KNUTD
Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design

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Faculty of Chemical and Biopharmaceutic Technologies

DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED ECOLOGY, TECHNOLOGY OF POLYMERS AND CHEMICAL FIBERS

Viktoriia P. PLAVAN

Head of Department of Applied Ecology, Technology of Polymers and Chemical Fibers

Address: 01011 Kyiv, 2, Nemirovich-Danchenko str., building 1, rooms 1-0238, 1-0244, 1-0258

Phone numbers:
Head of Department +38044-256-84-75 
Lecturer's room +38044-256-21-57

e-mail: ktpthv@knutd.edu.ua, chemi@voliacable.com

About the Department
History of the Department

The accelerated development of the chemical industry and the rapid growth of chemical fibers in Ukraine, which began in 1958, required to ensure this sector of the economy with highly qualified young specialists. Therefore, in order to prepare engineers and scientists for the chemical industry in 1958 at the Chemical Engineering department of Kiev Light Industry Technological Institute the first in Ukraine Department of Fibers Technology was created. Founder of the department was Prof., and Honored Worker of Higher School Alexander Yudin. In 1961 first 25 chemical engineers students were graduated for fibers industry.

Research activity has been and remains an integral part of the department. In 1962 under the direction of Professor A. Yudin a research department was created. Which was separated from the problem laboratory of protein based polymers (head prof. Kotov M.P). Later in department a problematic research laboratory of synthetic fibers and processes was created. Laboratory staffs were working to develop technology for polyformaldehyde fibers for different purposes; technologies of polymer blend of fibers through the formation of melts and solutions. Under the guidance of prof. Tsebrenko M.V. new technologies for ultra-thin synthetic fibers and filtring materials for precision filtering on their basis was created.

In 70-80 years of the twentieth century, expanding scientific and industrial relations of department with Kiev Production Association "Chemical Fibre" Kyiv experimental workshops (KEM), All-Union Research and Development Institute of synthetic fibers. In addition, at Kemerovo Production Association "Chemical Fibre" the technology for low-melting concentrates based on polyethylene glycols dyes for coloring in the mass of nylon filaments was implemented (Ph.D. V.I. Vlasenko).

In 1988 Department of Fibers Technology was reorganized into the Department of Plastic and elastomers technologies processing, headed by Professor, Honored Worker of Science Victor V. Anokhin (1923-2004 years). V. Anokhin - Graduate from KTILP in 1950, a veteran of World War II, was awarded many orders and medals, he rose from assistant to the rector. Headed KTILP from 1967 to 1973 in 1961 defended his thesis, and in 1992 doctoral dissertation.

In 1993 the head of the Department of plastics and elastomers processing technologies becomes prof. Valery Pakharenko, all scientific and educational activity is devoted to the creation of new composite polymer materials and their processing methods. Many years of work in responsible positions of leading research institutes of plastics led Pakharenko V.O. becoming a famous scientist - specialist in plastics processing.

During this period, expanding scientific and industrial relations of department with leading industry enterprises, strengthening the material and technical base of department, laboratories equipped with new appliances and computers.

Research subjects supplemented with new areas, namely:

  • creation and properties study  of new polymer composite materials;
  • development of theoretical foundations and processing technologies for obtaining composite materials with special properties, in particular for electrical products;
  • monitoring and managing the extrusion of polymers using microprocessor technology and obtaining products of high dimensional accuracy;
  • theoretical and experimental research in the field of recycling of light, food and chemical industry into consumer goods.

At various times at the Department worked PhD, Associate Prof.: B.A. Egorov, A.P. Pimonenko, O.V. Zhdanovych, A.S. Hrzhymalovskyy, G.P. Nikolaeva, U.Y. Kleiner; Professors O.V. Romankevych, V. M. Irkley, Dr. Professor, Honored Worker of Science of Ukraine, Laureate of State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Technology Prof. M.V. Tsebrenko.

The chairs has close cooperation with other educational institutions of Ukraine, National University "Lviv Polytechnic" National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy" National University "Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute", National Technical University "KPI". Students, PhD students are actively involved in student conferences KNUTD in international conferences and symposia.

Department graduates work in various enterprises of Ukraine, CIS and Europe. These include such companies as "Chemical Fibre Kyiv", "Chernihivhimvolokno", OJSC "Aviant", JSC "Budindustriya", LLC "Alyuplast Ukraine", JSC "Ukrplastik" JSC "Bilotserkivshyna" and many others.

After joining the employees of the Polymer Department to the Department of finishing production technology of polymers and fibers, Research Department expanded towards the development of competitive coloring technologies and final fibrous materials finishing and their manufacturing.

In 2014 department of technology of polymers and fibers was reorganized into the Department of Applied Ecology, technology of polymers and fibers. The department was headed by Professor, laureate of State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Technology Plavan Viktoriia.

