1970 - Master degree in Engineering science (Mg.sc.ing.)
Scientific interests and competence
Binders and adhesives based on lignin and thermosetting resins. Soil improvers. Technology of wood polymer composites
The most important projects
2020 - LS IWC Bio-economic grant - New lignin-chitosan nano- and microparticles functional additives effect of recycled polypropylene / polylactic acid composite material with lignocellulosic filler properties (LignoHitBioKM). Participant.
2019 - LS IWC Bio-economic grant - Waste biomass from wood processing wastewater as a potential for application in environmentally friendly composites (LigPolimerKM). Participant.
2017-2018 - LS IWC Bio-economic grant: Waste biomass from wood processing wastewater as a potential for application in environmentally friendly composites (AtkritBiomasKM). Participant.
2014-2017 - National Research Programme, Forest and earth entrails resources: research and sustainable utilization – new products and technologies (ResProd) (2014.10-4/VPP-6/6). Participant.
2011-2015 - ERDF project - European Regional Development Fundproject - Investigations of possibilities of woodworking by-products utilization, ForestCompetenceCenter (LIAA No.L-KC-11-0004) (KC/220.127.116.11.1/10/01/003; 18.104.22.168.1.). Participant.
2006 - Statistical methods in laboratory practice, Latvian Academy of Sciences Certification Center.
2003 - Environmental auditory course, Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (Denmark), FORCE TECHNOLOGY (Denmark).
The most important publications
Shulga G., Neiberte B., Verovkins A., Vitolina S., Jaunslavietis J., Livcha S., Betkers T. (2019). Aminated wood sanding dust as filler for recycled polypropylene-based composite. Cellulose Chemistry and Technology. 53(9), 945-953.
Shulga G., Betkers T., Vitolina S., Neiberte B., Verovkins A., Anne O., Ambrazaitene D., Žukauskaite A. (2015). Wood processing by-products treated with the lignin-based conditioner as mulch for soil protection. Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management, 23 (04), 279-287.
Shulga G., Betkers T., Brovkina J., Neiberte B., Verovkins A, Belous O., Ambrazaitene D., Žukauskaite A. (2008). New lignin-based polymers for ecological rehabilitation. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals. Vol. 486, 291(1333)-305(1347).