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Kostadin Grozev Kostadinov

Position: Professor
Department: Mechatronics
Room number: 430
Phone: +359 2 979 6487


Scientific degrees, institution, year:

Assoc. Prof., Institute of Mechanics- 1998;

Ph.D., Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1994

Fields of Research:

Mechatronics and Robotics

Extended Information

Recent Publications:

  1. Florin Ionescu, Kostadin Kostadinov, Ilie Talpasanu, Dragos Arotaritei, George Constantin, Chapter 8: Design, Analysis, Modeling, Simulation, and Control of Microscale and Nanoscale Cell Manipulations (38p.) in Eds: Tachung C. Yih and Ilie Talpasanu, Micro and Nano Manipulations for Biomedical Applications ISBN 978-1-59693-254-8, Artech house Copyright 2008

  2. Kostadinov K., Academic science as a source for innovation – chapter 7 (pp.161-190), in Ed.: M. Petrov etc.: Innovations. European, national and regional politics, 2008, ARC Fund Edition, ISBN 978-954-9456-12-7, Sofia.

  3. Kostadinov K., R. Kasper, T. Tiankov, M. Al-Wahab, D. Gotseva, Telemanipulation control of mechatronic handling devices for micro/nano operations, in St. Dimov, W. Menz and Y. Toshev(Eds.), 4M2007 Third Int. conference on Multi- Material Micro Manufacture (Borovetz, 03.10.-05.10.2007), Whittles Publishing CRC Press, ISBN 978-1904445-52-1, USA ISBN 978-1-4200-7004-0, pp.241-24

  4. K. Костадинов (Ed.), Entrepreneurship and business planning for technology oriented start up companies, Academic Publishing House “Prof. M. Drinov” and GIS-TransferCenter Foundation, Sofia, 2007, 323 p., ISBN 978-954-322-235-3.

  5. F. Ionescu, I. Talpasanu, K. Kostadinov, R. Hradynarski, and D. Arotaritei, Closed Chain Mechanism of a Micro and Nano Robot for Cell Manipulations, in Ed.: K. Schilling, Proceeding of Robotics and Applications and Telematics - ~RA 2007~ 2007, Wuertzburg, Germany, 29-31.08.2007

  6. K. Kostadinov, IMPEDANCE APPROACH FOR CONCEPTUAL DESIGN OF MECHATRONIC SYSTEMS, Proceeding of 16th Int. Conference on Manufacturing Systems, 22.11.2007, Bucharest

  7. Kasper, R.; Abdel Al-Wahab, M.; Kostadinov, K.; Chakarov, D., Design of a mechatronic handling device for micro and nano applications, Proceedings of the 5th Baltic-Bulgarian Conf. on Bionics and Prosthetics, Biomechanics and Mechanics, Mechatronics and Robotics. - Varna, (2006), S. 52-54

  8. Kasper, Roland; Abed Al-Wahab, Muhammed; Heinemann, Wolfgang; Kostadinov, K.; Chakarov, D. Mechatronic handling device based on piezo ceramic structures for micro and nano applications, Actuator 2006: 10th Int. Conference on New Actuators & 4th Int. Exhibition on Smart Actuators and Drive Systems, 14-16 June 2006, Bremen, Germany; conference proceedings, S. 154-158

  9. Kostadinov K., R. Kasper, T. Tiankov, M. Al-Wahab, D. Chakarov, D. Gotseva,, Unified Approach For Functional Task Formulation In Domain Of Micro/Nano Handling Manipulations, in W. Menz and St. Dimov (Eds.), 4M2005 Second Int. conference on Multi- Material Micro Manufacture (Grenoble, 20.09.-22.09.2006), Elsevier ISBN-13: 978-0-08-045263-9, ISBN – 0: 0-08-045263-0, pp. 255-258.

  10. D. Dantchev, K. Kostadinov, On Forces and Interactions at Small Distances in Micro and Nano Assembly Process, in W. Menz and St. Dimov (Eds.), 4M2005 Second International conference on Multi- Material Micro Manufacture (Grenoble, 20.09.-22.09.2006), Elsevier, pp.241-245

  11. Y. Toshev, V. Mandova, N. Boshkov, D. Stoychev, P. Petrov, N. Tsvetkova, G. Raichevski, Ch. Tsvetanov, A. Gabev, R. Velev, K. Kostadinov, Protective Coating of Zinc and Zinc Alloys for Industrial Applications, in W. Menz and St. Dimov (Eds.), 4M2005 SecondGrenoble, 20.09.-22.09.2006), Elsevier, pp.323-326 International conference on Multi- Material Micro Manufacture (

