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IGIC-BAS, "Acad. Georgi Bonchev" str. bld.11 room 305

Contact Information

Call: + 359 2 979 3793

Email: tzahariev@svr.igic.bas.bg, tzahariev@nauka.bg

Tsvetan Zahariev

Assistant Professor

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Research areas

  • Quantum chemical studies of luminescent lanthanide complexes: molecular characteristics and photophysical properties;
  • energy-transfer and charge-transfer mechanisms in lanthanide complexes with organic chromophores: theoretical description and modeling;
  • design of novel functional materials, by molecular modeling of p-, d- and f-metal compounds in solid phase and composite structures.

Selected papers

  1. Muhammad Akhtar, Ivelina Georgieva, Tsvetan Zahariev, Natasha Trendafilova, Tayyaba Ahmad, Aqeela Noor, Muhammad Nawaz Tahir, Muhammad Mazhar, Anvarhusein A Isab and Saeed Ahmad,
    Synthesis, X-ray structure, and DFT modeling of a new polymeric zinc(II) complex of 2-mercaptonicotinic acid (MntH), {[Zn(Mnt–Mnt)(en)]•H2O}n”,
    Monatshefte für Chemie-Chemical Monthly, 150 (2019): 219-231.
  2. A. Ouasri, M. S. D. Elyoubi, A. Rhandour, Ivelina Georgieva, Tsvetan K. Zahariev, Natasha Trendafilova and Pascal Roussel,
    X-ray structures, solid state periodic DFT modeling and vibrational study of alkylenediammonium hexachlorostannates compounds NH3(CH2)nNH3SnCl6 (n = 3, 4, 5)”,
    Journal of Molecular Structure, 1177 (2019): 55-67.
  3. Ivelina Georgieva, Natasha Trendafilova, Tsvetan Zahariev, Nina Danchova and Stoyan Gutzov,
    Theoretical insight in highly luminescent properties of Eu(III) complex with phenanthroline ”,
    Journal of Luminescence, 202 (2018): 192-205.
  4. Tsvetan Zahariev, Alia Tadjer and Anela Ivanova,
    Transfer of Non-Ionic Surfactants across the Water-Oil Interface: A Molecular Dynamics Study”,
    Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects (IF: 2.714, Q2) 506 (2016): 20-31.

Professional experiences:

  1. 2011

    MS Computational Chemistry

    Chemical Faculty, Sofia University ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’
  2. 2016

    PhD in Theoretical Chemistry – Quantum Chemistry

    Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Sofia University ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’
  3. 2016

    Research associate (Theoretical Chemistry), Laboratory of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

  4. 2019

    Senior Assistant Professor (Theoretical Chemistry), Laboratory of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry


Specialization abroad:

  1. 2011
    University of Barcelona, Barcelona, HPC-Europa2 Programme; Title: ‘Mechanism of the catalytic C=C bond hydrogenation in olefins on Pd surface’, Host: prof. Konstantin M. Neyman, PhD
  2. 2014
    University of California San Francisco/NASA Ames Research Center, San Francisco, California, Project BG051PO001-3.3.01-0001 ‘Science and Business’, OP Human Resources Development, Title: „Estimation of the Free Energy of Adsorption of Amphiphilic Molecules on the Water-Alkane Interface“; Host: prof. Andrew Pohorille, PhD
  3. 2015
    Czech Republic
    Insitute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Title: „Influence of the Molecular Quadrupole Moments on the Electric and Structural Properties of Bulk and Interfacial Water“; Host: prof. Pavel Jungwirth, PhD