Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

John Petro


Office: Engineering A103M
Phone: 970-491-3872

Dr. John Petro


Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Petro joined the Mechanical Engineering department as a Professor of Practice. He has worked over 20 years in the tooling, special machines, robotic welding and cutting industries. He is also an American Welding Society certified welding inspector. Prior to teaching at CSU, he taught mechanical engineering and welding courses for 9 years at the University of Wisconsin-Stout while living in Colorado. He is a native of Wisconsin where he received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After moving to Colorado with his family, he received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University. In his spare time, Dr. Petro enjoys hiking, skiing, golf and sheepshead.

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 – Nominee – Graduate Advising and Mentorship Award, CSU
  • 2016 – ASME Woodsy-Wood Award, ASME CSU Student Chapter