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Faculty of Chemistry

22, Neil Armstrong St., 16 building of DNU
Dean's office phone number: +38 (056) 766-49-19
E-mail the dean's office: chemistry.dnu@gmail.com
Faculty website: chemistrydnu.com.ua
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Faculty of Chemistry, building №16

Historical background

The Faculty of Chemistry is one of the oldest at Dnipro University. Although the official date of the faculty's foundation is 1933, the university has been training chemists since the first days of its foundation (1918). At the origins of the faculty were prominent scientists: academician Lev Volodymyrovych Pysarzhevsky (1871-1938), founder of the Dnipro scientific school of chemists, creator of electronic chemistry; Academician Dmytro Petrovych Konovalov (1856-1929), one of the most prominent physicochemists, discoverer of the famous laws of liquid distillation (Konovalov's laws); Academician, Hero of Socialist Labor Oleksandr Ilyich Brodsky (1895-1969), founder of the well-known school of isotope chemistry. The scientific and pedagogical ideas of these scientists ensured a high level of research work, determined the topics and style of research at the Faculty of Chemistry in the prewar and early postwar years.

More information:
History of the Faculty of Chemistry
The Faculty of Chemistry. History. The present. Graduates
Deans of the Faculty of Chemistry

Today, the 3 departments of the faculty conduct a wide range of research activities in analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, electrochemistry, chemical technology of high molecular weight compounds, and food technology.
There are 8 lecture halls and more than 50 specialized laboratories, 4 methodical rooms, a computer class equipped with modern computers, a computer network Internet at the service of students.

Management team of the faculty

Svitlana Koptieva, PhD in Chemistry, Associate Professor, is the Acting Dean of the Faculty.s
Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs - Yulia Matsuk, PhD, Associate Professor
Deputy Dean for Research and International Cooperation - Natalia Kondratiuk, PhD, Associate Professor.
Deputy Dean for Educational Work - Oksana Sayevych, PhD in Chemistry, Associate Professor

Employees of the dean's office
Dispatcher - Palchikova Maria
Clerk - Boychenko Oksana

For applicants: About the Faculty - through the eyes of students

Applicant! Do you dream of entering Oles Honchar Dnipro National University, but still hesitate to choose an educational program?
Students of the Faculty of Chemistry will tell you about the interesting things that await you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRmftkwTMGQ&t=362s

Structural subdivisions of the faculty
Department of Physical, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry
Department of Food Technologies
Department of Analytical Chemistry and Chemical Technology

Learn about the faculty firsthand!
Professor Viktor Vargaliuk in the program «School Project» of the Media School «Sensation»: Viktor Vargaliuk in the program «School Project» of the Media School «Sensation»: what the faculty is proud of and why it is in demand among applicants.


ATTENTION! If an applicant completes the DNU preparatory courses in the year of admission in basic subjects, the points obtained are added to the corresponding results of the external independent evaluation and are taken into account in the competitive selection.

For more information, see the section «(To the applicant)».

The faculty offers a wide range of specialties and educational programs that receive special support from the state:
Do you want to become a teacher and work with children and youth? Choose a specialty 014.06 "Secondary School Education. Chemistry"
Do you want to work in a pharmaceutical company and develop new medicines? Choose the specialty 102 "Chemistry" (educational program "Chemistry of medicinal substances")
Do you want to become an expert in the chemical analysis of environmental objects, food, and medicines? Choose the specialty102 "Chemistry" (educational program "Chemical analysis and examination of materials and products")
Do you want to become a highly qualified specialist in the field of polymeric materials and composites? Choose the specialty 161 "Chemical Technology and Engineering"
Do you want to learn how to create new generation food products and work as a food production technologist? Choose the specialty 181 "Food Technologies" (educational program "Food Technologies")
Do you want to engage in the restaurant business, produce culinary and craft healthy food products? Choose the specialty 181 "Food Technologies" (educational program "Restaurant and craft technologies of healthy food")

Educational activities
The Faculty of Chemistry trains specialists at three levels of higher education:
the first (bachelor's) - full-time education;
the second (master's) - full-time education;
the third (educational and scientific, Doctor of Philosophy) - day and evening form of study.

