Department of Analytical Chemistry
The department of analytical chemistry was opened in 1950. In different periods the department was headed by: associate professor S.T.Orlovskyi, professor B.M.Dashkevych, professor P.P.Kish, associate professor N.L.Shestydesiatna, associate professor V.Y.Galla, professor S.Y.Chundak, professor Y.R.Bazel. Since 2014 associate professor Studeniak Y.I. heads the department.
In an initial period the department conducted the researches, related to the analysis of mineral resources and waters of Zakarpattia and development of electrochemical methods of analysis. Arrival of P.P.Kish started a worldwide known scientific school on the use of basic dyes in extraction-photometric and other instrumental methods of analysis. The respectable continuers of this school are presently working professors, Honoured inventors of Ukraine Balog Y.S. and Bazel Y.R. who not only extended the circle of the determined substances considerably, but also successfully develop the modern methods of analysis, on basic of the above-mentioned connections.
Lately the department has been conducting the works on development of new instrumental methods of chemical analysis - creation of electrochemical and optical chemical sensors, development of new extraction-photometric, flow injection, micro extraction and test methods of analysis and automation of instrumental-chemical methods.
The department communicates with both Ukrainian leading higher educational establishments and enterprises, and Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, the College of Nyíregyháza, Debrecen University, Budapest University of Technology and Economy, the result of what is more than 50 common publications for the last three years, internships, studies of students and graduate students abroad within the framework of the grant programs of International Visegrad Fund and other international funds.
For the period of its existence the department trained a number of specialists of high professional qualification that work on leading positions and are the staff members not only in Ukraine, but also abroad – in Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, the Russian Federation, etc. (professors, Doctors of Chemistry Chundak S.Y. (Uzhhorod National University), Nabyvanets B.Y. (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv), Sukhariev S.M. (Uzhhorod National University), Kormosh Zh.O. (Eastern European National University), Candidates of Chemistry Bon V.V. (Vernadsky Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Kyiv), Orysyk S.I. (Vernadsky Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Kyiv), Maga I.I. (Uzhhorod Boundary Toxicological laboratory), Onyschenko Y.K. (Zhytomyr State University), Shkumbatiuk R.S. (Lviv National Agricultural University), Andrukh Vasyl (Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice), Tyrcho Diula (Debrecen University), Rozhkova Aliona (Moscow Agricultural Academy), etc.
Modern level of graduates of the department is confirmed by their employment to leading enterprises and post-graduate courses of higher educational establishments of Ukraine and other countries.
The graduates of the department can work in the various laboratories of analytical service: to control of technological processes and raw material, food products, objects of environment, scientific material science laboratories, epidemiological stations, etc.
The course of studies on the department is provided by 2 professors, 4 associate professors, and 1 assistant. The department is constantly conducting educational and methodological work, the results of which are represented by more than 30 workbooks, 2 of them having classification of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.
Since 2006, at participation of research staff of the department a Scientific Council is opened for defence of Candidate's dissertations on specialities «Inorganic Chemistry» and «Analytical Chemistry» (the speciality «Analytical Chemistry» being one of three existing Scientific Councils in Ukraine). That gives the post-graduates students of the department the possibility to defend their Candidate's dissertations on the spot.
All that is necessary for a university entrant, specialist, master or post-graduate student is to be persistent in studies, have knowledge and desire to get the proper qualification and to realize his potential.