About 7 plenary and 40 oral reports are supposed to be present at APGIP-10 (the list is being update):

Eldar Zeynalov. Petrochemistry and oil refining development trends in Azerbaijan

Eldar Zeynalov, date of birth – 08.10.1948, Professor, Doctor of Chemical Sciences, head of the laboratory “Oxidation by hydrogen peroxide in the presence of carbon nanocatalysts” at the Institute of Catalysis & Inorganic Chemistry of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS), corresponding member of the ANAS.
Main areas of scientific activity – kinetics of aerobic and peroxide oxidation of hydrocarbons and polymers, physical chemistry of nanocarbon materials.
Currently he is author of 402 scientific publications, including 10 books, 223 articles, 15 patents, 154 presentations to the various scientific forums over worldwide.
Awardee of a number of prestigious research and government grants.

Víctor M. Castaño

Prof. Víctor M. Castaño is a recognized international leader in several areas of applied science and technology . He holds a B.Sc. degree in Engineering Physics and M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Physics from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. He spent 2 years at IBM´s Thomas J. Watson Research Center in New York as postdoctoral fellow. He has been a lecturer at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Faculties of Chemistry, Sciences, Engineering, Accounting and Administration and Dentistry), Universidad Autonoma de Querétaro (Faculties of Engineering, Medicine, Accounting and Administration, Psychology and Law), the Autonomous University of Nuevo León (Faculty of Physico-Mathematical Sciences), the Universidad Iberoamericana, the Instituto Tecnológico de Querétaro, etc. He was the founding Director of the Center for Applied Physics and Advanced Technology of the UNAM in Juriquilla, Querétaro. Prof. Castaño has published more over 700 articles in international refereed and indexed journals, 242 articles in conferences proceedings, 22 book chapters, 5 books and 20 patents. It has 678 papers presented at conferences and 51 technical reports to various industries. He has been advisor to over 190 B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. thesis in Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Colombia, the USA, Canada, Spain and Germany. His work has received thousands of citations, especially in the last few years, when some of his pioneering contributions have begun to have great repercussion and have led him to receive international awards and recognitions. In this respect, it is important to emphasize the fact that Víctor Castaño is an engineer and scientist of great originality, who dares not only to explore subjects that do not represent the fashion of international science, but also has the capacity of having his proposals receiving worldwide attention. He is Associate Editor of several prestigious international journals and Editor-in-Chief of Recent Patents in nanoMedicine. He is Treasurer, by election, of the International Council for Materials Education and has been a member of several evaluation commissions in Mexico and abroad (United States, Canada, Spain, Costa Rica, Colombia, Brazil, etc.). Probably the areas where Prof. Castaño is best known is in materials science and biomedicine, where he invented a very extensive line of new materials and technologies for various applications.

