Joseph J. Biernacki’s research interests include the characterization of kinetic and micromechanical behavior of portland cement. While Biernacki does not consider himself to be a modeler, his research focuses on the development of experimental datasets for use in multi-scale computational simulations. Having recognized that simulation appears to be ahead of experimental validation, he emphasizes the use of mutliscale approaches to develop phase resolved information for validation and development of models. Most recently he has demonstrated x-ray and neutron diffraction-based methods for the determination of in situ strains under various conditions of applied and autogenous stress in portland cement and mortar. Biernacki received his BS in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in 1980 and his MS and DRE (Doctor of Engineering) from Cleveland State University in 1983 and 1988 respectively. He has 28 years of experience in industry and academia during which time he served for two years as Director of Educational Programs for the Center for Advanced Cement Based Materials (ACBM) at Northwestern University. He is presently Professor of Chemical Engineering at Tennessee Technological University (TTU), Cookeville, TN.
Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN 38505