Zoriana presents at Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB2) IAB meeting

Zoriana presents her research project at poster session during Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) meeting at Center of Bioplastics and Biocomposites held in Fargo, ND on November,13-14. The presentation is entitled Monomers, Polymers and Polymeric Materials from Plant Oils. More details on Center, http://www.cb2.iastate.edu/events.html

Kyle, Zoriana attend NDSU – KU Joint Symposium in Japan

Kyle Kingsley, Zoriana Demchuk attend NDSU – KU Joint Symposium on Biotechnology, Nanomaterials and Polymers in Kagoshima, Japan on October, 31- November,2. This event is hold since 2015 on both Universities campuses. Both students present their research at poster session. Kyle’s presentation is entitled Effect of Comonomer Aqueous Solubility on Feasibility of Emulsion Copolymerization with Plant Oil-Based Monomers, Zoriana’s poster is about Plasticization Behavior of Plant Oil-Based Acrylic Monomers and the Effect of Monomer Unsaturation on Properties of Latex Materials. For more details on NDSU – KU upcoming symposium during Fall 2019 in Fargo, https://www.ndsu.edu/chemistry/ndsu-ku-symposium.html

Voronov co-organizes Symposia at PACIFICHEM Congress 2020

Scientific committee approved a proposal entitled Polymer Materials from Natural Renewable Ingredients submitted to the Topic Area Chemistry for Sustainability for organizing 3 half-day sessions symposia at PACIFICHEM 2020 hold on December,15-20, 2020 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The approved symposia will be co-organized also by Ren Liu from Jiangnan University, China, Sergiy Minko and Jason Locklin, both University of Georgia, Dean Webster from North Dakota State University, and Kazuhiro Shikinaka from National Institute of Advanced Science and Technology, Japan. This Congress will be the eighth in the series of successful cosponsored scientific conferences of Pacific Basin Chemical Societies. Founded in 1984, these conferences have been held in Honolulu about every five years. For more details, https://pacifichem.org/technical-program/2020-approved-symposia/

Voronov gives invited presentation at 2018 EastWest Chemical Conference

Andriy Voronov gives an invited presentation entitled Monomers and Polymers from Plant/Vegetable Oils at 2nd EastWest Chemistry Conference in Lviv, Ukraine on October, 10-12, 2018. This conference organizers target  contributions from all branches of chemistry and related areas such as nanoscience and nanotechnology, and bio-nano-materials and hope that the conference will be a very interdisciplinary scientific platform benefitting from all branches of chemistry. Voronov’s presentation is scheduled for the session Organic and Polymer Synthesis, Interfacial Modification, at a special session devoted to 200th Anniversary of the Lviv Polytechnic National University  This conference is jointly organized by Turkish Chemical Society, Society of Chemists and Technologists of Macedonia and Lviv Polytechnic National University. For more details about this conference  http://ewcc2018.org

New International Students Exchange Program at Coatings and Polymeric Materials Department

In accordance with signed Memorandum of Understanding between Lviv Polytechnic National University and NDSU, Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in USA (USURE) program for Ukrainian students has been inaugurated during summer 2018. NDSU Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials (CPM) offers research internships for Ukrainian students in their senior year majoring food chemistry, chemical engineering and related fields as well as first- or second-year graduate students in Polymer Science/Physical Chemistry and related fields.

Two applicants, Yehor Polunin and Andrii Tiara have been selected in 2018 and joined the CPM for 10 weeks beginning June, 8. At their home institution, Yehor and Andrii are both studying Chemical Engineering with specialization Organic Products Technology (Yehor) and Chemical Technologies of Food Additives and Cosmetics (Andrii). Yehor received his B.Sc. degree in 2018. Andrii is in his academic year of Master in progress.

At NDSU, Yehor works in Voronov’s research group under supervision of Zoriana Demchuk while Andrii is working under supervision of Alison Rohly in Dr. Webster’s group. On August,3, 2018, Yehor and Andrii participated in NDSU Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium where they presented posters entitled Synthesis, Characterization and Miniemulsion Polymerization of  High-Linoleic Soybean Oil-Based Monomer (Yehor) and Biobased Epoxy Thermosets from Vanillin –Schiff bases (Andrii).

The USURE now accepts applications from Ukrainian students for summer 2019. For more details in Ukrainian language, http://lp.edu.ua/opportunities/2017/naukovo-doslidnycke-stazhuvannya-studentiv-lvivskoyi-politehniky-v-ssha-usure

Voronov chairs the Congress

Voronov serves as a Chair of the 4th World Congress on New Technologies (NewTech’18) in Madrid, Spain (August, 19-21). This event is composed of four co-located conferences, 9th International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications, 8th International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation, 4th International Conference on Biotechnology and 2nd Bioengineering and International Conference on Energy Research and Technology. Each conference consists of an individual separate topic, but all of them share considerable overlap which is a basic idea for organizing this congress. The main goal is to bring together experts in various disciplines and fields from closely related but still different research areas. Voronov also gives a presentation entitled Versatile Monomer Platform for Plant Oil-Based Latex Coatings at 9th International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications.

 For details about this congress visit, https://www.newtechcongress.com

Our group presents five poster presentations at ISMR in Fargo

Five poster presentations will be presented by members of our group at 3rd ISMR in Fargo. Three posters will be presented 20180717_180607.jpgby graduate students, Kyle presents on Effect of Comonomer Aqueous Solubility on Feasibility of Emulsion Copolymerization with Plant Oil-Based Monomers, Zoriana’s poster is entitled Plant Oil-Based Latexes with High Biobased Content Synthesized in Miniemulsion Polymerization and Oksana’s topic for poster is Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Study on “Host–Guest” Interactions Between Invertible Micellar Assemblies and Peptides in Aqueous Medium.

Two posters will be presented by visiting scholars, Vasylyna on (Mini)emulsion Copolymerization of Plant Oil-Based Monomers with Methyl Methacrylate and Vitalii on  FTIR Analysis of Osteosarcoma Cells Treated with Invertible Micellar Polymer Nanoassemblies. 

3rd International Symposium on Materials from Renewables (ISMR) at NDSU

NDSU hosts the third International Symposium on Materials from Renewables July 17-18 on the NDSU campus. The event was co-organized by faculty at NDSU and the University of Georgia.

The symposium is sponsored by the North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, known as ND EPSCoR; North Dakota Soybean Council; United Soybean Board; North Dakota Department of Commerce; Agricultural Products Utilization Commission; Coatings (MDPI); NDSU Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials; NDSU College of Science and Mathematics and NDSU College of Engineering.

The event explored aspects of research related to the use of renewable, natural materials, including applications in all fields of science and engineering.

The symposium is an important platform to discuss bio-based materials, a growing area of development as researchers and industries seek alternatives to petroleum-based products.

NDSU members of the organizing committee included Andriy Voronov, associate professor of coatings and polymeric materials; Dean Webster, professor and chair of coatings and polymeric materials; and Mukund Sibi, University Distinguished Professor of chemistry and biochemisty and James A. Meier Professor.

A distinguished group of speakers addressed research, processing and application for making materials from renewable resources, such as natural polymers and plant or vegetable oils. The conference provided opportunities for students to hear from top scientists who are working on emerging research.

Poster presentations are set for the Memorial Union Great Plains room, while the conference dinner is scheduled for the Harry D. McGovern Alumni Center.

The symposium is an annual event, rotating between the NDSU and University of Georgia campuses.

As a student-focused, land-grant, research university, we serve our citizens.

For more details, please visit https://www.ndsu.edu/conferences/ismr/