print small

Participating Countries:

Algeria

Argentina

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Croatia

Czech Republic

Denmark

Finland

France

FYR of Macedonia

Germany

Greece

Iceland

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Lithuania

Morocco

Netherlands

New Zealand

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russian Federation

Serbia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Turkey

Ukraine

United Kingdom

United States

Member area provided by LTFE
COST is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020
This website is supported by COST

Institute of BioColloidal Chemistry (IBCC) named after F. D. Ovcharenko

Tell your friend  | 

42 Acad. Vеrnadskoho Blvd.
03142 Kyiv
Ukraine

Contact email:

Visit the website.

Brief presentation of the institution

 

Zoya R. Ulberg, Director of IBCC
Tel./fax: +380 44 4248078
IBCC is the member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of Ukraine. It was founded in 1991 by NAS academician F. D. Ovcharenko, winner of numerous prizes, famous for his studies of disperse systems and surface phenomena.
The primary research areas of the IBCC are:

  • Biocolloidal chemistry and interface science
  • Physics of colloids, soft colloidal systems, nanomaterial and nanotechologies
  • Electro-surface phenomena, microfluidics, biophysics of membranes, electroporation of tissues and biocells
  • Colloidal properties of disperse materials and their applications in the industry, extraction technologies and application of biotechnologies for ore benefication and environment protection.

IBCC has 5 departments:

  • Dept. of colloidal technology of natural systems (headed by Prof. Z. P. Ulberg, Dr. Chem.);
  • Dept. of physical chemistry of disperse minerals (headed by M. I. Lebovka, Dr. Phys.&Math.);
  • Dept. of macro kinetics of natural disperse systems (headed by V. I. Kovalchuk, Dr. Phys.&Math.);
  • Dept. of physico-chemical geomechanics (headed by V. A. Prokopenko, Dr. Tech. Sci.);
  • Dept. of physico-chemical hydrodynamics of ultradisperse systems (headed by M. M. Rulyov, Dr. Chem.);
  • Lab. of analytical studies and chemical analysis (headed by A. K. Trokhimchuk, Dr. Chem.).

IBCC employs about 80 researchers, including 10 doctors habilitated and 37 candidates of science. It  includes also R&D inter- center “Dorogmettechnologiya” (joint agency of the National Academy of Sciences and the Ministry of Industrial Policy of Ukraine); which is engaged into development of technologies for ore mining and processing of rare, noble and accompanying metals. The post-graduated school of IBCC confers the Doctor’s degrees in the specialties “colloid chemistry” and “physics of colloids”. IBCC  is engaged into numerous international projects with USA, France, Germany, Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Russia, Kirghizia etc. The practical implementations include new technologies for mining industry, advanced medical materials and noble metals in colloidal state.

Main Electroporation related topics

  • Mechanism of electroporation in biotissues and biosuspensions. Determination of plant tissue disintegration under ohmic heating using the index of cell disintegration Z. Modeling of electroporation in plant tissue.
  • Influence of electrical treatment on kinetics of mass transfer inside the plant tissue. Modeling of mass transfer, determination of effective diffusivity.
  • Impact of temperature, electric treatment protocol, and nature of plant tissue on the effectiveness of electroporation. Synergy between electrical treatment and others chemical or physical treatments.

Main Electroporation related research techniques and equipment

  • Equipment for measuring of electrophysical properties, temperature-controlled cells (-30-+100 °C)
  • Ohmic heating equipment; alternating current sources for moderate electrical treatment;
  • Equipment for ultrasonic treatment;
  • Rheological equipment;
  • Cells for investigation of electro-surface phenomena;
  • Optical microscopes equipped by electro-cells.

Research topics, techniques and equipment not related to Electroporation

  • Statistical and computational physics: Problems of percolation and jamming, anisotropic and confined systems, processes of fracture and dielectric breakdown, Oswald ripening, growth of patterns, surface phenomena, simulation of aggregation, diffusion, barrier properties, drying of drops.
  • Physics of soft condensed matter and colloids: Properties of fluids and solution, confined fluids, nuclear magnetic resonance of liquids, colloidal gels
  • Nanocomposites and colloidal suspensions: Fluidic, polymeric and liquid crystalline media filled by highly anisotropic particles: nanotubes and nanoplates. Microstructure, electrical and rheological properties of these systems.

Brief information on available facilites

Available laboratory equipments include scanning and transmission electron microscopes, X-ray diffraction analysis, thermal analysis system Q-1500,  atomic absorption spectrophotometer C-112, flame ionization spectrophotometer "Saturn" DRON 1-UM, X-ray fluorescence spectrophotometer "ElvaX".

Willingness to accept/host visiting researchers

Members:

  • Nikolai V. Vygornitsky
    Email:

    Position: Researcher
  • Andrii Goncharuk
    Email:

    Position: Researcher
  • Nikolai I. Lebovka
    Email:

    Website: https://sites.google.com/site/nlebovka/
    Position: Professor
  • Maksym Loginov
    Email:

    Position: Researcher
  • Kseniia Loginova
    Email:

    Position: Researcher
  • Oleksii Parniakov
    Email:

    Position: PhD student
  • Elena Solovieva
    Email:

    Position: Junior researcher
  • Vitalii Starchenko
    Email:

    Position: Researcher

Project Office

Working groups

Steering Committee

Founding members

DC Rapporteurs

Related sites: