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  • Professors:

Prof. Slavka S. Tcholakova, Ph.D. (Head of the department)
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Prof. Slavka S. Tcholakova, Ph.D.

Research interests:

Emulsification in turbulent flow
Protein stabilized emulsions
Foam and surface rheology
Foam formation and stability (incl. antifoams)
Digestion and bioavailability
   
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» ResearcherID (Web of Science): C-2103-2018
» Author ID (SCOPUS): 6507088345
» ORCID: 0000-0001-8091-7529

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

Prof. Peter A. Kralchevsky, Ph.D., D.Sc., Fellow of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Head of the Laboratory of Complex Fluids
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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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» ResearcherID (Web of Science): A-1012-2008
» Author ID (SCOPUS): 7005058022
» ORCID: 0000-0003-3942-1411

Prof. Krassimir D. Danov, Ph.D., D.Sc., Corresponding Member of Bulgarian Acad. Sci.
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Prof. Krassimir D. Danov, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Research interests:

Hydrodynamics of Liquid Films, Drops and Bubbles
Interfacial Rheology and Bulk Rheology of Dispersions
Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Surfactant Adsorption
Kinetics of Coagulation and Flocculation
Instabilities and Critical Thickness of Liquid Films
   
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» ResearcherID (Web of Science): C-2220-2018
» Author ID (SCOPUS): 7003531656
» ORCID: 0000-0002-9563-0974

Prof. Theodor D. Gurkov, Ph.D.
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Prof. Theodor D. Gurkov, Ph.D.

Research interests:

Mechanics and thermodynamics of liquid interfaces and membranes
Statistical thermodynamics of colloid systems
Interfacial and capillary phenomena
Thermodynamics and kinetics of adsorption, surface equation of state
Surface rheology (viscoelasticity, yield stress)
Stability of liquid dispersions (emulsions, foams, role of surfactants, proteins, particles)
Thin liquid films (interactions and hydrodynamics)
Micro-heterogeneous systems
Contact angles and wetting
   
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» ResearcherID (Web of Science): D-2883-2011

Assoc. Prof. Krastanka G. Marinova, Ph.D.
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Assoc. Prof. Krastanka G. Marinova, Ph.D.

Research interests:

Surfactant Adsorption and Interfacial Rheology
Foams, Antifoams and Detergency
Thin Liquid Films
   
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Assistant Prof. Zahari P. Vinarov, Ph.D.
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Zahari P. Vinarov, Research Associate

Research interests:

Oral delivery of poorly water-soluble drugs
Lipid digestion
Chemical analysis
Enzymes in Detergency and Digestion
Wetting, Contact Angles, Optical Microscopy
   
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» ResearcherID (Web of Science): K-7184-2012
» Author ID (SCOPUS): 55233825500
» ORCID: 0000-0003-1857-1840

Assistant Prof. Svetoslav E. Anachkov, Ph.D.
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Assistant Prof. Svetoslav E. Anachkov, Ph.D.

Research interests:

Surface Forces in Colloidal Dispersions
Micellization and Self-Assembly
Nanoparticle Synthesis and Ordering
   
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» ResearcherID (Web of Science): C-5727-2012
» Author ID (SCOPUS): 35387511700
» ORCID: 0000-0002-2417-1539

Assistant Prof. Vladimir Katev, MSc
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Assistant Prof. Vladimir Katev, MSc

Research interests:

Drug bioavailability
High performance liquid chromatography

Vladimir Petkov, Assistant Prof. MSc
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Vladimir Petkov, Assistant Prof. MSc

Research interests:

Solubility in surfactant solutions
Foams and antifoams

 

  • Post Docs:

Vesselin L. Kolev, Ph.D., Research Associate
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Vesselin L. Kolev, Ph.D., Research Associate

Research interests:

Surface Tension of Surfactant Solutions: Data Processing
Detergency: Oil Drop Detachment

Mariana P. Boneva, Ph.D.
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Mariana P. Boneva, Ph.D.

Research interests:

Detergency: Contact Angles and Wetting
Particles at Fluid Interfaces: Electro-Dipping Forces

Ivan I. Lesov, Ph.D.
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Ivan I. Lesov, Ph.D.

Research interests:

Emulsions and emulsification
Surfactant- and Particle-Stabilized Foams
Bulk Rheology of Emulsions, Suspensions and Foams
Macroporous Ceramics
   
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Rumyana D. Stanimirova, Ph.D.
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Rumyana D. Stanimirova, Ph.D. Candidate

Research interests:

Surface rheology of protein adsorption layers
   
Protein Adsorption on Solid Surfaces by AFM
   
Dynamic and static surface tension
   
Contact angles and wetting
   
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Zlatina G. Mitrinova, Ph.D.
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Zlatina G. Mitrinova, Ph.D.

