The New Prime Minister of Bulgaria: Who is Nikolay Denkov?

Today, with 132 votes, Nikolay Denkov was elected Prime Minister of Bulgaria. He will be rotating Prime Minister for the first 9 months of the cabinet after which he will be replaced by Mariya Gabriel.

Nikolay Denkov is an academician of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) and a regular member of the European scientific academy "Academia Europaea", a professor and doctor of sciences in physical chemistry. He is a member of the "Physical Sciences Working Group" at the European Space Agency (ESA). He heads the "Active Formulations and Materials" laboratory at the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy of the Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski".

According to the 2021 ranking of Stanford University, Academician Denkov is in the top 1% of the world's most influential scientists in his field. His scientific research is in the field of physicochemistry of colloid-dispersed systems, surface-active substances and their numerous applications. He has published more than 180 scientific articles, two of them in the prestigious journal "Nature" and one each in "Nature Physics" and "Nature Communications", as well as 18 reviews.

His works have been cited over 10,000 times in the scientific literature (h-index = 50). He has delivered over 90 lectures at international conferences, conducted over 80 seminars at foreign universities and research institutes. He is the co-author of 12 patents, including six international and four foreign.

He managed more than 45 international projects financed by foreign companies.

He worked as a visiting researcher at the Japan Science Foundation (JRDC), a senior researcher at the Rhone-Poulenc Institute (France), a leading scientist at the Unilever Research Institute (USA). He was a visiting...

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