Alexander FAINLEIB

(Oleksandr Markovych FAINLEIB)

Born: 18/November/1955

Nationality: Ukrainian

Residence: 13D, Akhmatova Street, ap. 330, Kyiv 02068, Ukraine

Phone: +380445595372 (office), +380675050399 (mobile)

E-mail: fainleib@i.ua, skype: a.fainleib

Web site: http://fainleib.jimdo.com

Languages: English, Russian.

 

                                    Professor, Doctor of Sciences, Ph.D.

                                    National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU)

                                    Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry  (IMC)

Polymers: Synthesis, Kinetics, Structure-Properties Relationships, Recycling, Polymer (nano)composites.

 

Prof. A. Fainleib joined the IMC NASU in 1985 after completing a PhD at Institute of Organo-Element Compounds of Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. As a post-graduate student he worked in the field of a synthesis and characterization of thermoreactive nitrogen-containing polymers and composites with well known Professors V.A.Pankratov and V.V.Korshak.

 

He has a Dr.Sc. degree (1996). The title of thesis “Triazine-containing copolymers and interpenetrating polymer networks”. He is a Professor in Macromolecular Chemistry since 2005.

He was elected as a Corresponding Member of the NASU  in Macromolecular Chemistry in 2018.


Area of expertise:

 

 

Study of reactions of cyclotrimerization of organic compounds terminated with C-N-multiple bonds: isocyanates, cyanate esters, carbodiimides and their interactions with reactive monomers, such as epoxies, glycols, amines, hydrazides, hydrazones on model, oligomeric and polymer systems. Synthesis of triazinecontaining polymers, copolymers, hybrid and interpenetrating polymer networks (IPNs). Chemical and physical modification of crosslinked polymers.  Kinetics of synthesis and structure-property relationships for polymer materials obtained. Characterization of phase structure of polymer blends and IPNs. Functionalization and compatibilization of components of polymer blends and IPNs, grafted semi-IPNs and linked IPNs. Thermoplastic elastomers, dynamic vulcanization of rubber phase in thermoplastic matrices. Recycling of thermoplastic and elastomeric wastes, including polyolefins and ground tire rubber. Kinetics of synthesis and structure-property relationships for polymer materials obtained, glass transition behavior and morphology. Rheological measurements, chemical analysis, infra-red spectroscopy, NMR, mass-spectrometry, X-ray analysis, DSC, DMA, TGA, DRS, TSDC techniques. Polymer processing, filming from solutions and melt, compression molding, injection molding, mechanical testing of polymer materials. Polymer composites with dispersed and fibrous fillers. Adhesion properties of polymers. Adhesives, coatings, sealants for electronic, aerospace and automotive industries. Nanocomposites, polymer nanocomposites of thermosets, thermoplastics, IPNs, filled with montmorillonite, carbon nanotubes, POSS. Porous films, nanoporous materials, membranes. Effect of irradiation on polymers structure and properties. Chemical and radiation-chemical modification of asphalt concrete, cement, concrete.  

Education and academic degrees:

1979, M.D. – Chemist. Lectrurer - Inorganic Chemistry (sub)department, Chemical Faculty, Saratov University, Russian Federation;

1984, Ph.D. - “Crosslinked oxazolidine-containing polymers. Synthesis and properties”, Chemistry of Macromolecular Compounds, Institute of Organo-Element compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation;

1996, D.Sci. -“Triazine-containing copolymers and interpenetrating polymer networks”, Chemistry of Macromolecular Compounds, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of NASU, Kyiv, Ukraine;

2005, Professor - Chemistry of Macromolecular Compounds of NASU, Kyiv, Ukraine.

 

Professional Experience:

1996-present - Leading Research Scientist, Department of Heterochain Polymers and Interpenetrating Polymer Networks, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (IMC NASU),Kyiv, Ukraine;

1988-1996 - Senior Research Scientist, Department of Interpenetrating Polymer Networks and Systems, IMC NASU, Kyiv, Ukraine;

1987-1988 Research Scientist, Department of Interpenetrating Polymer Networks and Systems, IMC NASU, Kyiv, Ukraine.

1985-1986 Junior Research Scientist, Department of Physical Chemistry of Polymers, IMC NASU, Kyiv, Ukraine.

1982-1984 PhD student, Laboratory of Thermal reactive Nitrogen-containing Polymers, Institute of Organo-Element Compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.

1980-1981   Chemical Engineer, Institute of iodine-bromine industry, Saki, Ukraine.

