Kyle gives a presentation at Department Graduate Seminar

Kyle Kingsley presents his recent research results and Coatings and Polymeric Materials Department Graduate Student Seminar. The title of Kyle’s presentation is Phenomenology of plant oil-based monomers in emulsion copolymerization.



Zoriana and Oksana shared Best Poster Award

Congratulations to Graduate Students, Zoriana Demchuk and Oksana Zholobko, for winning the Best Poster award at Fiber Society 2017 Fall Meeting and 2nd International Symposium on Materials from Renewables (ISMR) held jointly in Athens, GA on campus of University of Georgia, November, 8-10.

Our Group Attends Fiber Society Fall Meeting 2017 in Athens, GA

Graduate students Oksana Zholobko and Zoriana Demchuk present their research at The Fiber Society 2017 Fall Meeting and 2nd International Symposium on Materials from Renewables (ISMR) to be held at University of Georgia on November, 8-10. Oksana’s oral presentation features the results on Enhancing Delivery and Immune Response of Peptide Vaccine by Polymer-Peptide Mixed Micellar Assemblies. She also presents a poster entitled Polymeric Cellulosomes for Cellulose Bioconversion. Zoriana’s poster presentation title is Plant oil-based Acrylic Monomer for Free Radical Polymerization and Their Feasibility for Latex Synthesis. At the ISMR’18, Voronov gives an invited presentation entitled Emulsion Polymerization of Plant Oil-Derived Vinyl Monomers. For more details,

Organized annually, the ISMR confISMRerences target one of the major current trends in making new advanced materials for global markets—sustainable materials, made with and/or from natural and renewable material ingredients. The ISMR organizers at UGA and NDSU consider this event as an important platform to discuss bio-based materials, a growing area of development as researchers and industries seek alternatives to petroleum-based products.

For more details on 3rd ISMR to be held in Fargo, ND on NDSU campus in July,2018, see

Symposium on Biotechnology, Nanomaterials and Polymers in Fargo

Zoriana, Kyle, Ihor and Oksana are involved in poster presentation session at 3rd NDSU–KU (Kagoshima University, Japan) symposium organized by NDSU Chemistry and Biochemistry Department. This annual symposium is held on October,12file-1 (1)-13 and focuses on three key areas of biotechnology, nanomaterials, and polymers. There are about 20 oral presentations in the symposium schedule, as well as two one hour poster sessions featuring work of undergraduate and graduate students from KU and NDSU on about 50 posters. Titles of poster presentations with members of our group are Features of Plant Oil-Based, Hydrophobic Monomers in Emulsion Copolymerization (is presented by Kyle), Vaccination of Pigs with improved HA and M2e Epitope Based Amphiphilic Invertible Polymeric Peptide Vaccine against Swine Influenza Viruses (is presented by Gagandeep Singh. Microbiological Sciences, NDSU, Oksana is a coauthor), Linear Resins for Coating Applications via Free-Radical Polymerization of Plant Oil Based Monomers (is presented by Ihor), Feasibility for Plant Oil-Based Acrylic Monomer in Latex Synthesis (is presented by Zoriana). For more details about this meeting, see

Our Group Participates in ACS Fall Meeting 2017

Kyle Kingsley presents his research during 254th American Chemical Society meeting in Washington, DC on August, 20-24. Kyle’s oral presentation is entitled Phenomenology of plant oil-based monomers in emulsion polymerization. He presents this work at symposium Green Polymer Chemistry: Biobased Materials and Biocatalysis, co-organized by Division of Cellulose and Renewable Materials, Polymer Materials Science and Engineering and Agricultural Food Chemistry Division. At the ACS Fall meeting in Washington, Voronov gives an invited presentation at Roy W Tess Award Symposium in honor of Stuart Croll organized by Polymer Materials Science and Engineering Division. Voronov’s presentation title is Emulsion Copolymerization of plant oil-based monomers and styrene: Kinetics and Mechanism. Another presentation featuring work done by our group members is presented by colleagues from Department of Chemistry at Indiana University. Paige Price working under supervision of Dr. Lyudmila Bronstein presents a poster Development of efficient hyperthermia/drug delivery agents based on functionalized superparamagnetic nanoparticles at Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry poster session.

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Our Group Participates in ACS Regional Meeting

20170629_140959Kyle, 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.

GLRM2017ACS 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,