Institute of Optical Materials and Technologies
"Acad. Jordan Malinowski"

Projects
European Union
In implementation:
None

Completed:
  • SilverCross “Mass production of silver halide recording material for full colour holographic applications”;
  • “3DTV - Integrated Three-Dimensional Television - Capture, Transmission and Display”, N 511568 6th Framework Network of Excellence, 2004 -2007.
COST
In implementation:
  • Action MP 1402 “Hooking together European research in Atomic Layer Deposition” HERALD 2014-2018, MC for Bulgaria, coordinator from IOMT Prof. V. Marinova, DScPhys, Action MP1402
  • Action CA15107 “Multi-Functional Nano-Carbon Composite Materials Network” (MultiComp) 2016 – 2020, MC substitute for Bulgaria, coordinator from IOMT Prof. V. Marinova, DScPhys, Action CA15107
Completed:
  • Action МР 1205, Advances in Optofluidics: Integration of Optical Control and Photonics with Microfluidics, coordinator from Bulgaria Assoc. Prof. Dimana Nazarova.
  • Action D20
  • Action P8
  • Action МР0603
  • Action МР0604
  • Action МР1102, Chemical imaging by coherent Raman microscopy, project coordinator from Bulgaria Prof. DSc V. Sainov.
International Scientific Cooperation (EBR)
In implementation:
  • Department of Electrophysics, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan – “Multifunctional Optical and Magnetoelectric Materials and Applications ” project coordinator Prof. V. Marinova, DSc, 2018-2020.

Completed:
  • Department of Electrophysics, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan – “Materials for photonics and magnetoelecronics with new functionalities” project coordinator Assoc. Prof. V. Marinova, DScPhys, 2016-2017
  • Physical Department, University of Antwerpen, Belgium "“ 2D materials and their heterostructures: deposition and study of the optical, electrical and magnetic properties ", project coordinator Assoc. Prof. V. Marinova, DScPhys, 2015-2017;
  • Academy of the Science of the Czech Republic-“Thin nanostructured films for application in nanophotonics”, project coordinator Assoc. Prof. R. Todorov, PhD, 2014- 2016;
  • National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan - “Contemporary materials and devices for applications in photonics and opto-electronics", project coordinator Assoc. Prof. V. Marinova, DScPhys, 2014-2015;
  • National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan - “Photosensitive materials and their applications for optical information processing", project coordinator Assoc. Prof. V. Marinova, PhD, 2012-2014;
  • Academy of the Science of the Czech Republic-“Hybrid structures from chalcogenide glasses and optical polymers for sensors applications”, project coordinator Assoc. Prof. R. Todorov, PhD, 2011- 2013;
  • Laboratoire Catalyse & Spectrochimie (LCS) ENSICAEN - Université de Caen – CNRS, France, “ Optical properties and sensing applications of multi-layered systems consisting of chalcogenides and microporous nanomaterials (colloidal zeolites) ”, project coordinator Assoc. Prof. T. Babeva, PhD, 2012-2013.
  • Physical Department, University of Antwerp, Belgium “Optical properties modification of complex oxide materials for photonic applications”, project coordinator Assoc. Prof. V. Marinova, PhD, 2012-2014;
Operational programs
In implementation:
None

