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Assistant Mechanical

Edmonton, AB, Canada
February 25, 2020

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MSc Chemist

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Working as a research assistant broadened my skills in organic chemistry, polymer synthesis, characterization techniques such as X-Ray diffraction (XRD), gel permeation chromatography (GPC), UV-vis spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), IR-spectroscopy, and others. I also improved my team work, collaboration, and presentation skills. My work resulted in publications as the first author in the ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces and Macromolecules journals, as well as publications with my teammates and collaborators. I am highly motivated, goal-oriented, and able to work independently or collaborate with a team. SKILLS

Polymer Synthesis

Organic Chemistry

Characterization Techniques

Data Analysis

Materials Characterization

Gel Permeation Chromatography

Powder X-ray Diffraction

IR Spectroscopy

UV/Vis Spectroscopy

Organic Field-Effect Transistors

AFM and SEM Spectroscopy

Organic Electronics

Communication Skills

Good team worker

Presentation Skills

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Excel



University of Windsor Sep 2017 — Sep 2019

Master's in Science Windsor

Focused on the development of new active blending systems towards intrinsically stretchable and self-healing semiconducting materials.

National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Sep 2013 — Jun 2017 Bachelor's Degree Kyiv

Studied membrane transport, surface chemistry, membrane modification and other related topics in membrane engineering.


Research Assistant, University of Windsor Sep 2017 — Sep 2019 Windsor

Working on my Master’s thesis under the supervision of Simon Rondeau-Gagné, Ph.D. The thesis is focused on the development of stretchable semiconducting polymers via physical blending with elastomers towards flexible electronics. Stretchable semiconducting polymers can be used in various electronic devices such as organic field-effect transistors (OFETs), organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), and organic solar cells. Duties performed: conducting experiments; data analysis; organic chemistry; polymer synthesis; characterization techniques (examples of techniques: gel permeation chromatography (GPC), UV-vis spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), IR-spectroscopy, and others). Teaching Assistant, University of Windsor Sep 2017 — Sep 2019 Windsor

Working as a Teaching Assistant in Organic Chemistry I, Organic Chemistry II, General Chemistry I, and General Chemistry II courses.

Primary duties: assisting professor in various teaching duties; conducting laboratory experiments; assisting professor with tutoring, grading midterms and exams; helping students with teaching material. PUBLICATIONS

American Chemical Society, 2019 Oct 2019

Selivanova M., Zhang S., Billet B., Malik A., Prine N., Landry E., Gu X., Xiang P., Rondeau-Gagné S. Branched Polyethylene as a Plasticizing Additive to Modulate the Mechanical Properties of -Conjugated Polymers, Macromolecules, 2019.

American Chemical Society, 2019 Apr 2019

Selivanova M., Chuang C.-H., Billet B, Malik A., Xiang P., Landry E., Chiu Y.-C., and Rondeau-Gagné S. Morphology and Electronic Properties of Semiconducting Polymer and Branched Polyethylene Blends, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2019.

Royal Society of Chemistry, 2018 Sep 2018

Charron, B.P.; Ocheje, M.U.; Selivanova, M.; Hendsbee, A.; Li, Y.; Rondeau-Gagné, S. Electronic properties of isoindigo-based conjugated polymers bearing urea-containing and linear alkyl side chains, J. Mat. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 12070. Featured in the special issue "Emerging Investigators 2018 Americal Chemical Society, 2018 Feb 2018

Ocheje, M. U.; Selivanova, M.; Zhang, S.; Nguyen, T. H. V.; Charron, B. P.; Chuang, C.-H.; Cheng, Y.-H.; Billet, B.; Noori, S.; Chiu, Y.-C.; Gu, X.; Rondeau-Gagné, S. Influence of Amide-Containing Side Chains on the Mechanical Properties of Diketopyrrolopyrrole-based Polymers. Polym. Chem. 2018, 9, 5531. John Wiley and Sons, 2018 Dec 2019

St. Onge, P. B. J.; Ocheje, M. U.; Selivanova, M.; Rondeau-Gagné, S. Recent Advances in Mechanically Robust and Stretchable Bulk Heterojunction Polymer Solar Cells. Chem. Rec. 2018, In press. Featured in the special issue "New Directions in Organic Solar Cells"


Sports enthusiast with a passion for swimming, yoga, tennis, cycling Enjoy outdoor activities (hiking, camping, snowboarding, running) Spend my free time drawing, painting and learning piano.

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