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Assoc. Prof. Krastanka G. Marinova, Ph.D.
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Assoc. Prof. Krastanka G. Marinova, Ph.D.

Research interests:

Surfactant Adsorption and Interfacial Rheology
Foams, Antifoams and Detergency
Thin Liquid Films
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Curriculum Vitae:

M.Sc. in Physics (1991); Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry (2002); Assistant Professor (2003); Assoc. Professor (2010) in the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Sofia, Bulgaria. Vice Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy (2012-present). Member (from 2016) and elected President (April 2017) of the Bulgarian Association of Cosmetologists, certified assessor of cosmetic products safety. She has been a visiting researcher in the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, (Patras, Greece, 1993) and in the Research Center of the company Rhodia Silicones Europe (Lyon, France, 1998). Her expertise includes experimental techniques for studying liquid interfaces (kinetics of adsorption and interfacial rheology), thin liquid films and foams, electrophoretic phenomena, as well as computer methods for data processing and analysis. Her main research interests are in the areas of kinetics of surfactant adsorption and interfacial rheology, incl. development of new experimental methods (in collaboration with Krüss GmbH, Germany); foams and antifoams; surface forces and stability of thin films. She was the recipient of the award "Best Young Scientist" for 1999 of the University of Sofia Foundation "St. Kliment Ohridski" for a series of eight papers on the stabilizing effect of surfactant micelles and protein macromolecules in emulsions. So far, she has published 2 patents, 35 research and review articles, cited more than 1000 times in the scientific literature.