Graduate Research Assistant
Recently graduated (July 2014), Olena Kudina left our group to join research team in Netherlands, as a Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Twente. We thank Olena for being a very important part of the group during 3 last years and wish her all the best in her future research career.
Graduate student Oksana Zholobko from Organic Chemistry Department at Lviv Polytechnic National University, Lviv, Ukraine was awarded a grant from the Ukrainian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports to visit and carry research project at Coatings and Polymeric Materials Department. She was working in our group for 6 months beginning February, 2013. Her research was focused on colloid systems and biocompatible coatings based on synthetic and biopolymers for drug delivery applications. Oksana joined our group as a Graduate Student in Spring 2015.
Recently graduated Ivan Hevus left our research group in Fall 2012 and joined a research group of Dr. Dean Webster at Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials at NDSU to work a postdoctoral fellow. We thank Ivan for being a very important part of the group and wish him all the best in his future research career.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Ananiy Kohut left our research group in Summer 2011 to teach and perform research in Eastern Europe. We thank Ananiy for being a very important part of the group during 4 last years and wish him all the best in his future research career.
Dr. Ananiy Kohut joined our group at Coatings and Polymeric Materials Department as a visiting researcher in 2015 (May 12 – September 9), and 2016 (January 12 – May 18). He was working on polymer synthesis for peptide conjugation. He returned to this Department in September 2016 to continue the project.
Andriy Popadyuk graduated in July,2015 and joined Renuvix LLC in Fargo, ND to work as a Research Scientist. We thank Andriy for being an important part of the group and wish him all the best in his future professional career.
Dr. Oleh Shevchuk (Senior Research Scientists from Department of Organic Chemistry at Lviv Polytechnic National University), joined our group for 4 months beginning January 2016. He was working on synthesis, characterization and polymerization of new monomers from plant oils. Oleh returned to this Department beginning September 2016 to continue the project.
Vitalii Serdiuk (Senior Researcher at Department of Organic Chemistry, Lviv Polytechnic National University in Lviv, Ukraine) worked in our group at Coatings and Polymeric Materials Department, NDSU, as well as at Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN for four months during summer 2016. Vitalii’s work was related to studying interactions between micellar polymeric assemblies and both human normal and cancerous cells. We thank Vitalii for his work and hope for future collaboration.
Vasylyna Kirianchuk (Graduate student at Department of Organic Chemistry, Lviv Polytechnic National University in Lviv, Ukraine) worked in our group at Coatings and Polymeric Materials Department, NDSU for four months beginning April 2016. Vasylyna’s work was focuced on synthesis of new biobased monomers and polymers. We were happy to have Vasylyna with us and wish her all the best in future!