 

Publications : The total number of publications > 570, including 2 books, 24 Chapters in books,  > 180 Papers (around 120 in international journals), 53 Patents, around 280 Communications and Posters at international and national conferences, Scopus h-index = 14.

Supervision of thesis’s: Supervisor of 10 Ph.D. thesis’s in specialty of Macromolecular Chemistry.

Founder of Ukrainian scientific school “Polymer systems based on dencely crosslinked Cyanate Ester Resins”.

The member of Editorial Board of International Journal of Nanoparticles and Nanotechnology, Open Macromolecules Journal, World Journal of Nano Science and Engineering (WJNSE). The member of International Scientific Committee of POLYCHAR, World Forum on Advanced Materials.

The rewiever at the «Reactive and Functional Polymers», «Polymer Engineering & Science», «Thermochimica Acta», «Journal of Applied Polymer Science», «Construction & Building Materials», «International Journal of Polymer Science», «Journal of Polymer Engineering», «Macromolecular Symposia», «International Polymer Processing», «Revista Polímeros - Ciência e Tecnologia», «Applied Surface Science», «eXPRESS Polymer Letters», «Scientific Research and Essays», «Journal of Molecular Structure».

The rewiever of the scientific projects at Horison 2020 (EU), Agence Nationale de la Recherche Département Recherches Exploratoires et Emergentes (ANR, France), National Research Foundation (South Africa).

Visiting scientist:

1998: Grant of Ministere de l’Education Nationale , dela Recherche et de la Technologie (France), Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (INSA), Laboratoire des Matériaux Macromoleculaires (5 months);

            The Royal Society Fellowship, Institute of Polymer Technology and Materials Engineering at Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK (2 months);

1999: Grant of Fraunhofer Verein, Fraunhofer Institut Zuverlässigkeit und Mikrointegration, Außenstelle Polymermaterialien und Composite, Teltow, Germany (3 months).

2001: SABIT Fellowship, University of North Texas, Department of Material Engineering, Denton, TX, USA (3 months);

           NATO Fellowship, National Technical University, Department of Physics, Athens, Greece (2 months).

2003: The Royal Society Fellowship, Institute of Polymer Technology and Materials Engineering at Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK (2 months);

2004:  NATO Fellowship, National Technical University, Department of Physics, Athens, Greece (2 months).

2006: The Royal Society Fellowship and Joint Project, Chemical Engineering, Polymer & Composite Engineering Group,Imperial College London, UK (2 months).

2008: The Royal Society Fellowship and Joint Project, Chemical Engineering, Polymer & Composite Engineering Group,Imperial College London, UK (1 month).

2009: The Royal Society Fellowship and Joint Project, Chemical Engineering, Polymer & Composite Engineering Group,Imperial College London, UK (1 month).

Visiting professor:

2002-  Rouen University, France (5 months).

2003-  Rouen University, France (2 months).

2004:  Rouen University, France (2 months).

2006:  Rouen University, France (1 month).

2008:, Universiity Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (1 month). 2009:   Rouen University, France (1 month).

2010:   INSA de Rouen, France ( 1 month ).

             Universidad Autonomous Estate Mexico, Toluca, Mexico (1 month).

2012: Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Instituto de Macromoleculas, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (1 year).

 

2014:  National Technical University, Department of Physics, Athens, Greece (1.5 months).

Management of international projects:

 

  1. Polymers and Composites for Advanced Technologies (1998-1999). INTAS- network Project, EU, 97-1936.
  2. Recycling of crumb rubber and polyolefin wastes by producing thermoplastic elastomers (2001-2003), INCO-Copernicus Program, Contract No ICA2-CT-2001-10003, EU, Principal Investigator of the Ukrainian team.
  3. Polymer materials for repair of aircrafts (2003-2007), PENED 2003 (EU-Greece), Foreign Consultant.
  4. Application of principle of IPNs, dynamic vulcanization and irradiation for compatibilization and reuse of polyethylene/rubber waste (2003-2006), STCU Project No 3009 (EU), project Coordinator. 
  5. Micro- and macro-reinforcement of asphalt concrete pavement with fibrous materials made in Ukraine and their waste (2006-2009), STCU Project No 3569 (USA), project Coordinator. 
  6. Matériaux Composites Nanostructurés Intelligents (2006-2007), ECONET Project (Egide, France), Principal Investigator of the Ukrainian team. 
  7. Highly porous highly thermostable polymer foams from crosslinked polycyanurates (2008-2009), The Royal Society Joint Grant, Principal Investigator of the Ukrainian team. 
  8. Radiation-chemical modification of concrete for durability improvement in constructions working in extremal conditions (2009-2011), STCU Project No 4599 (EU), project Coordinator.
  9. Development of new thermally-stable membranes from polycyanurate-containing single networks and Interpenetrating Polymer Networks (2004-2005). Franco (CNRS) – Ukrainian (NASU) Project of Cooperation No 16813. Principal Investigator of the Ukrainian team. 
  10. Application of principle of IPNs, dynamic vulcanization and irradiation for compatibilization and reuse of polyethylene/rubber waste (2006-2007) Franco (CNRS) – Ukrainian (NASU) Project of Cooperation No 18969. Principal Investigator of the Ukrainian team.   
  11. New thermostable track membranes obtained on the base of thin polycyanurate films (2006-2007)  Franco (CNRS) – Ukrainian (NASU) Project of Cooperation No 18973. Principal Investigator of the Ukrainian team. 

