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Prof. Peter A. Kralchevsky, Ph.D., D.Sc., Fellow of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy
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Prof. Peter A. Kralchevsky, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Research interests:

Particles at Fluid Interfaces and Capillary Forces
Capillary Phenomena, Contact Angles, Surface Forces
General Curved Interfaces, Bending Moments, Biointerfaces
Micelles, Solubilization and Detergency
Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Surfactant Adsorption
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Curriculum Vitae:

M.Sc. in Physics (1981), Ph.D. (1985); Associate Professor of Chemical Physics (1991); Dr. Sci. in Physics (2001); Full Professor of Condensed Matter Physics (2002); Head of the Laboratory of Thermodynamics and Physicochemical Hydrodynamics (1993-1999); Head of the Laboratory of Chemical Physics and Engineering (2000-2008); Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy (since June 2015) - Sofia University, Bulgaria; Corresponding Member (2004) and Fellow (2012) of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. He has been visiting professor in the Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, USA, 1987) in the Nagayama Protein Array Project (Tsukuba, Japan, 1992); Laboratory of Ultrastructure Research, NIPS (Okazaki, Japan, 1999). His research interests are in the area of thin liquid films and surface forces, fluid interfaces, capillary forces and phenomena, phospholipid membranes, solubilization in micellar solutions, thermodynamics and kinetics of surfactant adsorption, attachment of particles to interfaces, and interactions in colloidal and bio-colloidal dispersions. So far, he has published 203 research and review papers, one book (Particles at Fluid Interfaces and Membranes, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2001); over 8000 citations of his publications have been found. Until now, he has delivered 221 presentations at scientific conferences: 4 plenary lectures, 45 invited and keynote lectures, 80 oral presentations and 94 posters. He has been supervisor of the Diploma Works of 38 M.Sc. students and of the Theses of 15 Ph.D. students. He was the Chair of the European COST Action D43 Colloid and Interface Chemistry for Nanotechnology (2008–2011) and Vice Chair of COST Action CM1101 Colloidal Aspects of Nanoscience for Innovative Processes and Materials (2012–2016). He was recipient of the Prof. A. Zlatarov Prize of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the Sofia University in 1990. He was awarded the "St. Kliment Ohridski" University of Sofia Blue Ribbon Medal for significant achievements in science (2006); the Annual award "Best Professor" (2007), and the highest National Award "Pythagoras" for scientific achievements (2016) of the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science. He has been Secretary of the European Colloid and Interface Society (ECIS) since 2010 and Member of the Council of the International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists (IACIS) (2015-present).

Detailed CV and Publication List

December 18, 2016