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Biljana Minčeva-Šukarova

Education:

  • Oct. 1982 - Ph.D. in Physics (Raman Spectra of High Pressure Phase of Ice in their Region of Stability), Department of Physics, Kings College, London;
  • Jan. 1974 M.Sc. in Physical Chemistry (Vibrational Spectra of Carbon Dioxide in Solutions), Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia;
  • April 1971 B.Sc. in Physical Chemistry, Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia.

Work Experience:

  • 1996-present Professor, Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, University St Cyril & Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia;
  • 1991-1996 Associate Professor, Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, University St Cyril & Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia;
  • 1985-1991 Reader, Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, University St Cyril & Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia;
  • 1972-1985 Assistant lecturer, Faculty of Chemistry, University St Cyril & Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia.

Teaching:

  • Physical Chemistry ,
  • Radiochemistry,
  • Spectroscopy,
  • Material Science
  • Archaeometry
  • Forensic Chemistry

Research:

Molecular Spectroscopy, IR and Raman (& micro-Raman) spectroscopy of solids: polymorphs of ice, clathrate hydrates, Hofmann-type clathrates, minerals, pigments, automotive paints, ceramics,glass, fibers; ink; dyes.

Collaboration with:

  • G R Wilkinson & W F Sherman, Department of Physics, Kings College, London
  • Carolyn Koh, Department of Chemistry, Kings College, London
  • W. P. Griffith, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College, London
  • U. Mioc & I. Holctajner-Antunovic, Department of Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Belgrade (Serbia)
  • D. Vikic-Topic & G. Baranovic, Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, Croatia.
  • Prof. Sevim Akuyz, Department of Physics, Istanbul University, Istanbul (Turkey),
  • Peter Vabdebeele, Analytical Chemistry, University of Ghent (Belgium)
  • Philippe Colomban, LADIR CNRS, Paris, France
  • H. G. M. Edwards, Division of Chemical & Forensic Sciences, School of Life Sciences, University of Bradford, Bradford, UK

Grants:

  • 1984-1997 British Council - Alis Link Grants;
  • 1988-Tempus Phare Mobility Grant;
  • 2001-2004 Nato Science Program;
  • 2001-2003 And 2003-2005 Tubitak (Turkish Science Program).

Project co-ordinator (2000-2005):

  • Experimental and theoretical study of host-guest interaction in Hofmann-type clathrates (Department of Physics, Istanbul University, Turkey) (TÜBITAK) (1.10.2000 30.09.2002).Coordinator
  • Study of the host-guest interactions in clathrates and related systems - NATO Science program CLG Ref.No. 977638 (Department of Chemistry, Kings College, London) (April 1st 2001 March 30th 2004).Co-Coordinator
  • Spectroscopic manifestation on the structural aspects in some inclusion compounds: Hofmann type clarhrates, clay organic complexes and some self clathrates (Department of Physics, Istanbul University, Turkey) (TÜBITAK) (1.07.2003 30.06.2005). Coordinator
  • FP6-INCO-CT-2007-043642 - Project FORCA SPECLAB Reinforcement of the Research Capacities of the Spectroscopic Laboratory for Archaeometry, 2007-2009 - Coordinator
  • Franco-Macedonian Integrafm project Hubert Curien (PHC): - Analyses nondestructives des ceramiques anciennes des Balkans Partenariat (2008-2009)
  • TEMPUS CD_JEP-41105-2006 (MK): Education System in Forensic Sciences for the Republic of Macedonia, (EDU_FOR_MAK) (20072009) (coordinator for Chemistry)
  • COST G8 action: Non-destructive Analysis and Testing of Museum Objects, COST-CORDIS project, (2005-2006) member of the Management Committee
  • COST D42 action: Chemical Interactions between Cultural Artifacts and Indoor Environments (EnviArt) (2006-2010) member of the Management Committee

Publications :

  • S. V. Ribnikar, O. S. Puzić and B. N. Šukarova, Anharmonicity of the carbon dioxide molecule in solution of the acetylen and carbon tetrachloride, Bull. Soc. Chim. Beograd, 38 (1973) 509-519.

  • B. N. Šukarova and S. V. Ribnikar, Vibrational anharmonicity of carbon disulphide molecules in solution, Bull. Chem. Technol. Macedonia, 2 (1975) 11-21.

  • B. Šukarova, W. F. Sherman and G. R. Wilkinson, Raman spectra of high pres-sure phases of ice in their region of stability, J. Mol Struct. 79 (1982) 289-292.

