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Maria Datcheva

Maria Datcheva

Position: Profеssor

Department: Solid Mechanics

Room number: 334

Phone: +359 2 979 6751



Scientific degrees, institution, year:


PhD, Moscow State University – Russian Federation, 1989; supervisor: Corr.Member of RAN Prof. DSci S. Shesterikov

Fields of Research:


continuum mechanics, constitutive modelling (elasto-plasticity), back analysis, coupled hydro-mechanical modeling, modeling of engineered barriers (HLW EBS- engineered barrier systems for high-level waste depositories)

Lectures: Master programme course "Constitutive models", winter semester 2007, Bauhaus-Universitat Weimar, Germany. Download as PDF: lecture1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12



Scopus Author ID: 22333816100

ResearcherID: F-9822-2015

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  • List of selected publications (2017 ÷ 2019)


Hölter, R., Mahmoudi, E., Rose, S., König. M., Datcheva, M., Schanz, T. Employment of the bootstrap method for optimal sensor location considering uncertainties in a coupled hydro-mechanical application. Applied Soft Computing, Volume 75, Pages 298-309, Elsevier, 2019, ISSN:1568-4946,, ISI IF:3.907 Q1 Link

Li, X., Zhao, C., Hölter, R., Datcheva, M., Lavasan, A.. Modelling of a Large Landslide Problem under Water Level Fluctuation - Model Calibration and Verification. Geosciences, 9, 2, MDPI Open Access Publishing, 2019, ISSN:20763263, DOI:, 89-111. SJR:1.97 Link

Hölter, R., Mahmoudi, E., Datcheva, M., Schanz, T. Using Sigma-Points to Identify Optimal Experimental Design for Dike Monitoring. IFAC-PapersOnLine, 51, 2, Elsevier, 2018, ISSN:2405-8963, DOI:10.1016/j.ifacol.2018.04.005, 759-764. SJR:0.263 Link

Heibrock, G., König, D., Datcheva, M., Pourzargar, A., Alabdullah, J., Schanz, T. Prediction of effective stress in partially saturated sand kaolinite mixtures. Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment, Volume 15, Pages 85-94, Elsevier, 2018, ISSN:2352-3808, DOI:, SJR:0.982 Link

Andreeva, R., Stoyanova, E., Tsanev, A., Datcheva, M., Stoychev, D. On the Role of pre-treatment of Aluminum Substrate on Deposition of Cerium Based Conversion Layers and Their Corrosion-Protective Ability. Int. J. Electrochem. Sci., 13, 2018, ISSN:1452-3981, DOI:10.20964/2018.06.71, 5333-5351. ISI IF:1.469 Q4 Link

Natova, M., Ivanov, I., Cherneva, S., Datcheva, M., Iankov, R. Evaluation by nanoindentation of technological products manufactured by pulse injection molding process. MATEC Web of Conferences, 145, EDP Sciences, 2018, ISSN:2261236X, DOI:, SJR:0.151 Link

Datcheva, M., Chalakova, G., Nikolov, A., Dimitrova, R., Iankov, R., Kamburov, V., Guergova, D., Stoyanova, E., Stoychev, D. Indentation hardness and modulus of electrochemically deposited triple protective-decorative Cu-Ni-Cr system. MATEC Web of Conferences, 145, EDP Sciences, 2018, ISSN:2261236X, DOI:, SJR:0.151 Link

Reusch, M., Cherneva, S, Lu, Y., Žukauskaitė, A., Kirste, L., Holc, K., Datcheva, M., Stoychev, D., Lebedev, V., Ambacher, O. Microstructure and mechanical properties of stress-tailored piezoelectric AlN thin films for electro-acoustic devices. Applied Surface Science, 407, Elsevier, 2017, ISSN:0169-4332, DOI:, 307-314. SJR:1.093, ISI IF:4.439 Q1/1 Link

Nguyen-Tuan, L., Lahmer, T., Datcheva, M., Schanz, T. Global and local sensitivity analyses for coupled thermo–hydro–mechanical problems. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 41, 5, John Wiley & Sons, 2017, ISSN:1096-9853, DOI:10.1002/nag.2573, 707-720. ISI IF:1.758 Q2 Link

Barciaga, T., Müthing, N., Datcheva, M., Schanz, T. Cyclic Response of Natural Onsøy Clay. Part II: Constitutive Modeling. Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics, 82, Springer, 2017, ISBN:978-3-319-52589-1, ISSN:1613-7736, DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-52590-7_12, 275-296. SJR:0.171 Link

Hölter, R., Zhao, C., Mahmoudi, E., Lavasan, A. A., Datcheva, M., König, M., Schanz, T. Optimal measurement design for parameter identification in mechanized tunneling. Underground Space, 3, 1, Elsevier, 2018, ISSN:2467-9674, DOI:10.1016/j.undsp.2018.01.004, 34-44    Link

Datcheva, M., Nikolova, N., Chalakova, G., Iankov, R., Stoychev, D. Mechanical Characterization of Small Volumes Via Nanoindentation. Proceedings of the International Conferences “NDT Days 2017”, 216, 1,, 2017, ISSN:1310-3946, 428-430  Link



  • Projects (last 5 years)

T02/22 Development of a hybrid method for quantitative characterization of elastic-plastic mechanical properties of micro- and nanostructured mono- and polyphaser single- and/or multilayer coatings of nano- and micro thickness, Institute of Mechanics and Institute of Physical Chemistry, BAS. Funding: National Science Fund (Bulgaria)

Nanoscale Mechanical Characterization of Ultra-Thin materials for RF MEMS. Bilateral project. Partners: Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid Physics, Freiburg, Germany and Institute of Physical Chemistry, BAS. Funding: National Science Fund (Bulgaria) and DAAD







Modified date:18-02-2019