Research interests:

Foam Rheology
Ostwald Ripening in Foams
Permeability of Liquid Films to Gases
   
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Liliya I. Vinarova, Ph.D.
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Liliya I. Vinarova, Ph.D.

Research interests:

In-vitro Lipid Digestion and bioavailability
Surfactants and Enzymes in Detergency
Natural surfactants in foods and detergency
Foams and Antifoams
Thin Layer Chromatography, Gas Chromatography
   
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Gergana M. Radulova, Ph.D.
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Gergana M. Radulova, Ph.D.

Research interests:

Surface rheology of protein adsorption layers
Protein adsorption at liquid and solid interfaces
Bulk rheology of colloidal dispersions and micellar solutions
   
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Lydia M. Dimitrova, Ph.D.
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Lydia M. Dimitrova, Research Associate

Research interests:

Foams, antifoams
Phase behavior of carboxylate solutions
Equilibrium and dynamic surface tension
   
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Gergana S. Tsenova (Georgieva), Ph.D.
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Gergana S. Tsenova (Georgieva), Ph.D.

Research interests:

Micellization in multicomponent surfactant systems
Phase behavior of carboxylate solutions
Light-scattering and electrophoretic methods
   
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Nadya I. Politova, Ph.D.
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Nadya I. Politova, Research Associate

Research interests:

Foaming and foam rheology
Physicochemical control of foam properties
Emulsification and emulsion stability

Mihail T. Georgiev, Ph.D.
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Mihail T. Georgiev, Ph.D.

Research interests:

Interactions of surfactants and polymers
Adsorption on fluid and solid interfaces
AFM, light scattering, zeta-potential
Stabilization of dispersions
Bulk rheology of colloidal dispersions and micellar solutions
Contact angles, wetting and drop detachment
   
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Zhulieta N. Valkova, Ph.D.
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Zhulieta N. Valkova, Ph.D.

Research interests:

Emulsions and Emulsification
Optical microscopy
Phase Behavior of Droplets upon Cooling

Sonya R. Tsibranska, Ph.D.
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Sonya R. Tsibranska, Ph.D.

Research interests:

Emulsions and Emulsification
Nanoparticle Synthesis
Bulk Rheology of Emulsions
Molecular Dynamic Simulations

Diana Cholakova, Ph.D.
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Diana Cholakova, Ph.D.

Research interests:

Emulsions and Emulsification
Optical microscopy
Phase Behavior of Droplets upon Cooling

Veronika I. Yavrukova (Ivanova), Ph.D.
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Veronika I. Yavrukova (Ivanova), Ph.D.

Research interests:

Static and Dynamic Surface Tension
Micellization and Rheology of Surfactant Solutions
Protein Adsorption on Solid Surfaces by AFM
   
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  • PhD Students:

Borislava B. Petkova, Ph.D. Candidate
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Borislava B. Petkova, Research Associate

Research interests:

Physical chemistry of triglyceride lipolysis
Biosurfactants: saponins, bile salts
High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)

Nevena B. Pagureva, Ph.D.Candidate
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Nevena B. Pagureva, Ph.D.Candidate

Research interests:

Interfacial Properties of Natural Surfactants
Surface and Bulk Rheology of Monolayers and Foams
Foam Films

Monika I. Hristova, Ph.D.Candidate
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Monika I. Hristova, Ph.D.Candidate

Research interests:

Surfactant- and Particle-Stabilized Foams
Bulk Rheology of Suspensions and Foams
Macroporous Ceramics

Dilek F. Gazolu-Rusanova, Ph.D.Candidate
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Dilek F. Gazolu-Rusanova, Ph.D.Candidate

Research interests:

Wetting, Contact Angles, Optical Microscopy
Emulsions and Emulsification
Bulk Rheology of Emulsions

Fatmegul S. Mustan, Ph.D.Candidate
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Fatmegul S. Mustan, Ph.D.Candidate

Research interests:

Emulsions and Emulsification
Bulk Rheology of Emulsions
Molecular Dynamic Simulations

Kristina S. Rusanova. Ph.D. Candidate
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Kristina S. Rusanova

Research interests:

Interfacial Properties of Surfactants
Bulk Rheology of Foams
Foam and Emulsion Films

Vasil Georgiev, Ph.D. Student
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Vasil Georgiev, Ph.D. Student

Research interests:

Foams and antifoams
Equilibrium and dynamic surface tension
Stability of thin liquid films

Pamela Petrova, Ph.D. Student
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Pamela Petrova, Ph.D. Student

Research interests:

Rheology of micellar solutions
Interfacial tension measurements
Optical and electrophoretic methods

Delyan Krystev, Ph.D. Student
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Delyan Krystev, Ph.D. Student

Research interests:

Gas chromatography
High performance liquid chromatography

 

  • Staff On Projects:

