Nina Sekerak

Nina Sekerak, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Biography

Dr. Nina Sekerak joined the Cedarville University faculty in 2015. Her graduate research focused on the synthesis and application of polymer nanoparticles and microspheres. In 2020, she conducted research for the Air Force Institute of Technology as part of the AFRL Summer Faculty Fellowship Program. At CU, she has taught courses in organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, and introduction to research. Dr. Sekerak typically oversees undergraduate research every spring.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Illinois
  • B.S. in Chemistry, Pensacola Christian College

Scholarly Works

  • Synthesis of Carboxypolystyrene Particles Spanning Four Orders of Magnitude (Nina M. Sekerak and J. S. Moore) The 27th Annual Beak-Pines Organic Area Allerton Conference (2013)
  • Synthesis of Carboxypolystyrene Particles Spanning Four Orders of Magnitude (Nina M. Sekerak and J. S. Moore) The 246th American Chemical Society National Meeting (2013)  
  • Excimer Modification of Poly (R-3-hydroxybutyrate) (Nina M. Sekerak and E. A. Waddell) The 60th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (2008)

View a listing of scholarly works in the Cedarville University Digital Commons »

Interests

  • Reading (19th century British literature, children's fantasy)
  • Enjoying family-style games with friends
  • Why Cedarville: I enjoy working with students who are passionate to develop their talents in order to glorify Christ.