2022 Group members give presentations at American Coatings Show   

Voronov gave an invited talk entitled Polymeric Materials from Plant Oil-Based Latexes during American Coatings Show 2022, April,5-8 in Indianapolis, IN. At the same meeting, Yehor Polunin presented his research on Modification of Hemicellulose with Polymers based on Acrylic Plant oil-based Monomers.

Fore more details please visit https://american-coatings-show.com

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.

For more information, Ukrainian NDSU students describe fears, yet have hope for their devastated nation

Voronov is invited to present

Voronov accepted invitation to speak at American Chemical Society Fall meeting in Chicago, IL, August, 21 – 25, 2022. He is planning to give a presentation during 8th symposium on Green Polymer Chemistry. The goals of this symposium are to provide updates of the latest developments from active laboratories in the world and to stimulate discussions of the challenges and opportunities of this exciting area. More details can be found at


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