Specialists at the first (bachelor's) level of higher education are trained in the following specialties:
- 102 Chemistry (educational programs: "Chemistry of Medicinal Substances» and «Chemical Analysis and Expertise of Materials and Products»)
- 014 Secondary education. Chemistry (educational program "Secondary School Education (Chemistry)")
- 161 Chemical Technology and Engineering (Educational program "Chemical Technology and Engineering")
- 181 Food Technologies (educational programs: "Food Technologies and Restaurant and Craft Healthy Food Technologies)

Training of specialists at the second (master's) level of higher education is carried out in the following specialties:
- 102 Chemistry (educational program "Chemistry")
- 161 Chemical Technology and Engineering (Educational program "Chemical Technology and Engineering")
- 181 Food Technologies (educational program: "Food Technologies")

The training of specialists at the third (educational and scientific, Doctor of Philosophy) level of higher education is carried out in the specialty 102 "Chemistry" (educational and scientific program "Chemistry") language of instruction: Ukrainian, English,

102 «Chemistry»

Professional capabilities: synthesize medicinal substances and components of cosmetic compositions, predict the pharmacological profile of compounds, model chemical processes, select components for the creation of safe phyto- and cosmetic preparations, medicines; determine the purity and structure of organic substances based on skills in working with chromatographs, chromatography-mass spectrometers, NMR spectrometers, etc.
Graduates can work as chemists, analytical chemists, chromatographers at enterprises of various industries, as well as in the field of creating components of medicines and cosmetics at pharmaceutical and cosmetic enterprises
PRACTICAL TRAINING - modern pharmaceutical enterprises of Ukraine, participation in international mobility programs, grant programs, competitions of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, EU countries and the USA; control and analytical laboratories of ferrous metallurgy, pipe industry, food enterprises, natural water analysis.

014 «Secondary School Education. Chemistry»

Professional opportunities: activities in the field of education and pedagogy in general and specialized, professional (professional-technical), out-of-school, professional higher education, interschool resource centers (interschool training and production facilities), institutions and organizations in the field of education.
Graduates can work as chemistry teachers in secondary schools and as lecturers in institutions of professional pre-university education
PRACTICAL TRAINING - leading educational institutions of Dnipro and the region.

161 «Chemical Technology and Engineering»

Professional opportunities: activities of technological engineers in the field of synthesis and processing of high molecular weight composite materials and high-energy compounds with polymeric binders.
Graduates can work in primary positions at production enterprises and engineering institutions in the field of chemical technology, in other related fields (enterprises for the manufacture of polymer products, paints and varnishes, other chemical and food products, etc.; research and production enterprises, research laboratories) in the professions of engineer, technological engineer, researcher, chemical engineer, research engineer.
PRACTICAL TRAINING - carried out on the basis of production enterprises (SE "NPO "Pavlohrad Chemical Plant", Pavlohrad), research centers (Research Institute of Chemistry and Geology of the Dnipro State University, Dnipro Research Forensic Center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs).

181 «Food Technologies»

Professional opportunities: the ability to perform the duties of persons managing food service companies, restaurants (cafes, canteens, etc.), heads of production and other main units in restaurant business establishments, heads of production (at a food service enterprise) and restaurant sections (cafes, canteens, etc.), small enterprises without management and restaurant business establishments without management, restaurateurs, managers (managers) of enterprises for the preparation and supply of ready-made meals, as well as managers of food systems.
Graduates can work as chefs in restaurant establishments, process engineers, shop managers at food industry enterprises, quality engineers, technologists in the production of craft health foods, food safety and consumer protection specialists, heads of laboratories in research and development institutions, specialists in the implementation of the HACCP food safety management system, sales managers of equipment and raw materials, additives for the industry, and many other positions in the food industry and restaurant business.
PRACTICAL TRAINING - conducted at modern, technically equipped food industry enterprises and leading restaurant establishments.

