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Prof. Dr. Eng. Nikolai Mihailov (Doctor of Economic Sciences)

Faculty of Transportation Engineering, Department Department of road construction and transport facilities

Prof. Dr. Eng. Nikolai Mihailov      (Doctor of Economic Sciences)
Office Room B 728
Phone 9635245/558
E-mail mihaylov.prof@gmail.com
Website www.nmihaylov.com

Lectures

  • Lecture course on "Automobile Roads Construction", specialty "Trasnportation Engineering", UACEG, since 2004 and currently
  • Lecture course on "Modern Technologies in Transport Construction", UACEG, since 2004 and currently
  • Lecture course "Corporate Management", UACEG, "Management and Technology of Projects in Transport Infrastructure", UACEG, since 2016 and currently

Education

2016 - Economic Research Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, acquiring of scientific degree of "Doctor of Economic Sciences". The topic of the dissertation thesis is "Corporate management as a driving force for improving the enterprise performance"

1997 - Austrian Economic Chamber, specialization in "Business and Business Process Management"

1993 - University of Economics, Varna, Bulgaria, specialization in management and business

1992 - "Candidate in technical sciences"/"Doctor of technical sciences" scientific degree

1982 - University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, specialization in Road design and Construction, with a dissertation on "Economic efficiency of capital investments in road construction" 

1981 - Graduated in "Transportation Engineering" master's program, UACEG, Sofia

1975 - Graduated from the "Lubor Bayer" Secondary School of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy, Stara Zagora city, where he studied tranasport engineering. Participated in the activities of "Youth Technical and Scientific Creativity" at that time. While studying in school he was working with prof. Dr. Eng. Ganyu Shtilianov - one of the most prominent figures in Bulgarian high education in engineering and construction, in both science and practice 

 

Language Skills

  • Russian
  • English

Science Interests

transport infrastructure, innovative technologies and their application, infrastructure economics, corporate communities management, training of specialists 

Science Activity

Management and participation in development of new technologies

  • New methodologies for sizing of asphalt pavements, a mutual projects with Dresden University of Technology
  • Implementation of technology for the execution of ditches with on-site-pouring, the use of horizontal drilling with casing pipe
  • The advantages of polymer modified bitumens and the need for their applicaiton. Production technology
  • Alternatives of concrete and reinforced concrete products in road construction
  • Cold recycling of asphalt concrete pavements 
  • Contemporary technologies, environment-friendly solutions for the implementation of embankments with non-traditional materials

Participation in organizing scientific programs and committees, organizing symposia, workshops, sections

  • "National Transport Infrastructure Conference with International Participation", being organized every year. Over the past two years, researchers and professionals from over 20 countries (Russia, France, Germany, Spain, Venezuela, Egypt, etc.) have been participating in the Conference with their reports. The number of reports ranges from 35 to 40
  • Organizing forums in partnership with the Department of Road and Transport Facilities, the Bulgarian Forum for Transport Infrastructure and the Institute of Transport Infrastructure
  • Road Conference - Republic of Macedonia - "Strategic guidelines for the development of European Corridor VIII"
  • International Bulgarian-Serbian Forum "Large Projects Management"
  • Participation with reports in scientific sessions of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Public discussion and execution of two discussion forum to amend Ordinance 1 and Ordinance 2 for the design and construction of road infrastructure, 2017
  • Round tables and seminars: "Main transport directions of the Republic of Bulgaria - new challengs"; "Discussing the tunnel part of Struma Motorway, LOT 3"; "Guidelines for improving road infrastructure safety"; "Challenges to engineers. How knowledge possessed is useful to us"
  • National conference "Education and Labor - Local Issues, Global Solutions"

Management of international scientific developments, programs, projects, joint researches, development of national importance

  • Master program in "Infrastructure Engineering", together with the Technical University of Vienna, lasting more than 15 years. Graduates receive a Bulgarian and Austrian diploma
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the University of "Ss. Cyril and Methodius" University, Skopje and UACEG
  • Memorandum for development of scientific exchange with University in Nis
  • Memorandum of cooperation with the faculties of civil engineering in Brescia and Pisa, as well as with universities from the Russian Federation
  • Research with prof. Ronald Blab, PhD Dipl. Eng., Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Head of the Institute of Road at the Technical University of Vienna, and Dipl. Eng. Marin Donchev, on the "Physical and mechanical charachteristics of hydraulically-stabilized mixtures for on site recycling with milled asphalt  in their composition
  • Research of the development of cracks at static and dynamic loading of asphalt test bodies, joint scientific work with Dipl. Eng. Margarita Ivanova and Prof. F. Moreno of the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the University of Granada

