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New technologies for obtaining of polymer micro- and nanocomposites and methods for their investigation

Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Strashimir Djoumaliisky

Research Team


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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Margarita Milcheva Natova


979 6417

Senior Assist. Prof.  Dr. Irena Todorova Borovanska


979 6409

Eng. Chemist Tanya Ivanova Radeva


979 6716

Eng. Chemist Evelina Mitkova Simeonova-Ivanova


979 6716

Rumen Nikolaev Evlogiev,



979 3221


Georgi Kirilov Gotsev,

Turnery Staff




Assoc. Prof. Dr. Georgi Kostov Kotzev - Assoc. Member
120 979 6409
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Strashimir Lyubenov Djoumaliisky - Assoc. Member 120 979 6409


The designing and characterization of polymer micro and nano-composites are based on native and recycled thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers suitably incorporating fillers of different size and shape, and additives that can improve compatibility between the components. The main objectives include a control on the processing and structure of the composites resulting in enhanced properties and effective practical application. Novel devices will be attached to the current technological equipment allowing more precise control of the processing and formation of reinforced or hybrid composites. The size and shape of the filler, the surface and interfacial interactions affecting the rheological, thermal, physico-chemical and mechanical properties of the composite materials are examined in details. Experimental results and theoretical predictions are correlated following the processing-structure-properties relationships.

The study is performed in three Work packages:

  • Work Package 1. Special performance epoxy composites. Coordinator: Assist. Valeriy Tzvetkov
  • Work Package 2. Technology development for new polymer composites processing. Structural, thermal and physico-mechanical characterization of newly developed materials. Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Margarita Natova
  • Work Package 3. Recycling of secondary (postconsumer) polyethylene terephthalate (PET) from packagings. Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Strashimir Djoumaliisky

Modified date:12-06-2017