Positions:

  • May - October 2013: Visiting Researcher, Mie University, Japan with Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Award, JSPS - Ministry of Education and Science, Bulgaria Bilateral Agreement.
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  • October 2011 - February 2012: Visiting Researcher, University of California, Riverside (UCR) with Fulbright Award, CIES/IIE - Environmental Sciences, Fulbright Commission Bulgaria.
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  • June 2010 - till now: Technical Editor of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology Series;
  • November 2007 - November 2009: Postdoctoral Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Program, Mie University, Japan ,
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  • April 2003 - till now: Associate Researcher in Environmental Geotechnics Department, Geological Institute-BAS;
  • January 2002 - April 2003: Specialist in Environmental Geotechnics Department , Geological Institute-BAS;
  • January 1999 - January 2002, full-time PhD student, Geological Institute-BAS, PhD Thesis:
    “Loess near Kozloduy NPP Region as a Medium for Low and Intermediate Level Radioactive Waste Disposal”.

    Specializations & Training courses:

  • “Modeling of water flow and solute transport in the Kozloduy Town area using the HP2 code”/”Reactive transport modeling - the case of Andisols hydrogeochemical models”, Research Scholar Program with leader Prof. Nobuo Toride, Laboratory of Soil Physics and Hydrology, Mie University, Japan, May - October 2013.
  • Modeling of radionuclide transport in variably saturated media with respect to accompanying geochemical conditions and reactions, Research Scholar Program with leader Prof. Jiri Simunek, Soil Physics Laboratory, Environmental Sciences Department, University of California, Riverside, USA, October 2011 - February 2012.
  • Modeling Water Flow and Contaminant Transport in Soils and Groundwater using the HYDRUS software packages. Training Course, instructor Prof. Dr. Jiri Simunek, Tokyo, Japan, June 2008.
  • Computer modeling of contaminant migration in variable saturated medium, Postdoctoral specialization with leader Prof. Nobuo Toride, Laboratory of Soil Physics and Hydrology, Mie University, Japan, November 2007 - November 2009.
  • Determination of soil hydraulic properties of potential low and intermediate level waste disposal sites in Bulgaria (IAEA and the SE "Radioactive Waste" Bulgaria, TC Project "Enhancement of Radioactive Waste Management"), leader Dr. Dirk Mallants, SCK-CEN and Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, May 2007.
  • Second FUNMIG training course "Use of scientific results in site characterization", Technical university of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain, October 2006.
  • Investigation of radioactive and heavy metal pollution in Danube river and Danube Delta (Working Package N4 of the IDRANAP project - EU Center of Excellence), National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering “Horia Hulubei”, Bucharest, Romania, April - May 2004.
  • Transport Modelling Issues in Environmental Impact Assessment Studies (numerical modelling of pollutants transport through unsaturated zone), with leader Dr. Dirk Mallants, SCK-CEN, Mol, Belgium, December 2002;

    Last update: 5 June 2014


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