† Assist. Prof. Georgi Krustev (1945-2010)

 
Assistant Professor Georgi Krustev had more than 50 publications in the last years of his life in different fields of science and 12 registered patents. 
 
He had been invited to join the American Academy of Sciences.

 

Patents:

  1. DEVICE FOR TESTING THE ANISOTROPY, STABILITY AND PROCESSES IN THE SEDIMENTATION OF LIQUID POLYDISPERSE SYSTEM IN HOMOGENOUS GRAVITATIONAL FIELD
    Publication number: BG98108; Publication date: 1995-03-31
    Inventor: KRASTEV GEORGI A (BG); KHRISTOZOV DIMO D (BG); MACHEV KONSTANTIN TS (BG)
    Applicant: KRASTEV (BG); KHRISTOZOV (BG); MACHEV (BG)
  2. DEVICE FOR TESTING THE ANISOTROPY, STRATIFICATION AND PROCESSES IN THE SEDIMENTATION OF LIQUID POLYDISPERSE SYSTEMS IN HOMOGENOUS GRAVITATIONAL FIELD
    Publication number: BG98097
    Inventor: KRASTEV GEORGI A (BG); KRASTEV KALIN A (BG)
    Applicant: KRASTEV (BG)
  3. SEDIMENTOMETER
    Publication number: BG97707; Publication date: 1994-11-15
    Inventor: KHRISTOZOV DIMO D (BG); KRASTEV KALIN A (BG); KRASTEV GEORGI A (BG)
    Applicant: KHRISTOZOV (BG); KRASTEV(BG)
  4. CELL FOR SEDIMENTATION ANALYSIS
    Publication number: BG60827B; Publication date: 1996-04-30
    Inventor: KHRISTOZOV DIMO D (BG); KRASTEV KALIN A (BG); KRASTEV GEORGI A (BG)
    Applicant: KHRISTOZOV (BG); KRASTEV (BG)
  5. METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TESTING THE SEDIMENTATION OF LIQUID POLYDISPERSION SYSTEMS
    Publication number:BG97527; Publication date:1994-09-30
    Inventor: KHRISTOZOV DIMO D (BG); KRASTEV GEORGI A (BG); KHRISTOZOV ANTON D (BG)
    Applicant: KHRISTOZOV (BG); KRASTEV (BG)
  6. DEVICE FOR TESTING THE SEDIMENTATION OF LIQUID POLYDISPERSION SYSTEMS
    Publication number: BG60728B; Publication date: 1996-01-31
    Inventor: KHRISTOZOV DIMO D (BG); KRASTEV GEORGI A (BG); KHRISTOZOV ANTON D (BG)
    Applicant: KHRISTOZOV (BG); KRASTEV (BG)
  7. METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TESTING THE ANISOTROPY, STABILITY AND PROCESSES IN THE SEDIMENTS OF LIQUID POLYDISPERSIVE SYSTEMS OF HOMOGENOUS GRAVITATIONAL FIELD
    Publication number: BG96901; Publication date: 1994-07-15
    Inventor: KRASTEV GEORGI A (BG); KHRISTOZOV DIMO D (BG); MACHEV KONSTANTIN TS (BG)
    Applicant: KRASTEV (BG); KHRISTOZOV (BG); MACHEV (BG)
  8. METHOD FOR SEDIMENTATION STABILITY MEASUREMENT
    Publication number: BG51838; Publication date: 1993-09-15
    Inventor: KHRISTOZOV DIMO D (BG); KRASTEV GEORGI A (BG); MACHEV KONSTANTIN TS (BG)
    Applicant: BG VISSH INST KHRANITELNO VKUS
  9. CELL FOR SEDIMENTATION ANALYSIS
    Publication number: BG51655; Publication date: 1993-07-15
    Inventor: KRASTEV GEORGI A (BG); KHRISTOZOV DIMO D (BG); MACHEV KONSTANTIN TS (BG); MACHEV TSVETAN K (BG)
    Applicant: BG PLOVDIVSKI UNI P KHILENDARS
  10. DEVICE FOR SEDIMENTATION ANALYSIS
    Publication number: BG51654; Publication date: 1993-07-15
    Inventor: KRASTEV GEORGI A (BG); MACHEV KONSTANTIN TS (BG)
    Applicant: BG PLOVDIVSKI UNI P KHILENDARS
  11. DEVICE FOR SEDIMENTATION ANALYSIS
    Publication number: BG51896; Publication date: 1993-10-15
    Inventor: KRASTEV GEORGI A (BG); MACHEV KONSTANTIN TS (BG); KHRISTOZOV DIMO D (BG); IVANOV DRAGIJA T (BG)
    Applicant: BG PLOVDIVSKI UNI P KHILENDARS
  12. DEVICE FOR SEDIMENTATION ANALYSIS OF LIQUID DISPERSE SYSTEMS
    Publication number: BG51653; Publication date: 1993-07-15
    Inventor: KRASTEV GEORGI A (BG); MACHEV KONSTANTIN A (BG); KHRISTOZOV DIMO D (BG)
    Applicant: BG PLOVDIVSKI UNI P KHILENDARS
 

GEORGI ALEKSANDROV KRUSTEV, physicist and mathematician

(In Memoriam)

On 11th April 2010 passes away our outstanding colleague, co-author and friend Georgi Krustev. Born in Plovdiv, graduate of Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski ”and lecturer in the Faculty of Physics, he devoted all his potential to the solution of a range of scientific problems, especially in the field of theoretical physics. Only a few others among the world scientists have possessed such a divine creative sparkle that gives birth to the new ideas of knowledge, ideas that he so generously spread in the field of science. He was marked by providence to be born on the 4th of January 1943, exactly 300 hundred years after his great predecessor in the realm of physics and mathematics – Sir Isaak Newton. This predestined his huge scientific knowledge and ideas of genius in the classical and quantum physics, mechanics of fluids, etc.
Georgi Krustev had his noteworthy contribution to the education of the students in Physics and Mathematics. Even now, former students of his, already standing firmly on their own ground, recount with pleasure about the way G. Krustev taught them to think inventively and profoundly.
Yet, Georgi Krustev did not try to convert his abilities and achievements into social benefits – to obtaining scientific degrees and ranks, and to climbing the administrative ladder. He looked at the Plovdiv University not only as a place for science and education, but as his second home, in which he stayed at work till late hours.
Regretfully, Georgi Krustev did not pay serious attention to the state of his own health. This is why we, his closer colleagues, every now and again persuaded him to leave the smoky room and go out to Nature. On his turn, he took pleasure in saying “Nature – these are my books that I consort with, they are my enduring company, and the scientific papers are my children whom I love best”. For 40 years his many publications fill a lot of pages of the Plovdiv University Scientific Works. Many of his papers had been presented on scientific conferences and published in foreign journals. Tens of his inventions were patented…
Georgi Krustev did not bother much about his appearance but endeavoured for order, precision and aesthetics in the creative scientific work. He often shared with us his “criterion for completeness of a scientific paper”: A scientific paper can be submitted for publication when, as you read it, you feel like you listen to beautiful music”. Mathematical physics as music – this was his credo.
In Georgi Krustev the aesthetics and precision of a creative scientist had blended with his original sense of humour, reaching at times to acidity, which he played with as a poet in the physical folklore – with its works. These qualities sprang from his vigour, imagination and industry.
Farewell, Joro! May in Heavens you persevere in your creativity.

From his colleagues: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kiril Kolikov, Assoc. Prof. D.Sc. Dimo Hristozov, Prof. Dr. Dragiya Ivanov.