Our work, “Amphiphilic Invertible Polymers and Their Applications”, (authors A.Kohut, I.Hevus, S.Voronov, A.Voronov) is published in a book entitled Industrial Applications for Intelligent Polymers and Coatings edited by Majid Hosseini and Abdel Salam Hamdy Makhlouf, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Department, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Published by Springer book covers basic and fundamental aspects of intelligent polymers and coatings, challenges, potential mechanisms and properties, classification and composition, synthesis, characterization and processing of intelligent polymers and smart coatings, bioactive and electroactive polymers and coatings, and stimuli responses of intelligent polymers and smart coatings.
Angeline Utomo from West Fargo Sheyenne High School in West Fargo, ND and Britney Lorrayne from Westhope High School in Westhope, ND joined our group for six weeks in June-July, 2016 being a part of ND Governor’s School 2016.
Angeline worked under the supervision of CPM graduate student Oksana Zholobko on project entitled “New Polymers for Peptides Conjugation”. Britney’s advisor was CPM graduate student Zoriana Demchuk and her project title was “Free Radical Polymerization of New Monomers from Sunflower Oil”.
North Dakota Governor’s School in Science and Mathematics is summer residential program for sophomore and junior high school students who have special aptitude and interest in science or mathematics. The Governor’s School is a concentrated and intensive academic program. Students focus on math or science activities for part of each day; they also attend classes to help develop their ability to think creatively and critically. In addition, there are organized recreational and fine arts activities in the evenings and on weekends.
Andriy Voronov, Dean Webster, professor and chair of coatings and polymeric materials, and Mukund Sibi, NDSU Distinguished Professor of chemistry and biochemisty are Organizing Committee members of 1st International Symposium on Materials from Renewables ain conjunction with Jason Locklin, Sergiy Minko and Suraj Sharma, faculty at University of Georgia. Symposium is scheduled for July,19-20, 2016 on NDSU campus. More details on the symposium can be found at https://www.ndsu.edu/news/view/detail/25162/