Natalia Smyk

Natalia Smyk

Ph. D.

Assistant professor
   Analytical Chemistry Department
   Faculty of Chemistry
   Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University

address: 64, Volodymyrska street, 01033 Kyiv, Ukraine

Phone: +38(044)239-33-64

Research interests:

- synthesis and investigation of new solid-phase reagents on the base of N,O- and S,N- azoreagents and their complexes adsorbed on silica

- development of the rapid and simple methods for the determination of heavy metal ions in the environmental objects, biological liquids, foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals using helating modified sorbents

- synthesis of carbon paste electrodes containing modified silica gels and their application in electroanalysis

Education and degrees:

Ph. D., analytical chemistry, 2000

Specialist (honoured): analytical chemistry, Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, 1993

Professional Appointments:

1998 till now - assistant professor, analytical chemistry department

1995-1998 - PhD student, Taras Shevchenko Kyiv University, analytical chemistry department

1993-1995 - engineer, analytical chemistry department

1988-1993 student, the faculty of chemistry of Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, the speciality "analytical chemistry"


   Lecture courses::
   "Modern electroanalytical methods "
   "Electrochemical methods in environmental analysis"

   Labs and seminars::
   "Methods of molecular spectroscopy"
   "Natural waters analysis" (for the students from of the Faculty of Geography in speciality "hydrology and hydroecology")
   "Analytical chemistry" (for the II year students of the Faculty of Chemistry, and I-II year students of the Faculty of Biology)


   1. Vereschagina M.A. Strip-voltammetric determination of Pb in soil (bachelor, 2001).
   2. Sopilniak I.Yu. Visual-test method of Zn mobile form determination in soil (M.Sc., 2006)

Dissertation thesis for a Candidates degree in chemical science

"1-(2-Thiasolylazo)-2-naphthol and dithizone, immobilized onto silica gel as analytical reagents for spectroscopic and visual test determination of heavy metals"

Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, 2000

Advisor: Prof. Olga Zaporozhets


33 scientific papers including 5 textbooks and manuals for students, 7 original articles and 21 abstracts of the reports at the conferences and symposia

   Textbooks and lab manuals for students:

1. Smyk N.I. "Electrochemical methods of natural waters analysis", textbook for the students from of the Faculty of Geography in speciality "hydrology and hydroecology", 2004. 33 p.
2. Smyk N.I., Shpak E.A. "Electroanalytical methods", textbook for students, 2005. - 39 p. (full-text, pdf, 0,52 Mb)
3. Smyk S.Yu., Melnichuk D.O., Vovkotrub M.P., Smyk N.I., et al. "Instrumental methods of analysis", textbook for the students of National Agricutural University in speciality "agricultural and soil chemistry", 2004. - 88 p.
4. Zaporozhets .., Nadzhafova O.Yu., Smyk N.I., Zin`ko L.S., Lysenko O.M., Doroschuk V.O., Verba V.V., Kostenko L.S., Ischenko V.B. Practicum in analytical chemistry, 2005, 50 p. (full-text, pdf, 2,2 Mb)
5. Smyk N.I. Questions and exercizes to the course "Electroanalysis", 2006. - 82 p. (full-text, pdf, 0,88 Mb)


1. Zaporozhets .., Petruniok N.., Sukhan V.V. Chemiluminescence of 4-diethylaminophthalhydrazide in the presence of mercury () // Visnyk Kyivskogo natsionalnogo universytetu imeni Tarasa Shevchenko. "Khimija". - 1996. - Issue 33. - P.105-109.
2. Zaporozhets .., Petruniok N.., Sukhan V.V. Hyphenated methods of Hg(II) determination in natural and waste waters// Visnyk Kyivskogo natsionalnogo universytetu imeni Tarasa Shevchenko. "Khimija". - 1997. - Issue 34. - P.3-7.
3. Zaporozhets O.A., Petruniok N.., Sukhan V.V., Tyltin A.K. Sorption spectrophotometric determination of cobalt() and zinc(II) with 1-(2-thiasolylazo)-2-naphtol immobilized on silica // Ukr. khim. zhurn. (Ukrainian chemical journal). - 1998. - V.64, 9. - P.50-55.
4. Zaporozhets .., Petruniok N.., Kalinichenko .V., Sukhan V.V. Visual test determination of Ni(II) with 1-(2-pyridylazo)-naphthole-2 and its complex with zinc immobilized on silica surface // Khimiya i Tekhnologiya Vody (Journal of Water Chemistry and Technology). - 1999. - V.21, 3. - P.14-18 (full-text, pdf, 0,35 Mb).
5. Zaporozhets O.A., Petruniock N.I., Sukhan V.V. Determination of Ag(I), Hg(II) and Pb(II) by using silica gel loaded with dithizone and zinc dithizonate // Talanta. 1999. Vol.50. P.865-873.
6. Zaporozhets O., Petruniock N., Bessarabova O., Sukhan V. Determination of Cu(II) and Zn(II) using silica gel loaded with 1-(2-thiasolylazo)-2-naphtol // Talanta. - 1999. - Vol.49. - P.899-906 (full-text, pdf, 0,5 Mb).
7. Zaporozhets O.A., Smyk N.I., Sukhan V.V. The complexing properties of 1-(2-thiazolylazo)-2-naphtol and 1,5-diphenylthiocarbazone adsorbed on silica surface // Functional materials. - 2001. V.8. - .566-569.

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Awards and honours:

1995 Taras Shevchenko award of Kiev State University

Socials records:
Born in Aprile 10, 1971 in Kyiv, Ukraine
Language ability: Russian, Ukrainian, English

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