Invited Speakers


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Witold Brostow

University of North Texas, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Denton, USA

Talk title: “Brittleness of materials and its relations to other mechanical and to tribological properties”


Doctor of Science honoris causa, Ivane Javahisvili University, Tbilisi, June 29, 2015
Dr. honoris causa in Chemistry, Lvivska Politechnika National University, 1999
Doctor of Science in Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw
Doctor of Science in Physics, University of Warsaw
Master of Science in Chemistry, University of Warsaw

Honors and Distinctions

  • Honorary Member of the Society of Plastics and Rubber Engineers, Zagreb – elected March 27, 2007
  • Paul J. Flory Polymer Research Award (with Koichi Hatada), April 21, 2006, Nara, Japan
  • Doctor of Science honoris causa, University of Lucknow - awarded February 6, 2006
  • Visiting Professor of Physics, University of Rouen, Springs in 2003, 2004 and 2005
  • Fellow of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry - elected April 2004
  • Honorary Member of the Chemical Society of Georgia, Tbilisi - elected April 2003
  • Member of the European Academy of Sciences, Brussels - elected October 2002
  • Keynote Speaker on Polymer Performance at the 62nd Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers (ANTEC-SPE), San Francisco, May 2002
  • Visiting Professor of Polymer Engineering, Royal Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 2001
  • President, Scientific Committee of POLYCHAR World Forum on Advanced Materials (53
    countries represented), 2000-
  • Doctor honoris causa in Chemistry, Lvivska Politechnika National University, Lviv,
    September 14, 1999 (the second honorary doctorate since World War II in the University founded in 1844; their first ever Dr. h.c. degree was awarded in 1912 to Marie Curie)
  • Visiting Professor of Polymer Engineering, The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, summers in 1992, 1994 and 1999
  • International Council on Materials Education: President 1999–
  • Visiting Professor of Physics, Argentinian National University at San Luis, Fall 1998
  • U.S. Navy Distinguished Visiting Professor, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Summer 1988
  • Fred A. Schwab International Award of the Society of Plastics Engineers, 1997 (one of 6 annual prizes for 38 000 members)
  • Corresponding Member, Union for Polymer Research, Berlin - elected 1994
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London
  • Full Member of the National Academy of Sciences, Mexico City.

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Andrzej Budkowski

Jagiellonian University, Institute of Physics, Kraków, Poland

Talk title: “Surface analysis of biosensor interface for enhanced immunoassay performance”

RESEARCH INTERESTS: aperiodic crystals (PhD 89); interfacial phenomena in thin polymer films (Habilitation 98), model polymer blends (Prof. title 03), conductive polymer composites [self-organization & soft-lithography for circuitries & photovoltaics] (Prof. ord.  since 11); interfacial biophysics [biomolecular nanolayers & micro-patterns, biosensor surfaces, controllable biointerfaces]. 

PUBLICATIONS: 123 (acc. to Web of Science, 17). TEACHING: solid state, soft matter, polymer physics; crystallography; surface science.

APPOINTMENTS: Smoluchowski Inst. Phys., Jagiellonian University [SIP JU], Kraków POL (since 84); J. Stefan Institute, Ljubljana SLO (87-88); Weizmann Inst. of Science, Rehovot ISR (89-95); Karlstad University SWE (08).

RECENT SYNERGISTIC ACTIVITES: PhD Program in Biophysics, JU, coordinator (since 16);  Macromolecular Nanofilms Group SIP JU, head; Dept. Adv. Materials Engineering, SIP JU, head (13-17); Dept. Molecular & Interfacial Biophysics, SIP JU, head (since 17). 

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Chris D. Geddes

University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, USA

Talk title: “Plasmonic Electricity - A new Paradigm in Plasmonics”

Dr Chris D. Geddes, Ph.D., FRSC, Professor, has extensive experience in fluorescence spectroscopy, particularly in fluorescence sensing and metal-fluorophore interactions, publishing over 250 peer-reviewed papers (h-index: 41), and > 20 books.

