Assoc. Prof. Evgenia Benova, PhD

jeni

Personal information
Name BENOVA Evgenia
Address Sofia University, 15 Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd., 1504 Sofia, Bulgaria
E-mail geni_benova@abv.bg
Nationality Bulgarian
Date of birth 25.04.1956
Work experience
• Dates (from – to) 2011 –
• Name and address of employer Sofia University
• Type of business or sector Estates, Facilities and Economic Affairs
• Occupation or position held Vice-Rector
• Main activities and responsibilities Administrative responsibilities; Teaching in Master degree program Fusion and Plasma Technology
• Dates (from – to) 2010 –
• Name and address of employer Sofia University
• Type of business or sector Faculty of Physics
• Occupation or position held Head of Master degree program Fusion and Plasma Technology
• Main activities and responsibilities Administrative responsibilities in organizing education, curricula; Teaching Plasma Electrodynamics, Plasma Physics via Computer Simulation and other courses to master students
• Dates (from – to) 2008 – 2011
• Name and address of employer Sofia University
• Type of business or sector Department for Language Teaching and International Students
• Occupation or position held Deputy Director
• Main activities and responsibilities Administrative responsibilities, Teaching Physics to international students
• Dates (from – to) 2000 – 2008
• Name and address of employer Sofia University
• Type of business or sector Department for Language Teaching and International Students (formerly known as Institute for Foreign Students)
• Occupation or position held Director
• Main activities and responsibilities Administrative responsibilities, Teaching Physics to international students
• Dates (from – to) since 1996
• Name and address of employer Institute for Foreign Students
• Type of business or sector Department of Physics
• Occupation or position held Associate Professor of Physics
• Main activities and responsibilities Teaching Physics to international students and administrative responsibilities
• Dates (from – to) 1993 – 2000
• Name and address of employer Institute for Foreign Students
• Type of business or sector Department of Physics
• Occupation or position held Head of the Department of Physics
• Main activities and responsibilities Teaching Physics to international students and administrative responsibilities
• Dates (from – to) 1981 – 1994
• Name and address of employer Institute for Foreign Students
• Type of business or sector Department of Physics
• Occupation or position held Assistant Professor of General Physics
• Main activities and responsibilities Teaching Physics to international students
Education and training
• Dates (from – to) 1992-1994
• Name and type of organization providing education and training Sofia University
• Principal subjects/occupational

skills covered

Thesis entitled “MODELLING OF PLASMA COLUMNS AT LOW PRESSURES SUSTAINED BY TRAVELLING ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES”
• Title of qualification awarded PhD
• Level in national classification

(if appropriate)

• Dates (from – to) 1974-1979
• Name and type of organization providing education and training Sofia University
• Principal subjects/occupational

skills covered

Physics, Atomic Physics
• Title of qualification awarded MSc
• Level in national classification

(if appropriate)

Personal skills

and competences

Field of research

PLASMA PHYSICS, ATOMIC PHYSICS, PLASMA MODELLING, COMPUTER SIMULATION, MICROWAVE DISCHARGES

Membership of Professional Societies Member of the American Physical Society
Member of the Bulgarian Physical Society
Member of the International Scientific Committee of the International Workshop on MICROWAVE DISCHARGES: FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS
Member of the Scientific Council of Radiophysics and Quantum Electronics at the Higher Certifying Committee at the Council of Ministers of Bulgaria (2004–2010)
Member of the Academic Council of Sofia University (since Nov. 2007)
Member of LOC of the International Conference Advances in Physics and Astrophysics of the 21st Century, 2005
Scientific secretary of 36th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics 2009
Chairperson of the Local Organizing Committee and International Advisory Committee of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th , 5th , 6th International Workshop and Summer School on Plasma Physics (2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
Member of interAcademia since 2012
General chair of the Executive Committee and the Local Organizing Committee of the 12th International Conference on Global Research and Education, interAcademia 2013
Bulgarian representative in the FUSENET Association
SUPERVISOR Bachelor diploma works – 4
Master diploma work – 2
PhD Thesis 5 (3 PhD degrees already obtained)