12.Comparative investigation of different methods for engineering porous polycyanurate thermosets (2008-2009) Franco (CNRS) – Ukrainian (NASU) Project of Cooperation No 21294. Principal Investigator of the Ukrainian team. 

13.Novel thermostable nanoporous films based on polycyanurates for membrane and low permittivity materials (2011-2013). Franco (CNRS) – Ukrainian (NASU) Project of Cooperation, PICS No 5700. Principal Investigator of the Ukrainian team. 

14.Modification of bitumen by recycled post-consumer thermoplastics (polyethylene, polypropylene) with surface activated using physical and chemical approaches (2011-2013). Turkish (TUBITAK) – Ukrainian (NASU) Project of Cooperation No 110M400. Principal Investigator of the Ukrainian team.

15.Thalis-NTUA development of self healing composite materials and innovative techniques for structural health monitoring on aerospace applications. Greek Project. Foreign Consultant.

16.Novel nanoporous polycyanurate materials using ionic liquids as porogen (2014-2015). Franco (CNRS) – Ukrainian (NASU) Project of Cooperation No 26199. Principal Investigator of the Ukrainian team. 

 

 

Management of the national projects

 

1.     Development of nanotechnology of producing hybrid organic-inorganic composite nanomaterials of high thermal stability, adhesion strength and low dielectric loss for elements used in aerospace and electronics. State Target R&D Program “Nanotechnologies and nanomaterials” NASU, Ukraine (2010-2014). Project manager.

2.     Development of effective methods of life cycle extension for bridges and building constructions using chemical and radiation-chemical modification of concretes. Target Complex Program of Scientific Research of NASU “Problems of lifetime and exploitation security of constructions, buildings and machines („Lifetime”) (2013-2015). Project manager.

 

3.     The extension of service life of pavement by using thermoplastic elastomers based on waste polymers of different nature as modifiers for bitumen and asphalt. Target Complex Program of Scientific Research of NASU “Reliability and durability of materials, structures, equipment and facilities" (Lifetime-2) (2016-2020). Project manager.

 

 

List of the selected publications

 

Books

 

1.       Recent developments in polymer recycling”, A. Fainleib, O. Grigoryeva, eds.; Transword Research Network, Kerala, India, 2011.

2.       “Thermostable polycyanurates. Synthesis, modification, structure and properties”, A. Fainleib, editor. Nova Science Publishers, New York, 2010. 

 

Chapters in books

 

