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Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love, but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.

Khalil Gibran


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OBJECTIVES

•    A tenure-track position in a multidisciplinary chemistry department that would allow for adequate time and funding to supervise research of undergraduate or/and graduate students

•    A leading research position in a computational group of a governmental institution specializing in development of novel pharmaceuticals, biomedical products or/and biomaterials



RESEARCH INTERESTS

•    Computational studies (atomistic simulations) of biologically relevant systems and phenomena

•    Cheminformatics, QSAR/QSPR modeling in drug discovery, life and material sciences

•    Computer-aided design of virtual combinatorial libraries of novel drugs and polymers



HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS


Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
•     Proficient in ab initio, molecular dynamics and molecular mechanics computer simulations and applications of machine-learning algorithms: decision trees, artificial neural networks (ANN) and polynomial neural networks (PNN)

•     Experienced in utilization of corresponding state-of-art commercial and free-distributed simulation packages such as Gaussian, Cerius2, Materials Studio, Molecular Operating Environment (MOE), MacroModel, HyperChem, CHARMM, DL-POLY, MDynaMix, WEKA
on Unix, Linux, SGI, Windows and MacOS platforms


Experimental Physics and Physical Chemistry
•     Knowledge of and practical experience in IR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry and X-ray diffraction methods


Management
•     Acted as a manager on the multidisciplinary project related to synthesis, characterization and computational modeling of biodegradable polymers


Teaching
•     General chemistry
•     Principles of molecular modeling


Languages: Fluent in Russian, Ukrainian, English and literate in French


EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy - Chemistry 2000-2003
  Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Advisor: Prof. P.G. Kusalik
 

Master of Science - Chemistry 1998-2000
  Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Advisor: Prof. P.G. Kusalik
 

Doctor of Philosophy - Physics & Mathematics 1988-1993
  B. Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering (ILTPE), Ukrainian National Academy of Science (UNAS), Kharkov, Ukraine  

Master of Science (Bachelor of Science integrated) - Biophysics 1976-1981
  V. Karazin Kharkov National University, School of Radiophysics, Department of Molecular Biophysics, Kharkov, Ukraine  

University Diploma of Art Critic 1978-1981
  V. Karazin Kharkov National University, School of Community Professions (download artistic resume), Kharkov, Ukraine  


EMPLOYMENT AND RELATED EXPERIENCE
Visiting Research Investigator 2016-present
  College of Pharmacy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA  

Adjunct Professor 2009-2012
  Department of Physics and Chemistry, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS, Canada  

Research Associate 2007-2008
  New Jersey Center for Biomaterials / Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA  

Post-doctoral Research Associate 2005-2007
  New Jersey Center for Biomaterials / Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA  

Post-doctoral Fellow 2003-2005
  Department of Chemistry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada   

Graduate Assistant 1998-2003
  Department of Chemistry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada  

Senior Research Associate 1997-2001
  Special Engineering Bureau of B. Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering (ILTPE), Kharkov, Ukraine  

Senior Research Associate 1996-1997
  Department of Molecular Modeling, I. Mechnikov Scientific Research Institute for Microbiology and Immunology, Kharkov, Ukraine  

Junior Research Associate 1989-1996
  Department of Molecular Biophysics, ILTPE, Kharkov, Ukraine  

Engineer / Research Assistant 1981-1989
  Department of Molecular Biophysics, ILTPE, Kharkov, Ukraine  


ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

Teaching 2009-2010, 1998-2003
General chemistry
 
  Department of Physics and Chemistry, Mount Saint Vincent University & Department of Chemistry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
Multidisciplinary problem solving sessions
  Dalhousie Integrated Science Program (DISP), Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada

Mentorship 2005-2008
Principles of molecular modeling
 
  New Jersey Center for Biomaterials (graduate students) / Department of Biomedical Engineering (undergraduate students on Senior Design Projects), Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA

Acting Manager 2007-2008
  New Jersey Center for Biomaterials (a project on synthesis, characterization, and computational modeling of combinatorial library of polymethacrylates), Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA
 

Reviewing manuscripts  
  Journals: Australian Journal for Chemistry, Polymer
 


PRESENTED AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

2007 16-th Canadian Symposium on Theoretical Chemistry (St. John’s, NL, Canada)
2007 90-th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (Winnipeg, MN, Canada)
2006 8-th Symposium on Biomaterials Science (New Brunswick, NJ, USA)
2006 6-th Canadian Computational Chemistry Conference, (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
2006 89-th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (Halifax, NS, Canada)
2006 Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)
2004 15-th Canadian Symposium on Theoretical Chemistry (Québec, Canada)
2000 16-th IUPAC Conference on Chemical Thermodynamics (Halifax, NS, Canada)
1996 NATO ASI Summer School on Crystal Engineering (Digby, NS, Canada)
1996 7-th College on Biophysics: Structure and Function of Biopolymers (Trieste, Italy)
1996 12-th Conference in Coordinational and Supramolecular Chemistry (Chishinau, Moldova)
1995 International Conference in Microbiology and Immunology (Kharkov, Ukraine)
1994 International Conference on Powder Diffraction and Crystal Chemistry (St. Petersburg, Russia)
1988 International Conference in Cryobiology and Cryomedicine (Kharkov, USSR)



ACHIEVEMENTS, GRANTS, AWARDS

2007  Invited speaker at the 90th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, May 26-30, 2007
(Winnipeg, MN, Canada)
2001 Invited visitor in Division of Physical Chemistry, Arrhenius Laboratory of Stockholm University
(Stockholm, Sweden)
1997 The academic rank of Senior Research Associate in Biophysics was awarded and certified by Higher Certifying Board of the Ukraine
1997 Ukrainian State Foundation for Fundamental Investigations – long term research grant (Principal Investigator)
1996 The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) – travel grant to participate in NATO ASI Summer School on Crystal Engineering (Digby, NS, Canada)
1996 International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) – travel award to attend the 7-th College on Biophysics: Structure and Function of Biopolymers (Trieste, Italy)
1994 International Science Foundation (ISF) – long term research grant (U2J000)
1993 International Science Foundation (ISF) – long term research grant (U2J200)


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Since 2004 – member of American Chemical Society
Since 1999 – member of Chemical Institute of Canada


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