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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. George Ivanov

Faculty of Hydraulic Engineering, Department Physics - Head of department

Faculty of Hydraulic Engineering, Department Physics

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. George Ivanov
Office Room Laboratory for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Student Hours Monday 16:00 - 17:00Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00
Phone +359 885 465 535
Fax Skype: george_r_ivanov
E-mail g_ivanov_fhe@uacg.bg
Website www.at-equipment.com nano.uacg.bg


Lectures on Physics for students from Faculty of Transportation Engineering

Physics Laboratory Exercises in English and Bulgarian Applied Electrotechnics to all faculties


Various courses on: Methodology of Academic Teaching - 2014; Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy; Fluorescence Spectroscopy (in Berlin); e-Learning 2.0; PowerPoint, etc.; Post-Doctorate, 2002 - 2003, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA; Ph.D. - 2002, Institute of Solid State Physics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; Strategic Planning 3 month course, University for Economics - 1998; Management for Executives, Osaka, Japan, 1996; M.Sc., Engineering Physics (specialization in Microelectronics and Semiconductor Physics), Faculty of Physics, Sofia University, 1987; English Language Secondary School in Sofia; Russian Language Primary School in Sofia;

Language Skills

Excellent English and Russian

Professional Skills

Excellent experimental physicist;

Interdisciplinary knowledge in the areas of physics, chemistry and biology;

Excellent system engineer and designer of scientific instruments;

Software programmer in LabView for data aquisition and instrument control;

Some knowledge in web design.

Excelent Lecturer, orginizer of e-learning 2.0 environment for his students.

Science Interests

New materials, Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials, Scanning Probe Microscopy Methods, Nano thin organized organic films, Materials for Energy Efficient Building, Aerogels

Science Activity

Head, Laboratory for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at University level, UACEG Leader and participant in a number of Research Projects funded by EU, National Science Fund, National Inovation fund, JSPS (Japan Society for Promotion of Science).


Founder (since 1992) and coordinator for Bulgaria, International Society for Molecular Electronics and Biocomputing; Member of the Board, National Nanotechnology Council.

Participation in Research Projects

Participating in national and EU funded projects since 1987 Leader of Bulgarian NSF funded projects since 1992 Leader of National Inovation Funded projects - 1998 - 2002

Participation in Design Projects

17 instruments were custom designed and implemented in Japan, Korea, Italy, UK, Bulgaria.

Participation in International Projects

Visiting professor in a number of Universities around the world: Tokyo Institute of Tecnology; State University of New York at Buffalo; Free University in Bruxelles.....

Science Keywords

organic nanotecnology, nanomaterials, ultra thin organic films, Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett films, chemical and biosensors, biological membrane research, aerogels, scanning probe microscopy, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy.


