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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hristiyan A. Aleksandrov

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

Department of Organic chemistry and pharmacognosy, room 237

1 J. Bourchier blvd, 1126, Sofia, Bulgaria

Phone: +359 2 8161 227

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

 

Education and academic degrees

2008 – PhD in Organic chemistry, Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”

2002 – B.Sc. in chemistry, Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”

Professional experience

2014 – Associate Professor in Organic chemistry (organic catalysis), Department of Organic chemistry and pharmacognosy, Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”

2009 – 2014 Head Assistant Professor, Department of Organic chemistry and pharmacognosy, Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”

2008 – 2009 Chief Assistant Professor, Department of Organic chemistry, Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”

Additional academic positions, awards and guest professorships:

2014 National Award for the best junior scientist (Pythagoras) granted by the Ministry of Education and Science of Bulgaria

2015 – Member of the Faculty Council

Fellowships and research visits abroad

Technical University Munich, Germany, (Post-doc specialization, 01.02.2008-28.02.2009)

University of Barcelona, Spain, (Post-doc specialization, 01.07.2011-31.12.2012)

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA, 06.07.2010-29.08.2010

Technical University Munich, Germany, (2003, 2005, 2007, 2010)

University of Barcelona, Spain, (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)

Research interests

Quantum chemical modelling of:

  • materials and catalysts with focus on microporous materials, oxide surfaces and nanoparticles
  • transition metal surfaces, nanoparticles and small clusters
  • complexes of transition metal ions
  • reaction occurring on catalytic systems
  • drug delivery systems

Selected publications (up to 5)

Hristiyan A. Aleksandrov, Konstantin M. Neyman, Konstantin I. Hadjiivanov and Georgi N. Vayssilov “Can the state of platinum species be unambiguously determined by the stretching frequency of an adsorbed CO probe molecule?” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2016, 18, 22108-22121

Hristiyan A. Aleksandrov, Sergey M. Kozlov, Swetlana Schauermann, Georgi N. Vayssilov and Konstantin M. Neyman “How Absorbed Hydrogen Affects the Catalytic Activity of Transition Metals” Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2014, 53, 13371–13375.

Paul C. Jennings, Hristiyan A. Aleksandrov, Konstantin M. Neyman and Roy L. Johnston „A DFT study of oxygen dissociation on platinum based nanoparticles” Nanoscale, 2014, 6 (2), 1153–1165.

Hristiyan A. Aleksandrov, Lyudmila V. Moskaleva, Zhi-Jian Zhao, Duygu Basaran, Zhao-Xu Chen, Donghai Mei, and Notker Rösch “Ethylene conversion to ethylidyne on Pd(111) and Pt(111). A first-principles-based kinetic Monte Carlo study” Journal of Catalysis, 2012, 285 (1), 187-195.

Hristiyan A. Aleksandrov, Petko St. Petkov, and Georgi N. Vayssilov “Computational evaluation of the capability of transition metal exchanged zeolites for complete purification of hydrogen for fuel cell applications: The cheapest performs the best” Energy and Environmental Science, 2011, 4 (5), 1879–1885.

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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

2011-2012, Ministry of Education (Spain), post-doctoral grant (SB2010-0172). Developing models for density functional studies of hydrogen storage in metals to account for the effect of nanostructuring - leader

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

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

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 - leader of the research team from Sofia University

Other professional activities

Referee of publications in: Journal of Catalysis, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Surface Science, ChemCatChem, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, Applied Surface Science, Computational and Theoretical Chemistry, Chemical Physics Letters, The Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, Langmuir

Co-authorships in books or chapters in books:

Georgi N. Vayssilov, Hristiyan A. Aleksandrov, Galina P. Petrova, Petko St. Petkov, “Computational Modelling of Nanoporous Materials”, Chapter 8 in Ordered Porous Solids, Valchev, Mintova, Tsapacis (Editors), Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2009, p. 211-238; ISBN: 978-0-444-53189-6.

Sergey M. Kozlov, Hristiyan A. Aleksandrov, Lyudmila V. Moskaleva, Marcus Bäumer, Konstantin M. Neyman “From Static to Reacting Systems on Transition-Metal Surfaces” In: Jan Reedijk and Kenneth Poeppelmeier, editors. Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry II, Vol 7. Oxford: Elsevier; 2013. p. 476-503; ISBN 9780080965291, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-097774-4.00733-6.

Teaching

Lectures:

Organic chemistry I – Bachelor programme Chemistry and Informatics, 45 h

Organic chemistry I – Bachelor programme Chemistry and English, 45 h

Organic chemistry I – Bachelor programme Chemistry and Biology, 45 h

Organic chemistry I – Bachelor programmes BM and EEP, 30 h

Modelling of periodic systems and nanostructures – Master programme “Computational Chemistry”, 30 h

Heterogeneous catalysis – all bachelor programmes in FCP (years 3 and 4), 30 h (elective)

Practicums:

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

Seminars in Zeolites and mesoporous materials in high technologies - Master programme “Organic materials in high technologies” (elective)