Specializations and work for FOREIGN INSTITUTIONS

and PROJECTS

• Dates (from – to) 2012–
Country• EU COST
• Name and type of organization COST Action TD1208, ELECTRICAL DISCHARGES WITH LIQUIDS FOR FUTURE APPLICATIONS
• Project/Spacialization Contact person for Bulgaria
• Dates (from – to) 15–28 April, 2013
Country• Czech Republik
• Name and type of organization Brno University of Technology
• Project/Spacialization CEEPUS III – CIII-AT-0063-08-1213 – Applications and diagnostics of electric plasmas: Microwave discharges sustained by travelling waves
• Dates (from – to) 2008–2013
Country• EU, FP7, SP5-Euratom
• Name and type of organization FUSENET – The European Fusion Education Network,

Grant Agreement No 224982/2008

• Project/Spacialization Contact person for Bulgaria
• Dates (from – to) 2008–2013
Country• EU
• Name and type of organization Association EURATOM/INRNE.BG
• Project/Spacialization task P4 of Work Plan 2013, task P4 of Work Plan 2012, task P4 of Work Plan 2011, task P4 of Work Plan 2010, task P4 of Work Plan 2009, task P4 of Work Plan 2008, task P3 of Work Plan 2008
• Dates (from – to) 01–12 March, 2010
Country• Czech Republik
• Name and type of organization Masaryk University in Brno
• Project/Spacialization CEEPUS II – CII-AT-0063-01-0506 – Applications and diagnostics of electric plasmas: Modelling of surface-wave-sustained discharges
• Dates (from – to) 20–28 September, 2009
Country• Japan
• Name and type of organization International School on TRUE-NANO Plasma Science & Technology at Graduate School of Science and Technology
• Project/Spacialization Invited lecture Surface-wave-sustained discharges
• Dates (from – to) 04–10 June, 2007
Country• Spain
• Name and type of organization University of Cordoba
• Project/Spacialization ERASMUS Teaching staff mobility; Topic: Surface-wave-sustained discharges: Applications and Self-consistent modelling
• Dates (from – to) 28 May – 04 June, 2007
Country• Portugal
• Name and type of organization Centro de Física dos Plasmas, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa
• Project/Spacialization Consultant of the project Ecological Engineering Plasma Laboratory POCTI/FIS/61679/2004
• Dates (from – to) 16-27 April 2007
Country• Czech Republik
• Name and type of organization Masaryk University in Brno
• Project/Spacialization CEEPUS II – CII-AT-0063-01-0506 – Applications and diagnostics of electric plasmas: lectures Surface-wave-sustained plasmas and their applications
• Dates (from – to) 15-26 May 2006
Country• Austria
• Name and type of organization University of Innsbruck
• Project/Spacialization CEEPUS II – CII-AT-0063-01-0506 – Applications and diagnostics of electric plasmas: lectures Microwave discharges. Plasma modelling
• Dates (from – to) 13-19 November 2003
Country• Spain
• Name and type of organization University of Cordoba
• Project/Spacialization 4 hours lectures at the scientific seminar directed to 5th level and PhD students
• Dates (from – to) 01-15 October 2002
Country• Spain
• Name and type of organization University of Cordoba
• Project/Spacialization Common project Theoretical and experimental investigation of Microwave Produced Plasmas (MIP) at high pressure awarded on the VIII Spanish-Bulgarian Meeting for Scientific and Technological Co-operation (31 October 2000)
• Dates (from – to) 01-15 October 1999
Country• Spain
• Name and type of organization University of Cordoba
• Project/Spacialization Common project Electrodynamic and Kinetic study of Microwave sustained plasma – awarded on the Spanish-Bulgarian Meeting for Scientific and Technological Co-operation (19-20 November 1997)
• Dates (from – to) 19-24 September 1993
Country• Italy
• Name and type of organization International Center for Mechanical Sciences, Udine
• Project/Spacialization Advanced School on Waves and Instabilities in Plasmas
• Dates (from – to) 01-15 July 1991
Country• Austria
• Name and type of organization Innsbruck University
• Project/Spacialization project 3.05 Non-linear plasma waves and non-linear wave-plasma interaction – in the frame of the Bulgarian – Austrian Contract for Cultural and Scientific Co-operation
• Dates (from – to) 15-30 June 1989
Country• Austria
• Name and type of organization Innsbruck University
• Project/Spacialization project 3.05 Non-linear plasma waves and non-linear wave-plasma interaction – in the frame of the Bulgarian – Austrian Contract for Cultural and Scientific Co-operation
Publications 107
In Plasma Physics 83
• papers in refereed journals 40
communications to scientific meetings 46
• books: 10
Citation index 265
h-index (Scopus) 8
h-index (Web of Science) 9