For applicants to the postgraduate program
Educational and scientific program "Chemistry"
Prerequisites - master's degree (specialist's degree).
Forms of study - full-time, distance education.

The purpose of the educational program Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry is to deepen theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the field of Natural Sciences with a degree in Chemistry, to develop competencies sufficient to generate new ideas, solve complex problems in the field of chemistry, research and innovation, master the methodology of scientific and pedagogical activities, and develop universal research skills sufficient to conduct and successfully complete scientific research and further professional and scientific activities.
Program features - the program is implemented within the framework of the educational and scientific partnership of the Faculty of Chemistry of DNU and the Research Institute of Chemistry and Geology of DNU and provides in-depth training in chemistry, provides an opportunity to carry out teaching activities. It also provides for the participation of applicants in academic mobility programs. The program is aimed at training highly qualified specialists capable of effectively solving theoretical and experimental problems of modern chemistry, conducting scientific research that requires deep fundamental and interdisciplinary knowledge, creative thinking, and creativity.
The educational process is provided by the following professors, doctors of chemical sciences:
Okovytyy S.I.,
Vishnikin A.B.,
Vargalyuk V.F.,
Palchikov V.O.personal website

In recent years, our teachers have published more than 70 articles in such well-known international scientific journals as Nature Chem., Nature Commun., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., ACSCatalysis, ACSChem. Biol., Anal. Chem., Environ. Sci. Tech., Tetrahedron, Tetrahedron Lett., Talanta, Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts, Med. Chem. Res., Eur. J. Med. Chem., Eur. J. Org. Chem., J. Het. Chem., Synth. Commun., J. Mol. Struct., New J. Chem., RSC Adv., Microchem. J., Acta Chim. Slov., Chem. Het. Comp., J. Mol. Mod., J. Phys. Chem. A., Int. J. Environ. Anal. Chem., Chemosphere etc., included in the scientific database Scopus.
The Ph.D. dissertations were defended after graduation by Yevhen Osokin (2023), Kateryna Dil (2024), Olena Pylypenko (2024), and two foreign citizens from Algeria, Hedjazi Mehieddine (2023) and Tamen Aimad-Eddine (2024).

Scientific and technical activities
The Faculty of Chemistry has three research schools.
The oldest school is School of «Natural and Synthetic Biologically Active Heterocycles», which was founded in the 1950s by Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine, Doctor of Chemical Sciences, Professor Mykhailo Malynovskyi, a talented scientist and teacher whose work was mostly related to epoxides. Together with his colleagues, he obtained a number of fundamental results in the field of research on the reactivity of epoxy compounds and developed new promising methods for the synthesis of these substances. In 1991-2011, the head of the school was Doctor of Chemical Sciences, Professor Lilia Kasyan. Today, the work of M.S. Malynovskyi and L.I. Kasyan is continued by the rector of DNU, Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine, Excellence in Education of Ukraine, Doctor of Chemical Sciences, Professor Serhii Okovytyi. During the years of this school's existence, its supervisors and employees have defended 5 doctoral dissertations, about 50 PhD theses, obtained more than 80 copyright certificates, patents for inventions and utility models, published 10 monographs and about 600 scientific articles. Many students who have graduated from this school are now working in the United States, Germany, Poland, the United Kingdom, Australia, Switzerland, etc.

The School of Electrodeposition and Corrosion Protection of Metals at the Faculty of Chemistry was founded in 1970 under the leadership of Yuriy Loshkariov, Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine, Academician of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Doctor of Chemical Sciences, Professor. The school's priority areas of work include the study of the kinetics and mechanisms of electrode processes in the presence of surfactants; the introduction of new galvanostegy technologies into production; and the manufacture of anodes and additives to electrolytes. Today, the work of the teacher is continued by the Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine, Excellence in Education of Ukraine, Doctor of Chemical Sciences, Professor Viktor Vargalyuk. Over the years, the school has trained 3 doctors and 29 candidates of science, and published more than 700 scientific papers.