Witold Brostow

RESEARCH: energy absorption by composites; tribology including friction and wear; fire resistance of materials and structures; sustainable materials and their processing; quantitative definitions of brittleness and flexibility; drag reduction and flocculation; new approaches to instruction in Materials Science & Engineering.
BOOKS, PUBLICATIONS and PATENTS: W. Brostow & H.E. Hagg Lobland, Materials: Introduction and Applications, John Wiley & Sons, New York 2017. W. Brostow, Science of Materials in 2 American, 1 Spanish and 2 German editions. 440 research papers; 5 patents. Editor of: Mechanical Properties of Polymer Liquid Crystals (1998) and Performance of Plastics (2000). Cited by 11900 (Google Scholar, April 2019).
GRADUATE DEGREES: MS (in Chemistry) and DrSc (in Physics), University of Warsaw; DSc (in Chemistry), Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw.
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT: University of North Texas, Regents Prof. of Materials Science and Engineering 2000-;
Doctor of Science honoris causa, Ivane Javahisvili University, Tbilisi, June 29, 2015
Visiting Professor of Polymer Science, The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm,
summers in 2008, 2011, 2013, 2015
Honorary Foreign Member of the Academy of Engineering of Georgia, Tbilisi, elected April
26, 2014
Member of the Academy of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Kyiv – elected June 2009
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, Summers in 2004, 2005, 2012 & 2013
Fellow of the International Union of Pure & 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 at the 62nd Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics
Engineers (ANTEC-SPE), San Francisco, May 2002
Visiting Professor of Polymer Science & Engineering, the Royal Chulalongkorn University,
Bangkok, 2001
Scientific Committee of POLYCHAR World Forum on Advanced Materials (32 countries
represented), President
Doctor honoris causa in Chemistry, Lvivska Politechnika National University, Lviv, Sept.
14, 1999 (the University founded in 1816; first ever Dr. h.c. degree in 1912 to Maria
International Council on Materials Education (21 countries represented): President, re-
elected until Dec. 2019
U.S. Navy Distinguished Visiting Professor, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Summer 1988
Fred A. Schwab International Award of the Society of Plastics Engineers, 1997
Corresponding Member, Union for Polymer Research, Berlin
Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London
Full Member of the National Academy of Sciences, Mexico City.
A selection of publications
(numbers pertain to the complete list):
W. Brostow & V.M. Castaño, Voronoi polyhedra as a tool for dealing with spatial
structures of amorphous solids, liquids and gases, J. Mater. Ed. 1999, 21, 297.
W. Brostow, M. Jaklewicz, S. Mehta & P. Montemartini, Effects of magnetic fields on flexural properties of a longitudinal polymer liquid crystal, Mater. Res. Innovat. 2002, 5, 261.
W. Brostow & J. Walasek, A statistical mechanical model of polymer liquid crystals subjected to external deformations, J. Chem. Phys. 2004, 121, 3272; reprinted by Virtual J. Biol. Phys. Res. 2004, 8, August 1 issue.
W. Brostow, H.E. Hagg Lobland & M. Narkis, Sliding wear, viscoelasticity and brittleness of polymers, J. Mater. Res. 2006, 21, 2422.
W. Brostow, R. Chiu, I.M. Kalogeras & A. Vassilikou-Dova, Prediction of glass transition temperatures: Binary blends and copolymers, Mater. Letters 2008, 62, 3152.
W. Brostow, Reliability and prediction of long term performance of polymer-based materials, Pure & Appl. Chem. 2009, 81, 417.
G. Areshidze, K. Barbakadze, W. Brostow, T. Datashvili, O. Gencel, E. Lekveihsvili & N. Lekishvili, Separation of polycyclic hydrocarbons from Georgian petroleum, Mater. Sci. Medziagotyra 2010, 16, 170. 389. R. Shah, T. Datashvili, T. Cai, J. Wahrmund, B. Menard, K.P. Menard, W. Brostow & J.M. Perez, The effects of functionalized reduced graphene oxide on the frictional and wear properties of epoxy resin, Mater. Res. Innovat. 2015, 19, 97.
W. Brostow, J. Chang, H.E. Hagg Lobland, J.M. Perez, S. Shipley, J. Wahrmund & J.B. White, Rheological characterization of molten polymers containing ceramic nanopowders for use in thermoelectric devices, J. Nanosci. & Nanotech. 2015, 15, 6604. 398. W. Brostow, H.E. Hagg Lobland & S. Khoja, Brittleness and toughness of polymers and other materials, Mater. Letters 2015, 159, 478. 399. L. Janczewski, D. Tobola, W. Brostow, K. Czechowski, H.E. Hagg Lobland, M. Kot & K. Zagórski, Effects of ball burnishing on surface properties of low density polyethylene, Tribology Internat. A 2016, 93, 36. 403. W. Brostow, T. Datashvili, P. Jiang & H. Miller, Recycled HDPE reinforced with sol-gel modified wood sawdust, Eur. Polymer J. 2016, 52, 28. 409. H. Yang, A. Fortier, K. Horne, W. Brostow & H.E. Hagg Lobland, Shape memory metal alloys in the context of teaching smart materials, J. Mater. Ed. 2016, 38, 149. 411. W. Brostow & H.E. Hagg Lobland, Survey of relations of chemical constituents in polymer-based materials with brittleness and its associated properties, Chem. & Chem. Tech. 2016, 10, 595. 412. W. Brostow, S. Khoja & R. Simoes, Sliding wear behavior of polymers studied with mesoscopic molecular dynamics, J. Mater. Sci. 2017, 52, 1203. 416. W. Brostow, H.E. Hagg Lobland, N. Hnatchuk & J.M. Perez, Improvement of scratch and wear resistance of polymers by fillers including nanofillers, Nanomaterials 2017, 7, 66. 419. D. Tobola, W. Brostow, K. Czechowski & P. Rusek, Improvement of wear resistance of some cold working tool steels, Wear 2017, 382-383, 29. 423. K. Barbakadze, W. Brostow, T. Datashvili, N. Hnatchuk & N. Lekishvili, Antibiocorrosive epoxy-based coatings with low friction and high scratch resistance, Wear 2018, 394-395, 228.434. W. Brostow & A.T. Osmanson, From mechanics to thermodynamics: A relation between the brittleness and the thermal expansivity for polymers, Mater. Letters X 2019, 1, 100005.
Lvivska Politechnika National University * Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, Toluca * Technion, Haifa * King Mongkut University, Bangkok * Ivane Javahishvili University, Tbilisi * AGH University of Science & Technology, Krakow * Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal * University of Naples * Lithuanian Energy Institute, Kaunas
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Dariusz M. Bieliński

