"> Stefka Tepavitcharova – IGIC BAS


IGIC – BAS, Acad. Georgy Bonchev Str, Bl. 11, room 602


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Email: stepav@svr.igic.bas.bg

Stefka Tepavitcharova

Assoc. Professor, PhD

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Scientific interests:

Inorganic chemistry; Solubility phenomena and crystallization processes; Crystal chemistry; Inorganic materials synthesis; Clean products and green chemical technologies; Thermodynamics of phase equilibrium; Environmental chemistry; Marine chemistry; Cosmetical technologies using natural resources.

Selected papers:

1. Balarew, Chr.,  Tepavitcharova, S., Kamburov, S.,
Study of the Spontaneous Crystallization of Na2SO4·7H2O and Na2SeO4·7.5H2O
Monatshefte für Chemie, 149(2) 2018, 289 – 298.
ISSN: 0026-9247, ISI IF=1.285 (2017) Q3 Q2(2017 scimago) 

2. S. Tepavitcharova,D. Havlíček,I. Matulková, D. Rabadjieva, Chr. Balarew,. Gergulova, I. Němec, I. Císařová, J.Plocek,
Solid phases in the systems glycine – ZnX2 – H2O (X = Cl, Br, I) at 25oC
Monatshefte für Chemie, 149(2) 2018, 299-311.
ISSN: 0026-9247, ISI IF=1.285 (2017) Q3 Q2(2017 scimago) 
DOI 10.1007/s00706-017-2120-8

3. D. Rabadjieva, A. Kovacheva, S. Tepavitcharova, M. Dassenakis, S. Karavoltsos,
Trace metals pollution of waters and soils in Kardjali region, Bulgaria,
Environ Monit Assess 190(7), 2018, 383-399.
SSN: 0167-6369, ISI IF 1.807 (2017) Q3 Q2(2009 scimago)
DOI 10.1007/s10661-018-6766-4.

4. Balarew, C., Rabadjieva, D., Tepavitcharova, S., Kamburov, S.,
Moisture-mediated mechanism of the decomposition of Na2SO4·7H2O and Na2SeO4·7.5H2O, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 279, 2019.
ISSN 0022-4596, IF (2018) 2.291, Q2
DOI 10.1016/j.jssc.2019.120934.

5. A. Kovacheva, I. Vladov, M. Gabrashanska, D. Rabadjieva, S. Tepavitcharova, V. Nanev, M. Dassenakis, S Karavoltsos,
Dynamics of trace metals in the system water – soil – plant – wild rats – tapeworms (Hymenolepis diminuta) in Maglizh area, Bulgaria,
Journal of Trace Metals in Medicine and Biology 58 (2020) 126440. 
ISSN: 0946-672X, IF (2018) 2.985, Q2.
DOI 10.1016/j.jtemb.2019.126440.

Professional carrier:

  1. 1978

    Chemist – master degree

    Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridsky”
  2. 1978

    Chemist in the Inorganic Salts Research Laboratory

    Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia
  3. 1989

    PhD thesis

  4. 1990

    Scientific collaborator

  5. 2004

    Assoc. Professor

  6. 2005 - 2016

    Head of the Laboratory on salts systems and natural resources


  1. Czech Republic
    Charles University, Faculty of Science
  2. Czech Republic
    Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the ASCR
  3. Greece
    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  4. Russia
    D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia

Membership in international organizations and participation at expert level:

  • International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)
  • European Commission, Brussels