Book Chapter Published

Book chapterOur work, “Anticancer Efficiency of Curcumin-Loaded Invertible Polymer Micellar Nanoassemblies”(authors I.Hevus, A.Voronov, M.J.Yaszemski, A.Maran, A.Kohut, S.Voronov S.Voronov) is published in a book entitled Nanostructures for Cancer Therapy edited by Anton Ficai and Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu. University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania. Published by Elsevier book is the 4th volume of the series Therapeutic Nanostructures. The Volume contains 30 chapters prepared by international researchers that work on the design of innovative and more efficient anticancer nanostructured drug delivery systems and drugs. Recent progress, along with relevant challenges, proposed solutions and current limitations of nanotechnology in the development of anticancer agents are discussed in the book and numerous examples are given



Oksana, Zoriana and Kyle present at ND EPSCoR State Conference

Our group members participate and present posters on their research during Annual ND EPSCoR State Conference in Fargo,ND on April,12. Kyle’s poster title is Effect of plant oil unsaturation on emulsion copolymerization with vinyl monomers, Oksana presents on 1H NMR Study on Polymer-Peptide Mixed Micelles for Adjuvant Application, Zoriana’s poster title is Synthesis of Plant Oil-based Latex es for Coating Applications.


EPSCoR program represents a federal-jurisdictional partnership to enhance STEM science, education, and broader impact capabilities of jurisdictions that traditionally receive smaller amounts of federal R&D funds. Through EPSCoR, participating jurisdictions are building a high-quality, university-based research effort that is serving as the backbone of their scientific and technological enterprise, capable of ensuring a strong and stable economic base into the next century. For more details,

Zoriana, Oksana, Kyle present at ACS Spring Meeting

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,

Article Chosen as the Cover Story in Coatings

Our recently published in Special Issue on Thin Polymer Films of Coatings (MDPI) journal article entitled “Synthesis of Covalently Cross-Linked Colloidosomes from Peroxidized Pickering Emulsions (N. Popadyuk, A. Popadyuk, I.Tarnavchyk, O. Budishevska, A. Kohut, A. Voronov, S.Voronov) was chosen for the cover story for Issue 4 (Volume 6) of the journal. For more details,


Voronov Attends Humboldt Colloquium

As former Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship recipient, Voronov is invited to participate in Humboldt Colloquium entitled “Global Research in the 21st Century: Perspectives of the US Humboldt Network” to be held in Washington, DC on March, 2-4. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation promotes academic cooperation between scientists and scholars from Germany and countries around the world. It grants more than 700 research fellowships and research awards annually to individual researchers who become life-long members of an international community of distinguished researchers, the so-called “Humboldt Network”. Roughly 5,000 “Humboldtians” are currently based in the US, many of them in leading positions at universities, research organizations and other institutions across the country. With this Humboldt Colloquium, the Foundation seeks to recognize the expertise of the Humboldt community in the US, bringing members of the network from different fields and generations together for a dialogue on key topics of international cooperation and internationalization.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Voronov has been awarded Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship in 2000 and Alexander von Humboldt Long-Term Fellowship in 2001 to carry research at University of Bayreuth. His research topic was related to surface modification with polymers for suppressing dewetting.  At March Colloquium, Voronov gives a presentation on his current research.

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Voronov Reviews Proposals for National Science Foundation

Voronov is invited to participate in the review panel process (March,2-3 in Washington, DC) of the proposals submitted to National Science Foundation. The panel covers proposals related to the field of Protein Engineering, Biocatalysis, Enzyme Engineering submitted to the Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering program in Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems (CBET) at NSF.

The Biotechnology and Bionsfchemical Engineering (BBE) program supports fundamental engineering research that advances the understanding of cellular and biomolecular processes in engineering biology and eventually leads to the development of enabling technology for advanced manufacturing and/or applications in support of the biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, and bioenergy industries, or with applications in health or the environment. Seven proposals were assigned for Voronov’s review during the March panel.