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Miglena Georgieva Kirilova-Doneva

Position: Assoc. Professor

Department: Biomechanics

Room number:227

Phone: +359 2 979 64 12



Scientific degrees, institution, year:




Ph.D, Institute of Mechanics, 2008


Fields of Research:

biomechanics of soft tissues, experimental investigation and mathematical modeling of soft biological tissues and biomaterials;


Extended Information

Recent Publications:

Kirilova, M., D. Pashkouleva , V. Kavardzhikov. The influence of gender on the elastic mechanical properties of human abdominal fascia, Comptes rendus de l’Academie bulgare des Sciences, 2013, 66(6), 871-876.


Kirilova, M., D. Pashkouleva, V. Kavardzhikov. A long-term elastic behaviour of hernia meshes, Series on Biomechanics, 2013, 28 (3-4), 24-28.


Kirilova-Doneva M., D. Pashkouleva, V. Kavardzhikov, S. Sopotensky, G. Petrova, N. Gerasimov, Evaluation of mechanical alterations of explanted hernia mesh, Series on Biomechanics, 2015, 29, 2-3, 73-77.


Kirilova-Doneva M., D. Pashkouleva, S. Sopotensky, G. Petrova, N. Gerassimov, M.Kamusheva, Application of light and heavy-weight meshes in Bulgaria, Series on Biomechanics, 2015, 29, 4, 27-32.


Kirilova-Doneva M., D. Pashkouleva, V. Kavardzhikov ,The Effects of strain amplitude and localization on viscoelastic mechanical behaviour of human abdominal fascia, 2016, 18(4), 127-133.


D. Pashkouleva , M. Kirilova-Doneva, I. Borovanska, A.A. Apostolov, G.Petrova, Identification of explanted hernia meshes of unknown composition, Series on Biomechanics, 2016, 30(2), 32-37.


M. Doneva, D. Pashkouleva, Practical recommendations for application of hernia meshes, Series on Biomechanics , 2017 , 31(3), 34-40.


M. Kirilova-Doneva, Application of biaxial testing techniques to hernia meshes, Series on Biomechanics, 2017, 31(4), 19-26.


M. Kirilova-Doneva, D. Pashkouleva, Investigation of mechanical compatibility of hernia meshes and human abdominal fascia, Bio-Medical Materials and Engineering, 2018, 29(2):147-158.


D. Pashkouleva , I. Borovanska, A.A. Apostolov, M. Kirilova-Doneva, Degradation mechanism of partially absorbable mesh: a chemical and mechanical study, Bulgarian Chemical Communications , 2018, 50 (4), 524-529.

Kirilova M. About mechanical compatibility of some hernia meshes and abdominal wall layers. Series on Biomechanics, v. 25, № 1-2, pp. 134-139, 2010.


Kirilova M., Stoytchev S., Pashkouleva D., Kavardzhikov V. Experimental study of mechanical properties of human abdominal fascia.

J. Medical Engineering &Physics , v.33, pp.1-6 , 2011


Kirilova M., Georgieva V., Pashkouleva D., Kavardzhikov V., Georgiev G ., Stoytchev S., The influence of grafted polyzwitterions on the viscoelastic mechanical properties of hernia meshes, Series on Biomechanics, v. 26, № 1-2, pp. 17-22, 2011.


Kirilova M., Experimental investigation of static and dynamic mechanical properties of soft biological tissue, Series on Biomechanics, v. 26, № 1-2, pp. 29-36, 2011.


Kirilova M. Time-dependant properties of human umbilical fascia. Connective tissue research, 2012, v.53,(1), 21-28,


Kirilova M. Experimental investigation of the visco-elastic properties of hernia meshes, Comptes rendus de l'Academie bulgare des Sciences, ISSN: 1310-1331, , v.65, N:2, 225-230, 2012

Kirilova M., Pashkouleva D., Kavardzhikov V., A selection of hernia meshes on the basis of experimental results for abdominal layers Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment (26) 2012 No 5, 3292-3295.


