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Czarena Crofcheck, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor, Lewis Honors College Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Contact

(859) 218-4349
213 C.E. Barnhart Building

Website

Appointments

Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky, July 2015 to present.

Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky, July 2007 to July 2015.

Assistant Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky, April 2001 - June 2007.


Education

Ph.D. Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2001.

M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 1997.

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University, 1994.


Some of my research emphasis at UK is in bioprocessing, specifically downstream processing of value added proteins and the conversion of biomass to chemicals and fuels. My other area of interest is in biomass conversion. The conversion of agricultural and forestry biomass into value-added chemicals and materials holds great promise for increasing industrial sustainability and increasing markets available for U.S. producers. In one project, we are focusing on the thermochemical conversion of biomass to value added chemicals and materials by catalytic mediated liquefaction (CML), emphasizing the yield of heavy products.

Research Interests:

Bioprocessing

Biofuels

Fermentation

Algae Cultivation

Downstream Processing