Sergiy graduated from South-Russian State Technical University with B.S. in Chemical Engineering. After graduation, he worked at chemical industry, applied research center, municipal water-supply company in Ukraine. He was in charge of research and development projects, implemented a number of innovations for improvement of municipal water/wastewater treatment systems’ performance. His work on the above projects has resulted in publications, inventions, and presentations at national and international scientific conferences.
Sergiy decided to pursue his Ph.D. degree in Environmental Engineering at ODU and was awarded with Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology Dean’s Doctoral Fellowship. He started his doctorate in Fall, 2011, and is currently working at Biofuels Laboratory under Dr. Sandeep Kumar’s supervision. He is a full member of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society. The subject of his dissertation research is Biofuels via Hydrothermal Catalytic Deoxygenation of Lipid-rich Feedstock.