Kirilova M., V. Georgieva, D. Pashkouleva, V. Kavardzhikov, S. Stoytchev, G.Georgiev – “Effect of the grafted polyzwitterions on the mechanical properties of polypropene hernial meshes”, Comptes rendus de l’Académie bulgare des Sciences, 2009, vol. 62, No 12, pp. 1603-1610, download PDF


Kirilova M., Stoytchev, S., „A Method for Proper Choice of Hernia Meshes Based on Their Mechanical Behavior”, In : IFMBE Proceedings Series of World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, 7-12,September 2009, Munich, Germany vol.25 / IV, pp. 1003-1005 (2009), download PDF


Kirilova M., Hadjikov L., Stoytchev, S, „Mathematical Modeling of Visco-elastic Mechanical Properties of Human Abdominal Fascia”, In: Proc. of the 11th National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 2-5 Sept. 2009, Borovets, Bulgaria, download PDF


M. Kirilova, S. Stoytchev, D. Pashkouleva,V. Tsenova, Visco-elastic mechanical properties of human abdominal fascia , Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies , 2009,13, 336-337 .download PDF


L. Hadjikov, M. Kirilova, S. Stoytchev, D. Pashkouleva, Visco-elastic mechanical behaviour of human abdominal fascia, Series on Biomechanics, v.23(1), pp. 43-51, 2007. download PDF


M.Kirilova, A.Popov, D. Pashkouleva ,S.Stoytchev, Processing of experimental results for mechanical behaviour of human fascia using statistical methods, Proc. of the 36-th spring conference of the union of Bulgarian Mathematicians, 2-6.04.2007, pp. PDF


M. Kirilova, S. Stoytchev, D. Pashkouleva, V. Kavardzhikov, V. Tsenova. Mechanical properties of human fascia transversalis, 2006, Доклади на БАН, т.59, No7, стр.731-736.


M. Kirilova, Visco-elastic properties of human abdominal fascia: experiments and mathematical model, Proceedings of Second Euro Summer School of Biorheology&Symposium on Micro Mechanobiology of Cells, Tissues and Systems, Varna 17-20.09.2006 - pp.62-65.


M. Kirilova, S. Stoytchev, D. Pashkouleva, V. Kavardzhikov, Mechanical properties of hernia meshes, J. Theoretical and Applied Mechanics ,v.36, N:3, 2006, pp.87-96.


M. Kirilova, S. Stoytchev, D. Pashkouleva, V. Kavardzhikov, R.Radev, S. Bonev, An experimental investigation of human fascia transversalis and synthetic hernia meshes, Proceedings of 10-th Jubilee National congress on theoretical and applied mechanics, Varna, 13-16.09. 2005. pp.139-144.


M. Kirilova, A. Rachev, Bidirectional Arterial Regeneration over Bioresorbable Graft. A Theoretical Study, 12ECCH -Euro Summer School on Biorheology, 29.06-1.07.2003, Varna, рр.94-96, 2004.


M. Kirilova, K. Prodanov, Bioresorbable Prostheses – А prospective field in vascular surgery. Acta Medica Bulgarica, v.XXX, pp.11-18, 2003.


A. Rachev, M. Kirilova, A Mathematical model of Arterial Regeneration Over Bioresorbable Grafts.- World Congress on Biomechanics, 4-9.08, 2002,Calgary , Canada, рр.1-2.


M. Kirilova, Mechanical problems of bioresorbable grafts.- Proc. of the International Conference on Biomechanics of Man 2002, 12-15,November, 2002, Chejkovice, Czech Republic, рр. 94-96.


M. Kirilova, A. Rachev. A theoretical investigation of the effects of bioresorbable material on process of neo-artery regeneration.- Proc. of the 9-th National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 19-22.09. 2001, Varna, v.II, рр. 159-164.



Bulgarian Society of Biomechanics,

Bulgarian Society of Biorheology,

Union of Bulgarian Mathematicians


Modified date:08-03-2019