The youngest school at the Faculty is «Analytical Chemistry of Low Concentrations», which was founded in 1994. Its founders were Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine, Excellence in Education of Ukraine, Doctor of Chemical Sciences, Professor Fedir Chmilenko and Excellence in Education of Ukraine, Doctor of Chemical Sciences, Professor Liudmyla Tsyhanok. The priority areas of the school's work included research on the theory of measuring and information analytical signal and its practical use for intensification of the analytical process by physical action; intensification of sample preparation in the analysis of food, soil, biological and medical objects; development and design of ion-selective electrodes; development of theoretical foundations for the targeted use of chemical and analytical properties of heteropoly compounds. Over the years, the school has trained 4 doctors and more than 40 candidates of sciences, published about 600 scientific articles, 5 monographs, obtained more than 70 patents, and developed a number of state standards for the determination of heavy metal impurities in food.

The faculty departments conduct research within the framework of four fundamental state budget topics, involving about 20 teachers and researchers of the Faculty of Chemistry. The staff of the department actively cooperates with higher education institutions, research institutions and enterprises in Dnipro, Kharkiv, Kyiv, Odesa and other cities of Ukraine.

The Faculty of Chemistry has an accredited laboratory for chemical analysis of environmental objects (natural water, soil and air) (headed by Candidate of Chemical Sciences Svitlana Khudyakova).

The Faculty annually publishes 4 volumes of the scientific journal "Journal of Chemistry and Technologies" which is among the 100 journals of Ukraine indexed in the Scopus and Web of Science databases (see http://chemistry.dnu.dp.ua). The annual All-Ukrainian Conference of Young Scientists and Students on topical issues of chemistry, which is held at the Faculty of Chemistry of DNU, has become a tradition. Based on the results of the conference, a collection of abstracts is published https://www.dnu.dp.ua/view/materialu_konferenchii.

Among the graduates and faculty members are scholarship holders of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. Over the past 5 years, the faculty and researchers have published 10 scientific monographs, textbooks and manuals.

Students take an active part in the scientific developments of the Faculty of Chemistry. The faculty has student research clubs and problem groups. Each year, students co-author more than 100 scientific publications of various levels, many of which are presented at national and international conferences and symposia.

International contacts

As part of agreements on cooperation in education and science, graduates of the Faculty of Chemistry have the opportunity to continue their studies at master's and postgraduate level in higher education institutions in both Europe and the United States. Thus, for almost ten years, teachers and researchers of the Faculty of Chemistry have been actively cooperating with scientists from Jackson State University (USA) in the field of computer chemistry and technology. As a result, five graduates (Yevhen Podolian, Oleksandr Isaiev, Olena Furmanchuk, Yana Kholod and Tetiana Petrova) have completed postgraduate studies at this institution. In addition, graduates of the faculty are successfully working in their specialty in Germany, the UK, Israel, Denmark, and the USA.
Students and graduates of the Faculty of Chemistry take an active part in national and international academic (Erasmus Mundus, Fulbright Foundation) and scientific exchange programs. Within the framework of grant programs of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, in different years, they have completed internships at the University of Oxford, UK (Iryna Sadkova, Yulia Velychenko); University of Vienna, Austria (Yulia Chuchupal) and Jackson University, USA (Kira Shovkoplias).
Under the cooperation agreement with the P.J. Šafárik University in Košice (Slovakia), a large number of students and teachers of the Department of Analytical Chemistry received grants under the programs of the Visegrad Fund and the Slovak Academic Information Agency. Among them are Serhii Zaruba (twice), Svitlana Khlyntseva, Halyna Petrushyna, Arina Skok, Yuliia Mekh, Andrii Vyshnikin (seven times). This cooperation resulted in 29 joint articles in the best chemistry journals.
A number of agreements were signed between DNU and the Chinese Foreign Joint Center for Technological Innovation (Harbin Huayue Technology R&D Co, Ltd), "Weilai Technology Co.", Ltd (Zhuji, China), Northeast Forestry University (Harbin, China), High-Tech Industrial University (Harbin, China). Harbin, China), the High-Tech Industrial Pilot Base of the Shandong Academy of Sciences (Business Incubator for Study Abroad Students of the Shandong Academy of Sciences) (Shandong, China), and the Shandong Chinese-Ukrainian Research Institute of Technological Innovation (Shandong, China). An agreement was also signed on the joint establishment of the "Joint Laboratory of Innovative Technologies in Nutrition and Health" (Shandong Chinese-Ukrainian Research Institute of Technological Innovation, Shandong, China).
In 2023, Taisiia Mos, a student of the Department of Food Technologies, was successfully selected under the Erasmus international mobility program and had the opportunity to study for two semesters at the University of Cordoba (Spain).

