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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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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Kristen and Yehor participate in the 6th KU-NDSU Joint Symposium on Biotechnology, Nanomaterials, and Polymers (KNJ2021)

Kristen and Yehor present their research at e 6th KU-NDSU Joint Symposium on Biotechnology, Nanomaterials, and Polymers (KNJ2021) hold online on November 22-23. This event is organized in collaboration between North Dakota State University and Kagoshima University since 2015 .

 Kristen’s research poster is entitled “Synergistic Behavior of Zein, Soy Protein, and Plant Oil-Based Latexes. A Combined Computational and Experimental Approach”, and Yehor’s poster presentation title is is “Biobased Grafted Copolymers for Food Packaging Paper Modification”.

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Kristen Patnode successfully defended her Master Thesis

Kristen Patnode successfully defended her Masters dissertation entitled “Advancing Plant Protein-Based Proteoposite Films Targeted for Food Packaging Applications: A Combined Computational and Experimental Approach”

Kristen joined our group at Coatings and Polymeric Materials Department in January 2020. She obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry in May 2020.

Congratulations, Kristen, on successful defense, thank you for your work and all the best in your future professional career.

New Graduate Students join our Group

In August 16, 2021, new graduate students Tetiana Shevtsova and Bohdan Domnich started their PhD study in our group at Coatings and Polymeric Materials Department.

Tetiana and Bohdan received their Bachelor of Chemical Technology degree in 2019  and Master of  Chemical Technologies of Food Supplements and Cosmetics in 2021, both from Lviv Polytechnic National University in Lviv, Ukraine.

Both Tetiana and Bohdan participated in CPM USURE program (during summer 2019 and winter 2020, respectively) .

Tetiana’s current research is focused on protein-based bioplastics films development. While Bohdan is working on a project related to plant oil-based latex adhesives.