Nina Sekerak, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Chemistry
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 Cedarville, 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
- Sekerak, N. M.; Hutchins, K. M.; Luo, B.; Kang, J. G.; Braun, P. V.; Chen, Q.; Moore, J. S. Size Control of Cross-Linked Carboxy-Functionalized Polystyrene Particles: Four Orders of Magnitude of Dimensional Versatility. Eur. Polym. J. 2018, 101, 202-210.
- Hutchins, K. M.; Sekerak, N. M.; Moore, J. S. Polymerization by Particle Contact: A Quiescent State Trigger for Materials Synthesis. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138 (38), 12336-12339.
- Montoto, E. C.; Nagarjuna, G.; Hui, J.; Burgess, M.; Sekerak, N. M.; Hernandez-Burgos, K.; Wei, T.; Kneer, M.; Grolman, J.; Cheng, K. J.; Lewis, J. A.; Moore, J. S.; Rodriguez-Lopez, J. Redox-Active Colloids as Discrete Energy Storage Carriers. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138 (40), 13230-13237.
- 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.