  12. Tiankov T., A. Shulev, N. Elian, D. Chakarov, I. Roussev, M. Al-Wahab1, K. Kostadinov, Experimental Motion Study Of The Mechatronic System For Manipulation And Processing Micro/ Nano Operations, in Nanoscience & nanotechnology, Ed. by E. Balabanova and I. Dragieva, HERON Press Science Series, Issue 6, Sofia, 2005, pp. 244-247, ISBN – 10: 954-580-205-7

  13. Тiankov Т., D. Gotseva, V. Latkovski, D. Chakarov, К.Kostadinov, Actuation and Control System for Human Oriented Robots, in (Ed. E. Dukendjiev), Proc. of the 5th Int. Conf. on Bionics and prosthesis, biomechanics and mechanics, Mechatronics and robotics, ISBN 9984-32-227-0, vol.5. 2006, pp.55-58.

  14. Kostadinov K., R. Kasper, M. Al-Wahab, Control Approach For Structured Piezo Actuated Micro/Nano Manipulator, in H. Ulbrich and W. Guenthner (Eds.) “Vibration Control of Nonlinear Mechanisms and Structures”, Springer, 2005, Volume 130 “Solid mechanics and its applications”, ISNN 0925-0042, ISBN 978-1-4020-4160-0, p.193-202.

  15. Kostadinov K. Gr., F. Ionescu, R. L. Hradynarski , T. Tiankov, Robot based assembly and processing micro/nano operations, in W. Menz and St. Dimov (Eds.), 4M2005 First International conference on Multi- Material Micro Manufacture (Karlsruhe, 29.06.-01.07.2005), Elsevier, pp.295-298.

  16. T. Tiankov, D. Chakarov, M. Al-Wahab, Kostadinov K. Gr., Control approach for measurement of electrochemical impedance, Non-conventional technologies review, vol. 2/2005, pp. 105-111.

  17. T. Tiankov, D. Chakarov, M. Al-Wahab, Kostadinov K. Gr., Modelling and simulation of mechatronic scanning system for measurement of electrochemical impedance, in R. Kasper et all (Eds.) “Virtuelle Produkt- und Prozessentwicklung”, 2005, pp.70-75, ISBN 3-929 757-83-4

  18. Popov Al., K. Kostadinov, Technology transfer of research products, Journal of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, year СХVІІI, No.1/2005, pp.45-47 (in Bulgarian).

  19. Kostadinov K., Al. Popov, BAS-Projects and their realization in Bulgarian economics with assistance of GIS-Transfer Center, Journal of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, year СХVІІI,/2005, pp.52-57 in Bulgarian No.2

  20. Kostadinov K., Researchers and Scientists and their role in the knowledge-based society with accent in the triangle – knowledge-education and business, Journal “Science”, vol. XV, 2005, pp.48-52,(in Bulgarian).

  21. Kostadinov K., R. Iankov, Fl. Ionescu, P. Malinov, Analysis of 2 DoF Piezoactuated Joint Utilizing in the Robot for Micro /Nano Manipulations, J. of Applied Mechanics, Romania, vol. 49, 2004, pp.413-416

  22. Kostadinov K., Impedance Scalling Approach For Teleoperation Robot Control, in Proc. of the 4th Int. Conf.on Bionics, Biomechanics and Mechatronics, Editor: E. Dukendjiev, 2004, Riga, pp.71-74.

  23. Ionescu Fl., K. Kostadinov, R. Hradynarski, Operation and Control of a 6,5 DOF Micro und Nano Robot for Cell Manipulations, Proceedings of the Mechatronics and Robotics Conference, 13-15.09.2004, Aachen, Germany, pp. 931-935

  24. Костадинов K., Ал. Попов, Технологичен трансфер и иновации в България, Списание на БАН, year СХVІІ, No.4/2004, стр. 80-87.

Recent Projects:

  1. FP6 EC Hydromel “Hybrid Ultra Precision Manufacturing Process Based on Positional- and Self-assembly for Complex Micro-Products”; 01.10.2006 – 30.09.2010

  2. DFG MeCHaPiCS “Mechatronic handling devices based on piezo-ceramic structures for micro- and nano-applications”, 01.12.2007 – 30.11.2009.


Senior Member of IEEE (Robotics and Automation Society),

Member of American – Romanian Academy of Arts and Science;

Member of Managing Board of Bulgarian Robotics Society and founder;

Member of Bulgarian Union of Scientists;

Honors: NATO and DFG award for research - 1999

Modified date:08-03-2016