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Prof. Stoyan Gutzov

Tel.: 02 / 8161 281

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


Dates (from – to) 2015 – Professor of Physical Chemistry
Name and address of employer

Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski

Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, 1 James Bourchier Blvd., 1164 Sofia, Bulgaria

Type of business or sector University / R&D
Occupation or position held 2016 – Head of Department of physical chemistry


Еducation and training  
• Dates (from – to)

1984 – 1989 University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Sofia, MSc. of Chem. Eng, Semiconductor Materials and Technology

1991 - 1995 Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Faculty of Chemistry , PhD

• Principal subjects/occupational

skills covered

PhD Thesis ”Preparation, structure and properties of doped tin and zirconium oxides”
• Title of qualification awarded 1996 PhD Degree in physical chemistry


Social skills

and competences


Specializations abroad:

1992-1993: OAAD Grant, Univesity of Vienna, Austria

1994-1995: DAAD University of Cologne, Germany

1998-2000 Roman Herzog Grant (AvH Foundation) University of Würzburg, Germany

2000-2001 Visiting Professor, FH Münster, Germany

2002-2003 Visiting Scientist, TU Berlin, Germany

2006-2007 Visiting professor, TU Braunschweig, Germany


Organisational skills

Head of Laboratory of Functional Optical Materials, (2006 - 2012); and Functional colloids and surfaces (2012 – 2016). Supervisor of research projects (NSFB, FP7).

Participation in international and national projects as a group leader.


scientific skills

and competences

optical materials. Spectroscopy. Sol-gel chemistry. aerogels. solid state


Scientific Publications


>50 publications, >50 scientific conferences, >500 citations in literature; 2 patents (BG),

H-index = 15 (SCOPUS)

3 PhD students, 3 MSc students, 4BSc Students

SCOPUS Author ID: 6602183864


5 representative new publications


S. Gutzov, D. Shandurkov, N. Danchova, V. Petrov, T. Spassov, Hybrid composites based on aerogels: preparation, structure and tunable luminescence, J. Luminescence, 251 (2022) 119 171.

J. Donėlienė, E. Fataraitė-Urbonienė, N. Danchova, S. Gutzov, J. Ulbikas, The Influence of the Precursor’s Nature and Drying Conditions on the Structure, Morphology, and Thermal Properties of TiO2 Aerogels, Gels, 2022, 8(7), 422.

V. Petrov, N. Danchova, S. Gutzov, Temperature dependent optical spectroscopy: A study of holmium diphenanthroline nitrate in DMF, Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 227 (2020), DOI 10.1016/j.saa.2019.117527.

T. Zahariev, D. Shandurkov, S. Gutzov, N. Trendafilova, D. Enseling, T. Jüstel, I. Georgieva, Phenanthroline chromophore as efficient antenna for Tb3+ green luminescence: A theoretical study, Dyes and Pigments 185 (2021) 108890.

D. Shandurkov, P. Ignatov, I. Spassova, S. Gutzov, Spectral and Texture Properties of Hydrophobic Aerogel Powders Obtained from Room Temperature Drying, Molecules 26 (2021) 1796 https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26061796