Zoriana Demchuk received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Technology in 2012 and 2013, respectively, from Lviv Polytechnic National University (Lviv, Ukraine). From 2013, she worked as a Research Associate at Organic Chemistry Department at Lviv Polytechnic National University. In 2015, she pursued Doctoral Degree in Coatings and Polymeric Materials Department at North Dakota State University. Then, she was awarded a Scholarship from National Science Foundation in 2020 for conducting an industrial internship at biotech company Lonza, Inc. She obtained Ph.D. in Polymer Science in 2020. She is currently working as a postdoctoral research associate in the Soft Matter Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Her current research interests include the design of high-performance elastomers, understanding the structure-property relationship in vitrimers, and improving interfacial adhesion in carbon fiber epoxy composites. Her expertise also includes the life cycle assessment of materials by evaluating their environmental impact and embodied energy consumption.
2021 R&D 100 Award - Autonomous Self-healing Sealant
AOCS Industrial Oil Products Division Student Award, February 2021
Best Poster Award – Coatings+ 2020, Long Beach, CA, February 2020
NSF Award - Internship funding in Lonza, Inc., Feb-July 2020