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Institute of Mineralogy and Crystallography
"AKAD. IVAN Kostov"

Bulgarian Academy of ScienceS

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ANikolov

Гл. ас. д-р Александър Николов

Assistant Professor Alexander Nikolov, 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

CURRICULUM VITAE:
Place of birth:  Sofia, Bulgaria
Date of birth: 1987

Nationality: Bulgarian

EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC DEGREES OBTAINED:

 2016 PhD, University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy (UACEG) – Sofia

2011 MSc, University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy (UACEG) - Sofia, Building of structures and Construction, Technology and Management of Construction
ACADEMIC POSITIONS IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS

 2018 - currently, Assistant Professor, Institute of Mineralogy and Crystallography, Acad. Ivan Kostov", Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IMC-BAS)

SPECIALIZATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS

FIELD OF INTEREST:

SCIENTIFIC AWARDS AND MEMBERSHIP IN SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

Award for young researcher “Professor Jivko Ivanov”, field “Geoscience 2018”, organized by Bulgarian Geological society and Geology consult “Murgana Ltd.”, 250BGN. 

Award for the best poster presentation at the VII National Crystallographic Symposium 03-05 October 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria. Poster presentation - “Characterization of a novel acid-activated geopolymers based on fayalite slag from local copper industry”, A. Nikolov, R. Titorenkova, N. Velinov, Z. Delcheva, B. Chen, 

First Award in National competition for young researches and specialists organized by Scientific and Technical Union of Mining, Geology and Metallurgy, field Geology, 250BGN 
LIST OF SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND PATENTS:

1. Nikolov А., B. Barbov, E. Tacheva, „ Geopolymer mortars based on natural zeolite“, Review of the Bulgarian geological society, vol. 82, part 3, 2021

2. Nikolov, A., “Characterization of geopolymer based on fayalite waste and metakaolin with standard consistence”, Comptes rendus de l'Académie bulgare des Sciences, Tome 74, No11, 2021, p. 1461-1468.

3. Nikolov, A., “Novel one-part ferro-phosphate geopolymer cement”, Review of the Bulgarian geological society, vol. 81, part 3, 2020, p.43-45.

4. Nikolov, A. "Alkali-activated geopolymers based on iron-rich slag from copper industry", IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. Vol. 951. No. 1. IOP Publishing, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/951/1/012006, 

5. Николов, А., „Геополимери на база отпадъчен фаялит и метакаолин“,  Сборник доклади XVII Национална младежка научно-практическа конференция 2020, ФНТС, ISNN 1314-8931, p. 82-87.

6. Nikolov, A., „Alkali and acid activated geopolymers based on iron-silicate fines - by-product from copper industry”, International scientific journal “Machines, Technologies, Materials”, ISNN 1313-0226,2020, Year XIV (2020), Issue 1, p. 37-39.

7. Nikolov, A., Nugteren, H., & Rostovsky, I., „Optimization of geopolymers based on natural zeolite clinoptilolite by calcination and use of aluminate activators“, Construction and Building Materials, 243, 2020, 118257, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.118257

8. Lihareva, N., O. Petrov, L. Dimowa, Y. Tzvetanova, I. Piroeva, F. Ublekov, A. Nikolo,. "Ion exchange of Cs+ and Sr2+ by natural clinoptilolite from bi-cationic solutions and XRD control of their structural positioning." Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry (2020), 1-10, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10967-020-07018-7

9. Nikolov, A., “Physical properties and powder XRD characterization of fly ash-based geopolymers heated up to 1150 oC”, Review of the Bulgarian geological society, vol. 80, part 3, 2019, p. 36-38

10. Tzvetanova, Y., Dimowa, L., Tacheva, E., Piroeva, I., Petrov, O., Nikolov, A., “The turquoise-chalcosiderite-planerite solid-solution series in samples from Chala deposit, Eastern Rhodopes”, Review of the Bulgarian geological society, vol. 80, part 3, 2019, p. 48–50

