National competition “Best diploma thesis” for the AQUACHIM award of the Union of Chemists
The official award ceremony for the National Contest organized by the Union of Chemists in Bulgaria took place on 14.03.2017 at the premises of the organization. Recent Bachelor as well as Master graduates in chemistry and chemical engineering from different universities in the country participated in the competition.
Official award ceremony
The Commission was composed of Prof. V. Beshkov (Chairman) and members Prof. Dimitar Tsalev, Assoc. Prof. Ivo Valchev, Assoc. Prof. Chavdar Bonev, Assoc. Prof. Vasil Neychev and Assoc. Prof. Katja Arishtirova and issued the “AQUACHIM” award for 2016 unanimously to Diana Cholakova from the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski". The awarded diploma thesis is entitled "Control over the form of droplets that undergo a transition phase". Supervisor of the awarded thesis is Prof. N. Denkov. The "AQUACHIM” award includes a certificate and cash prize of 2,000 BGN.
Furthermore, two encouraging prizes (certificates and 500 BGN) were issued to Dessislava Gerginova and Rositsa Stoykova from the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy in Sofia. Dessislava Gerginova received recognition for her thesis on "Instrumental and statistical methods for copper analysis" under the guidance of Prof. Iv. Mitov from the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy in Sofia and Prof. Sv. Simova, from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. The diploma thesis presented by Rositsa Stoykova was entitled "Research on creating new methods for synthesis of the antihyperlipidemic agent ezetimibe" and mentored by Prof. Shintser from the University of Magdeburg, Germany, and Assoc. Prof. A. Mavrova, from the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy in Sofia.
The AQUACHIM award was issued to Diana Cholakova