Scientific-applied activiry

  • Concrete protective fences, co-authored with Prof. Ivan Trifonov
  • Cold recycling of asphalt concrete pavements
  • Execution of embankments from non-traditional materials. The effect of these innovative solutions is in several directions: the disposal of landfills, the saving of hundreds of hectares of land provided for borrow pit, the disruption of natural soil, clean nature
  • Implementation of technology for the implementation of ditches with on-site pouring, on-site pouring of concrete products
  • Polymer modified bitumen. Numerous tests were carried out with road bitumen modifiers of leading world companies simulating production conditions and storing bituminous samples at a certain temperature. It was defined the optimal amount of polymer additive that achieves the most satisfactory performance of the pavement 

Membership

  • Chairman of Bulgarian Forum of Transport Infrastructure (BFTI)
  • Associate member of Economic Research Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Chairman of the Management Board of "Trace of People" Foundation
  • Co-Chairman of the Committee on Investment Projects and Infrastructure, KRIB (CEIBG-Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria)
  • Member of the Chamber of Engineers in Investment Design
  • Member of the Bulgarian Branch Association Road Safety (BBARS)
  • Member of the Bulgarian Branch Chamber "Road" (BBCR)
  • Member ot the Managing Board of "Atanas Burov" Foundation
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Trakia University (Starza Zagora, Bulgaria)
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts "Krastyo Sarafov" (Sofia, Bulgaria)
  • Member of IRF-International Road Federation
  • International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering

Academic Positions

2016 - Doctor of Economic Sciences, Economic Research Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

2011 - Professor at the Department of Roads, UACEG, Sofia

2001 - Associate Professor at the Department of Roads, UACEG, Sofia

1992 - Candidate for technical sciences, UACEG /scientific degree "doctor" of technical sciences

Other Posts and Activities

Other lecture activity in the country and abroad 

  • Guest lecturer in the Technical Universities in Skopje, Belgrade, Nis, as well as in "Todor Kableshkov" High School of Transport and "Lyuben Karavelov" High School of Civil Engineering. Lecturer at various international forums, discussions and conferences, including the University of Finance, Business and Entrepreneurship, the University of National and World Economy, "G. S. Rakovski" Military Academy, the Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria forums, the Bulgarian-Serbian Forum, in Skopje
  • XXIV-th Congress of Roads in Mexico, Mihaylov, N. - "Scientific research and information technologies for a safer road network, report, September 2012

Contribute to the creation of new laboratories and institutes

  • Research center at the Department of road construction and transport facilities that includes all research units: a modern laboratory (already in operation), a computer hall equipped with the relevant hardware and software, meeting the requirements for engineering projects, construction workshop and all matters required for the students training and the preparation of out-of-class projects, working in a real environment, training of PhD students and lecturer. The provision of conditions for scientific activity development gives direction to young people development, attracts PhD students from Bulgaria, from our neighboring countries, etc. This solves the problem of the need for newly-educated professors of the new generation and facilitates the development of the Department in international activities
  • Establishment of a scientific laboratory at the Department of road construction and transport facilities along with the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Institute of Roads at the Technical University of Vienna

Contribute to the creation of new scientific directions and disciplines at UACEG

  • Master program "Transport Construction", launched in 2014
  • Master program "Management and technology of projects in transport infrastructure", included in the academic plan in 2017
  • Lecture course of "Corporate management"
  • Audit program for road safety

Publications

Textbooks:

  • "Automobile Road Construction", which has two editions: 2010 and 2012
  • "Modern Technologies in road construction", 2009. The textbook is also available online. In contains 13 topics devoted to different technological processes applied in construction, maintenance and rehabilitation of roads

Publications in specialized magazines and collections

Mihaylov, N., Katsarov, I. - "Strategic guidelines for the development of transport corridor VIII", Corpus, Road Conference of the Republic of Macedonia, April, 2018

Donchev, M., Mihaylov, N. - "Investigation of basic physico-mechanical characteristics of hydraulically-stabilized recycling mixtures for on-site recycling with milled asphalt in their composition, Corpus X-th National Transport Infrastructure Conference with International Participation, 2017

Ivanova, M., Moreno, F., Mihaylov, N. - "Occurrence of cracks in asphalt road pavements and approaches for the study of the problem, Transport Construction and Infrastructure Magazine, issue 12, 2016, p.11-16

Mihaylov, N. - "Fundamentals and practices of corporate social responsibility in Trace Group Hold Plc, "Transport Construction and Infrastructure" Magazine, issue 13, 2016 

