Sofia Kobylianska was born on February 20, 1986 in the village of Vikno, Chernivtsi region, Ukraine. She graduated cum laude from Yurii Fedkovich Chernivtsi National University (Faculty of Chemistry) at Chernivtsi with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 2007. She remained at the University to complete her Master of Science degree in Chemistry in 2008.
Her research career started in 2008 as PhD student at the VI Vernadsky Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry (IGIC) (Kyev), receiving in 2006 her Ph.D. thesis "Synthesis, structure and properties of lithium conducting materials with perovskite structure" (02.00.01- inorganic chemistry) (supervisor Prof. A.G. Belous) . In 2013-2015 she worked as a junior researcher, from 2015 to 2017, a researcher at IGIC. From 2017 continues her work as a Senior Researcher.
In 2011-2013 Kobylianska S. was awarded with the scholarship of the President of Ukraine for young scientists. In 2014, she received the award of the President of Ukraine for young scientists.
In 2011-2012 she has been involved in "Grant of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine for the implementation of research projects of young scientists" № 09.06/12 "Development of methods for synthesis of non-agglomerated nanoscale materials and studing of their properties". In 2017, she was awarded with a grant from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine for young scientists leading her own research project on No. 12-06/2017 "Solid-state lithium batteries based on oxide systems" in 2017-2018.
As part of the international project "NANOLICOM" (program FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IRSES) (project number 247579) she carries out her research activities at the Institute of Materials Science in Madrid (ICMM) and Universidad Carlos III Madrid (UC3M).
Her present R&D interests include synthesis by sol-gel method and characterization of nanostructures, thin, thick films and bulk materials of functional (Li-conducting and semiconductor materials) metal oxides and halides. Her current research projects are highly interdisciplinary and mostly focused on the development of all-solid-state batteries based on bulk and thick films Li-conducting materials and perovskite solar cells based on Lead-based organohalide perovskites.
She has published 26 articles, 1 chapter in the monograph, and 3 patents of Ukraine. She has contributed to more than 20 conferences.