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Vasil Simeonov

Email: vsimeonov@chem.uni-sofia.bg

Phone: + 359 2 8161355

Fax: + 359 2 9625 438

University of Sofia „St. Kliment Ohridski”

Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy

1164 Sofia, 1 James Bourchier Blivd.


  • M. Sc. – chemistry – scientific profile, University of Sofia “St. Kl. Okhridski, 1963-1968
  • Ph.D – analytical chemistry, University of Sofia “St. Kl. Okhridski”, 1980
  • D. Sc. Chem.- analytical chemistry, University of Sofia “St. Kl. Okhridski”, 2000

Professional Experience

  • Research associate, physical chemistry, Central Laboratory of Photographic Processes, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1968 - 1974
  • Assistant Professor, analytical chemistry, University of Sofia “St. Kl. Okhridski”, 1974 – 1988
  • Assistant Professor, analytical chemistry, University of Sofia “St. Kl. Okhridski”, 1974 – 1988
  • Associate Professor, analytical chemistry, University of Sofia “St. Kl. Okhridski”, 1988 – 2002
  • Full Professor, analytical chemistry, University of Sofia “St. Kl. Okhridski”, 2002 –

Specializations and Visiting Researcher at:

Institute of Analytical Chemistry (Institute of Chemical Technology and Analytics), Technical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria (1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009);

Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland (1978);

Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece (1979, 1981, 1986, 1993, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004);

Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece (2000, 2001, 2002);

Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, Polytechnical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece (1993, 2001);

Chair of Analytical Biochemistry, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany (1993, 1994, 1995, 2007);

Marine Science Department, University of South Carolina, Columbus, SC, USA (1997);

Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Ecological Chemistry, University of Jena, Germany (2001, 2002, 2004, 2007)

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Faculty of Pharmacy, Brussels, Belgium (1997, 1999, 2002);

Gdansk University of Technology, Department of Chemistry, Gdansk, Poland (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)

Research Interests

  • Environmental analytical chemistry
  • Chemometrics and Environmetrics
  • Environmental History

Selected Publications (max 5)

  1. V. Simeonov, J. Stratis, C. Samara, G. Zachariadis, D. Voutsa, A. Anthemidis, M. Sofoniou, Th. Kouimtzis. Assessment of the Surface Water Quality in Northern Greece. Water Res., 37(17) 2003, 4119-4124. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0043-1354(03)00398-1
  2. V. Simeonov. Receptor Modeling of Air Contaminants. Ecol. Chem. Eng., 14(7), 2007, 669-691. http://tchie.uni.opole.pl/selpap/03-Simeonov%20-%20Receptor.pdf
  3. S. Tsakovski, B. Kudlak, V. Simeonov, L. Wolska, G. Garcia, M. Dassenakis, J. Namiesnik. N- way Modelling of Sediment Monitoring Data from Mar Menor Lagoon, Spain. Talanta, 80(2), 2009, 935-941. doi:10.1016/j.talanta.2009.08.015
  4. V. Simeonov, P. Simeonova, S. Tsakovski, V. Lovchinov. Lake Water Monitoring Data Assessment by Multivariate Statistics. J. Water Resources and Protection, 2, 2010, 354-362. DOI: 10.4236/jwarp.2010.24041
  5. V. Simeonov. Environmetrics as a Tool for Sustainability Assessment. Int. J. Technology Management, 60(1/2), 2012, 83-95. DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2012.049107

List of Publications

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

  • 1. Improvement of Life Quality by Sustainable Management of Surface Waters – Application to the catchments of Struma River and Mesta River, National Science Fund, Ministry of Education and Science, Project leader, 2008 – 2012
  • 2. Materials for Environmental Protection, UNION Project, National Science Fund, Ministry of Education and Science,Work package 3 leader, 2007 - 2012

Teaching Activity

Period from - to Discipline Specialty
Since 2005 Multivariate statistical methods Master Program “Modern spectral and chromatographic methods for analysis
Since 2005 Environmetrics Master Program “Environmental Chemistry
Since 2005 In-door Pollution Master Program “Environmental Chemistry
Since 2011 Environmental chemistry Master Program “Environmental Chemistry
Since 2008 Environmental History Master Program “Environmental Chemistry
Since 2009 Environmental legislation Master Program “Environmental Chemistry
Since 2007 Chemistry and society Master Program “Chemistry Teacher”


External Scientific Service Activities

Member of Editorial Board of:

  • Asian Chemistry Letters
  • International Journal of Physical Sciences
  • Ecological Chemistry and Engineering