Mihaylov, N. - "Expropriation of lands for construction of infrastructure projects, "Roads" Magazine

Donchev, M., Mihaylov, N. - "Laboratory studies in hidraulic stabilization in road maintenance", Corpus, VIII National Conference on Roads with International Participation", 2015

Donchev, M., Mihaylov, N. - "Practical experience in innovation in on-site cement stabilizations", VII National Conference on Roads with International Participation", Corpus, 2014

Donchev, M., Mihaylov, N. - "Investigation of homogenization effect in cold recycling on site with hydraulic binders", "Transport construction and Infrastructure Magazine", issue 8, 2014

Ivanova, M., Moreno, F., Mihaylov, N. - "Trace the occurrence and the development of cracks in asphalt road pavements in a laboratory environment", "Transport construction and Infrastructure Magazine", issue 13, p. 12, 2016

Georgieva, D., Stefanov, P., Mihaylov, N. - "Development of the Black Sea Highway Ring on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria", "Transport construction and Infrastructure Magazine", issue 4, 2013

Mihaylov, N. - "Upcoming road infrastructure projects to be constructed under Operational Program "Transport 2007-2013", "24 hours" newspaper, 19 March 2010

Mihaylov, N. - "Germans create the eternal asphalt", "Index Roads" Magazine, issue 2 (2), 2010 

Mihaylov, N. - "Cold and warm plastic for roads and airports marking", "Road" Magazine, June 2009

Mihaylov, N., Georgieva, D. - "Concrete products poured on-site in road construction", "Roads" Magazine, issue 6, 2007

Mihaylov, N. - "Preparation of bids for large infrastructure projects", "Roads" Magazine, 2007

Mihaylov, N. - "Concrete production with mobile concrete nodes", "Roads" Magazine, 2006

Mihaylov, N. - "Concession for extraction of building materials", "Roads" Magazine, vol. 2, 2005

Mihaylov, N., Georgieva, D. - "Landscape formation of roads - modern materials and requirements", "Roads" Magazine, vol. 3, 2005

Mihaylov, N. - "Concession for building materials extraction - modern materials and requirements", "Roads" Magazine, issue 4, 2005

Mihaylov, N. - "Polymer modified bitumen. Experience with their application in "Graf Ignatievo" airport reconstruction", "Roads" Magazine, issue: extraordinary, 2004 

Mihaylov, N. - "Quality of construction works - a major factor in rehabilitation of roads", "Roads" Magazine, issue: extraordinary, 2004

Mihaylov, N. - "Quality of construction works - a major factor in rehabilitation of roads", "Roads" Magazine, issue 1, 2005

Mihaylov, N., Hristov, H. - "New methods for measuring of asphalt layers density", "Roads" Magazine, issue 1, 2005 

Mihaylov, N. - "New methods for measuring of the asphalt layers density", "Roads" Magazine, issue 2, 2005

Mihaylov, N. - "The need of polymer modified bitumen use", "Roads" Magazine, issue 2, 2002

Mihaylov, N. - "Geopolitical and economic conditions for execution of road construction works on the territory of Kosovo District", "Roads" Magazine, issue 2, 2001

Mihaylov, N., Hristov, H. - "Polymer modified bitumen. Experience with their aplication in "Graf Ignatievo" airport reconstruction", "Roads" Magazine, vol. 2, 2002

Mihaylov, N., Hristov, H. - "The need of polymer modified bitumen use", "Roads" Magazine, vol. 6, 2000

Mihaylov, N. - "Alternatives to concrete and reinforced concrete products in road construction", "Roads" Magazine

Mihaylov, N. - "Results at Stara Zagora road works plant from the experimental implementation of a prefabricated concrete safety fence", "Roads" Magazine, issue 6, 2000

Trifonov, I., Mihaylov, N. - "Theoretical and experimental studies of the fuel consumption of some automobiles in road traffic", "Roads" Magazine, vol. 2, 1993

Trifonov, I., Mihaylov, N. - "Transport and exploitation costs of the dimensions representative cars", "Roads" Magazine, vol. 3, 1991

Mihaylov, N. - "Determination of fuel consumption depending on the road construction and the speed of movement of the dimensions representative automobile and truck with ECM", "Roads" Magazine, vol. 1, 1990

Mihaylov, N. - "Experimental determination of the fuel consumption of dimensions representative cars", "Roads" Magazine, vol. 10, 1990

Mihaylov, N. - "Empirical dependence between the fuel consumption of the dimensions representative cars, the speed and the slope of the roads", "Roads" Magazine, vol. 11-12, 1990

