On March 16, 2021 the international workshop «SMART CONSUMPTION» took place as part of the CONSUMER-FEST KNUTE and the international project STINT «Innovative composite materials based on the biopolymers and mineral fillers» (English event).
Organizers: Department of commodity science, safety and quality management, Department of commodity science and customs affairs, scientific club «Start in Science» of Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics (KNUTE); representatives of School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health, Fibre and Polymer Technology Department of KTH-Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden).
Participants: activists of the scientific club «Start in science», lecturers and scientists of KNUTE (Ukraine), representatives of the Fibre and Polymer Technology Department of KTH (Sweden), participants of the STINT project «Innovative composite materials based on the biopolymers and mineral fillers».
STINT project coordinator Olena Sevastyanova introduced participants from KTH-Royal Institute of Technology:
- Olena Sevastyanova, PhD, Docent of Fibre and Polymer Technology Department (project coordinator from KTH);
- Ievgen Pylypchuk, PhD, Postdoctoral researcher of Fibre and Polymer Technology Department;
- Huisi Li, MSc, CSC Fellow (China), Doctoral student of Fibre and Polymer Technology Department.
The moderator of the workshop Taras Karavayev noted the relevance of this event and introduced the participants from Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics:
- Taras Karavayev, Doctor of Sciences (Technical), Professor of Commodity Science and Customs Affairs Department (coordinator of the STINT Project from KNUTE).
- Bohdan Pasalskyi, PhD in Chemistry, Associate professor of Commodity Science, Safety and Quality Management Department, coach of the scientific club «Start in Science».
- Nadiia Chykun, Senior Lecturer of Commodity Science, Safety and Quality Management Department, coach of the scientific club «Start in Science», Аdministranor of «KNUTE Chemists» page in social network Facebook.
Participants of the scientific club «Start in Science»:
- Bohdan Barmin, Coordinator of the scientific club «Start in Science»;
- Daria Ivchenko, Deputy coordinator of the scientific club «Start in Science»;
- Anhelina Talko,
- Recal Dmytro,
- Siedov Serhii,
- Anastasiia Kaliuzhna,
- Valentyna Fesenko,
- Anastasiia Kuziura,
- Anna Kruk.
Nadiia Chykun made an introductory presentation, outlining the purpose and objectives of the workshop, as well as the issues for discussion.
KNUTE students, activists of the scientific club «Start in Science» presented to the participants the research results related to the workshop topic. The presentations were aimed at covering such global issues as sustainable development goals, smart consumption, production of environmentally friendly means of transport, waste-free technologies, and green chemistry.
The STINT project coordinator from KNUTE T. Karavayev presented to the participants of the meeting information about the project: purpose, main tasks and described the activities carried out within the Project. O. Sevastyanova, as the coordinator from KTH, presented the prospects of development and stages of realization of the Project for 2021.
The following reports were presented by representatives of Fibre and Polymer Technology Department of KTH-Royal Institute of Technology:
- Ievgen Pylypchuk
Lignin (wood) nanomaterials for sustainable future
- Huisi Li
Lignin-containing cellulose nanofibers: promising nanomaterials for advanced energy storage devices.
Bohdan Pasalskyi noted in his speech: «It was a great opportunity for students and other participants to improve their knowledge, skills, abilities and gain new experience, communicate with scientists at the international level, which will contribute to the internationalization of the educational process at KNUTE».
The international workshop of KNUTE (Ukraine) and KTH (Sweden) contributed to the achievement of the goals of the international STINT project «Innovative composite materials based on the biopolymers and mineral fillers», involvement of student to the scientific activities, promotion of reasonable and smart consumption in accordance with sustainable development goals.