Łódź University of Technology, Łódź
Faculty of Chemistry – Vice-Dean for Science and Innovations
Institute of Polymer & Dye Technology – Vice-Director for Development, Full Professor, Head of the Rubber Technology Research Group
Head of the Scientific Council: Institute for Engineering of Polymer Materials & Dyes, 2013
Professor title: President of Poland, Technical Sciences, Material Engineering, 2010
Research Director: Rubber Research Institute “STOMIL”, 2006-2008, Research Director of the Elastomer Branch oF IMPiB in Piastów 2009-2014
Habilitation (DSc): Łódź University of Technology (PL), Faculty of Chemistry, Chemical Technology, 2003
Post Doctoral Fellow: Universite “Claude Bernard” Lyon I (FR), Laboratoire des Materiaux Plastiques et de Biomateriaux, 1994-1995
PhD: University of Strathclyde (UK), Department of Pure & Applied Chemistry, Doctor of Philosophy, 1994
MSc. Eng.: Łódź University of Technology (PL), Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Exploitation and Maintenance of Vehicles, 1987
Visiting Professor: Universite Francois Rabelais, Tours (FR), University of Doha, Qatar, Universite “Claude Bernard” Lyon I (FR), University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (UK), Technical University Chemnitz-Zwickau (GE)
Monographs & book chapters – 16
Journal papers – about 220
Total citation no.: ca. 400
Hirsch Index: 15
Patents – 12 (8 pending)
RESEARCH PROJECTS – 32 (head of 12)

Omari Mukbaniani. Synthesis and investigations of fluorine containing solid polymer electrolyte membranes

Omari Mukbaniani, DSc, is a Professor and Chair of the Macromolecular Chemistry Department of Iv. Ja¬vakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia. He is also the Director of the Institute of Macro¬mo¬lecular Chemistry at Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. He is a member of the Academy of Na¬tural Sciences of Georgia. For several years, he was a member of advisory board and editorial board of the Journal Proceedings, of Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Chemical Series) and contributing editor of the journals Polymer News, Polymers Research Journal, and Chemistry and Chemical Technolo¬gy. His research interests include polymer chemistry, polymeric materials, and chemistry of organosilicon compounds, as well as methods of precision synthesis to build block and the development of graft and comb-type structure. He also researches the mechanisms of reactions leading to these polymers and the synthesis of various types of functionalized silicon polymers, copolymers, and block copolymers.
He was a chair of 1st – 6th International Symposium on Polymers and Advanced Materials – ICSP&AM. He was an organizing Chairperson of 25th Annual World Forum on Advanced Materials, Polychar 2017, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and Cha¬ir of 26th Annual World Forum on Advanced Materials, Polychar 26 Tbilisi, Georgia.
2018 – The certificate of Rustaveli National Science Foundation is the best scientist in the group nomination. 2018 – Honorary Declaration of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences in connection with the UNESCO World Scientific Day for scientific achievements.
Prof. O. Mukbaniani has more than 470 publications including papers in leading International journals, among them 26 books and monographs.

