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Curriculum vitae

Inna Melnyk, PhD.

1. Master of Science in Biology and Chemistry, with specialization in Chemistry, 1997, Ukrainian State Dragomanov University, Kyiv, Ukraine. MS Thesis Title “Definition of copper ions in biological objects” (Supervisor - Prof. Romanova N.V.).
2. PhD in Chemistry and Physics of Surface, 2003, Institute of Surface Chemistry, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine. PhD Thesis Title “Synthesis and Investigation of Polyorganosiloxanes with a Bi- and Trifunctional Surface Layer” (Supervisor - Prof. Zub Yu.L.)
3. Postdoc experience: 2003 and 2006 - University of Parma, Italy; 2004/2005 - Max-Planck-Institut Fur Kohlenforschung, Germany; 2005 - Centre de Recherches sur la Materiaux a Haute Temperature of CNRS, France; 2008, 2009 and 2010 - Institut Charles Gerhardt de Montpellier, UMR 5253 (CNRS), France.
4. Habilitation (Senior Researcher, academic status): 2016 - Chuiko Institute of Surface Chemistry, NAS of Ukraine, Ukraine, 2018 - Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovak Republic.
Doctor of Sciences (Chemistry): 2021 - Chuiko Institute of Surface Chemistry, NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine.
5.Current positions: since 2019 - Senior Researcher, Department of Physical and physicochemical mineral processing methods, Institute of Geotechnics SAS, Kosice, Slovak Republic; since 2011 - Senior Researcher, Chuiko Institute of Surface Chemistry, NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine.
6. Previous positions: Marie Curie Fellow at Institute of Geotechnics SAS, Kosice, Slovak Republic 2016-2018; Researcher, Department of Surface Chemistry of Hybrid Materials, Chuiko Institute of Surface Chemistry of NASU, 2004-2011; Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Surface Chemistry of NASU, 2003-2004; Ph.D. Student, Institute of Surface Chemistry of NASU, 1998-2001; Chemical laboratory assistant-engineer, Town-planning Laboratory of Ukrainian scientific hygienic center, 1997-1998; Chemical laboratory assistant, Sukhomlynskiy Ukrainian college, 1996-1997; Chemical laboratory assistant, Chemistry Department of Dragomanov Ukrainian State Pedagogical University, 1994-1995.
7. Career breaks: 01/04/2004-01/09/2005 - maternity leave (first child), 01/12/2007-01/04/2009 - maternity leave (second child)
8. Supervisor: 1 PhD student (2019-Currently, Institute of Geotechnics SAS); 5 postdocs and 1 PhD student within the framework of the National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic; 1 postdoc in the framework of Visegrad Scholarship Program; 4 Bacher diplomas; 5 Magister diplomas; co-supervisor for 2 PhD students.
9. Experience in peer reviews or evaluations:
• Guest Editor of Special Issue ‘Surface Chemistry of Hybrid Materials’ in Molecules https://www.mdpi.com/journal/molecules/special_issues/Surface_Chemistry_Hybrid_Materials#info (2022-2022)
• External Referee of Doctoral Thesis Evaluation for awarding the “Doctor Europaeus” label University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy; PhD student: Stati Gianmarco, PhD thesis title: Effects of Curcumin Silver Nanoparticles on Human-Pterygium Derived Keratinocytes (May 2020);
• Expert of the National Research Foundation of Ukraine (NRFU) in the competitive selection for grant support by NRFU competition "Science for the safety of human and society" (2020-2021)
• Scientific expert in Chemistry Section of Scientific Council, Ministry of Education and Science in Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine (2019-2022).
• Member of the jury at International Competition of Student Scientific Works “Black Sea Science”, Odessa national academy of food technologies, Ukraine (2019-2020)
• External Reviewer of a research proposal submitted to the executive government agency of National Science Centre, Poland (2017)
• Reviewer of the curriculum ‘Materials Science’ for the Chemistry specialty of the National Pedagogical Dragomanov University (2012)
• Reviewer in Journals (83 authorized reviews in Publons)

10. Prizes and Awards
2011 - The diploma on the occasion of the 25th anniversary founding of the Chuiko Institute of Surface Chemistry NASU for many years of hard work, professionalism, achieving significant success in research activities, Kyiv, Ukraine.
2010 - The award of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine for outstanding achievement of youth in the development of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine.
2006 - The fellowship of the Kyiv mayor for Gifted Youth, Kyiv, Ukraine