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.

Keywords: Bioprocessing, Biofuels, Fermentation, Algae Cultivation, Downstream Processing




Dr. Czarena Crofcheck

Czarena Crofcheck, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Lewis Honors College
Professor, Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering

University of Kentucky, BAE
213 C.E. Barnhart Building
Lexington, KY 40546
Phone: (859) 218-4349
Fax: (859) 257-5671

Research and STEM Education