Associate Professor, PhD

Acad. G. Bonchev Str., Bl. 107 Sofia 1113 Bulgaria

Phone: 3592 8700161

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  • Place of birth: Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Date of birth: 19th of October 1963
  • Nationality: Bulgarian


  • 1984-1989Higher education, Moscow Geological Prospecting Institute, diplomaed engineer-geologist
  • 1991-1994Post-graduate student, University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Dept. of Mineralogy, Cristallography and Economic Geology; Thesis title: Synthesis and crystal-chemical peculiarities of lead-antimony chlorine sulphosalts.
  • 1995 – Doctor’s degree in mineralogy and crystallography


  • synthesis of new materials (lead-antimony chlorine sulphosalts, microporous and layered titanosilicates, zirconosilicates and alkaline silicates);
  • powder X-ray diffraction analysis and attendant software products (Rietveld refinement);
  • mineralogical diversity of Bulgaria.


1. Kostov, V., J. Maci ek, 1995, Synthetic Pb12.65Sb11.35S28.35Cl2.65 - A new view of the crystal chemistry of chlorine-bearing lead-antimony sulphosalts, Eur. J. Mineral., 7, 1007-1018.

2. Костов-Китин, В., 1996, Характеристика на злато от находище Чала, Източни Родопи, Годишник на СУ "Св. Климент Охридски"; Геолого-географски факултет, Книга 1 - Геология., 89, 161 - 174.

3. Kostov-Kytin, V., R. Petrova, J. Maci ek, 1997, Crystal structure of synthetic Pb4.32Sb3.68S8.68Cl2.32. A chlorine-bearing alternative to Pb4Sb4S11, Eur. J. Mineral., 9, 1191 - 1197.

4. Breskovska, V., V. Kostov-Kytin, 1997, Native elements - new finds for Bulgaria, Compt. rend. Acad. bulg. Sci., 50, 9-10, 63-66.

5. Kamenov, G., V. Kostov-Kytin, O. Petrov, 1999, Sr-containing chabazite from the Kayryaka quarry, Bourgas region, Bulgaria, Compt. rend. Acad. bulg. Sci., 52, 9-10, 59-62.

6. Kostov-Kytin, V., S. Ferdov, 2001, Investigations in the system Na2O-K2O-TiO2-SiO2-H2O, Compt. rend. Acad. bulg. Sci., 54, 1, 51-54.

7. Kostov-Kytin, V., S. Ferdov, O. Petrov, 2001, Hydrothermal synthesis and successive transformation of paranatisite into natisite, Compt. rend. Acad. bulg. Sci., 55, 2, 61-64.

8. Ferdov, S., V. Kostov-Kytin, O. Petrov, 2002, Improved powder diffraction patterns for synthetic paranatisite and natisite, Powder Diffr., 17, 3, 234-237.

9. Ferdov, S.,V. Kostov-Kytin, O. Petrov, 2002, A rapid method of synthesizing the layered titanosilicate JDF-L1, Chem. Commun., 1786-1787.

10. Kalvachev, Yu., V. Kostov-Kytin, H. Papp, 2004, IR investigation of NO adsorption over nanosized gold deposited on titanosilicates ETS-4 and ETS-10, Nanoscience&nanotechnology, 5, eds. E. Balabanova, I. Dragieva, Heron Press, Sofia, 4, 168-171.

11. Ferdov, S., C. Lengauer, V. Kostov-Kytin, O. Petrov, 2004, A rapid method for low-temperature synthesis of the Na analogue of the microporous titanosilicate GTS-1, Journal of Materials Science Letters, 39, 4343-4344.

12. Kostov-Kytin, V., B. Mihailova, S. Ferdov, O. Petrov, 2004, Temperature-induced phase transformations of layered titanosilicate -JDF-L1, Solid State Sci., 6, 967-972.

13. Ferdov S., U. Kolitsch, O. Petrov, V. Kostov-Kytin, C. Lengauer, and E. Tillmans, 2005, Synthesis and crystal structure of a new microporous zirconosilicate, MCV-2, Microporous Mesoporous Matter., 81, 79-86.

14. Ferdov S., V. Kostov-Kytin, O. Petrov, 2005, Synthesis and Characterization of Nanosized Na GTS-1, Nanoscience & nanotechnology, 5, eds. E. Balabanova, I. Dragieva, Heron Press, Sofia, 1-3.

15. Kostov-Kytin, V., B. Mihailova, Yu. Kalvachev, M. Tarassov, 2005, Atomic arrangements in amorphous sodium titanosilicate precursor powders, Microporous Mesoporous Matter., 86 223-230.

16. Kalvachev, Yu., V. Kostov-Kytin, S. Todorova, K. Tenchev and G. Kadinov, 2006, Synthetic kenyaite as catalyst support for hydrocarbon combustion, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 66 192–197.

17. Todorova, S., G. Kadinov, K. Tenchev, Yu. Kalvachev, V. Kostov-Kytin, 2007, Particle size and support effects on the complete benzene oxidation by Co and Co-Pt catalysts, Journal of Materials Science, 42:3315-3320.

18. Kostov-Kytin, V., S. Ferdov, B. Mihailova, O. Petrov, 2007, Hydrothermal synthesis of microporous titanosilicates, 7th International Conference on the Occurrence, Properties, and Utilization of Natural Zeolites, 16–21 July, Socorro, New Mexico, USA, Microporous Mesoporous Matter.,105, 232–238.

19. R. P. Nikolova, K. Fujiwara, N. Nakayama, V. Kostov-Kytin, 2008, „Structural Studies of Layered Zirconosilicate Na2Zr7Si2.5O20.3 H2O And Its Ion Exchanged Forms”, Transactions of the Materials Research society of Japan.- in press.

20. R. P. Nikolova, K. Fujiwara, N. Nakayama, V. Kostov-Kytin, 2008, Crystal structure of a new small – pore zirconosilicate Na2ZrSi2O7·H2O and its relation to stoichiometrically and topologically similar compounds, Solid State Sci., 11, 2, 382-388.