DEGREES: Senior Research Fellow, Candidate of Physical and Mathematical
Sciences (equivalent to Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D.).
1967 - 1970 National Physical and Mathematical Gymnasium
1970 - 1977 Physical Faculty of the Moscow State University Sternberg State Astronomical Institute. Diploma thesis on Non stationary Disk Accretion of Strongly Magnetised Neutron Stars.
1978 - 1983 Space Research Institute at the Soviet Academy of Sciences and Physical Faculty of the Moscow State University. Post graduate research under the supervision of Acad. Ya.B. Zeldovich. Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (equivalent to Doctor of Philosophy, PhD) with Thesis on "Non-stationary Disc Accretion".
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY (starting with the most recent)
Since 2005 - Deputy Director, International and National Activities Head of Astrophysics and Synergetic Division, Space Research Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS).
Since 1990 - Vice - President of the Scientific Council, Space Research Institute, BAS.
1988 - 2005 Deputy Director of Sciences, Space Research Institute.
Since 1988 - Head of Space Astronomy and High-Energy Astrophysics Divisions, Space Research Institute, BAS.
1983 - 1987 Head of the High-Energy Astrophysics Group at the Central Laboratory for Space Research (CLSR), BAS.
1978 - 1983 Ph.D. Graduate studies, Space Research Institute at the Soviet Academy of Sciences and Physical Faculty of the Moscow State University.
1981 Language qualification - England
MPI fur Extrerrestrishe Physik - Germany
ISAS, Nagoya University -Japan
Francaty, Roma University - Italy
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) - USA
Abastumany Observatory - Georgia
Brussels Free University -Belgium
1983 - 1987 High Energy Astrophysics Group Theoretical Research, Development of X -Ray Instrumentation
1983 - 1989 Principal Investigator and Science Team Leader of the Bulgarian part for the fast rotating X - Ray telescope PODSOLNUCH (Sunflower), GRANAT International Mission ( together with USSR, France, Bulgaria, Denmark )
1986 - 1988 National Co-ordinator for the Space Physical and Astrophysical Programme for the flight of the Second Bulgarian Cosmonaut onboard MIR Station. Scientific leader of the astronomical complex Rozhen operating onboard MIR Station.
1983 - 1990 Research Supervisor of 6 graduate students and diploma theses of which 4 co-supervised.
Since 1991 - Research Supervisor of 4 Ph.D graduate students (Aspirants) .
Bulgarian Union of Scientists - member
International Astronomical Union - member
International Astronautics Academy - academision membe
COSPAR Committee on Astrophysics from Space - member
Space Exploration Committee of the International Astronautical Federation - member
International Scientific Committee on Spectra - X-Rays and GammaRays - member
International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)-member
European Astronomical Union - member
1983 President Local Committee COSPAR Symposium on High Energy Astrophysics and Cosmology, Pamporovo, Bulgaria
1987 Member - International Scientific Committee
President - Local Organising Committee of COSPAR Symposium on the Physics of Compact Object - Theory versus Observation, Sofia, Bulgaria
Since 1984 Co - chairman - Space Astronomy Session, IAF Space Exploration Symposium
Active participation in COSPAR, IAF, ESA events.
Team Leader - Bilateral agreement between the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and CNR - Italy in the field of high energy astrophysics, between Space Research Institute and Nagoya University in the field of Space Research.
Team Leader - Bilateral agreement between Space Research Institute, BAS and Nagoya University in the field of Space Research.