Regina Jeziorska

Prof. Regina Jeziorska, an associate professor at the Industrial Chemistry Research Institute of Poland and its managing director from 2012 to 2016, is currently leading a group of researchers working on various aspects on recycling and reactive extrusion of polymers, biopolymers, polymer nanocomposites and their applications.
Regina Jeziorska holds over 40 patents and is the editor of one book and author or coauthor of over 150 book chapters and publications in scientific journals. She holds many positions including vice president of Polish Innovators and Rationalizers Association, president of the Sectoral Council of the Chemistry Sector of the Polish Standardization Committee, president of the Technical Committee for Plastics as well as the Technical Committee for Machinery and Equipment for the Processing of Plastics and Rubber of the Polish Standardization Committee.
Regina Jeziorska has received the M. Sc (1984), the Ph. D (1988), and the D. Sc (2008) degrees from the Warsaw University of Technology, Industrial chemistry Research Institute and Lublin University of Technology, Poland, respectively. Many of her research results have been implemented in the industry. Her works on engineering polymers from PET bottles and polymeric composites from PC wastes, mainly compact discs were distinguished in the 7th and 11th edition of the Polish Product of the Future Competition in the technology category of the future in 2003 and 2011, respectively. Her recent work on antimicrobial high-tech products for building industry was awarded in the 19th edition of the Polish Product of the Future Competition in the product category of the future of the scientific unit in 2016.
For scientific and implementation activities Regina Jeziorska was awarded and honored many times, including WIPO gold medal for the inventor’s woman, Commanding Cross of the Order of Invention of the Kingdom of Belgium, Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta.
Regina Jeziórska can be contacted at:

Józef T. Haponiuk

Professor Józef T. Haponiuk graduated and obtained his PhD from Technische Hochschule Leuna-Merseburg,  Germany. Since 2006 he  has been the Head of the Polymers Technology Department at the Faculty of Chemistry of the Gdańsk University of Technology. His special scientific interests include polyurethane chemistry and processing, polymer and rubber recycling, biopolymers, the use of biomass derived raw materials in polymer technology, polymer composites and nanocomposites. J.T. Haponiuk is the author or co-author of over 300 original scientific papers, including 91 published in periodicals from the JCR list, editor and co-author of monographs in international publications (Elsevier, Apple Academic Press, Royal Society of Chemistry), creator of 11 granted patents and 25 patent applications. Professor Józef T. Haponiuk is a valued academic teacher in the field of polymers chemistry and engineering.  He was a supervisor in 12 PhD thesis.

