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Nina Dimcheva

Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry
(biocatalysis and bioelectrochemistry)

Nina Dimcheva photo
Department of Physical Chemistry
University of Plovdiv
24, Tzar Assen Str.
BG-4000 Plovdiv



Phone: +359 32 261 336 (office)
Mobile: +359 895 372 975
Date of birth
January 27, 1967
Place of birth
City of Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2001 Ph. D. Thesis (“Enzymatic and electrochemical reactions with immobilized on carbon matrices enzymes”); The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria. 1990 M. Sc. (Majored in Physical and Theoretical Chemistry); The University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Bulgarian - Native
English - Very good
Russian - Good
French - Fair
2006- to Present: Associate Professor (docent) of Physical and Colloid Chemistry, Plovdiv University, Bulgaria
1997- 2006: Senior/Chief Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria
1994 - 1997: Full-time Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria
1993 - 1994: Part-time Lecturer, Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2003 – 2004: Member of AAAS (The American Association for the Advancement of Science)
1999 – to Present: The Bulgarian Scientists Society
1996 - to Present: The Bulgarian Electrochemists’ Society
1996 - to Present: The Bulgarian Catalysis Society
Long-term fellowships
A 9-month postdoctoral research visit in the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Lund University, Sweden (October, 2002 to July, 2003, prof. L.Gorton’s group of Bioelectrochemistry)
10- months research visit in the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Ruhr – Universität Bochum, Germany (September, 2007-July, 2008, prof.Schuhmann’s group)
Background and expertise
  1. Scientific Fields of interests: electrochemistry; heterogeneous catalysis; immobilized oxidative enzymes; enzyme-modified graphite and noble metals electrodes; amperometric biosensors, biofuel cells.
    Research focused on catalytic activities and electrochemical characteristics of immobilized enzymes on mostly carbonaceous matrices; modification of electrodes by electrically active enzymes and related studies (linear and cyclic voltammetry, rotating-disk electrode technique, potential step methods etc.).
  2. Academic
    - Extensive teaching at both graduate and post-graduate level, comprising laboratory courses, seminars lectures etc. (on Physical and Colloid Chemistry, Heterogeneous catalysis, Biocatalysis and Electrochemistry – more than 400 hours per academic year; obligatory: 360 h/ac.year);
    - Supervised and co-supervised more than 10 Master students; co-supervisor of one PhD student (jointly with prof. E.Horozova);
    - Involved in an international project: Restructuring of the University chemistry education in Bulgaria: curricula and study programmes for bachelor degrees TEMPUS (1997/2000);
    - Co-authored the student textbook “Physical Chemistry in Problems and Questions” in two parts and “Applied Physical Chemistry” (both in Bulgarian) (pls, see list of publications).
  3. Other competences
    - Computer proficiency - MS Office, CorelDraw, chemical software, Internet, search-engines;
    - Good knowledge of Mathematics

    Reviewing articles for:

  • Electroanalysis (Willey);
  • Bioelectrochemistry (Elsevier);
  • Electrochimica Acta (Elsevier),
  • Microchimica Acta (Springer),
  • Journal of Applied Electrochemistry (Springer);
  • Central European Journal of Chemistry (Versita-Springer),
  • Chemical Papers (Versita-Springer);
  • Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces (Elsevier),
  • Applied clay sciences (Elsevier);
  • Biotechnology Progress (Willey Interscience),
  • Bulgarian Chemical Communications
Awards & achievements
  • Mar 2011
    Award: Member of the International Delegation at Pittcon2011; Atlanta, GA,USA - sponsored by the ACS
  • Dec 2010
    Grant: Bulgarian National Science Fund (DVU 02/38)
  • Sep 2002
    Award: Fellowship from the Swedish Institute (2002) for undertaking research in Bioelectrochemistry, in the Department of Analytical Chemistry; the University of Lund, Sweden