Vasyl Kinzhybalo




April 15, 1983 – born in Lviv, Ukraine.


1996-2000                         Lviv Physics and Mathematics Lyceum

attached to the Ivan Franko Lviv National University, Lviv, Ukraine.

2000-2005                         Ivan Franko Lviv National University, Faculty of Chemistry, Lviv, Ukraine

Degree work: “π-Complexes of CuX (X = Cl, Br, NO3) with N‑allylhexamethylenetetraminium salts: synthesis and crystal structure determination”.

Scientific advisor: Prof. Marian Myskiv.

Graduated with distinction in June 2005.

Feb-July 2005                  Wrocław University, Chemistry Department, Wrocław, Poland.

Probation at X-ray Crystallography Research Group.

Scientific advisor: Prof. Tadeusz Lis.

Oct 2005-Sep 2009           Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research,
Polish Academy of Sciences, Wrocław, Poland.

Degree work: “Synthesis, structure and properties of 4+1 and 4+2 coordination compounds of magnesium phthalocyanine: MgPcL and MgPcL2.

Ph.D. advisor: Prof. Jan Janczak.

Oct 2012-May 2013         Wroclaw School of Banking, Wrocław, Poland.

Postgraduate course: “B&R Project Manager”



·          Experienced in single-crystal diffraction measurements, data processing, structure solution and refinement of inorganic, metal-organic and inorganic materials with four-circle Oxford Diffraction (KUMA) diffractometers equipped with point detector or CCD camera and low temperature device. Treatment of weak diffracting samples, unstable crystals, twins and crystals with phase transitions (investigation of temperature dependent evolution of cell parameters with point detector diffractometer, as well as structural description of phase transition mechanism).

·          Powder diffraction measurement experience on PANalitycal X’Pert PRO, Stoe image-plate and Bruker D8 ADVANCE diffractometers, phase identification, indexation, structure solution, Rietveld refinement and SAXS measurements.

·          Some experience with interpretation of X-ray images obtained from Laue, rotation, Weissenberg and Debye-Scherrer cameras.

·          Simple synthesis and crystallization of organic, inorganic and coordination compounds.

·          Some experience with mass spectroscopy, NMR, electron and vibrational spectroscopy.

·          Skilful handling in working with SHELX, CSD, WinGX, Platon, Mercury, XP, Diamond, Powdercell, Fullprof, X’PERT Highscore Plus etc. in X-ray single crystal and powder diffraction studies.

·          Experience with Windows and Unix workstations. Programming skills in Pascal and Delphi.

Scientific Interests

·       Inorganic Chemistry

▪ Ionic conductors

▪ Inorganic-organic ferroic materials

·       Crystallography

▪ Phase transitions

▪ Twin treatment

·       Coordination Chemistry

▪ Magnesium(II) phthalocyanine coordination compounds

▪ Copper(I) π-complexes

·       Organic Chemistry

▪ Organic synthesis and drug design

▪ Organic ferroic materials

Publications, Conference Presentations and Schools Attended

·       Co-author of over 100 publications in peer-reviewed international journals (please see publication list).

·       Oral and poster presentations on the international and local scientific conferences.

·       Attendance of 1st TID Workshop, Biocrystallography with Synchrotron Radiation,
Nov - Dec 2005, Poznań, Poland.

·       Attendance of 8th PSI Summer School on Condensed Matter Research, Functional Materials,
Aug 2009, Zuoz, Switzerland.

·       Attendance of 43rd IFF Spring School, Scattering Methods for Condensed Matter Research: Towards Novel Applications at Future Sources, Mar 2012, Jülich, Germany.

Teaching Experience

·       Assistance at practical course of crystallography at Chemistry Department of Wrocław University.

·       International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme chemistry course teaching.

Main Awards

·       Second place on the Ukrainian Student Chemistry Olympiad (2002, Kharkiv).

·       Third place on the Ukrainian Chemistry Olympiad (1998, Kharkiv).

·       Third place on the Ukrainian Chemistry Olympiad (1997, Zaporizhzhia).



·       Ukrainian  native.

·       English fluent.

·       Polish fluent.

·       German – basic.

·       Russian good.


·         Member of the academic council of the University (2002).

·         Scholarship of the President of Ukraine (2002).