Trifonov, I., Mihaylov, N. - "Results at Stara Zagora road works plant from the experimental implementation of a prefabricated concrete safety fence", "Roads" Magazine, vol. 1, 1988

Trifonov, I., Simeonov, S., Mihaylov, N. - "Use of economic characteristics of dimensions representative cars for determining transport and exploitation costs", "Roads" Magazine, vol. 8, 1984

Trifonov, I., Simeonov, S., Mihaylov, N. - "Economically optimal longitudinal slopes in road design", "Roads" Magazine, vol. 10, 1984

Trifonov, I., Stoev, B., Simeonov, S., Mihaylov, N. - "Economic characteristics of the dimensions representative automobile and commercial vehicle", "Roads" Magazine, vol. 6, 1984

Trifonow, I.; Stoev, B.; Michajlov, N.; Simeonow, S.: Untersuchungen zur Wirtschaftlichkeit des Straßenverkehrs. Bestimmung des verkehrskosten auf der Grundlage der dynamischen Charakteristik der repräsentativen Bemessungsfahrzeuge, „Die Strasse“ – 9/1984 – DDR

Trifonow, I.; Stoev, B.; Michajlov, N.; Simeonow, S.: Festlegung der wirtschaftlich optimalen Langsneigung bei der Projektierung von Straßen, “Die Strasse”-9/1985- DDR

Reports, interviews and other materials of scientific-applied research

Mihaylov, N. - "Maintenance and rehabilitation of highwaysand roads, comparative analysis of the regulations for design and implementation in Republic of Bulgaria and Republic of Serbia", Nis University, Serbia, 07.06.2018

Mihaylov, N. - "Corporate management and company presentation", scientific study, Almanac VUZF University, 2018

Mihaylov, N. - Report - First work meeting of BFTI, November 21, 2014

Mihaylov, N. - "Infrastructure business as a factor in the contemporary security environment, 21-22.05.2014, Jubilee Conference of "G. S. Rakovski" Military Academy in occasion of 20 years from the establishment of the National Security and Defense Faculty

Mihaylov, N. - "More expertise in the decisions for the construction of the transport infrastructure is needed". Establishment of Bulgaria Forum for Transport Infrastructure, "Construction. The City" newspaper, issue 31-04.08.2014

Mihaylov, N. - "For better road infrastructure management", October 2013, VI National conference of roads

Mihaylov, N. - "Management of major projects", report, International Bulgarian-Serbian Forum, December 08, 2013

Mihaylov, N. - "Construction if the Second Metro-diameter from "Patriarh Evtimiy" blvd. to "J. Bourchier" blvd. - proof of the power of good management" - public lecture at "Strategic Infrastructure" Forum, February 01,2012

Mihaylov, N., Nedev, J., Hristov, B. - "Cold recycling of asphalt concrete pavements preserves nature, saves time and money" - report at National Conference of Roads with International Participation, Sunny Beach, 2011

Mihaylov, N. - "To succeed in the changes" - June 28, 2011, report at a forum at the "G. S. Rakovski" Military Academy

Mihaylov, N. - "Seven steps for successful management of a large infrastructure, June 28, 2011, no. 2, "INDEX Roads" Magazine, pp. 70-74

Mihaylov, N. - "We will find a way or we build it ourselves", "Manager" Magazine, February 2010

Mihaylov, N. - "Guidelines for improving the projects quality in rehabilitation of roads", report at the 3rd Scientific Conference of Roads with International Participation, UACEG, 2010

Mihaylov, N. - "Five minuses and five pluses of the road construction crisis", report at the 8th Round Table of the Business with the Government, 7.12.2009, Document 12.2

Mihaylov, N. - "Major projects management", 08 December 2009, lecture at "G. S. Rakovski" Military Academy

Mihaylov, N. - "Operational program "Transport", "150 degrees celsius: black and soft", 14 September 2009

FORBES presented prof. Nikolay Mihaylov in the section: Almanac of knowledge - prof. Miahylov, Builder of roads and knowledge, March 2012, pp. 52-59

Mihaylov, N. - "Young people do not know what to believe", "Manager" Magazine, May-June 2015, pp. 38-43

Mihaylov, N., Donchev, A., Academic - "For the spirit of the nation", almanac, 25 years of the News, project of "24 hours" newspaper, pp. 33-39

Mihaylov, N. - "Our big business must be international, it can not be only Bulgarian", "Manager" Magazine, July 2014

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Author's testimonials and trademarks

  • Experimental implementation of prefabricated concrete safety fence
  • TRACE trademark - international protection in the US, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Romania, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Slovenia