Elka S. Basheva, Ph.D. Candidate, Research Associate
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Elka S. Basheva, Ph.D. Candidate, Research Associate

Research interests:

Foam and Emulsion Films
Interactions of Drops and Bubbles
   
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Dora T. Dimitrova, Research Associate
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Dora T. Dimitrova, Research Associate

Research interests:

Equilibrium Surface Tension
Methods for Dynamic Surface Tension Measurement

Mila I. Temelska, Research Associate
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Mila I. Temelska, Research Associate

Research interests:

Contact Angles of Drops, Bubbles and Fibers
Surface and Interfacial Tensions

Elena K. Kostova, Research Associate
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Elena K. Kostova, Research Associate

Research interests:

Foaminess and Foam Stability
Emulsions, Drop Sizing

Nikola A. Alexandrov, Ph.D. Candidate
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Nikola A. Alexandrov, Ph.D. Candidate

Research interests:

Dynamic Interfacial Tension
Interfacial Rheology

Lydia K. Krumova, Chemist
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Lydia K. Krumova, Chemist

Mariana C. Paraskova, Secretary
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Mariana C. Paraskova, Secretary

Yohan Georgiev, MSc Student in Pharmacy
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Yohan Georgiev, MSc Student in Pharmacy

Research interests:

Drug solubility
Foams and antifoams

Kaloyan Kanchev, MSc Student in Pharmacy
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Kaloyan Kanchev, MSc Student in Pharmacy

Research interests:

Formation and stability of food foams
Bulk rheology and optical microscopy

 

  • Students Involved in Research:

Nikolay Avramov, MSc Student in Pharmacy
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Nikolay Avramov, MSc Student in Pharmacy

Research interests:

Aseptic techniques
Cultivation of bacteria
Enumeration of bacteria

Dimitrina Foteva, MSc in Chemistry
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Dimitrina Foteva, MSc in Chemistry

Research interests:

Aseptic techniques
Cultivation of bacteria
Enumeration of bacteria
Live/Dead assays

Lyuba A. Aleksova, BSc Student in Chemistry
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Lyuba A. Aleksova, BSc Student in Chemistry

Research interests:

Concentrated micellar solutions: structure vs. properties
Solubilization, encapsulation and cleaning

Tyurkiyan Arnaudova, BSc Student in Chemistry
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Tyurkiyan Arnaudova, BSc Student in Chemistry

Research interests:

Foams and antifoams
Stability of thin liquid films

Hristina Bletsova, BSc Student in Chemistry
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Hristina Bletsova, BSc Student in Chemistry

Research interests:

Emulsification
Emulsion rheology

Kamelia G. Chakrakova, BSc Student in Chemistry
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Kamelia G. Chakrakova, BSc Student in Chemistry

Research interests:

Phase behavior of surfactant stabilized dispersions
Optical and rheological properties of dispersions
Surface tension and surfactant adsorption

Natali G. Chenkova, BSc Student in Chemistry
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Natali G. Chenkova, BSc Student in Chemistry

Research interests:

Emulsions: production, stabilization, rheology
Interactions of particles, surfactants and polymers

Desislava Glushkova, BSc Student in Chemistry
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Desislava Glushkova, BSc Student in Chemistry

Research interests:

Drop breakage upon phase transitions
Optical microscopy

Lilia V. Ivanova, BSc Student in Chemistry
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Lilia V. Ivanova, BSc Student in Chemistry

Research interests:

Adsorption, deposition, ellipsometry
Interfacial tensiometry and rheology

Tatiana G. Slavova, BSc Student in Chemistry
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Tatiana G. Slavova, BSc Student in Chemistry

Research interests:

Emulsification, encapsulation, core-in-shell structures
Contact angles and wetting; effect of surfactants and polymers
Cleaning, attachment/detachment of oil drops

Teodora N. Stancheva, BSc Student in Chemistry
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Teodora N. Stancheva, BSc Student in Chemistry

Research interests:

Concentrated suspensions: stability and rheology
Surfactants in solution and foaminess

Elena-Maria H. Stoykova, BSc Student in Chemistry
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Elena-Maria H. Stoykova, BSc Student in Chemistry

Research interests:

Dynamic processes in surfactant solutions
Wetting, spreading and adhesion

Krastina Tsvetkova, BSc Student in Chemistry
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Krastina Tsvetkova, BSc Student in Chemistry

Research interests:

Self-shaping upon phase transition
Formation and stability of emulsions

Ralica I. Uzunova, BSc Student in Chemistry
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Ralica I. Uzunova, BSc Student in Chemistry

Research interests:

Static and dynamic interfacial tension
Surfactant solutions: bulk properties and adsorption

Desislava Zlateva, BSc Student in Chemistry
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Desislava Zlateva, BSc Student in Chemistry

Research interests:

Rheology of micellar solutions
Interfacial tension measurements