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40 Years Institute of Mechanics

The Institute of Mechanics celebrates its 40-th anniversary and 55 years since the beginning of the organized studies on mechanics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

The event will be marked by a solemn session at the Institute of Mechanics on November 7, 2017 in Room 510, floor 5 at 2 pm and will be dedicated to the past, present and future of the Institute.



Opening of the solemn session and introductory speech by the Director of the Institute of Mechanics Prof. Vassil Kavardjikov.

Representatives of the von Karman Institute, Belgium, will be present at the opening.

  • Presentations of the heads of the scientific directions:
    • Prof. D.Sc. Nikolay Vitanov - Head of Fluid Mechanics;
    • Prof. D.Sc. Rumiana Kocilkova - Project H2020-MSCA-RISE-734164 Graphene 3D, (a special report devoted to this project);
    • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Detelina Ignatova - Head of Mechatronics;
    • Prof. Daniel Danchev - Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Simulations;
  • Coffee break
  • Presentations of the heads of the scientific directions:
    • Prof. Dr. Emil Manoah - Solid Mechanics;
    • Prof. Dr. Nadia Antonova - Biomechanics;
    • Assoc. Prof. Valeriy Naidenov, Dr. - Physico-Chemical Mechanics.


  • Prof. D.Sc. Angel Baltov - Memoirs about significant scientific developments of the Institute of Mechanics in the recent past.
  • Giving certificates.
  • Closing the meeting with informal conversations on a glass of wine.




Modified date:02-04-2021