Participation in the publication of information products

  • Initiator and creator of "Transport Infrastructure" scientific magazine, which since 2018 was developed into an electronic scientific bilingual magazine. It is being published in partnership with "Bulgarian Forum for Transport Infrastructure" Association
  • Member of the editorial board

Awards received

  • Awarded with "Engineer of the Year 2012" prize by the Association of Road Engineers and Consultants"
  • Golden Award in "Growth" category, 2015, by the Confederation of the Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria
  • The prestigious Serbian Prize "Regional Business Partner 2015"
  • Awarded with the Russian "Prometheus" medal for Outstanding Constribution to Sciene and Education, 2015
  • "Burov" Prize for Industrial Management for 2010
  • Annual awards for luxury construction, architecture and design, 2016 - "Trapezitca" pedestrian overpass, Burgas, awarded for constribution to the public works and infrastructure  

Awards from "Top 50+" ranking of the Bulgarian Construction Chamber 

2015 - Golden statuette and certificate for very high results achieved in 2014 in transport infrastructure construction

2014 - Golden statuette and certificate for very high performance in 2013 in transport infrastructure construction

2012 - Crystal plaque with silver icon of St. Dimitar for overall contribution to the construction sector

2011 - Platinum statuette and certificate for highest performance in the field of transport infrastructure

2010 - Platinum statuette and certificate for highest performance in the field of transport infrastructure

2009 - Golden statuette and certificate of achievement for very high results in the field of transport infrastructure

2009 - Winner in Special Purpose Buildings category - Regional History Museum, Stara Zagora

2008 - Golden statuette and certificate for very high results in the field of transport infrastructure

2012 - Prize for contribution to the development of the urban environment - construction of metro station - "National Palace of Culture", "European Union", "J. Bourchier", "Mladost 3" and "Tsarigradsko shosse Blvd"

Training of cadres 

  • PhD students, Graduates, Postgraduates Guidance - scientific supervisor of over 40 graduates of the UACG 
  • Internships and scholarships - there is a possibility for student paid internships, diploma courses and career development of young specialists. In 2018 started students candidate campaign aimed at the secondary education graduates with Bulgarian origin from Serbia and Macedonia

Participation in popularizing the achievements of Universities and High schools

  • Initiator of the student scientific-applied competition "Roads-Possible engineering solutions for ensuring the traffic safety". Chairman of the jury, which in a contested race between teams (involving up to 5 pupils from XI and XII grade) selects and awards three teams
  • Students from the vocational schools specialized in construction annualy are guests of the Department of Road Construction and Transport Facilities, they participate in presentations and visit the construction of major infrastructure projects in Republic of Bulgaria and Republic of Serbia
  • Department of Road Construction and Transport Facilities is a collective member of IABSE (International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering).  Every year, the UACEG hosts the traditional "Evening of Bridges"
  •  Participate in the International Road Congresses of the International Road Federation (IRF)
  • BFTI is national committe Bulgaria at the World Road Association (PIARC)
  • The Department of Road Construction and Transport Facilities and the UACEG are partners with the Road Infrastructure Agency (RIA), the National Railway Infrastructure Company (NRIC), the Bulgarian Forum for Transport Infrastructure (BFTI), the Bulgarian Construction Chamber (BCC), the Road Safety Bulgarian Branch Association (BBARS), the Association of Road Engineers and Consultants, the Association Intelligent Trasport Systems-Bulgaria (BAITS), the National Association of the Railway Engineers

Expert activity

  • Participation as a consultant to the Ministry of  Education and Science working group for continuing vocational education and training for acquiring a degree of professional qualification for students and people over 16 years of age. Preparation of standard curricula and standards for the profession: Construction technician, Specialty: Transport construction, and subsequently-preparation of the school plans
  • Participation in an expert commission at the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works for the amendments to Ordinance 1 for design of roads and Ordinance 2 for planning and designing of communications-transport system of the urbanized territories

Expert activity, consultancy and other activities in support of institutions and management bodies, business organizations and companies

  • Participation in the elaboration of a National Strategy for the development of a competitive Bulgaria 
  • Participation in the organization of a "Discussion Forum" and other events of the Bulgarian Construction Chamber, the last one - on the "Progress of Struma Highway Projects", LOT 3.2
  • Organizer and participant of initiatives and forums of the Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria concerning vocational education, strategies for the development of higher education and staff training, transparent economy and more
  • Organizer and participant of a Bulgarian-Serbian Forum
  • Placing on the agenda of the Bulgarian society the importance of Corridor 8 - the shortest distance between the Black Sea and the Adriatic Sea

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