The scope of scientific activity AETPF extends towards the development of environmentally oriented technologies of recycling and reusing of light industry and chemistry waste products to produce biopolymers with predictable properties.

At present, the department employs specialists who have made significant contributions to the development of polymers technology , fibers and composites both in Ukraine and abroad, and training of highly qualified experts, including: Dr. Budash Yu.O.,  Prof. B. M. Savchenko, Ph.D., Prof. T.S. Shostak, PhD. Associate Professors Bereznenko N.M., Ishchenko O.V., Liashok I.O., Senior researcher and Laureat of State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Technology PhD. Rezanova N.M, young scientists PhD. Associate Professors D.S. Novak, Y.V. Red’ko and others.

The department trains Undergraduate and Postgraduate students in the following specialty 161 - Chemical technologies and engineering for educational programs: "Chemical technologies of polymeric and composite materials processing" and "Technology and design of fibrous systems".

Since 1993 the University Academic Council operates with the defense of doctoral dissertations in specialty "Technology of polymers and composites materials" (05.17.06) and "Technology of fibers" (05.17.15).

In the future plans of the department consider caring out licensing of environmental education towards the bachelors on in specialty "Ecology, environmental protection and rational nature management."

Study Programmes

The department trains Undergraduate and Postgraduate students in the field of Chemical technologies and engineering for educational programs:

  • Chemical technologies of polymeric and composite materials processing;
  • Technology and design of fibrous systems.
Research

Scientific activity aimed creating new technological processes of manufacture of plastics and chemical fibers, and their production.

Research work of The Applied Ecology, Technology of Polymers and Chemical Fibers Department organized in three teaching and research laboratories of different directions.

The Research Laboratory of Advanced Polymer Materials (scientific advisor prof. Savchenko B.M.) focused on the development of technologies for production, modification and application of polymer blends and composites, in particular, based on renewable raw materials, recycling of polymers; development of additive forming technology.

The Research Laboratory of Recycling Light and Chemical Industries Wastes (scientific advisor prof. Plavan V.P.) works on the development of technologies of reusing and recycling chemical and light industry wastes, regulation of properties derived polymeric materials and composites; study of the properties of new composites based on fibrous waste materials.

The Perspective Fibrous Material Laboratory (scientific advisor prof. Budash Yu. O.) works is in the direction of obtaining and modifying microfibers with special properties; creating new filled with nano-additives satin materials and study their properties.

At the department there are postgraduate and doctoral degree programs. a scientific council for the defense of candidate and doctoral dissertations on the specialty 05.17.15 - "Technology of chemical fibers" and 05.17.06 - "Technology of polymeric and composite materials"

Teaching Staff

The department has: 4 professors, including 4 doctors; 2 Laureates of the State prize of Ukraine in science and technology; 10 Ph.D. (including7associate professors).

The staff of The Applied Ecology, Technology of Polymers and Chemical Fibers Department
(May 2019)

Prof. Dr.PLAVAN Viktoriia, Head of Department of Applied Ecology, Technology of Polymers and Chemical Fibers

Prof. Viktoriia Plavan obtained her MSc in Chemistry from the Kyiv Technological Institute of Light Industry in 1991, which was followed by a PhD from the same institution in 1999, and in 2011 defended the doctoral thesis on the "Scientific bases of technology of organic-mineral tanning to obtain leather and fur with improved properties".

Awards: Laureate of the State prize of Ukraine in science and technology (2013).

Prof. Viktoriia Plavan is the author of 4 monographs and has more than150 publications in professional editions of Ukraine and abroad, including, over 30 articles in journals of the scientific-metric database Scopus, more than 10 patents. Prof. Viktoriia Plavan is a Member of the special Board No. 26.102.04 in specialty 05.17.06.

Supervise graduate, masters and PhD students.

Courses taught: "General chemical technology", "Methodology for modern scientific research with the elements of intellectual property."

Research interests:

  • Development of theoretical bases and new technologies of collagen containing materials for biopolymers and composite materials with predictable properties.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. BUDASH Yuri.

Yuri Budash obtained MSc in 1984 and a PhD in 1995 from Kyiv Technological Institute of Light Industry. In 2017 defended the doctoral thesis on the " The fundamentals of technologies of polymeric composite and fibrous materials with predicted structural heterogeneity". Has of over 80 scientific publications, 12 methodological developments, 5 certificates of authorship and patents.

Courses taught: "Theoretical basis of polymer processing," "Technology and equipment for the chemical fibers production", "Technology of nanofibers production".

Member of the special Board No. 26.102.04 in specialty 05.17.15.

He is responsible for the methodical work at the department.

Research interests:

  • computer-graphical research methods of polymeric fibrous materials;
  • modeling of polymeric compositions mixing.

