Институт по минералогия и кристалография
"Акад. Иван Костов"



 Доц. д-р Луиза Димова
 Associate Professor Louiza Dimova, PhD

Институт по минералогия и кристалография "Акад. Иван Костов" - Българска академия на науките
Institute of Mineralogy and Crystallography "Acad. Ivan Kostov" - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences


Place of birth: Sofia, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgarian


1995-1999 BSc, Sofia, University, “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Faculty of Geology and Geography, Department of Mineralogy, Petrology, Ores and Minerals, geologist

1999-2001 Master degree, specialty - mineralogy and crystallography, University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Dept. of Mineralogy, Cristallography. 

2011 – Doctor’s degree in mineralogy and crystallography, Institute of Mineralogy and Crystallography, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Dissertation thesis.


2020 - currently, Associate Professor, Institute of Mineralogy and Crystallography, Acad. Ivan Kostov ", Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IMC-BAS)


Modification and characterization of natural zeolites; Powder X-ray diffraction analysis and attendant software products (Rietveld refinement).


1. Dimova, L., G. Kirov, O. Petrov, N. Lihareva. 2008, Zn-exchanged clinoptilolite from Beli plast deposit, Eastern Rhodopes, Bulgaria, In: National Conference of BGS “Geosciences 2008”, December 11–12, Sofia, Bulgaria, 21 22. 

2. . Lihareva, N., L. Dimova, O. Petrov, Y. Tzvetanova, 2009, Investigation of Zn sorption by natural clinoptilolite and mordenite. Bulg. Chem. Comm., 41 3 261 265.

3. Donchev, I., J. Ninov, I. Doykov, N. Petrova, L. Dimova, 2009, On the formation of cement phases in the course of interaction of kaolinite with portlandite. Bulg. Chem. and industry 80, 43 47.

4. Lihareva, N., L. Dimova, O. Petrov. Y. Tzvetanova, 2010, Ag+ sorption on natural and Na-exchanged clinoptilolite from Eastern Rhodopes, Bulgaria, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 130, 32 - 37.

5. J. Ninov, I. Donchev, L. Dimova, 2010, On the kinetics of pozzolanic reaction in the system kaolin-lime-water. J. of Thermal anal. and Callorimety, V 101, Number 1, 107 112(6). 

6. Dimova L., O. Petrov, M. Kadyiski, N. Lihareva, A. Stoyanova-Ivanova, V. Mikli, Preparation and Rietveld refinement of Ag-exchanged clinoptilolite. Clay Minerals, 2011, 46, 205 212.

7. Dimowa, L. T., S. L. Petrov, B. L. Shivachev. 2012. Molten Zn-exchanged clinoptilolite- Structural behaviour and properties at high temperature. Bul. Chem. Comm., 44, 55-62, ISSN: 0324-1130.

8. Todorov, N., M. Abrashev, V. Marinova, M. Kadiyski, L. Dimowa, E. Faulques, 2013. Raman spectroscopy and lattice dynamical calculations of Sc2O3 single crystals. Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 87 (10), 104301-1 104301-5, ISSN: 1098-0121.

9. Dimowa, L., S. Petrov, B. Shivachev. 2013. Natural and Zn exchanged clinoptilolite: in situ high temperature XRD study of structural behavior and cation positions. Bull. Chem. Comm. 45, 466–473, ISSN: 0324-1130.

10. Dimowa, L., S. Atanassova-Vladimirova, I. Piroeva, B. Ranguelov, B. Shivachev. 2014. Antibacterial activity of Ag-, Zn-, Cd-, Ba-modified natural Clinoptilolite against Escherichia Coli. Source of the DocumentComptes Rendus de L'Academie Bulgare des Sciences, 67, 11, 1531-1538, ISSN: 1310-1331.

11. Dimowa, L., R. Nikolova, V. Dyulgerov, V. Kostov-Kytin, B. Shivachev. 2014. Synthesis of MOFs from Zn, Cd, Ni-4-carboxyphenylboronic acid with DMF solvent. Acta Crystallographica A70, C1129, Online ISSN: 2053-2733.

12. Dimowa, L. T., O. E. Petrov, N. I. Djourelov, B. L. Shivachev. 2015. Structural study of Zn-exchanged natural clinoptilolite using powder XRD and positron annihilation data. Clay Minerals 50 (1), 41-54. pp. 1-218, ISBN 978-92-79-38188-1, doi:10.2788/795540.

13. Dimowa, L., Piroeva, I., Atanasova-Vladimirova, S., Petrova, N., Ganev, V., Titorenkova, R., Yankov, G., Petrov, T., Shivachev, B.L. Synthesis, structural, thermal and optical properties of TeO2–Bi2O3–GeO2–Li2O glasses. 2016. Optical Materials, 60, 577-583.

14. Dimowa L., Petrov O., Tarasov M., Kadiyski M. Structural study of Tl-exchanged clinoptilolite.Using rietveld refinement. 49, Special Issue A, Bull. Chem. Comm, 2017, 46-52. 

15. N. Lihareva L. Dimowa O. Petrov Y. Tzvetanova. Evaluation of Bulgarian clinoptilolite as ion-exchanger for Cs+ removal from water solutions. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 2018 316:37–47. 

16. N. Lihareva, L. Dimowa, O. Petrov, Y. Tzvetanova & S. Atanasova-Vladimirova. Study of the kinetics and mechanism of Sr2+ sorption by clinoptilolite. 2019. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10967-019-06574-x.

17. Dimowa, L., Y. Tzvetanova, O. Petrov, I. Piroeva, F. Ublekov. 2020. Powder XRD structural study of Ba2+ modified clinoptilolite at different stages of the ion exchange process conducted at two temperature regimes – room temperature and 90 °C. – Minerals, 10(11), 938; doi.org/10.3390/min10110938. 

18. Dimowa, L., Y. Tzvetanova. 2021. Powder XRD study of changes of Cd2+ modified clinoptilolite at different stages of the ion exchange process. – Minerals, 11, 1130. https://doi.org/10.3390/min11101130. ISSN:2075-163X

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