Educational Background

  • B.S., Lehigh University
  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Teaching Specialties

  • Materials and polymer science
  • Transport operations
  • Separations

Research Interests

  • Gas and liquid transport in polymers
  • Plastics recycling
  • Polymer surface modification
  • Polymer blends and filled polymers

Honors, Awards

  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • The Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, Bucknell University (2001)

Selected Publications

Harner, J., Raymond, T.M., and Csernica, J., "The Mechanical Properties of Flyash Filled Polystyrene: Using Surface Modifications to Tune Mechanical Properties", Journal of Polymer Engineering, 27(5), 371, 2007.

Csernica, J., Ganesan, S., "Mechanical Properties and Effect of Coupling Agent in a Polystyrene/Flyash Composite", Journal of Polymer Engineering, 25(1), 1, 2005.

Csernica, J., Stolk, J., Hanyak, M.E., Subramanian, V., "BIPMAP (Binary Isomorphous Phase Map) – An Interactive Computer Tool for Phase Diagram Instruction", Standard Experiments in Engineering, Materials Science and Technology, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, SP-211735, Hampton, VA, 627, 2002.

Csernica, J.J., Hilliard, P.R., and Vincenti, P.J., "Cosmetic Composition Containing Cellulose Esters", United States Patent 6,387,356, 2002.

"Effect of Plasticizers on the Properties of Polystyrene Films," Journal of Chemical Education, 76(11), 1526, 1999.


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