Helena Janik

Prof. Helena Janik is working for Polymer Technology Department at Chemical Faculty of Gdansk University of Technology (GUT). She graduated at Gdansk University of Technology in 1973, where she received PhD in 1989 and she was awarded with professor title in 2012. At present she is the head of the group leading the projects involved with the studies on polymers friendly for our environment or our health. At present the polymer materials, polymer blends or polymer composites of her interest are as follow: biodegradable polymers, especially polysaccharide based, polyurethanes for technical and medical application, asphalt modification with polymers and others.
She is lecturing the following courses for Polish and Erasmus students coming to GUT: Polymer Chemistry, Polymers for Environmental Protection, Polymer Properties, Polymer modification, Microscopy in Environmental Monitoring and others. She is the owner of many patents and author of many papers indexed by WOS. She is PhD thesis supervisor for many years. The author or co-author of around 500 papers, from which 84 from JCR list, 7 patents and 3 patent application. The innovative solutions were many times awarded at home and international Exhibitions or Fairs. The example of the papers:
• Sienkiewicz M., Janik H., Borzedowska-Labuda K., Kucińska-Lipka J. (2017) “Environmentally friendly polymer-rubber composites obtained from waste tyres: A review” Journal of Cleaner Production 147, 560-671 Punktacja MNiSW 40, IF2013= 5,715 (Q1)
• Kucińska-Lipka J. , Gubańska I., Korczynski O., Malysheva K, Kostrzewa M., Włodarczyk D., Karczewski J., Janik H. (2017) ”The influence of calcium glycerophosphate (GPCa) modifier on physicochemical, mechanical and biological performance of polyurethanes applicable as biomaterials for bone tissue scaffolds fabrication” Polymers 9(8) 329 DOI: 10.3390/polym9080329 Punktacja MNiSW 40, IF2017= 3,364 (Q1)
• Kucińska-Lipka J., Gubańska I., Strankowski M., Cieśliński H., Filipowicz N., Janik H. (2017) „Synthesis and characterization of cycloaliphatic hydrophilic polyurethanes, modified with l-ascorbic acid, as materials for soft tissue regeneration” Materials Science and Engineering C, Materials for biological applications 75 671-681 Punktacja MNiSW 30, IF2017= 4,164 (Q2)
• Kucińska-Lipka J., Gubańska I., Janik H., Sienkiewicz M.: Fabrication of polyurethane and polyurethane based composite fibers by the electrospinning technique for soft tissue engineering of cardiovascular system// Materials Science & Engineering C Materials for Biological Applications 2015, 46(1), 166-176 IF=3,420 (Q2)
• Kucińska-Lipka J., Gubańska I., Janik H., Pokrywczyńska M., DrewaT.: L-ascorbic acid modified poly(ester urethane)s as a suitable candidates for soft tissue engineering applications// REACTIVE & FUNCTIONAL POLYMERS 2015, 97, 105-115 IF=2, 725 (Q1)
• Haryńska A., Gubańska I., Kucińska-Lipka J., Janik H.: Fabrication and Characterization of Flexible Medical-Grade TPU Filament for Fused Deposition Modeling 3DP Technology// Polymers. -Vol. 10, iss. 12 (2018), s.1304-1323,
• Haryńska A., Kucińska-Lipka J., Sulowska A., Gubańska I., Kostrzewa M., Janik H.: Medical-Grade PCL Based Polyurethane System for FDM 3D Printing—Characterization and Fabrication// Materials. -Vol. 12, iss. 6 (2019), s.1-18
• Haryńska A., Gubańska I., Kucińska-Lipka J., Janik H.: Polyurethanes as a Potential Medical-Grade Filament for Use in Fused Deposition Modeling 3D Printers – a Brief Review// FIBRES & TEXTILES IN EASTERN EUROPE. -Vol. 26, iss. 6(132) (2018), s.120-125

Petro Topilnytskyy

Topilnytskyy Petro Ivanovych, PhD, Professor of the Department of Chemical Technology of Oil and Gas Processing (Lviv Polytechnic National University), Academician of  Oil and Gas Ukrainian Academy. He works in the field of development and implementation of demulsifiers for oil dehydration, neutralizers and corrosion inhibitors for oil refinery equipment, processing of waste oils, utilization of acid tar and pesticides, production of base oils. Prof. Topilnytskyy participated in the development and implementation of domestic demulsifier, and above 40 important refining products. He improved the processes of oils selective treatment, dehydration and desalination of oil emulsions, production of oil solvents and others. He is the author of 330 scientific papers, 14 scientific teaching aids, 2 textbooks, 6 monographs, 34 methodical instructions, 12 patents and certificates for inventions were published.

Anatoliy Starovoit

Starovoit Anatoliy Grygorovych, D.Sc., Professor, General Director UNPA “UkrKOKS”, Head of the Department of Metallurgical Fuel and Refractory of the National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine. Honored metallurgist of Ukraine, the State Prize laureate in the field of science and technology. Was born on March 9, 1946. He studied at the Metallurgical Institute, Dnipropetrovsk, now Dnipro. He is the author of more than 250 scientific works and 25 patents, the member of the editorial boards of 5 scientific journals, 2 Academic Councils for awarding scientific degrees, the member of Expert Council of Higher Attestation Commission of Ukraine.

