At the end of last year, in Warsaw, the Joint Science and Technology Cooperation Committee (Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA), which includes representatives of Poland and Ukraine, announced the winners of the competition (15 projects out of 171 submitted!). Tetiana Tatarchuk, an assistant professor of the Chemistry Department of the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the Precarpathian University is among the winners. Our scientist has got an opportunity to implement the bilateral Ukrainian-Polish scientific project “Photocatalytic hybrid systems for water purification” in 2020-2021. Moreover, over the last few years Tetiana Tatarchuk has successfully established scientific cooperation with Professor Wojciech Macyk, the head of the Department of Inorganic Chemistry, a deputy dean for research at the Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University.
The purpose of the project is to develop new photocatalytic materials in the form of powders, coatings and filters to purify water from organic and inorganic toxicants. In this case, the toxic impurities will not accumulate on the filters, and will be completely destroyed turning into harmless components of air such as carbon dioxide, water and nitrogen. The project will be implemented by the scientific teams of Jagiellonian University and the Precarpathian National University, what will enable the effective use of the experience of both teams specializing in chemical synthesis (Ukraine) and photocatalytic research (Poland).
It is worth noting that in 2019, Associate Professor Tetiana Tatarchuk was in the 10 Top Women Scientists who were finalists of the Ukrainian Prize for Women in Science. She has an h-index = 16 (Scopus) and more than 40 scientific publications (Scopus). Our scientist is also in charge of the educational and scientific center of chemical material science and nanotechnology at Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University.