Laboratory of Functional and Nanostructured Polymers

Research group at the Institute of Polymers of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Georgy Grancharov, PhD, is Assistant Professor at the IP-BAS. His research contributions are related to the synthesis and characterization of block and graft copolymers and preparation of innovative (nano)materials for organic photovoltaics, microelectronic devices, nanosensors and drug delivery systems. G. Grancharov graduated from the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Bulgaria, in 1997 and obtained his PhD degree in Polymer Chemistry in 2002 from the IP-BAS. Then he has specialized in United Kingdom (Marie Curie Research Fellowship, University of Durham) and in Belgium ( University of Liege and University of Mons). G. Grancharov (H-index 8) has co-authored 23 publications.

 

Mariya Kyulavska, PhD, is Assistant Professor at the IP-BAS. Her research interests focus on amphiphilic copolymers, nanocarriers and biomaterials as well as atomic force microscopy (AFM). M. Kyulavska obtained her M.Sc. in Polymer Engineering (2002) from the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Bulgaria, and received her Ph.D. in Macromolecular Chemistry (2012) from the same university. Since 2006 she has worked for two year as chemist at Revolymer®, U.K./ Bristol University(Nowadays: Itaconix). M. Kyulavska has published 13 papers and 1 book chapter.

 

Georgi L. Georgiev, PhD, is Assistant Professor at the IP-BAS. His research activities involve synthesis of polymers and cryogels, nanocomposites, modification of carbon nanotubes and graphene. G. Georgiev obtained his M.Sc. degree from the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Bulgaria, in 2007 and his Ph.D. degree from the IP-BAS in 2012. Then he has specialized for 6 months at Delft University of Technology, The Nederlands. G. Georgiev has co-authored 7 publications.

 

Katya Kamenova-Stoyanova is Ph.D. student at the IP-BAS. Her work focuses on the synthesis of functional copolymers for nanomedicines. Katya obtained his M.Sc. in Polymer Engineering in 2013 from the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Bulgaria, and then joined Prof. Petrov’s team at IP-BAS. She has co-authored 3 research papers in peer reviewed journals.

 

Mariya-Desislava Atanasova is a graduate student at the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Bulgaria. She joined the team in 2017 and currently works on the synthesis of functional copolymers and fabrication of micellar nanocarriers.

 

Yavor Danov is a graduate student at the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Bulgaria. Since 2017 he has worked at the IP-BAS focusing on the synthesis of polymeric cryogels via photochemical crosslinking for drug delivery application.

 

Marya Valcheva is a technician at the IP-BAS. She is involved in polymer characterization.