Marta E. Plonska-Brzezinska

Marta E. Plonska-Brzezinska received her PhD in Chemistry at the University of Bialystok (2005). After a Doctoral Research Fellowship at the University of California, Davis, working with Prof. Alan Balch and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Clemson working with Prof. Luis Echegoyen, she came back to her Alma Mater. Currently, she is working at the Medical University of Bialystok since August, 2018, as a Head of Organic Chemistry Department. Marta maintains active research collaborations with researchers in the US, Ukraine, Greece, Iran, and all across Poland. She maintains a very active research program with interests in carbon nanostructures, fullerene electrochemistry, materials chemistry focusing on porous structures and their applications in biomedical fields. She has published around 60 research articles. Lately, she was awarded for her scientific work by Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland (Habilitation Award, 2015) and by the Polish Academy of Sciences (Branch Bialystok and Olsztyn, 2018).

Sergii Boichenko

Sergii Boichenko. National Aviation University. Dean of the Faculty of Environmental Safety, Engineering and Technology.
Sphere of scientific interests. The main Scientific direction is the Effective and Efficient (rational) Use of Fuels, Lubricants & Technical liquids (chemmotology).
Аctively working above introduction of Alternative Fuels in an Aviation and increase of Ecological properties of Fuels and Lubricants. Working on the problem of implementation of systems capture hydrocarbons by evaporation of fuel in the processes of storage, transportation, transfer, dressing. Scientific-practical problem is to increase the effectiveness of the prevention of motor fuel losses from evaporation during various technological operations. The one of the most realistic directions of solving energy and environmental problems simultaneously is it’s solution. Author of energy-savings conception in the processes of storage, transportation, transfer, dressing.
Scientific and Methodical achievements publishing. Over 220 publications. Among them 9 monographs, 7 manuals and 34 patents. Participation in Domestic and Foreign Congresses and Scientific Conferences (including Warsaw, Krakow, Rzeszow, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Minsk, Rome, Istanbul, Budapest, Houston) –
123 (including 42 Foreign Conferences).
Training of Scientific Staff. Promoter of 5 Phd and 2 full doctoral dissertations; 2 open doctoral degrees; Reviewer of 7 Phd dissertations; Publishing Reviewer of 7 monographs and manuals; Reviews of publications and scientific articles – 24; Reviews of Research Projects – 28.
Pedagogical training. National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences – University of Education Management (Ukraine). Training: Managing Research at the University. Date of completion: 2015.
Additional information. Academician of the Ukrainian Oil and Gas Academy Reviewer and Member of the Scientific and Methodological Commission of Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine; Reviewer and Member of the Scientific Council of Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine; Expert of Working group of Alternative Fuels Task Force (AFTF) of Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP), of IСАО (AFTF), Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association (AFRA). The AFTF is mandated to assess the potential range of emission reductions from the use of alternative fuels in aviation up to 2050.

Sergiy Pyshyev

Sergiy Pyshyev is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Technology of Oil and Gas Processing in Lviv Polytechnic National University. In 1994 he graduated from Lviv Polytechnic National University with master degree in chemical technology of fuel and carbon materials. Remains a PhD since 1999 and Doctor of technical sciences since 2013.
The academic title Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Technology of Oil and Gas Processing was conferred in 2003. The academic title Professor in the Department of Chemical Technology of Oil and Gas Processing was conferred in 2015. Teaching experience in institution of higher education is 23 years. Prepared three PhD’s in 05.17.07 – chemical technology of fuel and fuel-lubricating sciences specialization. Member of the Ukrainian Oil and Gas Academy (Oil Refining and Petrochemical Department). Has 176 publications, including 154 scientific and 22 educational and methodological characteristics. h-index: 9.

Sofiya Pinchuk

Pinchuk Sofiya Yosypivna, Prof., D. Sc., Head of the Department of Coatings, Composite Materials and Metal Protection of the National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine (NMetAU), Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the Higher School of Ukraine and International Engineering Academy, Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine, winner of the State Prize of Ukraine in the field of science and technology.
She is a founder and scientific leader of the Scientific Research Laboratory for Corrosion Protection Quality, the Research Center “Yakist”, INTERPIPE EDUCATION CENTER (IEC) who carries out cultural and educational projects for students and teachers of secondary and higher education institutions, including the intellectual drawing room of Professor S.I. Pinchuk.
Prof. Pinchuk is the author of more than 300 scientific works, including inventor’s certificates and patents, monographs and textbooks. She is a member of Editorial Boards of various scientific and technical journals.

