Box 7625, Weaver Laboratories
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina
Emeritus Office Room 184
Emeritus Phone: 919-513-0323
Dept. Phone: 919-515-2694
"Bronze Medal for Commendable Service" by the United States Environmental Protection Agency
Professor Emeritus and former Extension Specialist of the Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Municipal Waste Management
Robert Rubin retired June 30th 2004 after serving the department since 1978. He was first appointed as an extension specialist and progressed through the ranks to become to professor in 1996. Rubin has conducted one of the most dynamic and far reaching programs in wastewater management and biosolids recovery/disposal in the United States. His innovative technology transfer efforts, aimed at training operational personnel, regulators, and government officials, were second to none and extremely well attended.
Rubin provided national leadership in the critically important areas of rural water quality and wastewater management, as evidenced by his invitation to address Congressional committees that deal with those problems throughout the U. S. His work in this area is so widely known he was asked to give the keynote speech at the 2007 International Water Congress in Spain. This conference was focused on sanitation for small communities and was a prelude to the 2008 International Year of Sanitation.
In his retirement Rubin plans to continue his consulting work and will be a visiting scientist with the USEPA . As an emeritus faculty member, Rubin will continue to contribute to the mission of the department.
June of 2003, Dr. Rubin was presented the "Bronze Medal for Commendable Service" by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. This was a very deserved and fitting honor for an individual who devoted his professional career to enhancing the performance and reliability of wastewater treatment systems.