Student life
Students of the Faculty of Chemistry take part in the All-Ukrainian competition of scientific works. Traditionally, a number of scholarships are awarded annually to students of the Faculty of Chemistry (scholarships of the President of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the Mayor, the Academic Council of DNU, etc.) It is worth noting that over the past 5 years, 8 students of the Faculty of Chemistry have received scholarships.
Properly organized leisure and recreation is the key not only to successful studies, but also to a good moral state of students. Everyone at the Faculty of Chemistry is guided by this principle: the administration of the faculty and departments, teachers, academic group supervisors, and members of the faculty's student council. In addition to studying in academic groups, students go in for sports, both in the university's sports complex and in the dormitory gym, which was created on the initiative and with the direct participation of the students themselves.

Successful graduates of the XXI century

Hanna Gryn'ova
She received a Master of Science degree in Chemistry with honors from Oles Honchar Dnipro National University in 2009. In 2010, she started her PhD in computational chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Michelle Coote at the Australian National University. Her research work in Canberra covered a range of topics from mechanistic studies of polymer degradation and stabilization to fundamental aspects of free radical reactivity. His research on the unconventional effect of external electric fields on free radicals even formed the basis for a new concept of electrostatic catalysis.
In 2014. Anna defended her doctoral dissertation, which received several awards, including the Cornforth Medal for the most outstanding doctoral dissertation in chemistry, chemical sciences or chemical technology from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, and the IUPAC-Solvay Young Chemist Award for one of the five most outstanding doctoral dissertations in the general field of chemical sciences in the world from the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. In 2014, she joined the laboratory of Prof. Clémence Corminboeuf at the Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland) as a postdoc, where she focused on computer modeling of organic semiconductors.

In 2016, Hanna Gryn'ova was awarded a prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions individual fellowship from the European Commission to research non-standard monomolecular organic conductors. Since April 2019, Dr. Hanna Gryn'ova has started an independent research career as the head of the junior research group "Computational Carbon Chemistry" (CCC) at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS gGmbH) and the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) at the University of Heidelberg. Using a variety of modern computational chemistry methods, Dr. Gryn'ova`s research group investigates functional organic materials such as graphene and its derivatives, metal and covalent organic framework structures, N-heteropolycyclic radicals, and others used in organocatalysis, molecular electronics, and environmental remediation. In addition, the scientist participates in two large research centers: The German Research Council's Collaborative Research Center SFB1249 "N-Heteropolycycles as Functional Materials" and the SIMPLAIX Strategic Research Initiative for Multi-scale Modeling Using Big Data.

Hanna Gryn'ova (h-index 22) has also published more than 50 scientific articles and reviews in such influential publications as Nature Chemistry, Journal of the American Chemical Society and Angewandte Chemie International Edition. She is a member of the Society of German Chemists, a member of the Elizabeth Schiman Collegium of the Max Planck Society, and a member of editorial and advisory boards of several scientific journals.

