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Viktor Stefov

Name: Viktor Stefov
Date of birth: 20. 07. 1961


Place of birth: Tashkent - Uzbekistan
Nationality: Macedonian
E-mail: viktorst@pmf.ukim.mk

Address: Arhimedova 5, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia
Phone: +389-2-3249942
Fax: +389-2-3226865

Web:  http://www.pmf.ukim.edu.mk/PMF/Chemistry/members/stefv.htm

Education:

  • Doctoral thesis on the issues of Vibrational and Structural chemistry, defended at the Sts. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje.
  • Completed studies in 1984 (as best student of his generation), University “Sts. Cyril and Methodius”
  • Postgraduate studies completed in 1992, University “Sts. Cyril and Methodius”
  • Doctoral studies completed in 1997, University “Sts. Cyril and Methodius”

Visits abroad:

  • Dept. of chemistry and physics at King’s College, London, England (in 1993, 1994, 1996).
  • Faculty of Chemistry, Sofia, Bulgaria (1997)
  • Institute of Inorganic Chemistry at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia (in 1999)
  • Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Siegen, Germany (in 2000, 2002, 2007)
  • JICA, Tokyo, Japan (2005)
  • Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (in 2007)
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (2009)
  • Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences (in 2009), Shanghai, China

Areas of research interests:

Molecular Spectroscopy and Structural Chemistry

  • Spectra-structural correlations of some minerals, inorganic and organic compounds
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Production and manufacturing of pure and extra pure compounds

Main methods for analysis:

  • Infrared and Raman spectroscopy
  • X-ray diffraction

Professional experience:

  • Assistant lecturer for subjects in the field of physical chemistry (1986), University “Sts. Cyril and Methodius”
  • Assistant Professor (1998), University “Sts. Cyril and Methodius”
  • Associated Professor (2003), University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius”
  • Full Professor (2008), University “Sts. Cyril and Methodius”, in the following subjects:
    • Selected topics of physical chemistry
    • Spectroscopic methods (IR, Raman, NMR, UV, Mass Spectrometry)
    • Sources and use of chemical information
  • Head of Department of physical chemistry (1998-2002)
  • Head of the Department of Science, Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Macedonia (2003-2005)
  • National Subcoordinator for JRC (Joint Research Centres, 2004-2006)
  • President of Council for Science and Research, Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Macedonia (2005-2007)
  • Current position: COST National Coordinator (2003-).

Publications:

  • Number of papers in Referred Journals: 70(55 in the International Journals)
  • Number of Communications to Scientific Meetings: 115
  • Number of Patents: 6
  • Number of books: 1

Selected publications:

  • S. Nyburg, B. Šoptrajanov, V. Stefov and V.M. Petruševski, DICESIUM trans-TETRAAQUADICHLOROCHROMIUM(III) CHLORIDE: REDETER­MI­NATION OF THE CRYSTAL STRUCTURE AND INFRARED STUDY OF THE WATER SPECTRUM, Inorg. Chem., 36, 2248 (1997).
  • I. Karamanceva, V. Stefov, B. Šoptrajanov, G. Danev, E. Spasova, J. Assa, FT-IR SPECTROSCOPY AND MICROSCOPY OF VACUUM-EVAPORATED POLYIMIDE THIN FILMS, Vib. Spectrosc., 19, 369 (1999).
  • L. Pejov, V. Stefov and B. Šoptrajanov, DFT COMPUTATIONAL AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF INDOLE CONTINUUM SOLVATION, Vib. Spectrosc., 19, 435 (1999).
  • I. Donova, S. Aleksovska and V. Stefov, SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION AND THERMAL DECOMPOSITION OF PYRIDINIUM URANYL ACETATE, Thermochim. Acta, 348, 169 (2000).
  • G. Jovanovski, V. Stefov, B. Šoptrajanov, B. Boev, MINERALS FROM MACEDONIA. IV. DISCRIMINATION BETWEEN SOME CARBONATE MINERALS BY FTIR SPECTROSCOPY, N. Jb. Miner. Abh., 177, 241 (2002).
  • I. Kuzmanovski, M. Trpkovska, B. Soptrajanov and V. Stefov, DETERMINATION OF THE COMPOSITION OF HUMAN URINARY CALCULI COMPOSED OF WHEWELLITE, WEDDELITE AND CARBONATE APATITE BY ARTIFICAL NEURAL NETWORK, Analitica Chimica Acta, 491, 211-218 (2003).
  • V. Stefov, B. Šoptrajanov, I. Kuzmanovski, H. D. Lutz and B. Engelen, INFRARED AND RAMAN SPECTRA OF MAGNE­SI­UM AMMO­NIUM PHOSPHATE HEXAHYDRATE (STRUVITE) AND ITS ISO­MOR­PHOUS ANALOGUES. III. SPECTRA OF PROTIATED AND PARTIALLY DEUTERATED MAGNESIUM AMMONIUM PHOS­P­HATE HEXAHYDRATE, J. Mol. Struct., 752, 60-67 (2005).
  • G.V. Yukhnevich, E.G. Tarakanova, V. Stefov, THE EFFECT OF DIVALENT CATIONS ON THE VIBRATIONAL PROPERTIES OF THE WATER MOLECULE IN CRYSTAL HYDRATES, J. Opt. Technol., 72, 423-425 (2005).
  • F. Spirovski, B. Engelen, V. Stefov, NEW CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF RbZn(HSeO3)2X (X= Cl, Br), Z. Kristallogr. NCS, 222, 91-92 (2007).
  • A. Cahil, B. Šoptrajanov, M. Najdoski, H. D. Lutz, B. Engelen and V. Stefov, INFRARED AND RAMAN SPECTRA OF MAGNE­SI­UM AMMO­NIUM PHOS­PHATE HEXAHYDRATE (STRUVITE) AND ITS ISO­MOR­PHOUS ANA­LOGUES. VI. FT-IR SPECTRA OF ISOMORPHOUSLY ISOLATED SPECIES. NH4+ IONS ISOLATED IN MKPO4 · 6H2O (M = Mg; Ni) AND PO43- IONS ISOLATED IN MgNH4AsO4 · 6H2O, J. Mol. Struct., J. Mol. Struct., 876, 255-259 (2008).
  • V. Koleva, V. Stefov, A. Cahil, M. Najdoski, B. Šoptrajanov, B. Engelen, H.D. Lutz, INFRARED AND RAMAN STUDIES OF MANGANESE DIHYDROGEN PHOSPHATE DIHYDRATE, Mn(H2PO4)2·2H2O. I. REGION OF THE VIBRATIONS OF THE PHOSPHATE IONS AND EXTERNAL MODES OF THE WATER MOLECULES , J. Mol. Struct., 917, 117-124 (2009).

Scientific Projects:

  • Leader or coordinator on 7 scientific projects
  • Participant in 37 scientific projects
  • Subcoordinator of ERA-WEST-BALKAN Project (FP6, 2004-2006)
  • National Coordinator of SEE-ERA.Net Project (FP6, 2004-2007)
  • Member of management committee in COST Action ISO604 (2007-2011)
  • Member in Advisory Board of Macedonian-Austrian R&D project: UKIM-Business start-up centre (2006-2009)
  • Evaluation of The Research Capacity and Development of a Strategy For Further Growth in Chemistry in General And In Food Science In Particular - SWOT-CHEMISTRY-FOOD (EU Commission, 2009-2010), FP7 Project
  • EUREKA Project: Development of new actuators, materials and technology for the production of advanced pneumatic and hydraulic valves (2009-2011)

Languages:


              English, Russian