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Prof. Nikolai D. Denkov, Ph.D., D.Sc., Corresponding Member of Bulgarian Acad. Sci.
Head of the Laboratory for Active Formulations and Materials
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Prof. Nikolai D. Denkov, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Research interests:

Foams, Antifoams and Detergency
Rheology of Foams and Emulsions
Food Emulsions and Emulsification
Colloid Crystals and Nanomaterials
Light Scattering and Electrokinetic Phenomena
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» ResearcherID (Web of Science): A-2065-2008
» Author ID (SCOPUS): 7004047885
» ORCID: 0000-0003-1118-7635

Curriculum Vitae:

Acting Head of Laboratory "Active formulations and materials" at the Department of Chemical & Pharmaceutical Engineering (DCPE), Faculty of Chemistry & Pharmacy, Sofia University, Bulgaria.

PhD (1993), DSc (2007) and Professor (2008) in Physical Chemistry. Vice Dean of the Faculty (2004-2008), Head of Department (2008-2015), Deputy Minister (2014-2016) and Minister (2017) of education and science of Bulgaria. He worked as visiting researcher in JRDC (Japan), senior researcher in Rhone-Poulenc R&D (France), lead scientist in Unilever R&D (USA), and guest professor in France (ESPCI-Paris and Univ. Lille).

His research includes experimental and theoretical studies on the formation, stability, rheology and applications of disperse systems, and on the surfactant control of their properties. He has published > 165 research articles, including 2 papers in Nature, 1 in Nature Commun. and 17 reviews, cited > 7800 times in literature (h-index = 45). He has presented > 45 plenary and invited lectures at international conferences and > 75 invited seminars in universities and research institutions around the world. He has led > 45 projects with multinational companies, incl. Unilever, BASF, PepsiCo, Saint Gobain, Wacker, Dow Corning and Heineken, and is a co-inventor of 14 filed and granted patents. Supervisor and co-supervisor of 12 completed PhD Theses, and 2 other Theses are under preparation. He is a member of the Physical Sciences working group in European Space Agency (ESA) and of the Council of the International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists (IACIS).

For his research achievements, in 2019 Prof. Denkov was awarded the Solvay Prize of the European Colloid and Interface Society (ECIS) and was elected as a regular member of Academia Europaea. In 2010 he was granted by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science with the highest National award "Pythagoras" for scientific achievements. In 2013 he received the Medal of Honour with blue ribbon of Sofia University.

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