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Assist. Prof. Dr. Petko Petkov

Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”, Faculty of Chemistry and pharmacy

Department of Organic chemistry and pharmacognosy, room 610

1 J. Baurchier blvd, 1164, Sofia, Bulgaria

Phone: +359 2 8161 433

e-mail: ppetkov@chem.uni-sofia.bg

web: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Petko_Petkov3

Education and academic degrees

2009 – PhD in Theoretical chemistry, Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”

2004 – M.Sc. in Computational chemistry, Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”

2002 – Bachelor in chemistry

Professional experience

2009 – to date Assistant Professor, Department of Organic chemistry and pharmacognosy, Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”

Additional academic positions, awards and guest professorships:

2004 – Award for the best diploma thesis in chemistry in Bulgaria

Fellowships and research visits abroad

Assistant professor, Leipzig University, Wilhelm-Ostwald institute (01.02.2016 – 01.02.2017)

PostDoc at Jacobs University Bremen, Germany (01.02.2014-01.02.2016)

Research interests

Computational chemistry – method developments and adances in computattionla chmistry, high performance computing.

Computational spectroscopy for molecules , clusters and materials.

Modeling of the structure and properties of porous crystaline materials (zeolites, MOF, COS).

Ab-initio molecular dynamic simulations.

Selected publications (up to 5)

Matias R. Fagiani, Xiaowei Song, Petko Petkov, Sreekanta Debnath, Sandy Gewinner, Wieland Schöllkopf, Thomas Heine, André Fielicke, Knut R. Asmis: Structure and Fluxionality of B 13 + Probed by Infrared Photodissociation Spectroscopy. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 12/2016;, DOI:10.1002/anie.201609766

Stefan Friedländer, Jinxuan Liu, Matt Addicoat, Petko Petkov, Nina Vankova, Robert Rüger, Agnieszka Kuc, Wei Guo, Wencai Zhou, Binit Lukose, Zhengbang Wang, Peter G. Weidler, Andreas Pöppl, Michael Ziese, Thomas Heine, Christof Wöll: Mit variablem Abstand gestapelte lineare Ketten magnetischer Ionen: ferromagnetische Ordnung mit einer Curie-Temperatur von über 20 K. Angewandte Chemie 09/2016;, DOI:10.1002/ange.201606016

Stefan Friedländer, Jinxuan Liu, Matt Addicoat, Petko Petkov, Nina Vankova, Robert Rüger, Agnieszka Kuc, Wei Guo, Wencai Zhou, Binit Lukose, Zhengbang Wang, Andreas Pöppl, Michael Ziese, Thomas Heine, Christof Wöll: Linear Chains of Magnetic Ions Stacked with Variable Distance: Ferromagnetic Ordering with a Curie Temperature above 20 K. Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English 07/2016; accepted., DOI:10.1002/anie.201606016

Rahul Banerjee, Arijit Mallick, Bikash Garai, Matthew A. Addicoat, Petko St. Petkov, Thomas Heine: Solid State Organic Amine Detection in a Photochromic Porous Metal Organic Framework. Chemical Science 12/2014; 6(2)., DOI:10.1039/C4SC03224A

Petko St Petkov, Georgi N Vayssilov, Jinxuan Liu, Osama Shekhah, Yuemin Wang, Christof Wöll, Thomas Heine: Defects in MOFs: A Thorough Characterization. ChemPhysChem 06/2012; 13(8):2025-9., DOI:10.1002/cphc.201200222

Full publication activity: ResearcherID R-4168-2016

Projects (last 5 years)

2008-2012, NSF, contract № DО-02-130. Understanding the mechanism of protein biosynthesis on the ribosome and the ways to control the process - model computational and experimental studies– member of the research team

2008-2012, NSF, contract № DО 02-184/16.12.2008. Coordination chemistry of cations in porous material: theoretical background , experimental determination and design of new materials with specific adsorption and catalytic properties – member of the research team

2009-2012, NSF, contract № DTK 02/36 - 17.12.09. Obtaining alternative fuels from renewable carbon-containing raw materials, biogas reforming to hydrogen – member of the research team

2014-2018, NSF, contract № T02/20-12.12.2014. Porous materials as adsorbents to purify the fuel of the future / methane and hydrogen/ – member of the research team

2016-2019, NSF, contract № DN09/5/15.12.2016. Integrated approach for pure hydrogen production coupled with greenhouse gas CO2 utilization – member of the research team

2016-2019, NSF, contract № DN09/18/17.12.2016г. Dеsign of novel mesoporous nanocomposite drug delivery systems for antineoplastic and multi-drug resistance-reversal agents – member of the research team

Other professional activities

Referee of publications in: PCCP, JPC

Co-authorships in books or chapters in books:

Computational Modeling of Nanoporous Materials (A book chapter)

Ordered Porous Solids 1st Edition

Editors: Valentin Valtchev, Svetlana Mintova, Michael Tsapatsis

DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-444-53189-6.00008-1

eBook ISBN: 9780080932453

Hardcover ISBN: 9780444531896

Imprint: Elsevier Science

Published Date: 4th September 2008

Teaching

Lectures:

Organic chemistry – Bachelor program Bilogy andBachelor program Ecology.

Short cource in Organic chemistry – Bachelor program Biology and Geogrphy.

Molecular modeling of functional materials – Bachelor program Enginiering chemistry and advanced materials.

Computational modeling of organic compaunds – Master program Advanced methods for sinthesys and analisys of organic compaunds.

QM/MМ methods – Master program Computational chemistry.

Introduction to BASH scripting – Master program Computational chemistry.

Practicums:

Seminars and practical exercises in Organic chemistry I and II – all bachelor programmes in FCP and FB

Excercises in Molecular modeling of functional materials – Bachelor program Enginiering chemistry and advanced materials

Excercises in Introduction to BASH scripting – Master program Computational chemistry.