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Нина Димчева

Доцент по Физикохимия
(биокатализа и биоелектрохимия)

Nina Dimcheva photo
Катедра Физикохимия
Пловдивски Университет
ул. Цар Асен 24
BG-4000 Пловдив



Телефон: +359 32 261 336 (офис)
Мобилен: +359 895 372 975
Дата на раждане
27 Януари 1967
град Пловдив, България
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
Български - Майчин
Английски - Много добър
Руски - Добър
Френски - Добър
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