N. Bundaleska

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N. Parvanova

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Scopus Author ID: 6506342221

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Name: Neli Danchova Bundaleska Date of birth: 27.11.1973 e-mail: [email protected] Nationality: Bulgaria Family status: married, with two daughters Maiden name: Parvanova Present address: Institute for Plasma Research and Nuclear Fusion (IPFN), Instituto Superior Técnico, Av. Rovisco Pais 1, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal EDUCATION Ph.D. degree area: Physics of atoms and molecules year: 01.2002 to 05.2007 Institute of Solid State Physics – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria Thesis Title: “Polarization opto-galvanic spectroscopy of the hollow cathode discharge” M.S. degree area: Physics speciality: Laser Physics year: 09.1992 to 09.1998 University of Sofia, department of Laser Physics and Quantum Electronics, Sofia, Bulgaria Thesis Title: “Fluorescent detection of DNA by using some new dye markers” EXPERIENCE Research Assistant 01/2018-present Institute for Plasma Research and Nuclear Fusion (IPFN) at the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, Portugal/ research assistant in the framework of the European research project PEGASUS (766894). Postdoctoral Research Associate 02/2016 - 12/2017 Institute for Plasma Research and Nuclear Fusion (IPFN) at the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, Portugal/ postdoc Research Assistant 09/2009 to 09/2014 Institute for Plasma Research and Nuclear Fusion (IPFN) at the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, Portugal/ research assistant in the framework of Ciência 2008 Program, Portugal PhD student 01/2002 to 05/2007 Institute of Solid State Physics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria, PhD title: “Polarization opto-galvanic spectroscopy of the hollow cathode discharge” PhD fellow 08/2003 to 08/2004 National Centre for Plasma Science and Technology, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland European fellowship Marie Curie - Marie Curie Training Physicist 01/1999 to 09/2000 Central Laboratory of Photographic Processes “Acad. J.Malinowski”, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia Bulgaria AWARDS “Evrika” award for young scientist for 2007, adjudged by Evrika foundation and Higher Attestation Commision FIELDS OF INTEREST Plasma-nanoscience, plasma-based nanostructure synthesis (including graphene, nanodiamonds, nanodots etc.), plasma-assisted hydrogen production, plasma reforming, alcohol conversion, plasma pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass, bio-ethanol production, biomass conversion, plasma-based pyrolysis and gasification, waste-to-energy recovery, waste and wastewaters treatment, microwave plasmas, a surface-wave sustained microwave plasma, plasma diagnostic techniques, optical emission spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, FT-IR spectroscopy, laser physics, glow discharge and plasma discharge kinetics in different discharge modifications, hollow cathode discharge, elementary processes in plasma, sputtering processes in plasma, atomic spectroscopy and plasma diagnostics, coherent effects in atomic physics, investigation of Hanle signals, preparation of vacuum deposited thin films; microstructure and related properties of vapor deposited amorphous thin films. WORKING SKILLS • Knowledge and experience in working with a surface-wave sustained microwave plasma • Experience in work with different plasma diagnostic techniques such as: Optical emission spectroscopy, Mass spectrometry FT-IR spectroscopy • Opto-galvanic spectroscopy, experience in opto-galvanic experiments – amplitude and dynamic; • Experience in work with different types of lasers (cw and pulse) and laser systems such as OPO; • Measuring, control, and adjusting the laser beam, its intensity and polarization; • Work with phase sensitive detection (for amplitide opto-galvanic measurements) and osciloscope (for dynamic opto-galvanic measurements), • Numerical simulations of ion-surface interactions, sputtering of cathode atoms; • Preparation and investigation of different vacuum deposited thin films by using vacuum vapour installation; • Photoluminiscence study of laser-induced phase transitions in thin films; LANGUAGES: English – very good, Russian – very good, Serbian – very good
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