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.

2022 Group members give presentations at American Coatings Show   

Voronov gave an invited talk entitled Polymeric Materials from Plant Oil-Based Latexes during American Coatings Show 2022, April,5-8 in Indianapolis, IN. At the same meeting, Yehor Polunin presented his research on Modification of Hemicellulose with Polymers based on Acrylic Plant oil-based Monomers.

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Ukrainian NDSU students describe fears, yet have hope for their devastated nation

Our group members, Yehor Polunin  and Bohdan Domnich, participate in the panel discussion “War in Ukraine”,   organized by the NDSU Department of Political Science & Public Policy and moderated by Thomas Ambrosio, Professor of Political Science at NDSU

On Thursday, March 24, Yehor and Bohdan have been part of the presentation at the panel where showed vivid images and videos they had retrieved from social media and friends about the devastation to schools, shopping centers, residential buildings, orphanages, train depots, hospitals, cultural treasures and nuclear plants.

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Voronov is invited to present

Voronov accepted invitation to speak at American Chemical Society Fall meeting in Chicago, IL, August, 21 – 25, 2022. He is planning to give a presentation during 8th symposium on Green Polymer Chemistry. The goals of this symposium are to provide updates of the latest developments from active laboratories in the world and to stimulate discussions of the challenges and opportunities of this exciting area. More details can be found at

2022 New Recent Publications

Our work, Synergistic Behavior of Plant Proteins and Biobased Latexes in Bioplastic Food Packaging Materials: Experimental and Machine Learning Study (authors Kristen Patnode, Bakhtiyor Rasulev, and Andriy Voronov) is published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. This Journal publishes innovative, and impactful research across the broad spectrum of biological sciences, covering basic and molecular sciences through to translational preclinical studies.

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Our work, Effect of Fatty Acid Polyunsaturation on Synthesis and Properties of Emulsion Polymers Based on Plant Oil-Based Acrylic Monomers (authors V. Kirianchuk, Z. Demchuk, Y. Polunin, A. Kohut, S. Voronov, A. Voronov) is published in Molecules. Molecules is the leading international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of chemistry which is published semimonthly online by MDPI.

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