Marek Kułażyński

Marek Kułażyński, Professor, Chemical Department, Wrocław University of Technology.
o Catalytic detoxication of exhaust and flue gases.
o Preparation and investigation of catalysts in honeycomb structure.
o VOCs combustion catalysts, S C R of nitric oxides, catalytic DPF.
o Thermo-chemical conversion of biomass.
o Chemistry and technology of petroleum and petrochemical products.
Research interests: He is the author or coauthor of 140 publications, 14 patents and 152 reports. He developed an original technology for producing monolithic catalysts especially based on ceramic materials and active carbons, whose role is to reduce the concentration of SOx and NOx in gases. This technology was commercialized. He was manager the research tasks consist in obtaining biogas from waste biomass materials in Project No. POIG.01.01.02-00-016/08, (6 million PLN)-Globe National Award 2015. He participated as a manager in research projects Supported by Ministry of Science and Education for research: No 60 186 9101; No 3 T09B 036 27 as well as a senior staff member in projects: No 4 404 7 92 03: No 3 P405 050 05 No 6 P04G 055 18: 6 P04G 047 19; 3 P04G 073 24; No 3 P04G 063 25; No 10 TO9 029 2001 C/5410; No PB 4 T12D 031 29. He participated as a manager in EU research projects: Project EUREKA “E!2695 SOILSTABSORBENT”; Project No 7220 ED/037 GASOX; Project No ICOP-DEMO-2094-1996, DG XIX; Project CECA 7220-PR-093; Project EU Nr IC 15-CT98-0505 (DG12 – CDPE – BRUKSEL; Project No FP7- 222142 AMIANTE FP7-SME-2007-1; Project No SP/E/1/67484/10 and leader of Biostrateg Programme
The Team Awards of the Minister of Science, Higher Education and Technique (1987, 1981) The third Prize of the Prime Minister for scientific and technical accomplishments and commercialization (2013).

Oleg Grynyshyn

Prof. Oleg Grynyshyn, D.Sc., Department of Chemical Technology of Oil and Gas Processing, Lviv Polytechnic National University; Academician of the Ukrainian Oil and Gas Academy; member of the Union of Chemmotologists of Ukraine.
Scientific interests: the development of new types of bituminous materials; recovery and recycling of waste products and oil-containing wastes; purification of soil and groundwater from oil pollutants.
Prof. Grynyshyn is the author of 1 textbook and 4 tutorials, 2 monographs and more than 220 scientific publications. He was a supervisor of 5 PhD students.

Al-Ameri Mohammad Shakir

PhD, the Department of Chemical Technology of Al-Amarah university college, the Department of Petroleum Engineering .
He has 10 years of experience in the field of “Petroleum refinery” in “Dura refinery” (Iraq).
Scientific interests: the development of new types of bituminous materials; recovery and recycling of waste products and oil-containing wastes; purification of soil and groundwater from oil pollutants.

Taras Yurkiv. IMO 2020: Advances in Oil Refining Meet the Needs of Environment

After graduating with Honors in M.S. in Chemical Engineering and completing post-graduate course in Fuels and Gas at Lviv State Polytechnic University, Taras Yurkiv successfully worked at many oil refineries and chemical plants in the former USSR, Cuba, Ukraine, and USA. Experienced and skilled in the oil refining and petrochemicals process unit commissioning, start-ups and shutdowns, performance evaluation, monitoring, optimization, simulation, and troubleshooting. Provided engineering support of refinery operation, projects and turnarounds assuring safe and compliant plant operation. Delivered significant profit to the company shareholders. Trained and mentored dozens of process and chemical engineers, plant and control board operators preparing them for their successful career in the industry. Retired from BP North America Inc. after 38 years of work in oil refining and petrochemicals. In retirement, Taras Yurkiv remains in close collaboration with his former colleagues and organizations. Lately, completed evaluation of economic incentives and developed recommendation for ozokerite and iodine production in western Ukraine.