Czarena Crofcheck

Czarena Crofcheck

Czar Crofcheck

Czarena Crofcheck

Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering

213 C.E. Barnhart Building

Last Revised: Nov 15th, 2022

Professional Biography

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.


B.S. Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University
M.S. Chemical Engineering , University of Kentucky
Ph.D. Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky

Course Instruction

AEN/TSM 341: Brewing Science and Technology (3)
Course Description: Introduction to the science and technology associated with the brewing of beer. Topics will include the history of beer, varieties of beer, and production of beer. Within the discussions about the production of beer, the effect of raw materials, processing, microbiology, and storage on the taste and appearance of the beer will be studied. The class will also cover beer appreciation and sensory perception, which will complement the discussions of science and technology in the production of beer.

Contact Information

309 Plant Science Building Lexington, KY 40546

+1 (859) 257-8654