  • B. Minčeva-Šukarova, W. F Sherman, G. R. Wilkinson, A high pressure spectro-scopic study on ice III-ice IX, disordered-ordered transition, J. Mol Struct., 115 (1984) 137-140.

  • B. Minčeva-Šukarova, W. F. Sherman and G. R. Wilkinson, The Raman spectra of ice (Ih, II, III, V, VI and IX) as functions of pressure and temperature, J. Phys. C: Solid State Phys., 17 (1984) 5833-5850.

  • B. Minčeva-Šukarova, W. F. Sherman and G. R. Wilkinson, Isolated O-D stretching frequencies in ice II, Spectrochim. Acta, 41A (1985) 315-318.

  • B. Minčeva-Šukarova, G. E. Slark and W. F. Sherman, The Raman spectra of ice V and VI and evidence of partial proton ordering at low temperatures, J. Mol. Struct., 143 (1986) 87-90.

  • B. Minčeva-Šukarova, G. E. Slark, W. F. Sherman and G. R. Wilkinson, A re-correlation of the vibrational spectra and crystallographic data for various ice
    polymorphs, J. Phys., C1, 48 (1987) 37-43.

  • B. Minčeva-Šukarova, G. Slark and W. F. Sherman, The Raman spectra of KOH
    doped ice polymorphs: V and VI, J. Mol. Struct., 175 (1988) 289-293.

  • B. Minčeva-Šukarova, L. Andreeva and G. Ivanovski, A study of host-guest
    interaction in Hofmann type clathrates, J. Mol. Struct., 219 (1990) 111-116.

  • L. Andreeva and B. Minčeva-Šukarova, The NH3 deformation vibrations in the
    Hofmann-type clathrates, Bull. Chem. Technol. Macedonia, 8 (1990) 266-272.

  • B. Minčeva-Šukarova, L. Andreeva, G. Ivanovski and V. Petruševski, An infrared study of Hofmann-Td type clathrates. Host-guest interactions, Vestn. Sloven. Kem. Drus., 37 (1990) 121-129.

  • L. Andreeva, B. Minčeva-Šukarova and V. Petruševski, The motion of the benzene molecules in the host lattice of M(NH3)2M(CN)42C6H6, Croatica Chem. Acta, 65 (1992) 173-178.

  • V. M. Petruševski, B. Minčeva-Šukarova and A. Džorovska, The vibrational species of molecules in disordered crystals: M(NH3)2 groups at C4h symmetry sites, Bull. Chem. Technol. Macedonia, 12 (1993) 31-34.

  • B. Minčeva-Šukarova, L. Andreeva and W. F. Sherman, Vibrational anharmonicity of the C-H out-of-plane vibrations in some Hofmann type clathrates, J. Mol. Struct., 293 (1993) 151-154.

  • M. Najdoski, B. Minčeva-Šukarova, A. Drake, I. Grozdanov and C. J. Chunnilall, Optical properties of thin solid films of lead sulphide, J. Mol. Struct., 349 (1995) 85-88.

  • M. Najdoski, I. Grozdanov and B. Minčeva-Šukarova, Oriented cadmium oxide thin solid films, J. Mater. Chem., 6 (1996) 761-764.

  • B. Minčeva-Šukarova, M. Najdoski, I. Grozdanov and C. J. Chunnilall, Raman spectra of thin solid films of some metal sulfides, J. Mol. Struct., 410-411 (1997) 267-270.

  • L. Andreeva and B. Minčeva-Šukarova, Vibratioinal spectra of partially debenzenated analogues in some en-Td type clathrates, J. Mol. Struct., 408-409 (1997) 431-434.

  • Liljana Andreeva and Biljana Minčeva-Šukarova, Far-infrared and Raman spectra of the low frequency region in Hofmann-Td type clathrates, J. Mol. Struct., 408-409 (1997) 435-438.

  • Ljupčo Pejov, Biljana Minčeva-Šukarova, Liljana Andreeva and Vladimir M Petruševski, Theoretical and experimental (infrared and Raman) study of the host-guest interactions in some Hofmann type clathrates, J. Mol. Struct. 482-483 (1999) 87-91.

  • B. Minčeva-Šukarova, L. Andreeva, Lj. Pejov and V. Petruševski Vibrational spectroscopic and quantum theoretical study of host-guest interactions in clathrates: I. Hofmann type clathrates, J. Serb. Chem. Soc. 65 (2000) 417-430.

