Dr. Kukueva studied Chemistry at the Cherkassy National University of Bohdan Chemelnizky, Ukraine and graduated in 1989. She then joined the research group of Prof. Minaev B.F. at the State Technological University, Cherkassy, Ukraine. She received her PhD degree in 1996 at the institute of Physical Chemistry of Pissargevsky of Ukrainian Academy of Science (Kiev, Ukraine). Recently Kukueva Vitalina has received three years postdoctoral fellowship supervised by Prof Lisichenko at the Institute of Environmentally geochemistry Ukrainian Academy of Science (Kiev, Ukraine). She has published more than 50 research articles in SCI(E) journals.