11. Nikolov, A., Nugteren, H., Petrov, O., Rostovsky, I., Petrova, T., Delcheva, Z. ,”Synthesis of natural zeolite agglomerates: clinoptilolite-based geopolymers through aluminate activation”. Clay Minerals, 1-21. doi:10.1180/clm.2019.52

12. Nikolov A., Geopolymers based on Bulgarian raw materials – preliminary studies, International Scientific Journal Machines. Technologies. Materials, Scientific Technical Union of Mechanical Engineering Industry, Year XIII (2019), Issue 2, p. 97-100

13. Nikolov A., R. Titorenkova, N. Velinov, Z. Delcheva, “Characterization of a novel geopolymer based on acid-activated fayalite slag from local copper industry”, Bulgarian Chemical Communications, Volume 50, Special Issue F, 2018, p. 54–61

14. Nikolov A., Barbov B., “Lightweight geopolymer based fly ash”, Review of the Bulgarian Geological Society, volume 79, part 3, Geosciences 2018, ISSN 0007-3938, p23-24

15. Nikolov A., “Natural zeolite - potential precursor of geopolymer materials for construction applications”, on Bulgarian language, Mining and geology, 1-2/2018, ISNN 0861-5713, p. 29-33

16. Nikolov A., I. Rostovsky, H. Nugteren, “Natural and calcined zeolite (metazeolite) based geopolymers”, Geosciences 2017, peer reviewed short communications of the national conference with international participation, ISNN 1313-2377, p. 31-32

17. Nikolov А., I. Rostovsky, “Sodium-Silicate Geopolymers based оn natural zeolite – clinoptilolite”, Comptes rendus de l'Académie bulgare des Sciences, Volume 70, Issue No12, 2017,p. 1655-1662

18. Nikolov A., Rostovsky I., Nugteren H., “Geopolymer materials based on natural zeolite”, Case Studies in Construction Materials 6, 2017, page 198-205, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cscm.2017.03.001., p. 198-205

19. Nikolov A., Rostovsky I., „Structural study of geopolymers based on natural zeolite and sodium silicate after thermal treatment of up to 1000 ºС”, on Bulgarian language, Annual of the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia, Fascicule VIII-A, Scientific Research – I, 2014 – 2015, ISSN 1310-814X, p. 111-116

20. Rostovsky I., Naidenov V., Nazarski D., Nikolov A., “Geopolymer based on fayalite – industrial waste from copper production”, on Bulgarian language, Design in building of construction and structures, VSU “Chernorizec Hrabar”, ISBN: 978-954-322-310-7, 2014, p. 218-224

21. Nikolov A., Rostovsky I., „Influence of alkaline activators on the structure and properties of natural zeolite-based geopolymers”, on Bulgarian language , Annual of the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia, Fascicule IX-A, Vol. XLVI, Scientific Research – I, 2013 – 2014, ISSN 1310-814X, p. 436-441

22. Nikolov A., Rostovsky I., “Geopolymers based on natural zeolite modified by polymers”, on Bulgarian language, 14th International Scientific Conference VSU'2014, ISSN 1314-071Х (ІV 66-71), 2014, p. 442-447

23. Nikolov A., Rostovsky I., “Influence of the alkaline activator characteristics on geopolymers based on natural zeolite”, on Bulgarian language , 14th International Scientific Conference VSU'2014, ISSN 1314-071Х (ІV 66-71), 2014, p. 436-442

24. Rostovsky I., Nikolov A., Naidenov V., “Geopolymeric materials based on natural zeolite”, on Bulgarian language, 13th International Scientific Conference VSU'2013, ISSN 1314-071Х (ІV 66-71), 2013, p. 60-65

25. Nikolov A., Rostovsky I., Naidenov V., Geopolymers – “Conception, Production, Properties”, on Bulgarian language , 13th International Scientific Conference VSU'2013, ISSN 1314-071Х (ІV 66-71), 2013, p. 66-71

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