1. G. R. Ivanov and A. T. Todorov, “Langmuir-Blodgett film system with enhanced performance”, Int. youth school, (1990), in bulgarian.
2. G.R. Ivanov, K. Ozanyan, P. Gladkov, “Time correlated single photon counting method. Application to fluorescence kinetic measurements.” Yearly book, Sofia University, (1991).
3. G. R. Ivanov, A. T. Todorov, A. G. Petrov, "New highly precise and well defined Langmuir-Blodgett film deposition system", in Molecular Electronics vol. 7 (1991), ed. P.I. Lazarev, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Netherlands, p. 139.
4. G. R. Ivanov, A. T. Todorov, A. G. Petrov, "Langmuir trough with enhanced performance", Makromol. Chem., Macromol. Symp., 46 (1991) 377.
5. G. R. Ivanov, A. G. Petrov, "Polymorphism in Langmuir films from a fluorescently labeled phospholipid", Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst., 215 (1992) 245.
6. K. G. Nushev, G. R. Ivanov, et. al., “Robotized system for deposition of monomolecular organic films”, Bulgarian patent No. 47827 (1992). Document for implementation (1992).
7. G. R. Ivanov, K. G. Kostadinov, A. G. Petrov, "Aspects of Langmuir-Blodgett trough design: computerization, pressure measurement, unevenness of motion, generated vibrations", Thin Solid Films, 210/211 (1992) 13.
8. G. R. Ivanov, "First observation of fluorescence self-quenching in Langmuir films", Chem. Phys. Lett., 193 (1992) 323.
9. P. J. Lukes, G. R. Ivanov, M. C. Petty, J. Yarwood, M. H. Greenhall, Y. Lvov, "Deposition and structural properties of Langmuir-Blodgett films from a fluorescently labeled phospholipid", Langmuir, 10 (1994) 1877.
10. I. I. Yovchev, B. V. Vasilev, G. R. Ivanov, "A basic Langmuir-Blodgett trough configuration", Universite de Plovdiv, Travaux Scientifiques, 30 (1995) 25, fasc. 4 - Physique.
11. G. R. Ivanov, J. I. Petkova, R. Brasseur, M. Fujihira, H. Takano, Y. Okabe, "Aggregation and energy transfer in Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett films from a fluorescently labeled phospholipid", in Future Directions in Thin Film Science and Technology, eds. J. M. Marshall, N. Kirov, A. Vavrek, J. M. Maud, World Scientific, Singapore, 1997, 381.
12. G. R. Ivanov, J. I. Petkova, Y. Okabe, D. Aoki, H. Takano, H. Kawate, M. Fujihira, "Scanning probe microscopy studies of aggregation in Langmuir-Blodgett films", Supramolecular Science, 4 (1997) 549.
13. M. Fujihira, H. Monobe, A. Koike, G. R. Ivanov, H. Muramatsu, N. Chiba, N. Yamamoto, T. Ataka, "Application of scanning near-field optical microscopy to thin organic film devices", Ultramicroscopy, 71 (1998) 269.
14. G. R. Ivanov and M. Fujihira, "Novel phenomena in organized organic monolayers", in Thin Film Materials and Devices - Developments in Science and Technology, eds. J. M. Marshall, N. Kirov, A. Vavrek, J. M. Maud, World Scientific, Singapore, 1999, 261.
15. G.R. Ivanov and M. Fujihira, "Single component Langmuir-Blodgett film investigated with 5 scanning probe microscopy methods", Colloids and Surfaces A, 198 - 200 (2002) 305.
16. B. K. Tuleva, G. R. Ivanov, N. E. Christova, "Biosurfactant Production by a new Pseudomonas putida Strain ", Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung, 57c (2002) 356.
17. T. Angelov, D. Radev, G. R. Ivanov, D. Antonov, I. Spirov, T. Ruskov, A. G. Petrov, "Hydrophobic magnetic nanoparticles: synthesis and LB film preparation", J. Optoelec. Adv. Mat., 9 (2007) 424.
18. G. R. Ivanov, J. I. Burov, "Nanodimentional Aggregates in Organic Monolayers Studied with Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy (FLIM)", Sixth Int. Conf. Balkan Physical Union; AIP Conf. Proc. 899 (2007) 257.
19. G. As. Georgiev, A. G. Jordanova, G. R. Ivanov, Z. I. Lalchev, "Interaction of poloxamer F-98 with free standing phospholipid films ", J. Optoelec. Adv. Mat., 11 (2009) 1241.
20. G. R. Ivanov, G. As. Georgiev, Z. I. Lalchev, "Monolayers from fluorescently labelled phospholipids", J. Optoelec. Adv. Mat., 11 (2009) 1238.
21. G. R. Ivanov, R. Tomova, S. T. Djambova, M. Nadoliiski and D. Dimova-Malinovska "Functionalized aerogels - new nanomaterials for energy-efficient building. Preliminary AFM, Nanoidentation and EIS studies ", J. Phys.: Conf. Ser., 253 (2010) 012077. Link and full text PDF.
22. G. R. Ivanov, G. Georgiev and Z. Lalchev - Book chapter, "Fluorescently Labeled Phospholipids - New Class of Materials for Chemical Sensors for Environmental Monitoring ", in "Relevant Perspectives in Global Environmental Change", Julius Ibukun Agboola (Ed.), (2011) ISBN: 978-953-307-709-3, InTech. Link and full text PDF.
23. G. R. Ivanov and N. I. Geshev, „New effects in Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett monolayers from fluorescently labelled phospholipids and their possible use for water quality control“, IOP Science, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 682 (2016) 012037, индексирана от SCOPUS статия. http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/682/1/012037/meta 24. G. R. Ivanov, “On the New Phenomenon of Fluorescence Self-Quenching in Organic Monolayers at the Air-Liquid Interface and on Solid Supports”, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, Vol. 2, No. 1 (2016) pp. 15-19.  

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RECENT AWARDS: Nominated by the students and awarded 2nd and 3rd place - Lecturer of the Year for the Hydroengineering Faculty, 2010 and 2012. Awards for scientific reports jointly with students in UACEG - 2009 and 2011.


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