HISTORY 

 

1889

Lecturing in analytical chemistry introduced by Dr. Nicola Dobrev.

1891

The first textbook on analytical chemistry published by Dr. N. Dobrev.

1904

The Chair of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry established; Head, Prof.  Dr. N. Dobrev.

1924   

The Chair of Analytical Chemistry established; Head, Professor Dr. Z. Karaoglanov     (scienific contributions in gravimetric analysis; mechanisms of precipitation reactions; electroanalytical methods; electrochemical kinetics; qualitative analysis)

1943–1971

 Head, Professor Dr. Nicola Pentcheff, Corresponding Member of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (scienific contributions in analytical chemistry and geochemistry of noble gases and Bulgarian mineral waters; gravimetric analysis).

1971–1972

Head, Assoc. Prof. Lyulyana Kotcheva (ion exchange separations and chromatography; qualitative semi-microanalysis).

1972–1982

Head, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Radka Christova (potentiometry; ion selective electrodes; determination of anions; ion exchange separations; analyses of ores, metals and alloys).

1982–1991

Head, Professor Dr. Stoyan Alexandrov (atomic emission spectroscopy; neutron activation analysis; radiochemical tracers; preconcentration by sorption, copreciptation, extraction; determination of noble metals and mercury; analysis of high purity substances).

1991–1999

 Head, Professor Dr. Panayot R. Bontchev, D.Sci., Corresponding Member of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Catalymetric analysis; analysis of drugs and pharmaceuticals; coordination and biocoordination chemistry; electron paramagnetic resonance; organic and inorganic structural analysis).

2000– 

 Head, Professor. Dr. Dimiter L. Tsalev, D. Sci. (atomic absorption spectrometry; hydride generation; cold vapour AAS, dithiocarbamate extraction; chemical modification in electrothermal AAS; hyphenated hydride generation–ETAAS; on-line sample pretreatment in flow injection systems; biological and environmental monitoring; speciation in trace element analysis).

 

During the period of 1889–2005, numerous staff members have contributed to the development of analytical education and science (in alphabetical order): Dimiter BALAREV; Stefan BELTCHEV, Stefan CHRISTOV; Hristo DAIEV; Elena GANEVA, Dimiter GERILOVSKI; Radka IRIBOINOVA; Dimiter IVANOV; Maria IVANOVA; Nikolai JORDANOV; Spas KOLEV; Petko MANDJUKOV; Vesselina MICHAYLOVA; Michail MICHOFF; Georgi NIKOLOV; Georgi KANAZIRSKI; Georgi KANDILAROV; Charalampi KARASTOYANOV; Elena KOLEVA; Nikolina KULEVA; M. KURCHATOV; Donka NONOVA; Malina NOVKIRISHKA; Boris SAGORTSCHEV; Lyubka SHISHKOVA; Ivan TRIFONOV; Jowtscho TSANEV; Dragan TSCHAWDAROW; Peter TISCHKOV; Emilia VASSILEVA, Bisera Evtimova.

 

Department of Analytical Chemistry