Andriy served as a review panelist for the Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding of Romania. He reviewed 6 proposals for polymers in nanotechnology program.
I’m pleased to confirm that our video abstract is now live on Research Outreach YouTube channel: Greener chemical synthesis: Plant oil polymers
The video is now also linked in the digital RO article “High performing monomers and polymers from plant oils”.
Bohdan Domnich, B.Sc. from Lviv Polytechnic National University joins our group in January 2021 to work for 10 weeks as Ukrainian Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (USURE) fellow. Bohdan was selected to participate in this program during Summer 2020, but his arrival has been delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019 Bohdan got a degree in Chemical Technologies from his home institution. His research project at NDSU relates to studying highly biobased latex adhesives with a goal of testing resulted polymeric materials on multiple substrates.
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 is in its 4th active year.
Andriy was elected to College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) Promotion, Tenure and Evaluation Committee.
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 led the effort on preparing and signing of Memorandum of Understanding in order to promote further cooperation between Lviv Polytechnic National University (LPNU) in Ukraine and NDSU. The objectives of this agreement are to develop long-term cooperative activities, in particular, share knowledge, develop collaborative research and education programs, develop exchange and professional development programs for students, staff and faculty, conduct seminars and workshops, cultural exchange through mutual assistance in the areas of education and research, share new technologies and new methods of management through extension and other programs, seek funding opportunities for joint activities which provide mutual benefit to each institution’s teaching, research and outreach programs. Both institutions agree to develop and establish provisions for program implementation that will serve the mutual interest of both institutions.
The linkage program at NDSU will be supervised by the Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials. The program at Lviv Polytechnic National University will be under the jurisdiction of the Department of Organic Chemistry. For more details on LPNU, http://lp.edu.ua/en and new cooperation, in Ukrainian language http://lp.edu.ua/news/2017/lvivska-politehnika-i-derzhavnyy-universytet-pivnichnoyi-dakoty-pidpysaly-ugodu-pro