Intra- and InterMolecular Processes

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Liudmil Antonov, PhD, DrSci

May 26, 1966  - Born in City of Breznik, Bulgaria

1989 - Graduated from Faculty of Chemistry, University of Sofia, as MSc in Organic and Analytical Chemistry

1994 - PhD in Chemistry (Applied Spectroscopy), University of Sofia

2006 - DrSci (DrHabil) in Chemistry (Analytical Chemistry), State Committee

1994-1998 - Assistant Professor in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, National Forestry University, Sofia

1998-2006 - Associate Professor in Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, National Forestry University, Sofia

1999-2003 - Head, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, National Forestry University, Sofia

2007-2013 - Associate Professor in Physical Organic Chemistry, Institute of Organic Chemistry with Centre of Phytochemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

2013-currently - Full Professor in Analytical and Physical Organic Chemistry, Institute of Organic Chemistry with Centre of Phytochemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

 

 
 
Visiting Fellowships and Professorships :
1995-1966 - Tokyo Tech (UNESCO PostDoc, quantum chemistry, 12 months), Prof. T.Iijima, Prof. J.Komiyama, Prof. M.Satoh. Final thesis "Theoretical investigations of the tautomerism of some phenylazonaphthols"
2002 - Photonics Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan (Japanese Society for The Promotion of Science, two-photon absorption spectroscopy, 8 months), Prof. K.Ohta
2003-2004 - Humboldt University of Berlin (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, fluorescent spectroscopy, 12 months), Prof. W.Rettig
2006 - Photonics Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan (Japanese Society for The Promotion of Science, two-photon absorption spectroscopy, 8 months), Prof. K.Ohta
2011 - Tokyo Tech (Japanese Society for The Promotion of Science, quantum chemistry, 6 months), Prof. S.Kawauchi
2015 - Tokyo Tech (Tokyo Tech Visiting Scholar, 3 months)
 
Consultancy:
2001-2005 - Directorate General for Research and Innovation, European Commission (academic expert, reviewer, panel member under Marie Curie actions)
2002-2004 - Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (consultant, Sofia office)
Memberships:
European Photochemical Association
Tokyo Institute of Technology Alumni Association
Bulgarian Humboldt Union
Union of Scientists in Bulgaria
Teaching:
General and Analytical Chemistry (National Forestry University, Faculty of Agroculture, 1997-2006)
Organic Chemistry (National Forestry University, Faculty of Agroculture, 2002-2006)
UV-Vis absorption and emission spectroscopy (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, PhD Training Center)
Research Interests :
Chemometrics (including derivative spectroscopy and overlapping bands fitting)
Quantum chemistry (relative stability of equilibrium systems, solvent effects, absorption and emission spectra prediction)
Molecular Spectroscopy (UV-Vis-NIR, fluorescence, mass spectrometry)
Tautomerism (experimentally and computationally)
Supramolecular chemistry (host-guest interactions, molecular switches and wires, sensoring systems)
Dye chemistry (design and properties - photochromism, thermochromism, halochromism, solvatochromism, aggregation)