  1. Grigoryeva O., Fainleib A., Sergeeva L.M. Thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers in interpenetrating polymer networks, in: „Handbook of Condensation Thermoplastic Elastomers”, editor S. Fakirov, WILEY-VCH, Germany, 2005, Сhapter 12, p. 325-354.
  2. Fainleib A., Grigoryeva O., Pissis P. Modification of Polycyanurates by Polyethers, Polyesters and Polyurethanes. Hybrid and Interpenetrating Polymer Networks, in “Focus on Natural and Synthetic Polymer Science”, C. Vasile, G.E. Zaikov, editors. NOVA SCIENCE PUBLISHERS, New York, 2006, chapter 3, p. 49-84.
  3. Fainleib А., Grigoryeva О.,  Martínez-Barrera G. Radiation induced functionalization of polyethylene and ground tire rubber for their reactive compatibilization in thermoplastic elastomers, in “Gamma Radiation Effects on Polymeric Materials and its Applications”, C. E. Barrera-Diaz, G. Martinez-Barrera, editors. RESEARCH SIGNPOST, Kerala, India, 2009, p. 63-85.
  4. Fainleib A. Synthesis, thermodynamics, kinetic peculiarities and structure-properties relationships for polycyanurate-polyurethane semi-interpenetrating polymer networks (semi-IPNs), in “Thermostable polycyanurates. Synthesis, modification, structure and properties”. Nova Science Publishers, New York, 2010. Chapter 1, p.1-42.
  5. Fainleib A., Saiter J.-M., Grigoryeva O., Youssef B. Polyurethane-polycyanurate full sequential interpenetrating polymer networks (seq-IPNs). Synthesis, structure, properties, in “Thermostable polycyanurates. Synthesis, modification, structure and properties”. ”. Nova Science Publishers, New York, 2010. Chapter 2, p. 43-80.
  6. Fainleib A. Polycyanurate hybrid networks and semi-IPNs filled with carbon fibers. Synthesis and structure-properties relationships for the relative composites, in “Thermostable polycyanurates. Synthesis, modification, structure and properties”. NOVA Nova Science Publishers, New York, 2010. Chapter 3, p. 81-112.
  7. Fainleib A., Grigoryeva O., Youssef B., Saiter J.-M., Bismarck A. Modification of polycyanurate network by reactive rubbers with hydrazide, acylhydrazone and isocyanate terminal groups, in “Thermostable polycyanurates. Synthesis, modification, structure and properties”. Nova Science Publishers, New York, 2010. Chapter 10, p. 321-352.
  8. Fainleib A., Bardash L., Boiteux G., Grigoryeva O. Thermosetting Cyanate Ester Resins Filled with CNTs. In “Advances in progressive thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers, perspectives and applications” (Ye. Mamunya, and M. Iurzhenko, editors), Tehnopress editura, Iasi, Romania, 2012, Chapter 10, p. 379-424.
  9. Fainleib A., Grigoryeva O., Youssef B., J.M. Saiter. Utilization of tire rubber and recycled polyolefins into thermoplastic elastomers, in “Recent developments in polymer recycling. A. Fainleib, O. Grigoryeva, editors. Transword Research Network, Kerala, India, 2011. Chapter 1, p. 1-46.

 

The best papers in peer-reviewed journals with the number of citations

 

  1. Grigoryeva, O.P., Fainleib, A.M., Tolstov, A.L., Starostenko, O.M., Lievana, E., Karger-Kocsis, J. (2005) J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 95 (3), pp. 659-671. Cited 96 times.
  2. Pissis, P., Georgoussis, G., Bershtein, V.A., Neagu, E., Fainleib, A.M. (2002) J. Non-Cryst. Solids, 305 (1-3), pp. 150-158. Cited 35 times.
  3. Georgoussis G., Kyritsis A., Bershtein V.A., Fainleib A.M., Pissis P. (2000) J. Polym. Sci., Part B: Polym. Phys., 38 (23), 3070-3087. Cited 35 times.
  4. Pankratov V.A., Frenkel' T.M., Fainleib A.M. (1983) Russian Chem. Rev., 52 (6), 576-593. Cited 29 times.
  5. Grigoryeva, O., Fainleib, A., Starostenko, O., Tolstov, A., Brostow, W. (2004) Polym. Int., 53 (11), pp. 1693-1703. Cited 28 times.
  6. Pankratov V.A., Frenkel' T.M., Fainleib A.M. (1983) Chemischer Informationsdienst 14 (41). Cited 28 times.
  7. Bershtein V.A., Egorova L.M., Ryzhov V.A., Yakushev P.N., Fainleib A.M., ...(2001) J. Macromol. Sci., Part B 40 (1), 105-131. Cited 27 times.
  8. Grigoryeva O., Fainleib A., Tolstov A., Pissis P, Spanoudaki A., Vatalis A., ...(2006) J. Therm. Anal. Calorim., 86 (1), 229-233. Cited 25 times.
  9. Fainleib, A.M., Hourston, D.J., Grigoryeva, O.P., Shantalii, T.A., Sergeeva, L.M. (2001) Polymer, 42 (20), pp. 8361-8372. Cited 25 times.
  10. Calleja F.J.B., Privalko E.G., Fainleib A.M., Shantalii T.A., Privalko V.P. (2000) J. Macromol. Sci., Part B 39 (2), 131-141. Cited 24 times.
  11. Fainleib, A., Kozak, N., Grigoryeva, O., Nizelskii, Yu., Grytsenko, V., Pissis, P., Boiteux, G. (2002) Polym. Degr. Stab., 76 (3), pp. 393-399. Cited 21 times.
  12. Semenovych H.M., Fainleib O.M., Slinchenko O.A., Brovko O.O., LM Sergeeva, ...(1999) React. Funct. Polym., 40 (3), 281-288. Cited 21 times.
  13. Bartolotta A., Di Marco G., Carini G., D'Angelo G., Tripodo G., Fainleib A.M., ...(1999) Polym. Eng. Sci., 39 (3), 549-558. . Cited 20 times.
  14. Grigoryeva, O., Fainleib, A., Starostenko, O., Danilenko, I., Kozak, N., Dudarenko, G. (2004) Rub. Chem. Tech., 77 (1), pp. 131-146. Cited 18 times.
  15. Balta Calleja, F.J., Privalko, E.G., Sukhorukov, D.I., Fainleib, A.M., Sergeeva, L.M., Shantalii, T.A., Shtompel, V.I., Monleon Pradas, M., Gallego Ferrer, G., Privalko, V.P. (2000) Polymer, 41 (12), pp. 4699-4707. Cited 18 times.
  16. Bartolotta A., Di Marco G., Carini G., D'Angelo G., Tripodo G., Fainleib A., ...(1998) J. Non-Cryst. Solids, 235, 600-604. Cited 18 times.
  17. Bartolotta A., Di Marco G., Lanza M., Carini G., D'Angelo G., Tripodo G., Fainleib A.,  …(1997) .J. Adhesion, 64 (1-4), 269-286. Cited 16 times.
  18. Sergeeva L.M., Feinleib A.M., Novikova T.I., Shantaly T. (1992) Polym. Mat. Sci. Eng. (PMSE). 66, 131-132. Cited 16 times.

