"> Albena Detcheva-Tchakarova – IGIC BAS


IGIC-BAS, Acad. G. Bonchev Str., Blg. 11, room 317

Contact Information

Call: + 359 2 979 2504

Email: albena@svr.igic.bas.bg

Albena Detcheva-Tchakarova

Assoc. Prof. Dr.

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Research areas

  • Flame atomic absorption spectrometry; flow injection analysis;
  • Electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry for analysis of liquids, slurries and solid samples;
  • Inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry for analysis of liquid and solid samples;
  • Total reflection X-ray fluorescence analysis;
  • Development of “green” analytical chemistry by means of environmental-friendly methods;
  • Adsorption processes and water purification;
  • Metrology in chemistry and chemometrics.

Selected papers

  1. J. Hassler, R. Matschat, S. Richter, P. Barth, A. K. Detcheva, H.-J. Waarlo,
    Determination of 22 trace elements in high-purity copper including Se and Te by ETV-ICP OES using SF6, NF3, CF4 and H2 as chemical modifiers”,
    Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 31(3): 642-657 (2016);
  2. A. Detcheva, R. Velinova, A. Manoylova, E. Ivanova,
    Study on the colouration of Bulgarian late-antique and medieval archaeological glass finds by a validated total reflection X-ray fluorescence procedure”,
    Physics and Chemistry of Glasses: European Journal of Glass Science and Technology Part B, 58(5): 217-225 (2017);
  3. A. Detcheva, J. Hassler,
    Investigation of late-antique and early-Christian glass artefacts from South-West Bulgaria by means of electrothermal vaporization inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry”,
    Comptes Rendus de L’Academie Bulgare des Sciences, 71(4): 476-482 (2018);
  4. L. P. Ivanova, A. K. Detcheva, P. S. Vassileva,
    Characterization of two Bulgarian herbs for use as biosorbents for copper(II)”,
    Analytical Letters, 52(17) (2019) 2650-2662;  
  5. A. Detcheva, J. Hassler, L. Ivanova, C. Hommel, T. Vogt,
    ETV-ICP-OES determination of essential, non-essential and toxic elements in seven Bulgarian herbs”,
    Comptes Rendus de L’Academie Bulgare des Sciences, 72(4) (2019) 464-471;

Professional experience:

  1. 1985

    MSc in Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry; graduation golden medal for excellent academic performance

    Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”
  2. 1985

    Analytical Chemist

    Institute of Applied Mineralogy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia
  3. 1988

    Analytical Chemist

  4. 2000

    PhD-Thesis: “Atomic Absorption Analysis of Impurities in Fluoride Matrix”

  5. 2001

    Research Scientist

  6. 2007

    Habilitation in Analytical Chemistry

  7. 2007

    Associate Professor


Specializations abroad:

  1. Netherlands
    Research fellowship of the Dutch government at the Free University, Amsterdam
  2. Germany
    Research fellowship “Dr.-Anton-Kalojanoff” at the Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena
  3. Belgium
    Detached National Expert at the European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute of Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel

International cooperation

  • Germany
    Technische Universitaet Bergakademie Freiberg, Institut für analytische Chemie, Freiberg