"> Kristina Chakarova – IGIC BAS

Address

IGIC-BAS, Acad. G. Bonchev Str., Blg. 11, room 505 room 506

Contact Information

Call: + 359 2 979 2573 (office); + 359 2 979 2556 (laboratory)

Email: kristina@svr.igic.bas.bg

Kristina Chakarova

Assoc. Prof. Dr.

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Research areas

  • Characterization of solid surfaces (oxides, zeolites, metal-organic frameworks (MOF), adsorbents and catalysts) using infrared spectroscopy of adsorbed probe molecules and determination of the nature, state and reactivity of the surface sites.
  • Applications of isotopically labelled probe molecules and isotopic mixtures for investigation of solid surfaces.
  • Study of the interactions occurring on the surface of solids in the atmosphere of different gases, including in-situ experiments allowing revelation of the mechanism and kinetics of the reactions.

Selected papers

  1. K. Hadjiivanov, M. Mihaylov, D. Panayotov, E. Ivanova, K. Chakarova,
    Isotopes in the FTIR investigations of solid surfaces”,
    Spectroscopic Properties of Inorganic and Organometallic Compoundsm, 45 (2014) 43-78. (special periodical reports; RSC)
  2. C. Megías-Sayago, K. Chakarova, A. Penkova, A. Lolli, S. Ivanova, S. Albonetti, F. Cavani, J. A. Odriozola,
    Understanding the Role of the Acid Sites in 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural Oxidation to 2,5-Furandicarboxylic Acid Reaction over Gold Catalysts: Surface Investigation on CexZr1–xO2 Compounds”,
    ACS Catalysis, 8 (2018) 11154-11164.
  3. R. R. R. Prasad, S. E. Seidner, D. B. Cordes, M. M. Lozinska, D. M. Dawson, M. J. Thompson, T. Düren, K. K. Chakarova, M. Y. Mihaylov, K. I. Hadjiivanov, F. Hoffmann, A. M. Z. Slawin, S. E. Ashbrook, M. L. Clarke, P. A. Wright,
    STA-27, a porous Lewis acidic scandium MOF with an unexpected topology type prepared with 2,3,5,6-tetrakis(4-carboxyphenyl)pyrazine”,
    Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 7 (2019) 5685-5701.
  4. K. Chakarova, I. Strauss, M. Mihaylov, N. Drenchev, K. Hadjiivanov,
    Evolution of acid and basic sites in UiO-66 and UiO-66-NH2 metal-organic frameworks: FTIR study by probe molecules”,
    Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 281 (2019) 110-122.
  5. N. L. Drenchev, K. K. Chakarova, O. V. Lagunov, M. Y. Mihaylov, E. Z. Ivanova, I. Strauss, K. I. Hadjiivanov,
    In situ FTIR spectroscopy as a tool for investigation of gas/solid interaction:water-enhanced CO2 adsorption in UiO-66 metal-organic framework” (video article),
    Journal of Visualized Experiments, 156 (2020) e60285, doi:10.3791/60285.

Professional experience:

  1. 2001

    Master in Chemistry, Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry,

    Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”
  2. 2001

    Chemist in Laboratory of Electrochemical Sensors and Electroanalysis

    IGIC-BAS
  3. 2003

    Ph.D. student in Laboratory of Synthesis and Reactivity of Oxide Systems

    IGIC-BAS
  4. 2006

    Chemist in Laboratory of Synthesis and Reactivity of Oxide Systems

    IGIC-BAS
  5. 2006

    Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis

    IGIC-BAS
  6. 2009

    Assistant Professor in Laboratory of Surfaces of Dispersed Materials

    IGIC-BAS
  7. 2012

    Associate Professor in Laboratory of Surfaces of Dispersed Materials

    IGIC-BAS

Specialization abroad:

  1. France
    Research Associate in Laboratoire de Réactivité de Surface, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris,
  2. Germany
    Postdoctoral Position in Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin,
  3. France
    Postdoctoral Position in Laboratoire de Réactivité de Surface, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris

International cooperation

  • United Kingdom
    EaStCHEM School of Chemistry, University of St. Andrews
  • Germany
    Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Leibniz Universität Hannover
  • Spain
    Departamento de Quimica Inorganica e Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Sevilla, Universidad de Sevilla-CSIC