Voronov serves as Section Editor for Online Encyclopedia of Polymers

Andriy serves as Editor for the Sustainability and Recycling sectionin newly developing Taylor and Francis Group “Online Encyclopedia of Polymers, Polymeric Materials, and Polymer Technology(EPPMT). The Sustainability and Recycling section targets contributions addressing following areas: Synthesis of Biobased Monomers/Polymers/Polymeric Materials; Assessing Polymeric Materials Sustainability and Computational and Machine Learning in Development of Biobased Polymers and Polymeric Materials

The Online Encyclopedia of Polymers, Polymeric Materials, and Polymer Technology will offer a broad-based perspective with diverse entries that will include overviews, detailed research information, and cutting-edge topics of polymer science and engineering for students and researchers in the field. More information on EPPMT is available on the site:

https://sites.google.com/view/eppmpt/home Instructions on how to write the entry can be found on the https://www.editorialmanager.com/eppmpt/default.aspx

New Recent Publications

Our work, Non-Conventional Features of Plant Oil-Based Acrylic Monomers in Emulsion Polymerization (authors A. Kohut, S. Voronov, Z. Demchuk, V. Kirianchuk, K. Kingsley, O. Shevchuk, S. Caillol, A. Voronov) is published in Molecules. Molecules published by MDPI is the leading international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of chemistry. Main research areas include also organic chemistry, green chemistry, natural products, materials science etc. For more details, https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/25/13/2990

Our work, Life Cycle Environmental Impact Considerations in the Design of Soybean Oil-Based Acrylic Monomers (authors Z. Demchuk, N. Wu, G. Pourhashem, A. Voronov) is published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering. Journal’s scope includes green chemistry, green manufacturing and engineering, biomass or wastes as resources, alternative energy, life-cycle assessment.  Our published manuscript was highlighted on Journal Cover Page https://pubs.acs.org/toc/ascecg/8/34 For more details, https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c03266

Our work, Detection of macromolecular inversion-induced structural changes in osteosarcoma cells by FTIR microspectroscopy (authors V. SerdiukK.L. ShogrenT. KovalenkoB. RasulevM. YaszemskiA. Maran  A. Voronov) is published in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry.ABC is the general analytical chemistry journal with a mission to rapidly publish high-impact research articles on fundamental and applied topics of analytical and bioanalytical measurement science. Its scope ranges from novel measurement platforms and their characterization to multidisciplinary approaches that effectively address important scientific problems. For more details, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00216-020-02858-4

Oleh Returns as Visiting Scholar

Dr. Oleh Shevchuk from Lviv Polytechnic National University joins our group in February to work for about 5 months as Visiting Short-Term Scholar.

Oleh works as Associate Professor at Department of Organic Chemistry of National University Lviv Polytechnic, Lviv, Ukraine. This is Oleh’s 4th visit to NDSU, he has been working at CPM (Voronov’s group) in 2016-2018. His current research project at NDSU relates to studying plant oil-based latex adhesives to be applied on various substrates. Oleh also contributes to the research project on scaling up plant oil-based monomers synthesis.

Yehor wins Best Presentation Award

Yehor Polunin wins Best Presentation Award by presenting his research entitled Biobased Latexes from Soy and Vanillin Derived Vinyl Monomers (authors Y.Polunin, E.Serum, A.Voronov, M.Sibi). The oral presentation was given online at 11th International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications (ICNFA’20) 6th World Congress on New Technologies (NewTech’20), August 19 – 21, 2020.

More details on Congress can be found at https://2020.newtechcongress.com

Congratulations, Yehor, on your Award!

Summer Undergraduate Students join our group

Sara Johnson, junior from Winona State University, and Julianna Nichols from Seton Hill University join our group end of May to work for 10 weeks as Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) fellow.

Sara is majoring Materials Chemistry & Composite Materials Engineering. Her research project at NDSU relates to study on thermoplastics based on plant proteins and various natural additives for applications in food packaging. At NDSU, Sara is working under supervision of Kristen Patnode.

Juliana is majoring Biochemistry. Her research project at NDSU relates to synthesis and characterization of camelina oil-based latex adhesives using (mini)emulsion polymerization. At NDSU, Julianna is working under supervision of Vasylyna Kirianchuk.

SURE program is operated by Coatings and Polymeric Materials Department to provide undergraduate students (usually juniors and seniors) the opportunity to experience a research environment and to encourage them to pursue a higher degree. Coatings and Polymeric Materials offers this program each year. The program serves in educating the next generation of specialists in the field of polymers and coatings, as many students who attend this program go on to graduate school at NDSU, in this department. More information about the SURE program can be found at https://www.ndsu.edu/cpm/summer_undergraduate_research_experience/

Voronov serves as proposal reviewer

Andriy served as a review panelist for the 2020 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship Program (GRFP) for the panel entitled Materials Research. He will be in charge of reviewing proposal and taking part in virtual panel. During February – March, 2020, he also served as proposal’s reviewer for Dutch Research Council (NWO) and the Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding of Romania.

Voronov is invited to present

Voronov accepted two invitations to speak at conferences. One of his presentations is planned at

 ACS 24th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E) to be held on June 16-19, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. This symposium will be focused on growing field of sustainable coatings and on biobased emulsions from resources to properties and applications.For more information, visit https://www.gcande.org

Another presentation is planned to be given at Food chemistry. Modern methods for production of food, food additives and packaging materials (FCFPAA-2020) conference to be held at Lviv Polytechnic National University in Lviv, Ukraine on October, 7-9, 2020. This conference will focus on research devoted to food chemistry, production of food and applications of additives, packaging materials for food industry, as well as target establishing new business and academic collaborations. For more information, please visit  http://science.lpnu.ua/fcfpap-2020

Unfortunately, Green Polymer Chemistry: Biobased Materials and Biocatalysis” symposium to  be held during the ACS National Meeting and Exposition (March 22-26, 2020) in Philadelphia, PA has been canceled, https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/meetings/national-meeting.html