Dr Geddes is internationally known in fluorescence and plasmonics and his laboratory is widely attributed to the development of the Metal-Enhanced Fluorescence (MEF) and related plasmon-fluorescence technologies, securing in excess of $25 million in recent years to persue his research aspirations. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Fluorescence and founding editor-in-chief of the Who’s Who in FluorescenceAnnual Reviews in Fluorescence and the Annual Reviews in Plasmonics volumes. In addition, due to the labs’ pioneering efforts in the fields of metallic nanoparticle-fluorophore interactions, Dr Geddes launched a Springer Journal “Plasmonics” in 2005, which is a leading journal in the field today.

Dr Geddes is Director of the Institute of Fluorescence, a department within UMBC (University of Maryland Baltimore County), which focuses on the nano-bio-technological applications of fluorescence. Dr Geddes has been a permanent member of the NIH’s EBIT R01 study section (2007-2012) and chaired the NIH’s Analytical and BioAnalytical SBIR study section from ~ 2004-2009. Dr Geddes is a fellow of both the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and the Institute of Physics. Dr Geddes holds > 100 patents in the fields of fluorescence and plasmonics and his roles and interactions with industry have created enterprise value in excess of $100 Million dollars today. In 2011, Professor Geddes was honored by the Maryland House of Delegates in Annapolis, (House Resolution #326), for his outstanding contributions to education, biotechnology, economic development and innovation.

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Nickolay V Lavrik

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Talk title: “2-photon polymerization as a pathway to microscale soft robotics and 3D printed artificial life system.”

Igor Luzinov

Clemson University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson, USA

Tentative title: “Highly conductive nanoscale films via thermal conversion of polymer-encapsulated graphene oxide s...


Dr. Luzinov received a M. S. degree in Chemical Engineering and Technology in 1985 and a Ph. D. degree in Polymer Chemistry in 1990 from Lviv Polytechnic National University (Ukraine). Prior to joining the faculty of Clemson University, he served as a Senior Research Scientist at Physical Chemistry Institute (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine), NATO Research Fellow at Center Education and Research on Macromolecules (University of Liege, Belgium) and Postdoctoral Research Associate at Iowa State and Western Michigan Universities.


Ph.D., Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine (1990)
M.S., Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine (1985)

Research Areas

Nanofabrication of Thin Polymer Films
Multi-Component Polymer Systems and Composites

Recent Awards

2015 Outstanding Researcher of the Year (Clemson Chapter of Sigma Xi Research Society), April 2015
The McQueen Quattlebaum Faculty Achievement Award (Clemson University College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciencess), April 2014

Selected Publications

Ho, D.; Zou, J.; Zdyrko, B.; Iyer, K. S.; Luzinov, I., Capillary force lithography: the versatility of this facile approach in developing nanoscale applications. Nanoscale 2015, 7 (2), 401-414.

Townsend, J.; Burtovyy, R.; Galabura, Y.; Luzinov, I., Flexible Chains of Ferromagnetic Nanoparticles. ACS Nano 2014, 8 (7), 6970-6978.

Galabura, Y.; Soliani, A. P.; Giammarco, J.; Zdyrko, B.; Luzinov, I., Temperature controlled shape change of grafted nanofoams. Soft Matter 2014, 10 (15), 2567-73.

Vatansever, F., Burtovyy, R., Zdyrko, B., Ramaratnam, K., Andrukh, T., Minko, S., Owens, J. R., Kornev, K. G., & Luzinov, I. (2012). Toward fabric-based flexible microfluidic devices: Pointed surface modification for pH sensitive liquid transport. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 4(9), 4541-4548.

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Robert S. Marks

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev - Faculty of Engineering Sciences, Israel

Talk title: “An innovative Electrolateral Flow Immunosensor Brings Quantitation to Point-of-Care”


BA 1980-1984; Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

MA 1984-1987; Physiology and Cell Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara

PhD 1987-1992; Chemical Immunology, The Weizmann Institute of Science

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Onder Metin

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey

Talk title: “Rational Design of Nanocatalysts for a Wide Range of Applications”

Professional appointments: 

Associate Professor, October 2013- 
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey. 

