Tarabara research group
Environmental nanotechnology: membranes, particles, interfaces


Andrii Gorobets , PhD
postdoctoral associate

Office: 3502 Engineering Building
Email: gorobets at msu.edu
Phone: 517-432-2418 (lab); 517-355-1288 (office)


PhD (2011) Membranes Processes and Technologies, National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”,Ukraine
MS (2006) Chemistry, National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”,Ukraine
BS (2004) Chemistry, National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”,Ukraine


Select journal papers

  1. Gorobets, A.V., Vakulyuk, P. V., Burban, A. F., Votman, M. Y., Klymenko, N. S., Shevchenko, V. V. Surface modification of fluorine-containing membranes by polyoxypropylenglycolguanidinium compound.  Prob. Chem. Chem.  Technol. 3 (2009)47-49
  2. Gorobets, A. V., Vakuliuk, P. V., Burban, A. F. Fluorine-containing membranes with antibacterial properties Reports Nat. Acad. Sci. Ukraine 12 (2009) 147-151
  3. Gorobets, A. V., Vakuliuk, P. V., Burban, A. F. Surface modification of fluorine-containing membranes by UV-induced graft polymerization of N-vinyl-2-pyrroldinone. Polymer J. 30 , 2 (2008) 158-162

Conference papers

  1. Ranskiy A. P., Gorobets, A. V. Applying polymer membranes to produce biodiesel from organic wastes. 7th Polish-Ukrainian Conference “Polymers of Special Applications” Radom, Poland, Sept 25 – 27, 2012.
  2. Gorobets, A. V., Taurozzi, J. S., Tarabara, V. V., Vakuliuk, P. V., Burban, A. F. Influence of silica fillers on the structure and hydraulic properties of polymeric ultrafiltration membranes (Poster). 5th Polish-Ukrainian Conference “Polymers of Special Applications”, Radom, Poland, June 17, 2008


  1. Gorobets, A.; Starr, B.; Shan, W.; Tarabara, V.; Ji, P.; Yang, Z.; Hogg, S.; Bruening, M.; Motin,  A.; Bénard, A. Separation of oil-water dispersions using rotating flow and charged hydrophilic  membranes. 2014 Produced Water Society seminar, Houston, TX, January 14, 2014
  2. Gorobets, A.; Starr, B.; Ji, P.; Shan, W.; Hogg, S.; Motin, A.; Bénard, A.; Bruening, M.; Tarabara, V. Affinity-based hydrocyclone filter for oil-water separation and oil spill cleanup (teleconference presentation). 24th NO SPILLS Conference, Traverse City, MI, January 8, 2014 

Select patents

  1. Gorobets, A.V., Vakuliuk, P. V., Konovalova, V. V., Burban, A. F. Method for production of fluorine-containing membranes. Patent No. 29308 Ukraine (2008).