Group presents at Fall ACS meeting in Chicago

Our research group gives three presentations at 2022 Fall American Chemical Society meeting Sustainability in Changing World hold in Chicago, IL on August, 21-25. Tetiana Shevtsova presents poster  entitled “Bioplastic Proteoposite Films from Plant Proteins for Food Packaging Applications”, Bohdan Domnich gives oral presentation on ” Highly biobased latex adhesives from plant-oil derived monomers and isobornyl methacrylate”.

Andriy Voronov gives an invited talk “Plant Oil-Based Latexes : Effect of Unsaturation”. All three presentations are given at Green Polymer Chemistry & Sustainability symposium organized by Division of Polymer Chemistry.

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New Recent Publication

Our work, Plant Oil-Based Acrylic Latexes towards Multisubstrate Bonding Adhesives Applications (authors Kirianchuk, V.,  Domnich, B., Demchuk, Z.,   Bon, I.,  Trotsenko, S.,  Shevchuk, O. Pourhashem, G., Voronov, A.) is published in Molecules (MDPI)Special Issue “Natural Polymers and Biopolymers III”

This Special Issue is prompted by the increasing attention that the field of “green polymers” is receiving. It presents cutting-edge research works focusing on the use of bio-resources for polymeric materials and demonstrates how natural polymers and biopolymers, with their interesting and original properties, are destined to replace and outperform oil-based polymers.

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Undergraduate Students take part in Summer Research Programs Poster Session

USURE student Mariia Usiichuk and NSF REU “Green Chemistry” student Hailey Lynch present their research posters (entitled Plant Oil-Based Latex Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives and Synthesis and Characterization of Coconut Oil-based Monomer and its Polymers, respectively) at NDSU Summer Research Programs Poster Session.

This annual symposium features the research of more than 60 undergraduate and high school students who are working at NDSU over the summer.

New Funding Begins 

New funding of up to $196,045 is received from USDA-NIFA for the project Evaluating The Use of Oleic Acid for Reducing Pain And Improving Wound Healing In Male Piglets Following Surgical Castration (in collaboration with Dr. C. Bird, Department of Animal Sciences, NDSU). This work begins on May, 15th, 2022 and is for two years. This is a new research project aiming developing plant oil-based oleogels and their application for piglets wound healing.

New funding of up to $46,582 is received from North Dakota Corn Utilization Council for the project Single-Component Corn-Based Bioplastics for Food Packaging Applications. This work begins on July,1,2022 and is for one year. This is a new research project targeting new bioplastics from single component polymeric materials based on corn protein and corn oil

New funding of up to $40,762 is received from North Dakota Soybean Council for the project Soy-Based Biodegradable Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives. This work begins on July, 1, 2022 and is for one year. This is a new research project aiming to develop, characterize and test new soy-based pressure-sensitive adhesives for packaging applications in food and health industries.

Summer Undergraduate Students join our group

Hailey Lynch, undergraduate student majoring Chemistry at Austin Peay State University will work for 10 weeks as Summer Undergraduate Researcher NSF REU funded Green Chemistry program. More information can be found

Hailey’s research project at NDSU relates to the synthesis and characterization of pressure-sensitive adhesives from plant-oils based latexes. She will be working under the supervision of CPM graduate research assistant Bohdan Domnich.

Mariia Usichuk, B.Sc. from Lviv Polytechnic National University joins our group in June to work for 10 weeks as a summer undergraduate student (USURE program). This program provides an opportunity for Ukrainian students to carry short research projects at NDSU and get research experience in the field of polymer science and polymeric materials. For more information about USURE program, please visit

Mariia’s research project at CPM relates to the synthesis and characterization of coconut oil-based acrylic monomer for free radical polymerization and further investigation of new monomer polymerizability, including in latex synthesis She is working under the supervision of visiting researcher Dr. Vasylyna Kirianchuk and graduate research assistant Tetiana Shevtsova.

Kateryna Rudich Joins as Visiting Short-Term Scholar

Kateryna Rudich joins our group to work for five months as Visiting Short-Term Scholar. She got her BS and MS in Chemical Engineering from V.N. Karazin National University in Kharkiv, Ukraine. At Coatings and Polymeric Materials Department, Kateryna is co-supervised by Dr.Mohiudin Quadir and will be contributing to the project related to synthesis and characterization of amphiphilic polymeric nanocarriers for drug delivery applications.

Prior to NDSU, Kateryna was working as QA Chemist in Pharmaceutical Company «Zdorovye», Kharkiv, Ukraine