Assistant Professor, 2011-2013 
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey. 

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, 2012-2013 
Department of Chemistry, Brown University, Providence, RI 02906, USA 
Advisor: Prof. Dr. Shouheng Sun 

Turkish Scientific and Research Council Research Fellow, July 2012-October 2012 
Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany. 
Host Scientist: Prof. Dr. Jörg J. Schenider 

Turkish Scientific and Research Council Research Fellow, June 2009-December 2009 
Department of Chemistry, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA 
Host Scientist: Prof. Dr. Shouheng Sun 

Teaching and Research Assistant, 2004-2010 
Department of Chemistry, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. 

Academic honors, fellowships, honorary societies 

  1. The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey Research Fellow for Studying Abroad, (2009).
  2. The 9th of Serhat ÖZYAR ‘Young Scientist of the Year Prize’, Middle East Technical University (2011). 
  3. The First Rank of the Highest Impact Factor Paper Category, Atatürk University Rectory Scientific Encourangement Program, (2012). 
  4. The Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, Brown University, (2012-2013). 
  5. The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey Fellow to attend “63rd Lindau Nobel Laurates Meeting”, Lindau, Germany, (2013). 
  6. The First Rank of the Highest Impact Factor Paper Category, “Atatürk University Rectory Scientific Encourangement Program”, (2013). 
  7. Middle East Technical University Prof. Dr. Mustafa N. PARLAR Education and Research Foundation Awards “Research Encouragement Award”, 2013. 
  8. The First Rank of the Highest Impact Factor Paper Category, “Atatürk University Rectory Scientific Encourangement Program”, (2014). 
  9. Turkish Academy of Sciences “The Highly Successful Young Scientists Award” (TÜBAGEBİP), 2014. 
  10. FABED Eser Tumen Outstanding Young Scientist Award, Feyzi Akkaya Science Foundation, 2015. 
  11. Tsingua University Press “Nano Research Top Papers Award”, 2016. 
  12. Science Academy, “The Outstanding Young Scientists Award” (BAGEP), 2017. 
  13. Scientific Heros Association, “The Scientist of the Year Award”, 2017. 
  14. The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) "Research Encouragement Award", 2017. 

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Sergiy Minko

University of Georgia, Nanostructured Materials Laboratory, USA

Talk title: “Polymer brush architecture for biointerfaces.”

Current Research

Nanostructured materials, responsive materials, colloids, nanoparticles, capsules, hydrogels, thin films, polymers, polymer interfaces, biointerfaces, biomaterials, drug delivery systems, sensors, separation membranes, smart coatings, porous materials, fibers, textiles, scanning probe microscopy, adhesion, adsorption, wetting and surface characterization

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Anna Musyanovych

Fraunhofer ICT-IMM, Mainz, Germany

Talk title: “Polymer Particles with Controlled Morphology and Composition: formulation in batch and continuous flow.”

Date of Birth : 12.07.1972


2000-09.2003 PhD Thesis.

Title: “Amino Functionalized Latex Particles Obtained in Presence of Surface-Active Initiators” (defended on June 2003).

Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry and Textile Chemistry, Dresden University of Technology, Dresden, Germany.

1989-1994 Diploma (equivalent to M. Sc.) with Honor in Biotechnology.

Title: “Creation of Monodisperse Microspheres for Immunoassays”. Department of Biology-Active Compounds Technology, National University “Lviv Polytechnic”, Lviv, Ukraine.


Since 01.2016 Fraunhofer ICT-IMM, Mainz, Germany.

Senior Scientist, Project Leader “Emulsification and Encapsulation”: Formulation of stimuli-responsive polymeric micro- and nanoparticles in a continuous flow.

06.2013-12.2015 Fraunhofer ICT-IMM, Mainz, Germany.

Head of Group „Nanoparticle Synthesis“: Synthesis of polymeric micro- and nanoparticles with controlled properties.