Website of the research group: https://www.h-its.org/people/dr-ganna-anya-grynova

Oleksandr Zhurakovskyi
Graduated from Oles Honchar Dnipro National University with a master's degree (2008, diploma with honors). As a student, he took an active part in chemical competitions and conferences (Dnipro, Kyiv, Kharkiv). He received a Fulbright grant to study at the University of Arizona (Tucson, USA) and received a master's degree in chemistry.
He completed his postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford (Prof. J. Robertson's group), where he defended his PhD thesis in organic chemistry. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University (USA) with Prof. Andy Myers in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and at the University of Bristol (UK) in the laboratory of Prof. Varinder Aggarwal. Since 2017, he has been working as a chemist at Pharmaron UK (Hoddesdon, UK). Oleksandr is the author of a number of scientific articles and reviews in such well-known journals as Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Organic Letters, ChemistrySelect.

Created a website for searching for chemical literature Chemistry Reference Resolver https://chemsearch.kovsky.net. Personal website: http://kovsky.net
Olexandr Isayev

After completing his master's degree at Oles Honchar Donetsk National University in 2002, he entered the graduate program at Jackson State University (Mississippi, USA). In 2008, he defended his doctoral dissertation in computational chemistry. The topic was the study of the mechanism of catalysis and reduction of nitroaromatic compounds using computational methods. As part of his work, Oleksandr also developed a new method for predicting the thermodynamic properties of intermolecular complexes. He completed his postdoctoral studies at Case Western University (Cleveland, Ohio, USA). His postdoctoral research focused on the calculation of redox potentials of organic molecules and the properties of nanoparticles. This work involved extensive collaboration with several experimental groups. In 2009, he received an IBM-Lowdin Memorial Fellowship for his work. He worked at one of the US National Laboratories.
From 2013 to 2019, he worked at the University of North Carolina where he is engaged in the computer-aided design of drugs and new materials using machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) methods. Prof. Isaev's group has developed large-scale deep learning models for predicting the biological effects of chemical compounds in vivo and in vitro. They developed and implemented a new approach for visualizing and mining large libraries of compounds. During this time, Oleksandr received the Emerging Technology Award from the American Chemical Society twice (2014, 2017).

In 2019, he moved to Carnegie Mellon University (Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, USA), where he is currently working in the Department of Chemistry. He is also an adjunct faculty member of the CMU-Pitt Computational Biology PhD program and the Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology program. Prof. Isaev's laboratory works at the intersection of theoretical chemistry, pharmaceuticals, and computer science. In particular, they use molecular modeling and artificial intelligence (AI) to solve complex problems in chemistry, and work to accelerate molecular discovery by combining AI, computer science, and autonomous experiments. His work pioneered the study of the interface between ML and QM. This research led to the development of several families of atomistic molecular ML potentials. All methods have been implemented in open source software and made freely available via GitHub. The methods he developed are now used in leading academic laboratories and global companies such as Dow Chemical, BASF, GSK, Pfizer, and Genentech. His lab is part of a large national institute: NSF Center for Computer Assisted Synthesis (C-CAS).

Oleksandr has published more than 50 articles in prestigious scientific journals such as Nature, Nature Chemistry, JACS, Nature Communications, which have been cited more than 13,000 times (h-index = 42). As of 2024, he is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, published by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Personal website https://olexandrisayev.com

Tamara Lystopad
In 2005, she was the first to be registered for the newly opened specialty "Food Technologies" at the Faculty of Chemistry. While studying at the department, she participated and won prizes in the All-Ukrainian Food Technology Olympiad, in national and international culinary arts competitions, and was a speaker at several national and international conferences. In 2009, she received her bachelor's degree with honors. In parallel with her studies at the faculty, she received a second degree in Accounting and Auditing. In 2010, she graduated with honors from the Kharkiv State University of Food Technology and Trade with a master's degree in Food Technology and Engineering.

