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Email: fhjp@chem.uni-sofia.bg

Phone: + 359 2 8161431

Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Sofia University

1 J. Bourchier Blvd.,

Sofia 1164, BULGARIA


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

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

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


Professional Experience

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

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



Theoretical chemistry, Structure of matter, Molecular modelling of functional materials, Physical and colloidal chemistry (core B. Sc. courses)

Molecular design, Quantum chemistry (elective B. Sc. courses)

Physical and colloidal Chemistry 1 (seminars, core course - M. Sc. Pharmacy)

Term project, Applied Computational Chemistry (core courses - M. Sc. Computational chemistry)


Textbooks and Teaching Aids

E-lectures and seminars (in Bulgarian) for the BSc level


Co-Organized Symposia and Workshops

15th deMon Developers Workshop, Sofia, 2015


Research periods abroad

2012 Research grant of HPC-Europa 2, Chimie ParisTech, Paris, 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”, University of Copenhagen, Nano-Science Center, Denmark, 1 month

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


Research interests

Application of quantum chemical methods for investigation of the structure and optical properties of organic molecules and molecular clusters; characterization of intermolecular interactions. Theoretical investigation of the binding mechanism and formation of ligand-receptor complexes.



  • COST Action CA21101 Confined Molecular Systems: from a New Generation of Materials to the Stars (COSY), 2022-2026 (participant)Drug-peptide vectors: efficiency through knowledge, National Science Fund of Bulgaria, 2016-2019 (participant)
  • Project - University of Sofia (80-10-94 /15.04.2019) Theoretical investigation of water absorption on the properties of conducting polyaniline (coordinator)


Scientific publications

  • E. N. Schaber, N. Ivanova, S. Iliev, J. Petrova, G. Gocheva, G. Madjarova, A. Ivanova

Initial Stages of Spontaneous Binding of Folate-Based Vectors to Folate Receptor-α Observed by Unbiased Molecular Dynamics

Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2021, 125, 7598-7612

  • G. Gocheva, N. Ivanova, S. Iliev, J. Petrova, G. Madjarova, A. Ivanova

Characteristics of a Folate Receptor-alpha Anchored into a Multilipid Bilayer Obtained from Atomistic Molecular Dynamics Simulations

Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, 2020, 16, 749-764

  • J. Petrova, G. Gocheva, N. Ivanova, S. Iliev, B. Atanasova, G. Madjarova, A. Ivanova

Molecular simulation of the structure of folate and antifolates at physiological conditions,

Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling, 2019, 87, 172-184

  • J. Petrova, A. Ivanova, A. Tadjer

Density functional theory assessment of the environment polarity effect on polyaniline-water coupling

Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2017, 121, 6327-6335