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.

For more details, https://www.mdpi.com/journal/molecules/special_issues/biopolymer_III

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 https://www.ndsu.edu/scimath/green_chemistry_reu/

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 https://lpnu.ua/en/news/applications-submission-usure-program-usa-polytechnic-students-and-postgraduates-continues

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

Ukrainian Summer Undergraduate Student joins our group

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.

For more details,https://lpnu.ua/index.php/en/news/applications-submission-usure-program-usa-polytechnic-students-and-postgraduates-continues

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/

NDSU signed Memorandum of Understanding with Ukrainian Institution

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