Jeff Csernica

Jeff Csernica

Professor of Chemical Engineering
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About Jeff Csernica

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.

Further Information

Contact Details


322 Dana Engineering Building