Assoc. Prof.ISHCHENKO Olena, Ph.D.

After aMSc of Chemical Engineering Department of Kherson State Technical University in 1998, Olena Ishchenko obtained PhD in 2006 on "Development of technology of carboxymethyl starch application in printing and final processing of textile materials". She has over 50 scientific papers, including 6 patents.

Courses taught:  " The innovative technology of polymeric materials "," Technology and polymer processing equipment "," Technical and chemical control of the plastics manufacturing".

Research interests:

  • development of theoretical and technological bases of carboxymethyl cellulose ethers and starch production.
  • development of theoretical and technological bases of the production of polymer compositions containing water-soluble and modified natural polymers.
  • Electrospinning.

Prof. Dr. SAVCHENO Bohdan.

Prof. Savchenko obtained his MSc in "Technology of polymer processing" from the Kyiv National University of Technologies& Design on 2002. After his PhD (KNUTD)in 2005, he obtained his post-doctoral degree in 2014 on "Physical and chemical conversion processes in the recycling of secondary condensation polymers and mixtures thereof." Has over 100 scientific papers, 25 patents.

Awards: Nominal scholarship of Supreme Council of Ukraine for the most talented young scientists (2015)

Course taught:  "Functional Polymer Composites".

Supervises preparation of graduate and masters students. Works with students in the research laboratory on the creation of new polymer composite materials. Engaged in the reconstruction of equipment and research facilities for the study of composite materials.

Research interests:

  • creation and study the properties of new polymer composite materials and plastics based on them;
  • theoretical and experimental research of light industry waste recycling into consumer goods.
  • development of additive technologies of products from polymers and their composites.

Assoc. Prof. SOVA Nadiya, Ph.D.

Nadiya Sova obtained an MSc in 2006 (KNUTD) on "Technology of polymer processing." Defended in 2009 her thesis. Has more than 70 scientific papers, 20 patents.

Research interests:

  • development and study of the properties of new polymer composite materials based on secondary polymers;
  • theoretical and experimental study of processing of plastic waste into products for general applications;
  • development of additive technologies of products from polymers and their composites.

Assoc. Prof. NOVAK Dmytro, Ph.D.

Obtained an MSc in 2009 (KNUTD) specialty "Technology of polymer processing", in 2012 PhD. Dmytro Novak has about 20 scientific papers.

Courses taught: "Polymer nanotechnology", "Chemical control of the plastics manufacturing", "Physical-chemical properties and methods of control."

Research interests:

  • research and development of new conductive polymer composite materials.

Assoc. Prof. LIASHOK Iryna, Ph.D.

Iryna Liashok obtained her MSc in Chemistry from theKyiv Technological Institute of Light Industry in 1999, which was followed by a PhD from the same institution in 2003 on "Mechanism previous maturing of alkali cellulose in the viscose production". Has 25 scientific works, 1 patent and co-author of 12 teaching materials.

Courses taught: “Physics and chemistry of polymers”, “Special technology of polymer processing”, “Special technology of chemical fibers”.

Research interests:

  • chemical engineering of fibrous materials;
  • special processing of textile materials;
  • electrospinning. 

Assoc. Prof. RED’KO Yana, Ph.D.

In 2004 he graduated from the KNUTD, specialty "Chemical technology and finishing production equipment." In 2008 obtained PhD on "Obtaining the conductive properties of textile materials in the finishing production". Has 50 scientific works, 8 patents. Co-author of the textbook "Textile auxiliaries compounds." Co-author of 5 teaching materials.

Awards: Laureate of the State prize of Ukraine in science and technology (2011), Scholar of President of Ukraine.

Courses taught:  "The control of the chemical fibers production"," Special technology of chemical fibers "," Chemical technology of textile materials".

Research interests:

  • chemical engineering of fibrous materials;
  • fiber with electro-magnetic properties;
  • synthesis of oxidative dyes on fibrous materials;
  • technology of textile materials.

BULAKH Viktoriia, Ph.D.  

In 2011 she obtained an MSc with honor from KNUTD on "Technology of processing of polymers and composite materials." In 2015 – her PhD on "Development of technologyof production and properties of thermoplastic starch."

Has 17 scientific papers in national and international sources including journals from SCOPUS list, 2 patents.

Research interests:

  • creation and study new polymer composite materials based on thermoplastic starch;
  • works with students in the research laboratory on creation and study of new polymer composite materials.

REZANOVA Nataliia, Ph.D, fellow researcher

Graduated with honour the Kyiv technological institute of light industry in 1971. In 1982 obtained her PhD degree. In 2007 became the Laureate of the State prize of Ukraine in science and technology.