Reviewer of Manuscripts for:

British Journal of Applied Science, Marine Environmental Research, Analytical Methods, Atmospheric Environment, Journal of Hydro-environment Research, E – Journal of Chemistry, Polish Journal of Environmental Studies, Malaysian Applied Biology Journal, Ecological Chemistry and Engineering S, Lakes & Reservoirs, Current Computer-Aided Drug Design, Scientific Research and Essays, Journal of Environmental Science & Health., CATENA, Applied Water Science, African Journal of Biotechnology, Journal of Geochemical Exploration, Journal of Air Waste Management Association, CLEAN – Water, Air, Soil, Water SA, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Journal of Water Resources Management, Environmental Pollution, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Chemistry and Ecology, Journal of Environmental Monitoring, Desalination, Journal of Agriculture Science & Technology, Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics, Environmental Science& Technology, Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry, Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, Ecological Modelling, Journal of Environmental Management, The Analyst, Environmental Modelling&Software, Journal of Hydrology, Central European J Chemistry, Analytica Chimica Acta, Analytical Letters, Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry, Chemometrics & Intelligent Laboratory Systems, Journal of Soil and Sediments, Water Research, Talanta, Chemosphere.

Authored Books and Books Chapters

  • R. Tsitouridou and V. Simeonov. Environmetrics to Assess Monitoring Data Quality: A Case Study of Aerosol and Rainwater Collection. In: Air Pollution New Research (J. V. Livengston Ed.) NOVA Science Publishers, Inc., 2007.
  • V. Simeonov. Environmetrics and Sustainable Development. Book of Proceedings of Summer School “Chemometric Aspects of Environmental Analysis”, CEEAM, Gdansk, 2005.
  • V.Simeonov. Classification, Encyclopedia of Environmetrics, (Eds. A. El-Shaarawi and W. Piegorsch), Vol. 1, 2002, pp. 3340-3349, J. Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichester.
  • V. Simeonov. Environmetric Strategies to Classify, Interpret and Model Risk Assessment and Quality of Environmental Systems. Technological Choices for Sustainability (S. Sikdar, P. Glavic, R. Jain Eds.), Springer, Berlin – Heidelberg, 2004 pp. 147-164.
  • A. Caseiro, H. Bauer, I. Marr, C. Pio, H. Puxbaum and V. Simeonov. Quantifying Source Contribution to Ambient Particulate Matter in Austria with Chemical Mass Balance Modeling. In: NATO Science for Peace and Security, Series C: Environmental Security, Air Pollution Modeling and Its Application. Band 8/5, p. 711. Springer, 2008. ISBN 978-1-4020-8452-2.
  • S. Tsakovski, V. Simeonov. Hasse Diagrams as Exploratory Tool in Environmental Data Mining: A Case Study. In: Multicriteria ordering and ranking: Partial orders, ambiquities and applied issues. (Editors: J. Owsinski and R. Bruggemann), Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw 2008, 49-65pp.
  • A. Astel, V. Simeonov. Environmetrics as a Tool for Lake Pollution Assessment. In: Lake Pollution Progress (F. Miranda and L. Bernard Eds.), Nova Science Publishers, 2009, pp. 13- 61. ISBN 978-1-60692-106-7.
  • S. Tsakovski, V. Simeonov. Chemometrics as a Tool for Treatment Processing of Multiparametric Analytical Data Sets. In: Analytical Measurements in Aquatic Environments (Analytical Chemistry) (J. Namiesnik and P. Szefer Eds.), Chapter 15, CRC Press and IWA Publishing, 2009, pp. 369-387. ISBN 478-3-4200-8268-5.
  • D. Tsalev, V. Simeonov. Analytical measurements. In: Metrology and Measurement technique. Chapter 11, Softrade, S., 2012. pp. 95- 348. Editor: H. Radev. ISBN 978-954-334-094-1
  • V. Simeonov. Chemometrics. In: Principles of chemical analysis. Editor: R. Borisova, Vodoley, Sofia, 2009. ISBN 9-789-549-415438

Textbooks and Teaching Aids

  1. R. Hristova, V. Simeonov. Potentiometry. S., Nauka I izkustvo, 1983. (in Bulgarian).
  2. V. Simeonov. Principles of chemical analyses data treatment. S., University Press “St. Kl. Okhridski”, 1987, textbook. (in Bulgarian).
  3. V. Simeonov. Information aspects of chemical analysis. S., Educational technologies, 1999. (in Bulgarian).