Elena graduated with a Ph.D. in Photochemical Sciences from Center for Photochemical Sciences, Bowling Green State University in 2002 after receiving her MS degree in Polymer Science and Engineering from Mendeleyev University for Chemical Technology of Russia in 1997. Elena joined Kegel’s research team in March of 2008. Elena has been working on several coating projects that include a UV LED curable coating for concrete and terrazzo flooring, UV curable nail polish, UV curable and ambient cure coatings for bowling lanes. Elena has several publications in peer reviewed journals as well as two patent applications.