Joseph J. Biernacki

Tennessee Tech University

Cement hydration kinetics team

The Faculty…

Dr. Joseph J. Biernacki (Chemical Engineering, Tennessee Tech University (TTU)) – Dr. Biernacki is PI of the TTU grants in this area and is responsible for overall coordination of grant activities.  Biernacki’s research contribution is in the area of experimental kinetics and multi-scale modeling.


Ojas Chaudhari (PhD Student, Chemical Engineering, TTU) – Ojas is a PhD student who is combining experimental and molecular-scale computational techniques to discern the mechanism of interaction for organic molecules used as admixtures in portland cement.

Natalia Shlonimskaya (MS Student, Chemical Engineering, TTU) – Natalia is a second year Master’s student working on experimental validation of computer designed shrinkage reducing admixtures.

Dario Cruz (MS Student, Chemical Engineering, TTU) – Dario is a Master of Science student in Chemical Engineering at Tennessee Tech University working on computationally efficient algorithms for developing cement hydration microstructures.

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