Associate Professor, PhD

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

Phone: 3592 8700161

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Curriculum Vitae

Data of birth: 30 September 1959 
Place of birth: Teteven, Bulgaria 
Nationality: Bulgarian 
Education and Academic Degree:

  • University education: 1977-1981, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria, Department of Geology and Geography ; M.Sc. in Mineralogy - Geochemistry
  • Ph.D in Mineralogy, 1997, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria, Thesis title: "Calorimetric study of the formation and the properties of zeolites"
  • Specialization on thermochemistry of minerals: 1984 - 1985, Russia, Moscow University, Department of Mineralogy
  • Postdoctoral research fellow of JSPS, 1999 - 2001, Japan, Yamaguchi University, Department of Advanced Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, , Project title: "Evaluation of natural zeolites and chemical modification as heat exchangers for a heat pump system"
Field of interest:
  • Calve type calorimetry: enthalpy of formation of zeolites, cation exchange of zeolites and zeolitization of glasses;
  • Adiabatic water-vapor absorption calorimrtry: Hydration enthalpy of zeolites and hydrotalcite compounds;
  • DTA-TG: Thermal decomposition of hydrotalcite compounds
Languages: English and Russian in fluency, Japanese - basic

Membership: ICTAC:



1. Petrova, N., G. N. Kirov, 1988, Calorimetric investigation of the zeolitization of volcanic glasses, Compt. Rend. Acad. Bulg. Sci., v. 41, 6, 51

2. Kirov, G. N., N. Petrova, L. Filizova, 1989, Calorimetric investigation of ion -exchange of clinoptilolite, Compt. Rend. Acad. Bulg. Sci., v. 42, 2, 89

3. Filizova, L., N. Petrova, G. N. Kirov, 1993, Ion - exchange of clinoptilolite in solution with different concentration: a calorimetric study, Geol. Carpathica - Series Clays, v. 44, 1, 31.

4. Kirov, G. N., N. Petrova, 1994, Influence of crystalline seeds on the zeolitization of volcanic ashes: a calorimetric study, Eds. J. Weitkamp, H. G. Karge, H. Pfeifer, W. Holderich, Zeolites and Related Microporous Materials: State of the Art 1994, Studies in Surface and Catalysis, v. 84, 291.

5. Petrova, N., L. Filizova, G. N. Kirov, 1995, Calorimetric study of Na-K ion -exchange in clinoptilolite, Natural Zeolites, 93, Occurrence, Properties, Use, Eds. D. W. Ming, F. A. Mumpton, Brockport, N. Y., 281.

6. Petrova, N., G. N. Kirov, 1995, Zeolitization of glasses: a calorimetric study, Thermochim. acta, 269/270, 443.

7. Petrova, N., D. Kirov, 1995, Heats of immersion of clinoptilolite and its ion -exchanged forms: A calorimetric study,Journal of Therm. Anal., v. 43, 323.

8. Petrova, N., 1997, Enthalpy of formation of chabazite, heulandite and clinoptilolite, Compt. Rend. Academ. Bulg. Sci., v. 50, 4, 69.

9. Petrova, N., L. Filizova, G. N. Kirov, 1997,Calorimetric study of ion - exchange of clinoptilolite and mordenite at different temperatures, Natural Zeolites, Sofia, 95, Eds. G. Kirov, L. Filizova , O. Petrov, Pensoft, Sofia-Moscow, 173.

10. Stanimirova, Ts., N. Petrova, 1999, DTA and TG study of minerals from the hydrotalcite - tokovite isomorphic series: I. Influence of Mg-Ni substitution. Comp. RendAcadem. Bulg. Sci., v. 52, 1-2, 53

11. Stanimirova, Ts., N. Petrova, 1999, DTA and TG study of minerals from the hydrotalcite - tokovite isomirphic series: II. Influence of the M2+/M3+ cation ratio, Comp. Rend. Academ. Bulg. Sci., v. 52, 11-12, 59.

12. Stanimirova, Ts., I. Vergilov, G. Kirov and N. Petrova, 1999, Thermal decomposition products of hydrotalcite-like compounds: low-temperature metaphases, J. Mater. Sci., v. 34, 4153.

13. N. Petrova, T. Mizota and K. Fujiwara, 2001. Hydration heats of zeolites for evaluation as heat exchangers, J.of Thermal Anal. and Calorimetry, v. 64, 157.

14. T. Mizota, N. Petrova and N. Nakayama, 2001. Entropy of zeolitic water, J. of Thermal Anal. and Calorimetry, v. 64, 211.

15. N. Petrova, T. Mizota, Ts. Stanimirova, G. Kirov, 2002. Hydration enthalpy of hydrotalcite low-temperature metaphases, J. Mineral. Petrolog. Sci. v. 97, 1

16. PetrovaN., T. Mizota, Ts. Stanimirova, G. Kirov, 2003. Sorption of water vapor on a low-temperature hydrotalcite metaphase: calorimetric study, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, v. 63, 139-145.

17. StanimirovaTs., N. Piperov, N. Petrova, G. Kirov, 2004, Thermal Evolution of Mg-Al-CO3 Hydrotalcites, Clay Minerals, 177-191.

18. Petrova, N., P. Tzvetkov, Ts. Stanimirova and G. Kirov, 2005, Nano-sized mixed (Mg-Al) oxide products of the hydrotalcite decomposition, Proceed. Nanoscience and Nanotechnolog, 5, eds. E. Balabanova, I. Dragieva, Heron Press, Sofia, 174-176.

19. Bakardjieva, S., V. Stengl, L. Szatmary, J. Subrt, J. Lukac N. Murafa, D. Niznansky, K. Cizek, J. Jirkovsky and N. Petrova, 2006, Transformation of brookite-type TiOnanocrystals to rutile: correlation between microstructure and photoactivity, J. of Mater. Chem., v. 16, 1709-1716.

20. Kostadinova, D., N. Petrova , I. Dragieva, C.Gerardin and D.Tichit, 2006,Deposition -precipitation by borihydride reduction of metal nanoparticles on layered double hydroxides support, Proceed. Nanoscience and Nanotechnolog, 6, eds. E. Balabanova, I. Dragieva, Heron Press, Sofia, 175-178.

21. Petrova, N., B. Shivachev, T. Кolev and R. Petrova, 2006, Sodium hydrogensquarate monohydrate, Acta Crystall., E62, 1359-1361.

22.  PetrovaN., R. Petrova, Ts. Stanimirova, R. Titurenkova, S. Bakardjieva, 2008, Synthesis and characterization of Mg-Al layer double hydroxides containing squarate or hydrogensquarate anions, Second International Symposium, Advanced Micro- and Mesoporous materials, eds. K. Hadjiivanov, V. Valtchev, S. Mintova, G. Vayssilov, 119-127.

23. V. Stengl, S. Bakardjieva, V. Houskova, N. Petrova, Yu. Kalvachev, 2008, TiO2-ZnS nanocomposites- characterization and visible-light photocatalytic activity, Second International Symposium, Advanced Micro- and Mesoporous materials, eds. K. Hadjiivanov, V. Valtchev, S. Mintova, G. Vayssilov, 74-86.