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Head of the Laboratory

Prof. Dr. Rumyana Djingova. DSc

Phone: +3592-8161298;

E-mail: RDjingova@chem.uni-sofia.bg

 

Laboratory Members

Chief Assist. Prof. Valentina Lyubomirova

vlah@chem.uni-sofia.bg

Chief Assist. Prof. Boika Zlateva

ahbz@chem.uni-sofia.bg

Chief Assist. Prof. Boyan Todorov

B.Todorov@chem.uni-sofia.bg

Chief Assist. Prof. Veronika Mihaylova

ahvm@chem.uni-sofia.bg

 

Research Topics

  • Development and application of ICP methods for investigation of environmental and archaeological materials
  • Speciation
  • Environmental analytical chemistry
  • Biomonitoring
  • Ionomics
  • Radionuclide labeled complexes for diagnostic and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals
  • Аrchaeometry

Project Activity – (Research Projects in the last 5 years)

“Radiochemical investigation of the content and behaviour of radionuclides after their transfer from liquid radioactive waste to the environment“, VUH-208/06 - 2012- National Science Fund, Ministry of Education, Youth and Science, Bulgaria.

“Environmental pollution impact on the ionome of natural populations of dandelion for monitoring purposes.” DDVU 02/61- , National Science Fund, Ministry of Education, Youth and Science, Bulgaria.

“Influence of the climate changes on the migration and bioaccumulation of natural and technogenic radionuclides” DDVU 02/60- 2014, National Science Fund, Ministry of Education, Youth and Science, Bulgaria.

“Archaeometric investigation of the golden artefacts from the the Varna Chalcolithic necropolis and determination of the provenance of the gold finds.“ DО 02-60- 2012 - National Science Fund, Ministry of Education, Youth and Science, Bulgaria.

“Evaluation of the migration and transformation of nanoparticles of platinum, palladium and rhodium in the environment.” DMU 03/54 2011 -, National Science Fund, Ministry of Education, Youth and Science, Bulgaria.

"Application of Analytical Chemistry Methods for Quantification of Neutron Tomographic Data from Cultural Heritage Objects" – IAEA, Vienna, 2012 – 2014.

“Creation of Specialized Electronic Library for Art Investigation, Identification and Conservation of Bulgarian Cultural Heritage”. 2014 -2016, National Science Fund, Ministry of Education, Youth and Science, Bulgaria.

Research Cooperation

  • Univ. Prof. Dr. Bernd Markert. EISN – Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Ernst Pernicka. University Tuebingen. Germany
  • Dr. Nikolay Kardjilov. Helmholz Zentrum. Berlin. Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Jiga Smit. University Ljubljana. Slovenia
  • Assoc. Prof. J. Salonen, University of Turku, Finnland

Publications from the last 5 years

1. Kuleff I., Djingova R., Mass spectrometry, in Vandenabeele P. and Edwards H.(Eds.) Analytical Archaeometry, RSC, 2012 163 – 209

2. Djingova R., Mihaylova V., Lyubomirova V., Tsalev D., Multielement Analytical Spectroscopy in Plant Ionomics Research, Applied Spectroscopy Reviews, 48 (2013) 384 -424

3. Mihaylova V., Lyubomirova V., Djingova R., "Optimization of sample preparation and ICP-MS analysis for determination of 60 elements for characterization of the plant ionome", J. Environmental Analytical Chemistry, 93 (2013) 1441-1456

4. V. Lyubomirova, V. Mihaylova, R. Djingova, Changes in the ionome of Taraxacum officinale under different anthropogenic influences, Phytologia Balcanica, 20 (2014) 247 – 255.

5. B. Todorov, R. Djingova. Fractionation and soil-plant transfer of 241 Am in different soil types., Pedosphere, 25 (2015) 212 – 219

6. D. Lesigyarski. Z. Smit. B. Zlateva – Rangelova. K. Koseva.I. Kuleff. Characterization of the chemical composition of archaeological glass finds from South-Eastern Bulgaria using PIXE, PIGE and ICP-AES. J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem.,295 (2013)1605-1619.

Teaching Activity

Lecture Discipline Specialty
2009 - Instrumental methods I Chemistry. Ecochemistry. Computer chemistry. Nuclear chemistry
1994 - Environmental analytical chemistry Ecochemistry. chemistry
2008- Radioanalytical chemistry Nuclear chemistry. chemistry
2008- Radioecology Nuclear chemnistry. chemistry
2008 - Methods for control of inorganic pollutants and monitoring MS program Ecochemistry
2007 - Instrumental methods MS program Archaeometry
2010- Environmental chemistry Nuclear chemistry. Chemistry and informatics
2010- Archaeological chemistry MS program Archaeometry
2010- Measurement of ionization radiation Nuclear chemistry
2010- Productionb of radioactive isotopes and labeled compounds Nuclear chemistry

 

Former Ph.D and Research Students

Since 2010 – defended 4 PhD theses ; 19 BA and MA theses