01.2009-05.2013 Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany.

Group Leader „Multifunctional nanoparticles for biomedical applications“: Encapsulation of biomolecules in stimuli-responsive polymer nanoparticles. Bioreactions in nanodroplets.

10.2003-12.2008 Institute of Organic Chemistry III, Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany.

Postdoctoral research in colloid and surface chemistry (Prof. Dr. K. Landfester) Synthesis of hybrid nanoparticles and nanocapsules by miniemulsion technique.

03.2000-09.2003 Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry and Textile Chemistry, Dresden University ofTechnology, Dresden, Germany.

Research Scientist: Design of polystyrene particles with grafted arms of aminopolymer via emulsion polymerization technique. Utilization of the obtained particles as a carrier for antibodies in the immunological tests.

1994-02.2000 Department of Organic Chemistry, National University “Lviv Polytechnic”, Lviv, Ukraine

Research Scientist: Synthesis of monomers and copolymers with hydroperoxide function by radical polymerization. Characterization of the obtained compounds. Synthesis of polymer particles with different functionalities (e.g. carboxylic, amine, epoxy, etc.) by dispersion polymerization. Studying the film formation properties and the adsorption of proteins on the polymer surface.


Synthesis of functional composite materials based on renewable resources.

Polymeric micro- and nanoparticles with controlled properties and morphology.

Interaction of biomolecules with nanoparticles: effect of size and surface chemistry on the adsorption and covalent binding of proteins and enzymes.



RP Stiftung „Wissen schafft Zukunft“ („ContiCaps“).

BMBF, KMU-Innovativ: Nanotechnologie-NanoChance (13N13529, „nanoBBB“).

BMBF-Project (17PNT025, „DYNAMO“), Fachhochschule Kaiserslautern (Prof. Hildegard Möbius).


BMBF, DLR (UKR 09/016), National University “Lviv Polytechnic”, Ukraine (Prof. Stanislav Voronov).

EU-Project FP7-NMP-2009-SMALL-3 („BacterioSafe“)

Bilateral cooperations with the industrial partners from the fields of pharmacy, cosmetics, agriculture and coatings.


97 scientific contributions in a peer-reviewed journals and books.


University Ulm award for Young Scientist, 2004.

Andrij Pich

Rheinish-Westfalishe Technishe Hochshule, Aachen, Germany

Talk title: “Functional Microgels for Decoration of Bio-Interfaces.”

Lichtenberg Professorship, Functional and Interactive Polymers


Andrij Pich’s group has expertise span lang="EN-US">in chemical design of functional water-soluble and amphiphilic polymers and polymer colloids with controlled chemical structure, architecture and morphology. The group has experience in synthesis of functional molecular building blocks such as monomers, macromonomers and prepolymers for controlled design of polymers and colloids via polymerization reactions in homogeneous or heterophase systems, by precipitation polymerization and microfluidic reaction technology. A special focus is on development of reactive polymers, responsive nanogels, multicompartment and biohybrid particles.

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Ramazan Solmaz

Bingöl University, Turkey

Talk title: “Application of green self-assembled monolayer films for copper protection”

