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.

For more details,  https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsami.1c21650

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.

For more details,  https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/27/3/932

Oleh Shevchuk returns as Visiting Scholar

Dr. Oleh Shevchuk from Lviv Polytechnic National University joins our group in February to work for about 4 months as Visiting Short-Term Scholar.

Oleh is employed works as Associate Professor at Department of Organic Chemistry of National University Lviv Polytechnic, Lviv, Ukraine. This will be his 5th visit to NDSU, whereas he has been visiting Voronov’s group in 2016 – 2021. Oleh will be working on synthesis and characterization of adhesives based on plan oils-based monomers while helping graduate students with their other projects   

Svitlana joins as Visiting Scholar

Svitlana Trotsenko who was working as Research Associate at Department of Physics, Institute of Experimental Physics of Free University Berlin, Germany joins our group in February to work for about 5 months as Visiting Scientist .

Svitlana got her BS in Chemical Engineering from Lviv Polytechnic National University in Lviv, Ukraine and worked as Research Associate at Department of Organic Chemistry of the same institution before she was hired by FU Berlin.  This is Svitlana’s first time at NDSU. Her current research project at NDSU relates to synthesis of plant oil-based latex adhesives using miniemulsion process with a goal of developing latexes formulations feasible for industrial applications .

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. 

Two Visiting Scientists from Ukraine Work in Our Group

DSC_5725Vasylyna Kirianchuk, graduate student from Department of Organic Chemistry at Lviv Polytechnic National University will work for four months in Voronov’s group at Coatings and Polymeric Materials Department. This is Vasylyna’s third visit of NDSU, while she is working on her thesis in Ukrainian institution. This time Vasylyna’s goal is to investigate feasibility of using copolymerization of plant oil-based monomers with various counterparts in order to synthesize biobased polymers for personal care applications, in particular, rheology modifiers.

Dr. Vitalii Serdiuk from Department of DSC_5675Organic Chemistry at Lviv Polytechnic National University returns to Voronov’s group for four months to continue the work related to studying interactions between invertible micellar assemblies and osteosarcoma cells. This time he will focus on studying the mechanical response of cancerous cells on the polymer-mediated treatment with curcumin. In 2016 Vitalii worked in Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, where he demonstrated feasibility of synthesized in our group amphiphilic invertible polymers and their micellar assemblies in development of polymeric delivery carriers for poorly water soluble drugs.

Ananiy Kohut Returns to Our Group

Ananiy Kohut, visiting scientist from Department of Organic Chemistry at Lviv file-2 (1)Polytechnic National University in Ukraine, will work for four months in Voronov’s group at Coatings and Polymeric Materials Department. This is his fifth visit of NDSU, while he is working at Docent position in Ukrainian institution. This time Ananiy’s goal is to investigate features of emulsion polymerization of plant oil-based monomers, as well as to explore other application avenues for the novel biobased molecules in various polymerization processes.

 

Visiting Scientist from Ukraine Works in Our Group for Four Months

copyVasylyna Kirianchuk, graduate student from Department of Organic Chemistry at Lviv Polytechnic National University works for four months in Voronov’s group at Coatings and Polymeric Materials Department. This is Vasylyna’s second visit of NDSU, while she is working on her thesis in Ukrainian institution. This time Vasylyna’s goal is to investigate kinetics of emulsion polymerization of plant oil-based monomers with vinyl acetate and methyl methacrylate in order to determine mechanism on latex particles formation, as well as how presence of the developed in Voronov’s group at NDSU highly hydrophobic vinyl monomers from plant oils impact emulsion polymerization mechanism and final latex properties.

Visiting Scientist worked in our group and Mayo Clinic for four months

Dr. Vitalii Serdiuk from Department of Organic Chemistry at09d6c4db81f66bc6f39e03ccff1ebf8b6af78f98b5d1247b63pimgpsh_fullsize_distr Lviv Polytechnic National University spent four months working in a group of Dr. Yaszemski (under guidance of Dr. Maran) at Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, as well as in our group at NDSU.
Vitalii worked on studying interactions between polymeric micellar assemblies and both human normal and cancerous cells for understanding their mechanisms, with an idea and purpose to further demonstrate feasibility of synthesized in our group amphiphilic invertible polymers and their micellar assemblies in development of polymeric delivery carriers for poorly water soluble drugs.