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Prof. Theodor D. Gurkov, Ph.D.
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Prof. Theodor D. Gurkov, Ph.D.

Research interests:

Mechanics and thermodynamics of liquid interfaces and membranes
Statistical thermodynamics of colloid systems
Interfacial and capillary phenomena
Thermodynamics and kinetics of adsorption, surface equation of state
Surface rheology (viscoelasticity, yield stress)
Stability of liquid dispersions (emulsions, foams, role of surfactants, proteins, particles)
Thin liquid films (interactions and hydrodynamics)
Micro-heterogeneous systems
Contact angles and wetting
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» ResearcherID (Web of Science): D-2883-2011

Curriculum Vitae:

M.Sc. in Chemistry, Sofia University (1984), Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry (1997). Assistant Professor (1998). Associate Proffesor of Physical Chemistry (2002); Professor in Theoretical Chemistry (2016). Visiting researcher in Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France (1993); Lehrstuhl für Strömungsmechanik, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany (1995); Lab. Ultrastructure Res., Natl. Inst. Physiological Sci., Okazaki, Japan (2001). He has published 57 scientific research papers in the fields of:  mechanics and thermodynamics of fluid interfaces and membranes; interfacial phenomena and adsorption; surface rheology; bulk rheology of complex fluids; disperse systems in presence of proteins, polymers, particles – stability of emulsions and foams, including statistical aspects; thin liquid films – interactions and stability; hydrodynamics of micro-heterogeneous systems. He has presented over 26 contributions at international conferences and symposia (from the year 2000); has delivered invited lectures in Germany, Israel.

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