In 2017, she began her postgraduate studies in Food Technology at the Kharkiv State University of Food Technology and at the same time worked as an assistant at the Department of Food Technology. During her postgraduate studies, she published about 30 papers, including 4 articles in Scopus and Web of Science journals, in international publications, co-authored a monograph, guidelines and 10 patents of Ukraine for inventions and utility models, developed and approved technical specifications for new products.
In December 2021, she defended her dissertation at the State Biotechnology University. In 2022, she received a PhD degree, which in 2024 was certified by the German Conference of Ministers of Culture as the equivalent of a German doctorate (Zeugnisbewertung für ausländische Hochschulqualifikationen).

Arina Skok
A 2021 graduate of the Master's program at the Faculty of Chemistry of Oles Honchar Dnirpo National University, she received her bachelor's degree (2019) and master's degree (2021) with honors.
My interest in chemistry led me to the Faculty of Chemistry at Oles Honchar Dnipro National University in 2015. There, I got acquainted with analytical chemistry under the guidance of Professor Vishnikin A.B. Spectrophotometric and luminescence analysis methods have always been particularly interesting to me. Studying at the Faculty of Chemistry gave me the opportunity to get acquainted with the educational program and culture of other countries. During my studies, I participated in the Erasmus+ and Vishegrad exchange programs 4 times. Thanks to this, during my bachelor's degree, I published my first article as a result of cooperation with Professor Aristidis Antsemidis from the Aristotle University. I also participated in several conferences on analytical chemistry, including abroad.

I am currently in my 3rd year of postgraduate studies at Pavol Josef Šafárik University (Košice, Slovakia). I have 10 articles cited in the Scopus database, including publications in the best analytical chemistry journals (Talanta, Analytica Chimica Acta, Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry, Analytical Methods, and others). Along with me, graduates of the Faculty of Chemistry, including Serhii Zaruba, work at the Department of Analytical Chemistry at P.Y. Shafarik University."

Sergey Tretyakov
He graduated from the master's program of Oles Honchar Dnipro National University in 2012, his supervisors were Prof. Vitalii Palchykov and Prof. Serhii Okovytyi. In the same year, he started a two-year Erasmus Mundus Master's program "Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry", where he studied the theory and practice of developing and using spectral methods in chemistry (NMR, IR, UV spectroscopy, mass spectrometry and X-ray crystallography). He spent the first year at the University of Leipzig (Germany) and the second year at the University of Bergen (Norway), where he defended his master's thesis on the methodology of iron-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions, supervised by Prof. Dr. Hans-René Bjørsvik.

Immediately after receiving his master's degree, he went to Shanghai (China), where he completed a six-month internship with BASF as part of the prestigious Explore Together program. In the summer of 2016, he began his doctoral studies at the University of Utrecht (the Netherlands) as part of the Marie Curie Non-Noble Metal Catalysis program. The work was carried out under the supervision of Dr. Marc-Etienne Moret. He studied the influence of separated charges on the stability of unusual oxidation states of Si(II) and Fe(IV) using organic and inorganic synthesis under oxygen-free and anhydrous conditions, quantum calculations, and theoretical/experimental spectroscopy. Part of this work was done in academic collaboration with leading groups in Germany, the USA, Spain and China. During this time, he was also a visiting researcher in the group of Prof. Dr. Frank Neese, Max Planck Institute for Carbon Chemistry in Müllheim am Rhein, Germany. The results of his work were published in leading international journals, including Angewandte Chemie. Upon completion of his PhD and due to his high expertise in NMR, in 2020 he received a postdoctoral position at the same University of Utrecht with Prof. Dr. Pieter Bruijnincx, where he studied the structure of industrial lignins in collaboration with Avantium B.V., Amsterdam. In 2022, he started working as a synthetic chemist at Symeres Groningen (Netherlands). He taught himself programming, volunteered and worked as a social worker at a center for Ukrainian refugees near Amsterdam. Soon, Sergiy will start a new postdoc at the University of Groningen (Netherlands) with Dr. Robert Pollice, where he will create and research language-based machine learning models for chemical reactivity prediction.