Assoc. Prof. Evgenia Benova, PhD


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Personal information
Name BENOVA Evgenia
Address Head of Plasma Technology Laboratory

Clean&Circle Centre of Competence

University of Sofia

1164 Sofia, 8 Dragan Tsankov Blvd., BULGARIA

Phone number:+359 878748837

E-mail ebenova@uni-sofia.bg
Nationality Bulgarian
Date of birth 25.04.1956
Work experience
[ 2018 – Current ] Head of Plasma Technology Laboratory

Sofia University, Clean&Circle Center of Competence

City: Sofia

Country: Bulgaria

Main activities and responsibilities: Research and Development

[ 23/07/2013 – Current ] Euratom Scientific and Technical Committee (STC) at the European Commission

Member

Main activities and responsibilities: Participating in the STC work and meetings for providing valuable scientific and technical advices for the European Commission.

[ 2021 – Current ] Expert, Remote Evaluator European Commission, Horizon Europe – Pathfinder Open

Main activities and responsibilities: Evaluation of project proposals for European Innovation Council and Small and Mediumsized Enterprises Executive Agency (EISMEA)

[ 03/2015 – Current ] FuseNet Association Board of Governors

Member

https://fusenet.eu/about/organisation

Main activities and responsibilities: WP_SEC – Secondary, European Fusion Teacher Day

[ 2015 – 2016 ] Head of Science and Mathematics Chair

Sofia University,

Department for Language Teaching and International Students

City: Sofia Country: Bulgaria

Main activities and responsibilities: Higher education; Organizing students education, curriculum, practicum, lab renovation; Teaching Physics

[ 2013 – 2021 ] Euratom Programme Committee (Fusion) at the European Commission and Shadow Programme Committee

Member

Main activities and responsibilities: Bulgarian representative, National Contact points

[ 2011 – 2021 ] Head of Master degree program Fusion and Plasma Technology

Sofia University, Faculty of Physics

City: Sofia Country: Bulgaria

Main activities and responsibilities: Higher education; Administrative responsibilities; Organizing students education, curriculum, practicum, lab renovation; Teaching in Master degree program Fusion and Plasma Technology

[ 01/01/2000 – 30/06/2021 ] Assoc. Professor in Physics Sofia University, Department for Language Teaching and International Students

City: Sofia Country: Bulgaria

Main activities and responsibilities: Higher Education, Teaching Physics to international students

[ 12/2011 – 11/2015 ] Vice-Rector for Estates, Facilities and Economic Affairs Sofia University

City: Sofia Country: Bulgaria

Main activities and responsibilities: Higher education; Administrative responsibilities; Teaching in Master degree program Fusion and Plasma Technology

[ 2008 – 2011 ] Deputy-director Sofia University, Department for Language Teaching and International Students

City: Sofia Country: Bulgaria

Main activities and responsibilities: Higher Education; Administrative responsibilities; Teaching Physics

[ 2000 – 2008 ] Director Sofia University, Department for Language Teaching and International Students

City: Sofia Country: Bulgaria

Main activities and responsibilities: Higher Education; Administrative responsibilities; Teaching Physics

[ 1996 – 2000 ] Assoc. Professor in Physics Institute for Foreign Students City: Sofia Country: Bulgaria

Main activities and responsibilities: Teaching Physics to international students

[ 1993 – 2000 ] Head of the Department of Physics Institute for Foreign Students,

Department of Physics

City: Sofia Country: Bulgaria

Main activities and responsibilities: Teaching Physics to international students; Administrative responsibilities

[ 1981 – 1995 ] Assistant Professor and Senior Assistant Professor of General Physics Institute for Foreign Students, Department of Physics

