"> Maria Gancheva – IGIC BAS


IGIC-BAS, akad. G. Bontchev str., bl. 11, room 313


Call: + 359 2 979 35 88

Email: m.gancheva@svr.igic.bas.bg

Maria Gancheva

Assoc. Prof., PhD

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Scientific interests:

  • Mechanochemical synthesis of inorganic
    materials. Investigation of the influence of mechanical activation parameters
    on the structure, morphology and properties of the obtained phases.
  •  Phase and structural studies of intermediates
    product using X-ray analysis (XRD), infrared spectroscopy (IR), differential
    thermal analysis (DTA) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS).
  •  Evaluation of the catalytic activity of the
    obtained samples in the reactions of decomposition of organic dyes, oxidation
    of CO and volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Selected papers:

  1. M. Mancheva, R. Iordanova, D. Klissurki, G. Tyuliev, B. Kunev,
    Direct mechanochemical synthesis of nanocrystalline NiWO4”,
    Journal of Physical Chemistry, C 111 (2007) 1101-1104
  2. M. Mancheva, R. Iordanova, Y. Dimitriev, K. Petrov, G. Avdeev,
    Direct synthesis of metastable nanocrystalline ZrW2O8 by а melt quenching method” ,
    Journal of Physical Chemistry, C111 (2007) 14945-14947
  3. M. Mancheva, R. Iordanova, Y. Dimitriev,
    Mechanochemical synthesis of nanocrystalline ZnWO4”,
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 509 (2011) 15-20
  4. M. Gancheva, R. Iordanova, Y. Dimitriev, D. Nihtianova, P. Stefanov, A. Naydenov,
    Mechanochemical synthesis, characterization and catalytic activity of Bi2WO6 nanoparticles in CO, n-hexane and methane oxidation reactions”,
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 570 (2013) 34-40
  5. M. Gancheva, R. Velinova, P. Konova, P. Stefanov, R. Iordanova, A. Naydenov,
    On the stabilization of the oxidized state of palladium by CuWO4 for application as catalyst in abatement of C1–C4 hydrocarbons emissions,
    Mater. Res. Express 6 (2019) 085554


Mobility for training, ERASMUS + programme

2018, Institute of
Materials Science and Engineering, Poznan University of Technology, Poland

2019, Electronic
Ceramic Deapartment, Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2019, Universidad de
Sevilla e Instituto de Ciencias de Materiales de Sevilla Centro mixto US-CSIC
Avda, Sevilla, Spain

Teaching activities

2019-2020 Mentor of one group to “Institute of BAS with small
learning & research communities” part of “Education with
Science” – a joint program of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the
Ministry of Education and Science.

Professional carrier:

  1. 2002-2007


  2. 2007

    Assist. Prof.


Specializations abroad:

  1. Poland
    AGH University of Science and Technology (AGH UST), Faculty of Foundry Engineering. Krakow
  2. Norway
    University of Bergen, Department of Chemistry, Bergen