Invited Speakers

Organic Chemistry


Vitaliy Chornous

Professor, Department of Medical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Bukovinian State Medical University, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

His research interests are the synthesis of heterocyclic compounds with potential bioactivity. Synthesis and research of liquid crystal structures and chiral impurities of liquid crystals.

"Synthetic Potential of the Vilsmeier reagent "





Orest Hevus

Professor, Department of Organic Chemistry, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Lviv, Ukraine

His area of ​​scientific interest is chemistry and technology of functional surface-active monomers and initiators of free radical reactions, chemistry of saccharides. He is the co-author of 2 monographs and 3 sections of monographs

"Surface-Active Monomers and Initiators of Radical Polymerization - Derivatives of Hexoses"



Polymer Chemistry


Andriy Voronov

Professor, Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials, North Dakota State University, Fargo, USA

The research of Professor Andriy Voronov's group is focused on nanostructured materials, reactive polymers and polymeric materials, biomaterials, renewable polymeric materials, colloids, nanoparticles, polymer thin films, gels, polymer interfaces and polymer composites, as well as on the design and synthesis of polymers, surfactants , reactive polymer micelles, colloids and polymer latexes.

"Polymers and Polymer Materials Based on Plant Components"



Sergiy Minko

Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Georgia, Athens, USA

His group's current research is in the field of nanostructured soft materials with a special focus on biomaterials and biopolymer materials initiated by current trends in the development of advanced materials for biomedical applications and biotechnology. These trends include delivery systems for medicinal and genetic materials, materials for tissue engineering, biointerfaces, biosensors, biocatalysts; growing interest in sustainable and biodegradable materials for a wide range of applications, including textiles, packaging materials and household plastics; as well as functional smart fabrics and apparel for fashion and special use.

«Functional polymers at interface: brief overview»



Yuriy Khalavka

Professor, Head of the Department of Chemistry and Expertise of Food Products, Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

He is the Head of the Chemistry and Food Safety department at Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University. He obtained his master’s degree in chemistry with an honors diploma at Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University. Dr.rer nat. in  Chemistry from Johannes Guttenberd University of Mainz in 2015 and Dr.Sci in Solid State Chemistry  from Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University.  His research interest are the synthesis and application  of metal and semiconductor nanoparticles

"Multilayer Films of Nanoparticles-Polymer - Promising Functional Materials"



Olga Budishevska

Professor, Department of Organic Chemistry, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Lviv, Ukraine

Her achievements include about 300 scientific publications, 15 copyright certificates and patents were obtained, and about 20 methodical works were published. Scientific interests include the synthesis of surface-active reactive heterofunctional peroxide-containing copolymers by radical copolymerization and polymer analog transformations, in particular, the synthesis of amphiphilic invertible comb copolymers based on maleic anhydride and their use for surface modification and the preparation of colloidal systems based on them for the immobilization of lipophilic substances and the synthesis of metal nanoparticles; synthesis of amphiphilic oligomeric surfactants by polymer analog transformations through acylation of terminal hydroxyl groups with pyromellitic dianhydride and preparation of colloidal systems based on them for immobilization of lipophilic substances and synthesis of metal nanoparticles; hydrogels based on natural polyglucosamine chitosan and the creation of dispersed and planar delivery systems based on them for drugs and other biologically active substances for medicine and cosmetology; polymer hydrogels for biomedical applications.

"Chitosan for pH-Sensitive Nanoparticle Design and as a Flocculant for Wastewater Treatment"



Food Chemistry and Production of Food Products, Chemistry, and Technology of Food Additives and Cosmetics


Elen Podobiy

Professor, Department of Fats, Perfumery and Cosmetic Products Technology, National University of Food Technologies, Kyiv, Ukraine

In 2008, she defended her dissertation on the topic: "Improving the technology for extracting sucrose from the intercrystalline solution of utfel of the last crystallization." He is the author of more than 90 publications, including 2 textbooks with the seal of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Ukraine "Colloidal Chemistry" and "Physical and Colloidal Chemistry", more than 35 articles published in leading foreign and Ukrainian specialized publications.

Mykhailo Milyukin

Senior Researcher, Deputy Director for Scientific Work, A. V. Dumansky Institute of Colloid Chemistry and Water Chemistry of NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

"Modern Approaches to Obtaining Concentrates of Plant Raw Materials and Identification of Anthocyanins"



Sergiy Riabov

Professor, Head of the Department of Polymer Modification, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

Throughout his scientific career up to the present, he has published a total of 409 publications, including 203 articles in Ukrainian and international journals, 4 chapters in books (published in English), 4 books and textbooks (in Ukraine), and 25 patents in Ukraine. He has supervised the research of 5 graduate students who received their doctoral degrees in the field of 02.00.06 - high-molecular-weight compounds chemistry. He is a member of the editorial board of the "Polymer Journal," National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and the IXVS of the NASU. He is also a member of the specialized academic council D 26.179.01 of the Institute of High Molecular Weight Compounds Chemistry of the NAS of Ukraine and the specialized academic council D 26.001.25 of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.

His scientific interests include the chemical modification and study of natural polymers (starch, chitosan, pectin, cellulose), the development of biodegradable polymer compositions for extrusion processes, the chemistry of cyclodextrins (development of inclusion complexes, synthesis of functionalized cyclodextrins and polymers based on them), and the development of functional polymer nanocomposites, including polyelectrolyte complexes (PEC) with different chemical structures, such as natural-synthetic or natural-natural polymers, and nanoparticles of metals and oxides (including silver, copper, zinc oxide) with antimicrobial and antiviral properties.

"Functional materials based on cyclodextrins: development and application"