City: Sofia Country: Bulgaria

Main activities and responsibilities: Teaching Physics to international students

Education and training
[ 1992 – 1994 ] PhD, Plasma and Gas Discharge Physics

Sofia University, Faculty of Physics

Address: 5 James Bourchier Blvd., 1164, Sofia, Bulgaria

Field(s) of study: Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics

Thesis: MODELLING OF PLASMA COLUMNS AT LOW PRESSURES SUSTAINED BY TRAVELLING ELECTROMAGNETI

[ 1974 – 1979 ] MSc, Physics, Atomic Physics Sofia University,

Faculty of Physics

Address: 5 James Bourchier Blvd., 1164, Sofia, Bulgaria

Personal skills

and competences

Field of research PLASMA PHYSICS, ATOMIC PHYSICS, PLASMA TECHNOLOGY PLASMA MODELLING, COMPUTER SIMULATION, MICROWAVE DISCHARGES
Membership of Professional Member of the American Physical Society
Societies 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, 7th , 8th  , 9th , 10th International Workshop and Summer School on Plasma Physics (2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2022)
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 (4 PhD degrees already obtained)
Publications  114
In Plasma Physics  83
• papers in refereed journals  53
communications to scientific meetings  46
• books:  10
Citation index434
h-index (Scopus)  11
h-index (Web of Science)  12

Specializations and work for FOREIGN INSTITUTIONS and PROJECTS

[01/11/2021 – Current]

 

PROMISCES – Grant agreement ID: 101036449 – Preventing Recalcitrant

Organic Mobile Industrial chemicalS for Circular Economy in the Soilsediment-water system

Bulgarian team leader

[2015– 2016] COST Action CA20114 – Therapeutical applications of Cold Plasmas

Bulgarian MC member

[01/11/2020 – Current]

 

COST Action CA19110 Plasma applications for smart and sustainable

agriculture (PlAgri)

Bulgarian MC member

[2013 – 2017]

 

COST Action TD1208 Electrical Discharges with Liquids for Future

Applications

Bulgarian MC member

[2011 – 2015]

 

COST Action MP1101 – Biomedical Applications of Atmospheric Pressure

Plasma Technology

Individual participation

[13/12/2016 – 16/10/2020]

 

DN08/8 from 2016 at Bulgarian National Science Fund – Effects and

mechanisms of impact of electrical discharges in gases and liquids on model

biological systems

Project Coordinator

[2008 – 2013]

 

FUSENET, The European Fusion Education Network, Grant Agreement No 224982/2008, Framework Program 7, SP5-Euratom
[2010 – 2015] EURATOM-INRNE BG

Coordinator of Sofia University team 2012 – 2015

SPECIALIZATIONS AND

WORK FOR FOREIGN

INSTITUTIONS

[15/04/2013 – 28/04/2013]

 

Czech Republic, Brno University of Technology, CEEPUS III – CIII-AT-0063-08-

1213 – Applications and diagnostics of electric plasmas.

Microwave discharges sustained by travelling waves

[09/07/2012 – 15/07/2012]

 

Portugal, Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear, Instituto Superior Técnico,

Lisboa

Consultant of the project “Microwave Discharges: From Fundamentals to

Nanotechnologies”

PTDC/FIS/108411/2008

[01/03/2010 – 12/03/2010]

 

Czech Republic, Masaryk University in Brno, CEEPUS II – CII-AT-0063-01-0506 –

Applications and diagnostics of electric plasmas

Modelling of surface-wave-sustained discharges

[20/09/2009 – 28/09/2009]

 

Japan, Shizuoka University, International School on TRUE-NANO Plasma

Science & Technology at Graduate School of Science and Technology

Lecture: Surface-wave-sustained discharges

[04/06/2007 – 10/06/2007] Spain, University of Cordoba

Erasmus Teachers’ Mobility: Surface-wave-sustained discharges: Applications and selfconsistent modeling

[28/05/2007 – 03/06/2007]

 

Portugal, Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear, Instituto Superior Técnico,

Lisboa

Consultant of the project “Ecological Engineering Plasma Laboratory” POCTI/FIS/

61679/2004

[16/04/2007 – 27/04/2007]

 

Czech Republic, Masaryk University in Brno, CEEPUS II – CII-AT-0063-01-0506 –

Applications and diagnostics of electric plasmas