 

Recent publications

  1. Bershtein V., Fainleib A., Yakushev P., Egorova L., Grigoryeva O., Ryzhov V., Starostenko O. Thermostable cyanate ester resins and POSS-containing nanocomposites: influence of matrix chemical structure on their properties. Polym. Adv. Tech., 27(3), 339–349 (2016).

2.       Baikova L., Pesina T., Sakseyev D., Fainleib A., Bershtein V. Hybrid Cyanate Ester Resin-based nanocomposites: increased 
indentation size effect due to anomalous composition of micron subsurface layer. Polym. Test., 53, 15-18 (2016).

3.       Gusakova K., Saiter J.-M., Grigoryeva O., Gouanve F., Fainleib A., Starostenko O., Grande D. Annealing Behavior and Thermal Stability of Nanoporous Polymer Films based on High-Performance Cyanate Ester Resins. Polym. Degr. Stab., 120, 402–409 (2015).

4.       Ahmedzade P., Fainleib, A., Gunay T., Grigoryeva O., Kultayev B., Starostenko O.Influence of Ion Irradiated Recycled Polyethylene on Physical Properties of Bituminous Binder. Advanced Materials Research, 1125, 360-364 (2015).

 

  1. Bershtein V. , Fainleib А., Egorova L., Gusakova K., Grigoryeva O., Kirilenko D., Konnikov S., Ryzhov V., Yakushev P., Lavrenyuk N. The Impact of Ultra-low Amounts of Amino-Modified MMT on Dynamics and Properties of densely cross-linked Cyanate Ester Resins. Nanoscale Res. Lett. 10, 165 (p. 1-15) (2015).
  2. Bershtein V. , Fainleib А., Egorova L., Grigoryeva O., Kirilenko D., Konnikov S., Ryzhov V., Starostenko O., Yakushev P., Yagovkina M., Saiter J.-M. The Impact of Ultra-low Amounts of Introduced Reactive POSS Nanoparticles on Structure, Dynamics and Properties of Densely Cross-linked Cyanate Ester Resins. Eur. Polym. J., 67, 128-142 (2015).
  3. Ahmedzade P., Fainleib A., Günay T., Grygoryeva O. Modification of Bitumen by Electron Beam Irradiated Recycled Low Density Polyethylene. Construction and Building Materials, 69(1), 1-9 (2014).
  4. Kamnev A.A., Grigoryeva O.P., Fainleib A.M., Kuzmann E. Mössbauer spectroscopic study of FeII-doped sulphonated poly(ether-urethane)—styrene-acrylate copolymer. Hyperfine Interact., 218(1-3), 67-70 (2013).
  5. Grande D., Grigoryeva O., Fainleib A., Gusakova K. Novel mesoporous high-performance films derived from polycyanurate networks containing high-boiling temperature liquids. Eur. Polym. J., 49, 2162-2171 (2013).

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