Kyle, Zoriana, Oksana, Vasylyna and Ihor present their research at ACS Grand Lakes Regional Meeting in Fargo, ND on June,27-30. Oral presentations of Kyle, Zoriana and Oksana are scheduled in Polymer Chemistry-General Papers session. Kyle will present on Phenomenology of plant oil-based monomers in emulsion copolymerization, Zoriana’s presentation is entitled Free Radical Polymerization of Acrylic Monomers from Plant Oils, Oksana will talk about Mixed micellar assemblies as polymer adjuvants for vaccines development. Both Vasylyna and Ihor present posters at Polymer Chemistry – General Papers poster session. Vasylyna’s poster is entitled Free radical homopolymerization of monomer from olive oil triglycerides, Ihor presents poster on Acrylic monomers and polymers based on plant oils for application in coatings.
ACS Regional Meetings are organized by ACS Local Sections (Great Lakes Chapter in this case) and reflect the diverse professional interests in specific geographic regions. These meetings feature excellent technical programs on a variety of topics, poster sessions, expositions, and social events over the course of a three to four day period. The smaller size of an ACS Regional Meeting allows for a greater opportunity for interactions between attendees. For more details, http://glrm2017.com/index.html
Voronov gives a presentation entitled Free Radical Polymerization of Monomers Based on Plant Oils at 2017 American Oil Chemists Society Annual Meeting and Industry Showcases in Orlando, Florida on April,30 – May,3. The American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) is an international professional organization based in Urbana, Illinois dedicated to providing the support network for those involved with the science and technology related to fats, oils, surfactants, and other related materials.
AOCS holds the international Annual Meeting every year for both members and non-members. In 2009, the 100th annual meeting was held in Orlando, Florida, USA, celebrating the centennial of the organization. In addition to the Annual Meeting, there are several other smaller events held throughout the year. These meetings cover topics ranging from edible oil refining to lipid oxidation to biodiesel technologies. For more details, https://www.aocs.org and http://annualmeeting.aocs.org
Also Voronov serves as a Chair of the 3rd World Congress on New Technologies (NewTech’17) in Rome, Italy (June, 6-8). This event is composed of four co-located conferences, 8th International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications, 7th International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation, 3rd International Conference on Biotechnology and Bioengineering and International Conference on Energy Research and Technology. Each conference consists of an individual separate topic, but all of them share considerable overlap which is a basic idea for organizing this congress. The main goal is to bring together experts in various disciplines and fields from closely related but still different research areas. For details about this congress visit, http://2017.newtechcongress.com
Kyle Kingsley, Zoriana Demchuk, and Oksana Zholobko present their research at various symposia during 253rd American Chemical Society meeting in San Francisco, CA on April, 2-6. There will be 2 oral and 4 poster presentations by members of our group at this year ACS Spring meeting. Kyle’s oral presentation is entitled Emulsion copolymerization kinetics of plant oil-based monomers. He presents at symposium New Horizons in Sustainable Materials organized by Division of Cellulose and Renewable Materials. At the same symposium, Zoriana talks about her research on Plant oil-Based Acrylic Monomers for Free Radical Polymerization. All posters brought by our group members to San Francisco are presented at joint POLY-PMSE session of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) and Polymer Chemistry Division (POLY). Kyle’s poster is entitled Effect of plant oil unsaturation on emulsion copolymerization with vinyl monomers, Zoriana presents on Synthesis of latexes from Plant oil-based acrylic monomers, titles of Oksana’s two posters are Mixed Micellar Assembles as Polymer Adjuvants for Peptide Administration and 1H NMR Study on Polymer-Peptide Mixed Micelles for Adjuvant Application. For more details, https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/meetings/spring-2017.html
Andriy Voronov gives a keynote presentation entitled New Polymers and Polymer Materials based on Plant Oils at 7th International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications (ICNFA) in Budapest, Hungary on August, 18-19, 2016. ICNFA is a part 2nd World Congress on New Technologies, NewTech’16, composed of three different conferences hold simultaneously. At this event, Voronov also served as a Chair for the Congress. For more details about this conference http://2016.icnfa.com
Meeting in Budapest was followed by 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Biopolymers and Bioplastics in San Antonio, Texas on September, 12-14, 2016, where invited talk on Free Radical Polymerization of Acrylic Monomers from Plant Oils was presented by Voronov. More information on this meeting can be found at http://biopolymers-bioplastics.conferenceseries.com
Voronov is honored to be named a Chair of the 3rd World Congress on New Technologies (NewTech’17) in Rome, Italy. This congress will be taking place on June, 6-8, 2017 and is composed of four co-located conferences, 8th International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications (ICNFA’17), 7th International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation (ICEPR’17), 3rd International Conference on Biotechnology and Bioengineering (ICBB’17) and International Conference on Energy Research and Technology (ICERT’17). Each conference consists of an individual separate topic, but all of them share considerable overlap which is a basic idea for organizing this congress. The main goal is to bring together experts in various disciplines and fields from closely related but still different research areas.
For details about this congress visit http://newtechcongress.com/NEWTECH17_CFP.pdf
In addition, prior to congress opening, a workshop on Smart Nano-objects for Alteration of Lipid bilayers (SNAL) will be organized and presented to congress attendees. For more information on the workshop visit http://icnfa.com
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/
Andriy Voronov, Zoriana Demchuk, and Oksana Zholobko travel to San Diego, CA on March, 13-17, 2016 to attend semi-annual American Chemical Society meeting and give oral presentations at the 13th International Symposium on Biorelated Polymers (Division of Polymer Chemistry).
Voronov’s presentation was entitled “Responsive polymer-mediated targeted delivery of curcumin to osteosarcoma”. At the Symposium, Zoriana presented her data on “Synthesis of bio-based copolymers via free radical polymerization of novel vinyl monomer from soybean oil” and Oksana discussed topic of “Synthesis and characterization of stable polypyrrole nanospheres”. Our group brought also two poster presentations to San Diego. The poster “Soybean-based polymer surfactants for personal care application” was presented by Zoriana at joint POLY-PMSE session of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) and Polymer Chemistry Division (POLY). Oksana presented her work on “New amphiphilic polymers for peptide complexation” at the same poster session.