Natalia Rezanova is the author of 2 monographs and has more than 300 publications in professional editions of Ukraine and abroad, including, 38 articles in journals of the scientific-metric database Scopus, has 52 patents.

She lectures on "Special technologies and equipment for the production of chemical fibers", "Innovative fibers, threads and systems", "Polymeric materials in medicine".

Research interests:

  • structural rheology of nanofilled polymer mixtures;
  • modification of synthetic fibers by reducing the diameters of the filaments to micro- and nano-sizes and introducing nanoaddirtives of different chemical nature into their structure.

KOLIADA Maksym, Assistant prof.

He graduated from the Faculty of Chemical Technology, Kyiv National University of Technology and Design in 2013. Has 20 scientific papers at Ukrainian and foreign editions, including journals included in the SCOPUS, 2 patents.

Courses taught:  "General chemical technology".

Scientific interests:

  • problems with the efficient processing and use of collagenous materials;
  • properties and applications of collagen derivatives derived from fish by-products.

Prof. Dr. STUPA Volodymyr

He graduated from the Order of Lenin at the Polytechnic Institute in 1961. In 1990 he defended his doctoral dissertation in specialty 05.17.15 - technology of chemical fibers on the theme "Development of research and implementation of technological process and equipment for the formation of high-quality chemical filaments". Honored Worker of Science and Technology, 2008.

Volodymyr Stupa is the author of more than 100 publications of professional editions in Ukraine and abroad, including 34 articles in editions published in Scopus scientific-metric database.

He lectures on "Technology and equipment of polymer processing".

Scientific interests:

  • technology and equipment for the production of chemical fibers;
Courses taught

1. Physics and chemistry of polymers
2. General chemical technology
3. Ecology (Principles of Ecology)
4. Theoretical foundations of polymer processing
5. Technology and polymer processing equipment
6. Technical-chemical control of the plastics manufacturing
7. Special technology of polymer processing
8. The theoretical basis of the chemical fibers obtaining
9. Technology and equipment for the chemical fibers manufacturing
10. Control of the chemical fibers production
11. Special technology of chemical fibers
12. Physical and chemical properties of polymers and methods of control
13. Innovative technologies of polymeric materials
14. Polymer nanotechnology
15. Functional polymer composites
16. Development of plants for plastic processing
17. Innovative technologies fibers
18. Production technology of polymer nanofibers
19. Functional fibrous fillers
20. Designing of producing fibers
21. The methodology of modern scientific research with the elements of intellectual property.

Students

Each group of students attached to the teacher. They acquaints students with the regulatory guidance material of the organization of educational process and credit system; provides group and individual counselling in order to create most rational compilation of individual curricula for students; monitors the implementation of individual educational plans for students; protects the educational interests of students; helping young people to participate in the cultural life of the capitals, as well as cultural events: visiting of theaters, exhibitions, museums and galleries. Within KNUTD works sports sections and creative clubs.

 

International Сooperation

The Applied Ecology, Technology of Polymers and Chemical Fibers Department has a number of international agreements on cooperation with universities and research institutes such as:

  • Lublin University of Technology (Poland)
  • Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania)
  • Sichuan University (China)
  • The National Research & Development Institute for Textile and Leather (Romania)

Teachers and students of the department participating in the international conferences and symposiums, such as: 4rd International conference on advanced materials and systems, (Bucharest, Romania, 23th-25th Oct. 2014); Baltic Polymer Symposium-2014, (Laulasmaa, Estonia24-26 Sept. 2014); International Conference Chemistry and Chemical Technology, 25 Apr. 2014, Kaunas University of Technology; 15thInternational Conference on Polymers and Organic Chemistry (POC-2014) June 10-13 Timisoara, Romania; Baltic Polymer Symposium-2016, (Klaipeda, Lithuania, 21-24 Sept. 2016); International Conference of Lithuanian Chemical Society “Chemistry and Chemical Technology” (Vilnius, Lithuania 28-29 Apr. 2016); International Conference  “Chemistry, physics and technology of surface” devoted to the 30th  anniversary of the founding of Chuiko Institute of Surface Chemistry of NAS of Ukraine (Kyiv, 17-18 May, 2016); 4th International research and practice conference  “Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials” (NANO-2016), Conference Hall of Ivan Franko National University (Lviv, 24-27 August, 2016), Open Readings 2017, 2019 (Vilnius Lithuania), Chemical Fibers and Special Textiles, (Liberec, Czech Republic, 11-13 September 2017).

At the department in October, every 2 years, the International Scientific Conference "Prospective Polymer Materials and Technologies" is being held in order to promote scientific achievements in processing of polymers and chemical fibers, of AETPF and Faculty of Chemical and Biopharmaceutical Technologies, to exchange experiences between the educational institutions of Ukraine, academic institutions, companies, business community, discussing prospects of polymer materials and technologies development.