Bio(chemical) Process Engineering
Born and educated in Bulgaria. Holds PhD degrees in Chemistry (Lomonosov Moscow State University, 1993) and in Chemical Engineering (New University of Lisbon, 2003). Has research experience in Bulgaria, Germany, Denmark and since 1999 in Portugal. In 2002, was appointed as a full-time Invited Professor at FCT/UNL to teach courses for (Bio)Chemical Engineering students. Since 2004 is LAQV Researcher. Has so far published 102 peer-reviewed articles (Scopus), 32 of them during the last 5 years. H-index=31. Has supervised 3 post-docs, 7 PhD students and more than 20 Master students. He is in the "World's Top 2 % Scientists" ranking list of Stanford University for career-long impact. Current research is focused on developing clean and sustainable (mainly membrane-based) processes and technologies for various applications.
New insights into the definition of membrane cleaning strategies to diminish the fouling impact in ion exchange membrane separation processes