Ramazan Solmaz who was born in 11 January 1979 in Genç/Bingöl graduated from Servi YİBO in 1993, and from Adana Yüreğir Atatürk High School in 1996 and completed the Çukurova University Faculty of Arts and Sciences Department of Chemistry in 2002. In the same university, he took the master’s degree in the Chemistry Department in 2004 and doctorate degree in 2009. Between the years of 2002-2009, he took duty as the research assistant in the Çukurova University Faculty of Arts and Sciences Department of Chemistry. In 2009, Solmaz who was assigned as the assistant professor to the Bingöl University Faculty of Arts and Sciences Department of Chemistry took the title of associate professor in 2012. In 2013, he made studies on nanomaterials in the Brown University in the United States of America. He is doing studies in very various fields of the electrochemistry such as the resistance of the materials and material science, corrosion, renewable energy sources, hydrogen energy, batteries, fuel batteries and conductive polymers. Some methods and approaches have been used for the first time with his studies in these issues and he has gained many products and materials to the literature. His many articles that he has written in the international indexed and very esteemed journals have entered to the most cited articles of the related journals and he has been awarded with the Electrochimica Acta Top Cited Article 2008 to 2009 Award, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects Top Cited Author Award, Materials Chemistry and Physics Most Cited Articles Since 2010 from Scopus Award, Corrosion Science Most Cited Article for 2011 Award. He takes duties as the editor, guest editor or member of the editorial board in many international scientific journals. Among them, the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy in which he takes duty as the Assistant Subject Editor is of the best journals of the world in its field. He has done refereeing for more than 300 scientific articles in more than 50 esteemed journals at the international level and also approximately 20 research projects presented to the TÜBİTAK and other institutions till today and in these fields, he has made important contributions to the science world. He has taken or is taking duty in 16 research projects four of which are supported by the TÜBİTAK. Under his consultancy, 5 master’s degree theses have been completed and his consultancy is continuing for 5 master’s degree and 1 doctorate student. Due to his contributions that he has made to the world science in the field of materials’ corrosion, he was shown as the Turkey candidate by the Management Board of Turkey Corrosion Association (Türkiye Korozyon Derneği) in 2012 to the Kurt Schwabe prize which is given once in 3 years by European Federation of Corrosion and he has been 5th scientist in the world and first scientist in Turkey winning the award. Due to his important contributions that he has made to the science world, he has been awarded with many esteemed prizes such as Young Scientist Award in 2013 in the field of Basic Sciences Chemistry by the Science Heroes Association (Bilim Kahramanları Derneği), FABED Eser Tümen Outstanding Achievement Award in 2014, Bingöl University Academic Staff Scientific Activity 1st Prize. He is the member of Turkey Corrosion Association (Türkiye Korozyon Derneği), International Associationof Hydrogen Energy (IAHE) Young Scientists Division, International Association of Hydrogen Energy (IAHE) and Hydrogen Technologies Association (Hidrojen Teknolojileri Derneği) (Founding member). In addition to the scientific studies, he has taken roles as Bingöl university Deputy General Secretary, Director of the Institute of Science and Technology, Central research Laboratory Coordinator, Scientific Research Projects Coordinator, Biotechnology Application and Research Center Director, Rector Consultant and in many academic boards and commissions. Dr. Solmaz knows English well and is married and has two children.

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Manfred Stamm

Leibniz-Institut fur Polymerforschung Dresden e.V., Dresden, Germany

Talk title: “Functional Coatings with Polymer Brushes”


1968 - 1974 studies of physics University of Frankfurt am Main 
1971 German Academic Exchange Service stay at Bristol University in England for one year 
1974  diploma in solid state physics

  • topic: "Mean square vibrational amplitudes and lattice dynamics of Rb-halogenides"
    (measurements of neutron diffraction and calculation of lattice dynamics)

1975 - 1979  Ph.D. studies Institute of Physical Chemistry of the University of Mainz

  • supervisor: Prof. Dr. E.W. Fischer
  • topic: "Investigation of the conformation of polymer molecules with neutron scattering and magnetic birefringence"
    (measurements of neutron scattering at the Institute "Laue-Langevin" and magneto-optical measurements at the CNRS/MPI high-field magnetic laboratory in Grenoble/France)
  • stay at CNRS/Max-Planck Institute for Solid State Physics in Grenoble for three years

1977  examination in economics Mainz University 
1987 - 1993 habilitation in physical chemistry University of Mainz

  • topic: "Investigation of polymer surfaces and interfaces with nanometer resolution"
    (different interfacial techniques with nanometer resolution, neutron reflectometry, ellipsometry and ion beam techniques)

