Department of Chemical Sciences

Academic staff, Department of Chemical Sciences, MU-Plovdiv

Education

The Department of Chemical Sciences was founded in May 2015 and is one of the newest departments in the Faculty of Pharmacy. For many years the Department was a part of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The training of undergraduate and postgraduate students in pharmacy takes place in the building located in 120 Brothers Buxton Bld.

Classes of the Department are held in six training and one scientific laboratories.

Four subjects are taught in the Department:

General and Inorganic Chemistry

Associate Professor K. Gavazov, PhD
Chief Assistant Professor Racheva, PhD

Analytical Chemistry

Associate Professor Z. Velkova, PhD
Chief Assistant Professor G. Kirova, PhD
Chief Assistant Professor V. Divarova, PhD

Physical and colloidal chemistry

Chief Assistant Professor D. Kiradjiiska

Organic Chemistry

Professor M. Argirova, PhD, DSc
Chief Assistant Professor I. Slavova, PhD
Assistant T. Tomova

Bioinorganic chemistry

Chief Assistant Professor N. Milcheva, PhD

Academic standards

Academic Staff

Associate Professor K. Gavazov, PhD Head of the Department

Phone:
e-mail: kiril.gavazov@mu-plovdiv.bg

Professor M. Argirova, PhD, DSc

Phone:
e-mail: mariyana.argirova@mu-plovdiv.bg

Associate Professor Z. Velkova, PhD – Chairman of the General Meeting of Faculty of Pharmacy

Phone:
e-mail: zdravka.velkova@mu-plovdiv.bg

Chief Assistant Professor P. Racheva, PhD – Administrative Assistant

Phone:
e-mail: petya.racheva@mu-plovdiv.bg

Chief Assistant Professor N. Milcheva, PhD

Phone:
e-mail: nikolina.milcheva@mu-plovdiv.bg

Chief Assistant Professor G. Kirova, PhD – Responsible for quality control

Phone:
e-mail: gergana.kirova@mu-plovdiv.bg

Chief Assistant Professor V. Divarova, PhD – Responsible for teaching activities

Phone:
e-mail: vidka.divarova@mu-plovdiv.bg

Chief Assistant Professor D. Kiradjiiska,PhD – Responsible for research activities

Phone:
e-mail: denitsa.kiradzhiyska@mu-plovdiv.bg

Chief Assistant Professor I. Slavova, PhD

Phone:
e-mail: iva.slavova@mu-plovdiv.bg

Assistant T. Tomova

Phone:
e-mail: teodora.tomova@mu-plovdiv.bg

Assistant. D. Hristov

Phone:
e-mail: danail.hristov@mu-plovdiv.bg

M. Ruzmanova – Chemist

Phone:
e-mail: miglena.ruzmanova@mu-plovdiv.bg

M. Chapanska – Chemist

Phone:
e-mail: mariya.chapanska@mu-plovdiv.bg

A. Saravanska – Chemist

Phone:
e-mail: antoaneta.saravanska@mu-plovdiv.bg

S. Koleva – Laboratory assistant

Phone:
e-mail: svetlana.koleva@mu-plovdiv.bg

Research areas of interest

  • Biocompatible metal coatings for medical applications;
  • Organic sorption of metal ions from aqueous solutions by biosorbents of different origins;
  • Studies on the properties and composition of the triple multicomponent complexes of metals with azocompounds or tetrazolium salts (mono-, di-, tetrazolium salts) with polyphenols;
  • Extractive spectrophotometric methods for quantification of metals;
  • Biological effects of the Maillard reaction.

Textbooks

  1. “General and Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory Practice Notebook” – K. Gavazov, N. Milcheva, P. Racheva, Plovdiv, 2016;
  2. “Physical and Colloidal Chemistry Laboratory Manual” – D. Kiradzhiyska;
  3. “Analytical Chemistry Laboratory Manual“ – compiled and edited by G. Kirova, 2017
  4. Organic Chemistry Laboratory Manual – M. Argirova.

Publications

Monographs

Dissertations