CURRICULUM VITAE

of

Miroslav Vergilov ABRASHEV, PhD, DSc, Professor

 

Address: Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Sofia, 5 James Bourchier Blvd, 1164 Sofia, Bulgaria

e-mail: mvabr@phys.uni-sofia.bg                    Phones: (+359 2) 81 61 816    (+359 2) 86 88 176              

Date of birth and birthplace: 02 May 1963, Tutrakan, Bulgaria

Education: 1977-1981 High School for Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Rousse, Bulgaria

                  1983-1988  Faculty of Physics, University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria

Degrees:         MS, University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1988

                        PhD, University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1993

                        DSc, University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2012

MS Thesis: "Microwave microstrip disc resonator with dielectric cover", supervisor: Prof. D.Sc. Stefan Alexandrov

PhD Thesis: "Raman spectroscopy of HxRBa2Cu3O7-y (R = Y, Pr, Gd) and R2BaCuO5 (R = Y, Ho, Gd)", supervisor: Prof. D.Sc. M.N. Iliev

DSc Thesis: “Raman spectroscopy of oxides with perovskite-like structure”

Affiliations:

1992 - 1994    Physicist, Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria

1994 - 1997    Assistant Professor, Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria

1997 - 2003    Senior Assistant Professor, Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Sofia , Sofia, Bulgaria

1997 -             Head of the Laboratory of Spectroscopy of Solids, University of Sofia

1999 - 2003    Head of the Teaching Laboratory “Electromagnetic Phenomena”, University of Sofia

2003 - 2013    Associate Professor, Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria

2003 - 2011    Vice-Dean (Research, International cooperation, PhD students), Faculty of Physics, University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria

2003 -              Leader of the Bulgarian team for the International Physics Olympiad     

2011 - 2013    Head of the Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria

2013 -             Professor, Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria

Teaching experience:

Lectures and Teaching Assistantship in General Physics (Mechanics, Molecular Physics, Electromagnetic Phenomena and Optics), Introduction in Physics - 1, Condensed Matter Physics, Raman spectroscopy, Symmetry of the Molecules and Crystals

Fields of scientific interests and research:

Condensed Matter Physics, Crystallography, Raman spectroscopy, phonons, technology and crystal structure of transition metals oxides, colossal magnetoresistive manganites and related perovskites, high-temperature superconductors and related materials

Publications:

100 published scientific papers in journals, 2 chapters of books, 37 presentations at international conferences, 36 papers concerning high-school education (in Bulgarian), 2349 citations, total impact factor = 220, h-index = 24, *.xlsx table with the data

Awards and visits:

1981 -  XII International Physics Olympiad (Varna, Bulgaria) (for high-school students) – bronze medal

1985 - National Student Physical Olympiad  (Shoumen, Bulgaria) - first place

1996 - 1997  Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow (18 months) (host - Prof. C. Thomsen, Institut for Solid State Physics, Technical University Berlin, Germany)

1998 - Visiting Scientist, Texas Center for Superconductivity at University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA (2 months) (host - Prof. M. N. Iliev)

2000 - 2001 - Guest Researcher, Chalmers University of Technology, Goteborg, Sweden (6 months) (host - Prof. Lars Borjesson, Condensed Matter Physics)

2003 - 2016 - leader of the Bulgarian team at the International Physics Olympiad (for high-school students): 2003 XXXIV IPhO (Taipei, Taiwan),  2004 – XXXV IPhO (Pohang, Korea), 2005 – XXXVI IPhO (Salamanka, Spain),  2006 – XXXVII IPhO (Singapore, Singapore), 2007 – XXXVIII IPhO (Isfahan, Iran), 2008 – XXXIX IPhO (Hanoi, Vietnam), 2009 – XL IPhO (Merida, Mexico), 2010 – XLI IPhO (Zagreb, Croatia), 2011 – XLII IPhO (Bangkok, Thailand), 2012 – XLIII IPhO (Tallinn, Estonia), 2013 – XLIV IPhO (Kopenhagen, Denmark), 2015 – XLVI IPhO (Mumbai, India), 2016 - XLVII IPhO (Zurich, Switzerland), 2017 – XLVIII IPhO (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)

2004 - Guest Researcher, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany (1 month) (hosts – Prof. Michael Rubhausen and Dr. Joakim Backstrom, Institute for Applied Physics)

2008 - Medal of Honour “St. Kliment Ohridski of the University of Sofia, I degree

2013 - 2014 - Visiting Professor (12 months), Institute of Physics, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil (host – Prof. João Edgar Schmidt)

2016 - Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow (3 months) (host - Prof. H. Dau, Department of Physics, Free University Berlin, Germany)

Scientific projects:

Participation in scientific projects, funded by the Bulgarian National Science Fund:

1991-1994 project No.F1, 1994-1997 project No. F413, 1995-1998 project No. F530, 2004-2007 project No. F1301, 2007-2009 project No. DO01-835, 2008-2010 project No. DO02-167, 2008-2010 project No. DO02-56

Languages: English (good), Russian (very good), German (poor), Brazilian Portuguese (poor), Bulgarian (mother language) 

Family: daughter Maria (1988), son Nikolay (1993), daughter Emiliana (2002).   

 

last revised: December 2017