Assist. Prof. Ivan Minkov, PhD

Ivan Minkov was born in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1976. In 2001 acquired MSc-degree in biotechnology at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. In 2005 defended a PhD thesis in the field of biophysical chemistry: “Behaviour of lipid structures with nano-size – nano-particles and alveolar surfactants at the air/water interface”, supervisor Prof. Ivan Panaiotov.

I. Minkov joined the academic staff of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” in 2006. Presently he is an Assistant Professor at in the Faculty of Medicine. Supervises the laboratory practice of students in physical chemistry and inorganic chemistry. Has been a supervisor and consultant of MSc diploma works in the area of biophysical chemistry.

During the time period 2007-2009 has lectured in Physical Chemistry to the students of the National High School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences “Acad. L. Chakalov”, Sofia.

Ivan Minkov has specialized with Prof. J.-E. Proust in the Laboratoire Ingénierie de la Vectorisation Particulaire at the University of Angers, France (2003, 2004 and 2005).

Professional opinions and recommendations for I. Minkov can be provided by Prof. Ivo Grabchev (Sofia University, Faculty of Medicine), Prof. Ivan Panaiotov (Sofia University, Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy), Prof. Emil Manev (Sofia University, Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy), Prof. Patric Saulnier (University of Angers, France, Faculty of Pharmacy).

Use of foreign languages: English and Russian.

Fields of Scientific interest: nano-disperse systems, monomolecular adsorption layers, surface enzyme reactions, biological membranes, osmotic processes. I. Minkov is a co-author of 12 scientific publications with 23 citations in the international scientific literature. Presently takes part in the studies of osmotic processes in object of biological interest for a national project with the Fund for Scientific Investigations (Project # DTK 02/25 “Development of a Device and Method for Investigation of Osmotic Processes under Electromagnetic-wave Influence with Application for the Destruction of Tumor Cell Lines”).

List of main publications:

  1. Tz. Ivanova, I. Minkov, I. Panaiotov, P. Saulnier, J.E. Proust, Dilatational properties and morphology of surface films spread from clinically used lung surfactants, Colloid Polym. Sci., 282 (2004) 1258-1267.
  2. I. Minkov, Tz. Ivanova, I. Panaiotov, J. Proust, P. Saulnier, Reorganisation of lipid nanocapsules at air-water interface: 1. Kinetics of surfac film formation, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 45 (2005) 14-23.
  3. I. Minkov, Tz. Ivanova, I. Panaiotov, J. Proust, P. Saulnier, Reorganisation of lipid nanocapsules at air-water interface: 2. Properties of the formed surface film, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 44 (2005) 197-203
  4. I. Minkov, Tz. Ivanova, I. Panaiotov, J. Proust, R. Verger, Reorganisation of lipid nanocapsules at air-water interface: 3. Action of hydrolytic enzymes HLL and PLA2, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 45 (2005) 24-34.
  5. K. Mircheva, I. Minkov, Tz. Ivanova, I. Panaiotov, J.E. Proust, R. Verger, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, Comparative study of lipolysis by PLA2 of DOPC substrates organized as monolayers, bilayer vesicles and nanocapsules, 67 (2008) 107-114.
  6. I. Minkov, G. Krustev, E. Manev, K. Kolikov, Average hydrostatic pressure on smooth solid surfaces. Application to membrane osmometry, Schumen Univ. Ann., (in press).
  7. I. Minkov, E. Manev, S. Sazdanova, K.Kolikov, Tests of the modified device for studying osmotic processes. Analysis of the results obtained at varied experimental conditions, Plovdiv Univ. Ann. (in press).