1993 - 1999 lecturer Mainz University


1979 - 1985 staff scientist Institute of Solid State Research in Jülich (small-angle neutron scattering, chain conformation, preparation of polymers, conductive polymers) 
1984 - 1985 visiting scientist Brookhaven National Laboratory in the United States (neutron reflectometry, polymer interface investigations, interdiffusion studies)
1985 - 1999 staff scientist and project leader Max-Planck Institute of Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany (interfaces between polymers, structure and conformation, phase transitions, development of scattering techniques) 
1999 - 2015 professor of Physical Chemistry of Polymeric Materials (now in retirement) Technische Universität Dresden
1999 - 2015 head of the IPF Institute of Physical Chemistry and Physics of Polymers Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden since 04/2015 professor in retirement and staff scientist Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden

Awards and Grants

2004 International Belgian Polymer Group Award

2012 Erudice Professorship Award and Nano-Chair Visiting Professor Mahadma Ghandi University, Kerala, India

2013 IUPAC Lecture Montreal

Fields of Work

The main area of activity is directed to the physical chemistry of nanomaterials, polymer materials with some emphasis on polymer interfaces and scattering techniques. At IPF the following main topics are investigated:

  • nanostructured materials
  • polymer interfaces and thin films
  • structure-properties relationships
  • surface and interface characterization

In particular the following topics are currently under investigation:

  • preparation and characterization of nanostructured materials
  • formation of polymer nanostructured thin films by self assembly
  • switching of surface properties by grafting of polymer brushes
  • nanotemplates by copolymer microphase segregation
  • ordered magnetic nano-arrays for data storage
  • effect of surface structure on bioactivity and protein adsorption
  • correlation between interface width and adhesion
  • chain conformations and manipulation of single molecules at surfaces
  • single molecule based electronics
  • polyelectrolyte adsorption and surface structure
  • nanohybrid materials with copolymers
  • wetting and dewetting of thin polymer film
  • control of movement of motor proteins on surfaces
  • formation of nanotubes by rolling technique
  • friction and adhesion of functional surfaces
  • interaction forces between surfaces
  • conducting thin organic films for solar cell applications
  • nanocomposites with (multi-)functional / magnetic nanoparticles
  • structure - properties relationships of polymer materials
  • effect of chain architecture on blend and adsorption behavior
  • development of surface analysis and nano fabrication techniques participation in many national and international projects including
  • DFG-NSF Materials World Network " Switchable Polymer Interfaces for Bottom-up Simulation of Mammalian Cells"
  • Leibniz Research Cluster "Organic/ Synthetic multifunctional micro-production units: New pathways for the development of active substance"


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Andriy Voronov

North Dakota State University, Department of Coating and Polymer Materials, Fargo, USA

Talk title: “Monomers and Polymers from Plant/Vegetable Oils”

Research Interests

Polymer synthesis, macromolecular design, biomaterials, nanostructured polymer materials, responsive polymer materials, bio-based polymer materials. polymeric sustainable and renewable materials, colloids, nanoparticles, capsules, hydrogels, polymer thin films, polymer interfaces, polymer composites, smart coatings.


Andriy Voronov is an Associate Professor in the Coatings and Polymeric Materials at North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, USA. Before joining NDSU in November 2007, he held a research position at the Institute of Particle Technology, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Erlangen, Germany. He completed his academic education in the Ukraine, gaining an MS in Chemical Engineering and a PhD in Polymer Chemistry from Lviv Polytechnic National University. Andriy Voronov’s research concentrates on nanostructured materials, responsive polymers and polymeric materials, biomaterials, polymer sustainable and renewable materials, colloids, nanoparticles, thin films, gels, polymer interfaces and polymer composites, as well as on polymer design and synthesis, surfactants, responsive polymer micelles, colloids, polymer latexes. In 2000-2003, Andriy Voronov was an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. He has been a Visiting Scientist at Vienna University of Technology in Austria, Visiting Fellow at the University of Ulm, Germany and Institute Charles Sadron, CNRS, Strasbourg, France.

Published >90 articles in peer reviewed scholarly journals, 5 chapters in books, >40 preprints, and filed 7 patents/patent applications; since 2008, gave >40 lectures/seminars/presentations; conducted interdisciplinary research on >12 projects.

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