Research-Highlights

At the Faculty of Chemistry of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, officially approved by the order of the Ministry of Education of Ukraine “On the Results of Accreditation of Ukrainian Universities” No. 186 of 17.06.94, No. 229 of July 13, 1994, No. 278 of October 3, 1994, two scientific schools, namely: Crystal Chemistry “- at the Department of Inorganic Chemistry (Head – Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Dr. of Chemical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Inorganic Chemistry Gladyshevsky R.E.) and” Physico-chemistry of polymers “at the Department of Physical and Colloidal Chemistry – Dr. of chemical sciences, professor, head of departments and Physical and Colloidal Chemistry Reshetnyak O.V.).

“Crystal chemistry of intermetallic compounds”
In 2018, 48 scientists were working at the Department of Inorganic Chemistry, of which 1 correspondent member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 3 doctors and 29 candidates of sciences, 11 postgraduate students; The staff performed 4 state-funded research topics and 2 international grants. In accordance with the order of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine No. 444 of 02.05.2018 the Center for Collective Use of Scientific Equipment “Laboratory of Material Science of Intermetallic Compounds” was founded. The implementation of the topics was provided by 23 staff members of the research department: 4 leading, 9 senior, 5 research staff and 5 junior research staff. One scientific-pedagogical and 4 scientific workers of the department received respectively academic degrees associate professor and senior researcher. Scientists of the department during the existence of a scientific school made a significant contribution to the development of inorganic chemistry, crystallochemistry, material science. The Department successfully runs doctorate and postgraduate studies, students are involved in the research work. The achievements of the department in the field of crystallochemistry of intermetallic compounds is 20% of the world’s achievements.
During the reporting period 2 scientific monographs were published (in the publishing house Elsevier,
Amsterdam, the Netherlands), 2 study guides, 100 articles (40 of them in Impact Factories) and theses of 96 reports at scientific conferences were published (including theses of 62 reports at international conferences), 3 patents of Ukraine were received, 2 applications for patents of Ukraine are submitted. Issued 2 issues of the international scientific journal “Chemistry of Metals and Alloys – Chemistry of Metals and Alloys”. The employees of the department organized and conducted the IV Scientific and Methodical Conference “Modern trends in chemistry training”, the All-Ukrainian competition of young researchers “Crystals” named after Yevgeny Gladyshevsky “Crystals: colors and light”. 18 scientific seminars took place at the department; Speakers from other institutions were 15 academics, of which 11 were specialists from abroad. The staff of the Department of Inorganic Chemistry conducts joint research with scientists from 17 universities, branch institutes and scientific organizations of Ukraine and 49 foreign scientific centers (from 18 countries of the world). Doctor dissertation work and 3 candidate’s dissertations work were performed and defended at the department.

“Physico-chemistry of polymers”
In scientific researches during the year 2018, 4 doctors of sciences (all – professors), 9 candidates of sciences (including 5 associate professors, 1 associate professor, 1 molecular scientist, 1 doctoral student, 1 engineer, 1 Ph.D. (senior scientist, employee) and 10 non-scientific scholars (1 senior scientist, 1 associate, 4 molecular sciences, 1 laboratory manager, 2 engineer); 1 graduate student at the department during the year studied 1 postgraduate.
According to the results of research carried out, 68 articles and 71 theses of reports were published at scientific conferences of different levels in the reporting year, 3 patents of Ukraine for utility model and 1 patent for an invention were received. The employees of the department jointly with the Department of Analytical Chemistry organized and conducted the VII Ukrainian Congress on Electrochemistry and the VI Scientific and Practical Seminar for students, postgraduates and young scientists “Applied Aspects of Electrochemical Analysis” devoted to the 100th anniversary of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Lviv, 4-7 June 2018). The department staff conducts joint research with scientists from 18 universities, branch institutes and scientific organizations of Ukraine and 18 foreign scientific centers (from 10 countries of the world).

The Department of Organic Chemistry forms the scientific school “Chemistry of heterocycles”. Scientific supervisor – professor, doctor of chemical sciences, MD Obushak, and at the Department of Analytical Chemistry – “Creation of new analytes”. Scientific supervisor – professor, doctor of chemical sciences, Ya.M. Kalichak