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2007 B. Sc., Chemistry and Informatics, University of Sofia, Bulgaria

2008 M.Sc., Computational Chemistry, University of Sofia, Bulgaria

2012 PhD in Theoretical Chemistry at the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Sofia, Bulgaria

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Alia Tadjer, Consultant: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Galia Madjarova

Graduation date: April 26, 2012

Professional Experience:

2013 – 2014 – Post-doc, Chimie ParisTech, Paris, France

2014 – Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Sofia


Seminars in Structure of Matter, Molecular Design - Bachelor courses


2010 ERASMUS Grant for studying abroad, Institut de Science des Matériaux de Mulhouse, Mulhouse, France, 3 months

2012 Research grant of the Ministry of Bulgarian Science and Education, co-financed by EU within the OP “Human Resources”, Project BG051PO001-3.3.05-0001 “Science and Business”, 1 month

University of Copenhagen, Nano-Science Center, Denmark

2012 Research grant of HPC-Europa 2, Chimie ParisTech, Paris, France, 3 months

Research interest:

Theoretical studies of:

  • Optical, magnetic and conducting properties of conjugated polymers


  1. Project NSF - ВУХ-202/06: “Polyaniline as component of a variety of modern nanomaterials – challenges for theory and experiment”
  2. Project NSF – IRC-CoSIM (№ DO-2-136/2008): “Integrated Research Center on Computational Sciences in the Microworld”
  3. Project NSF – UNION (№ DO-2-82/2008): “National Centre of Excellence for New materials”
  4. Project MADARA (№ DO-2-52/2008)
  5. Project of University of Sofia (№ 24/2010): “Theoretical investigation of magnetic and optical properties on polyaniline (PANI)”


1. Theoretical Study on the Structure and Electronic Spectra of Fully Protonated Emeraldine Oligomers

H. Zhekova, A. Tadjer, A. Ivanova, J. Petrova, N. Gospodinova

Int. J. Quant. Chem. 107 (2007) 1688-1706

2. Influence of the Level of Protonation on the Geometry and the Electronic Structure of Emeraldine Oligomers

J. Petrova, J. Romanova, G. Madjarova, A. Ivanova, A. Tadjer

Prog. Theor. Chem. Phys. 20 (2009) 219-251

3. Polyaniline-Water Interactions: a Theoretical Investigation with the Polarisable Continuum Model

J. Romanova, J. Petrova, A. Tadjer and N. Gospodinova

Synth. Metals 160 (2010) 1050-1054

4. Theoretical study on the emeraldine salt - impact of the computational protocol

J. Romanova, J. Petrova, A. Ivanova, A. Tadjer, N. Gospodinova

J. Molec. Struct. (THEOCHEM) 954 (2010) 36-44

5. Fully Doped Oligomers of Emeraldine Salt – Polaronic versus Bipolaronic Cofiguration

J. N. Petrova, J. R. Romanova, G. K. Madjarova, A. N. Ivanova, A. V. Tadjer

J. Phys. Chem. B 115 (2011 ) 3765-3776


Contact information:

Email: jasmina.petrova@chem.uni-sofia.bg

Phone: + 359 2 8161431

Fax: + 359 2 9625438

Faculty of Chemistry, University of Sofia,

1 J. Bourchier Blvd.,

Sofia 1164, BULGARIA