Completed:
  • OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME “Development of competitiveness of Bulgarian Economy” 2007 – 2013 - Project BG161PO003-1.2.04-0034-C0001, “Development of applied research in IOMT through elaboration of high-tech optical materials for advanced applications”, Project Leader Prof. DSc Nikola Malinowski
  • Human Resources Development Operational programme – support for publication of scientific papers in referred databases and journals with impact factor – 4 projects
  • Human Resources Development Operational programme – support for publication of scientific papers in referred databases and journals with impact factor – 1 project
Ministry of Education and National Science Fund
In implementation:
  • „Biochip based on new plasma structures and nano-structured bio-recognition elements“, Н 18/8 coordinator Assoc. Prof. G. Dyankov, PhD, 2017 – 2020.
  • „Developing solid dye laser environments with high photostability“, ДМ 18/7,coordinator Assist. Prof. H. Kisov, PhD, 2017-2019.
  • „Optical and quantum-electronic elements and devices based on wedge interference structures for laser and optoelectronic techniques, optical communications, metrology and spectral analysis“, ДН 17/7, coordinator for IOMT Prof. Elena Stoykova, DSc, 2017- 2020.
  • „Recovery and application of waste materials from the ether-oil industry for the "green" synthesis of metallic nanoparticles“, ДН 17/22,coordinator for IOMT Assoc. Prof. D. Karashanova, PhD, 2017- 2020.
  • „Synthesis of coal ash zeolites for adsorption, catalytic destruction and detection of atmospheric pollutants“, ДН 17/18, coordinator for IOMT Prof. Tsvetanka Babeva, PhD, 2017- 2020.
  • „New azo materials and application of their photophysical properties as reversible optical recording devices“, ДН 18/5 coordinator for IOMT Assoc. Prof. D. Nazarova, PhD, 2017- 2020.
  • ”Novel hybrid structures based on photorefractive crystal-liquid crystal and graphene”, FNI Т0226, project coordinator Prof. Vera Marinova, DScPhys, 2014- 2018;
  • “Zeolite nanostructures for optical applications", DRILA 01/13, Rila program for bilateral science and technology cooperation between Bulgaria and France - Program RILA 2014 г., coordinator Assoc. Prof. Ts. Babeva, PhD 2015-2018.
  • Reversible polarization holographic recording in anisotropic azopolymer based nanocomposites, DN 08/10, coordinator Assoc. Prof. D. Nazarova, PhD, 2016-2018.
  • "Holographic imaging, beam shaping and speckle metrology with computer generated holograms", ДH 08/13, coordinator Prof. E. Stoykova, DSc, 2016-2018.
  • “Deposition and characterization of nanosized films from oxide-zeolite composites, polymers and graphene for implementation as active media for optical sensors”, DN 08/15, coordinator Prof. Ts. Babeva, PhD, 2016-2019.
  • Surface relief formation study on polarization holographic recordin, ДМ 08/01, coordinator N. Berberova-Buhova, PhD, 2016-2018.
  • „Atomic layer deposition of dielectric nanolayers on 2D materials as active platforms for multifunctional devices“, DN 08/09, coordinator for IOMT Prof. V. Marinova, DSc, 2016-2018.
Completed:
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Carrying out an International autumn school on fundamental and electronic crystalography, ДПМНФ01/39/6.10.2017, coordinator Assoc. Prof. D. Karashanova, PhD, 2017-2017.
„Nanostructured liquid crystals for tunable photonic devices“, DFNI-TO2/18, coordinator for IOMT Assoc. Prof. G.Dyankov, PhD, 2014-2017.
„Advances in Optofluidics: Integration of Optical Control and Photonics with Microfluidics“, coordinator Assoc. Prof. Dimana Nazarova - 2015-2016.
“Humidity sensors comprising new metal oxide and oxichalcogenide nanostructured materials”, NSF, ДО 08-148, 2009-2013, project coordinator for IOMT res. associate B. Georgieva, PhD;
“Trapping phenomena and their implications on long term reliability of nano-dimensional metallic electrode / high-k dielectric structures”, NSF, ТК-09-0002, 2010-2013, project coordinator for IOMT Assoc. Prof. P. Sharlandjiev, PhD
“Measurement of thickness of textured and nano-crystal films taking in account the secondary extinction and X-ray absorption”, NSF, Х-1507, 2005-2011, project coordinator Prof. DSc I. Tomov;
“Microwave assisted processes for formation of nanocomposite materials”, ВУ-ТН-205/2006, 2006-2011, project coordinator for IOMT Assoc. Prof. G. Danev, PhD;
“Organic photovoltaics based on low molecular compounds and polymer semiconductors ”, NSF, ДО 02-254/, 2008-2012, project coordinator Assoc. Prof. J. Assa, PhD;
“Self organization of a conductive nanofibers during electrospinning of polyelectrolytes solutions”, NSF, ДО 02-237/, 2008-2012, project coordinator for IOMT Prof. DSc N. Malinowski;
“Bacteria sensors based on nanostructured ZnO films, nanoparticles and nanowires ”, NSF, ДО 02-207/, 2008-2012, project coordinator for IOMT Prof. S. Kitova. PhD;
“New amorphous and glassy materials based on Ge for sensing applications ”, NSF, ДО 02-123/, 2008-2012, project coordinator for IOMT Assoc. Prof. K. Petkov, PhD;
“Research, development and fabrication of prototypes of micro-heating elements for high-tech applications”, Ministry of Economy and Energy –national innovation Fund, 5ИФ-0249/, 2009-2011, project coordinator for IOMT Assoc. Prof. B. Mednikarov, PhD;
“Photonic crystals for sensors applications ”, MEYS ДНС -7РП 01/18, 2011-2011, project coordinator Assoc. Prof. T. Babeva, PhD;
“Chemical micro-imaging through coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy”, MEYS ДКОФ7РП 02/111, project coordinator Prof. DSc E. Stoykova.
“Nano-sized holographic investigations”, MEYS ДО 02/155, project coordinator Prof. DSc S. Sainov.
“Digital holographic microscopy with spectral marking of the studied objects”, MEYS, ДКОСТ01/7/, 2012-2015, project coordinator Prof. DSc V. Sainov
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Budget
In implementation:
  • “Multilayer porous structures for optical detection of volatile organic compounds”, project coordinator Assoc. Prof. T. Babeva, PhD
  • “Hybrid structures based on grapheme and 2D materials for multifunctional devices ”, project coordinator Prof. Vera Marinova, DSc
  • “Nanostructured thin films and multilayer coatings of metal and semiconductor”, project coordinator Assoc. Prof. R. Todorov, PhD
  • “Low molecular weight organic solar cells”, project coordinator Prof. S. Kitova, PhD
  • “White OLEDs”, project coordinator Assoc. Prof. R. Tomova, PhD
  • “Holographic imaging, beam shaping and speckle metrology with computer generated holograms”, project coordinator Prof. E. Stoykova, DSc
  • “Reversible polarization holographic recording in anisotropic azopolymer based nanocomposites”, Assoc. Prof. D. Nazarova, PhD
  • "Bio/gas sensors based on surface plasmon resonance (SPR)", project coordinator Assoc. Prof. G. Dyankov. PhD
Support program for young scientists

In implementation:
  • „Development of mesopore oxide thin films with application in ecology”, DFNP-17-97, project coordinator PhD student R. Georgiev, 2017-2019.
  • „Improving the parameters of photoinduced birefringence by introducing nanoparticles of TiO2 into azopolymers”, DFNP-17-57, project coordinator PhD student G. Mateev, 2017-2019.
  • „Preparation of nanostructured layers of ZnO and graphite-based materials by electrospray and external electromagnetic effect for applications in optoelectronics and sensors”, DFNP-17-56, project coordinator PhD student G.Marinov, 2017-2019.

Completed:
  • „Intelligent thin-film structures for optical detection of volatile organic compounds”, DFNP-199/14.05.2016, project coordinator Assist. Prof. K. Lazarova, PhD, 2016-2017.
  • „Synthesis of new iridic cyclomethate complex compounds and their use as phosphorescent emitters and dopants in white organic light-emitting diodes”, DFNP -148-А1/12, project coordinator Assist. Prof. P. Ivanov, 2016-2017.