice chair Delaware Valley chapter 1986-1987), Food Pharmaceutical and Bioengring. Division, American Chemical Society, Cleveland Engineering Society, International Society Pharmaceutical Engineering.


Married Valerie Ann Congdon, September 9, 1992. Children: Andrew Dale, Laura Annual.

Joseph George Yurko

Virginia Mary (Cossentino) Yurko

Valerie Ann Congdon

Andrew Dale Yurko

Laura Annual Yurko