"> Irina Stambolova – IGIC BAS


IGIC- BAS, str. Acad. G. Bonchev, block 11, room 310


Call: +359 2 979 37 26

Email: irinast@svr.igic.bas.bg

Irina Stambolova

Assoc. Professor, PhD

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Scientific interests:

  •  Chemical deposition methods of thin nanosized films (sol gel method and spray pyrolysis).
  • Establishing the relationship of the physicochemical features of the layers with their: (a) anticorrosive properties (b) photoluminescent and opitical properties (c) photocatalytic properties for the decomposition of model contaminants in the liquid and gas phases.
  •  Investigation of nanosized powders  as photocatalysts.
  • Application of “green chemistry” methods for new materials preparation.

Selected papers:

1. I. Stambolova, O. Dimitrov, S Vassilev, St. Yordanov, V. Blaskov, N. Boshkov, M. Shipochka,
Preparation of newly developed CeO2/ZrO2 multilayers: Effect of the treatment temperature on the structure and corrosion performance of stainless steel,
J. Alloys Comp., 806(2019) 1357.

2. D. Stoyanova, I. Stambolova, V. Blaskov, K. Zaharieva, I. Avramova, O. Dimitrov, S. Vassilev, A. Eliyas, N. Nedyalkov,
Mechanical milling of hydrothermally obtained CaTi3 powders—morphology and photocatalytic activity,
Nano-Structures & Nano-Objects 18 (2019) 100301.

3  I . Stambolova, M. Shipochka, V. Blaskov, A. Loukanov, S. Vassilev,
Sprayed nanostructured TiO2 films for efficient photocatalytic degradation of textile azo dye,
J. Photochem. Photobiol. B, 117 (2012) 2 19.

4. I Stambolova, V Blaskov, D Stoyanova, I Avramova, L Dimitrov, K Milenova, K Balashev, S Simeonova, A Tzonev, L Aleksandrov & A Eliyas,
Dependence of the textural properties and surface species of ZnO photocatalytic materials on the type of precipitating agent used in the hydrothermal synthesis,
Bulletin of Materials Science  40 (2017) 483–492(2017

5. D. Nesheva, V. Dzhurkov, I. Stambolova, V. Blaskov, I. Bineva, J M. Calderon, S. Preda, M. Gartner, T. Hristova-Vasileva, M. Shipochka,
Surface modification and chemical sensitivity of sol gel deposited nanocrystalline ZnO films.
Mater. Chem. Phys, 209 (2018) 165

Professional carrier:

  1. 1985

    Masters degree in chemical engineering, Chemical tehcnologies and materials for microelectronics and electronic devices

    University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Sofia
  2. 1995

    PhD , technical sciences

    University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Sofia
  3. 1995


  4. 1997


  5. 2003

    associated researcher, speciality inorganic chemistry

  6. 2008

    assoc. prof.


Specializations abroad:

  1. France
    Bordeaux University
    Preparation of ultrasonically sprayed SiO2 thin films
  2. Belgium
    Ghent University, Ghent
    Investigation of sol gel СеO2 films
  3. Spain
    Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Sevilla
    Investigation of sol gel oxide films with perovskite structure for SOFC devices

International collaboration:

  • Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy, Department of Catalysis and Chemical Engineering, Republica Serbia