  • Ljupčo Pejov, Liljana Andreeva, Biljana Minčeva-Šukarova and Vladimir M. Petruševski, The vibrational Stark effect on the doubly degenerate n19 modes of the benzene guest molecules in Hofmann type clathrates, Croatica Chem. Acta 73 (2000) 1185-1196.

  • V. Stefov, G. Jovanovski, B. Šoptrajanov, B. Minčeva-Šukarova, S. Dimitrovska and B. Boev, Minerals from Macedonia V. Characterisation of Gypsum, Barite and their synthetic analogues by FTIR and Raman spectroscopy, Geologica Macedonica 14 (2000) 61-66.

  • P. Makreski, G. Jovanovski, V. Stefov, B. Minčeva-Šukarova, B. Kaitner, B. Boev, Minerals from Macedonia. VI. Separation and identification of some sulfide minerals, Geologica Macedonica, 15-16 (2001-2002) 43-50.

  • B. Minceva-Sukarova, G. Jovanovski, P. Makreski, B. Soptrajanov, W. P. Griffith and I. Grzetic, Vibrational spectra of MMS2 type synthetic minerals (M = Tl or Ag, M = As or Sb), J. Mol. Struct. 651-653 (2003) 181-189.

  • S. Akyuz, M. Bakiler, L. Andreeva, B. Minceva-Sukarova, FT-IR spectroscopic investigation of Hofmann Td-type complexes of 2-, and 3-chloropyridine, J. Incl. Phen. and Macrocyclic Chem., 48 (2004) 25-29.

  • P. Makreski, G. Jovanovski, B. Minceva-Sukarova, B. Soptrajanov, A. Green, B. Engelen and I. Grzetic, Vibrational spectra of MI3MIIIS3 type synthetic minerals (MI = Tl or Ag and MIII = As or Sb), Vibrational Spectrosc., 35 (2004) 59-65.

  • B. Mincheva-Shukarova, Women in Science the Situation in Macedonia: 1998-2004, in Science Policy and Human resources development in South-Eastern Europe in the Context of European Integration, Eds. M. F. Gajdusek, A. C. Mayr, M. Polzer, ASO (Ljubljana, Sofia), 2006, p.207-214.

  • B. Minceva-Sukarova, L. Andreeva, S. Akyuz, Hofmann type clathrates spectroscopic studies of the low frequency region, J. Mol. Struct. 834-836 (2007) 48-56.

  • S. Akyuz, L. Andreeva, B. Minceva-Sukarova, G. Basar, Vibrational spectrosocpic study of two dimensional polymer compounds of pyrazinamide, J. Mol. Struct. 834-836 (2007) 399-402.

  • B. Minčeva-Šukarova, O. Grupče, V. Tanevska, L. Robeva-Čukovska, S. Mamučevska-Miljković, Micro-Raman Spectroscopic Studies of Byzantine Cultural Heritage in Republic of Macedonia, Maced. J. Chem. Chem Eng., 26 (2007) 103-110.

  • M. Skenderovska, B. Minčeva-Šukarova, L. Andreeva, Application of micro-Raman and FT-IR spectroscopy in forensic analysis of automotive topcoats in the Republic of Macedonia, Maced. J. Chem. Chem Eng., 27 (2008) 9-17.

  • L. Čukovska, O. Grupče, B. Minčeva-Šukarova, I. Kuzmanovski, Characterization of Salt Efflorescence using Target Factor Analysis, Development of the Method, J. Braz. Chem. Soc., 20 (2009) 57-63.

  • V. Tanevska, Ph. Colomban, B. Minčeva-Šukarova, O. Grupče, Characterization of pottery from the Republic of Macedonia I: Raman analyses of Byzantine glazed pottery excavated from Prilep and Skopje (12th 14th century), J. Raman Spectrosc. 2009 (DOI 10.1002/jrs.2273)

  • B. Minčeva-Šukarova, Meteorite Struga Overview of previous chemical and recent spectroscopic analyses, Maced. J. Chem. Chem. Eng., 28 (2009) 41-48.

  • A. Raškovska, B. Minčeva-Šukarova, O. Grupče, Ph. Colomban, Characterization of pottery from the Republic of Macedonia II: Raman and infrared analyses of glazed pottery finds from Skopsko Kale, J. Raman Spectrosc. 2009 (DOI 10.1002/jrs.2463)