Faculty of Metallurgy and Material Science

 

Dean: Prof. Dr. Eng. Emil Mihailov
phone: (+359 2) 81-63-182, 81-63-361
Е-mail: emil@uctm.edu

Deputy Dean: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. Irena Mihaylova
phone: (+359 2) 81-63-377
Е-mail: irena@uctm.edu

Inspector: Snejka Tsvetanova

phone: (+359 2) 81-63-115
Е-mail: snejka@uctm.edu

 

 

Department of Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals

and Semiconductors Technologies

 

Head of Department: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. Vladislava Stefanova

phone: (+359 2) 81-63-390

E-mail: vps@uctm.edu

 

The Department of Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals and Semiconductors Technologies was established in 2001 as a result of the merging the Departments of Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals and of Chemistry and Technology of Materials for the Microelectronics and Electronics Elements. At present there are two sections: Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals and Alloys and Semiconductors Technologies.

 

Section: “Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals and Alloys”

Students at BSc., MSc. and PhD. level are trained at this section of the Department. Their major is Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals and Alloys.

The research interests refer to main areas of expertise, i.e. to the development of new pyro- and hydrometallurgical methods for recovery of non-ferrous metals from deep sea polymetallic nodules; to the theory and practice of autothermal and autoclave processes; to the investigation of the properties of melts and slags and reduction of metal losses; application of cementation processes for purification of leach solutions; increase of the extraction rate of valuable components from raw materials; ecological problems in metallurgy.

The academic staff includes two Associate Professors and two Assistant Professors. All of them have PhD.

The educational and research work is carried out in 8 laboratories.

 

Section: “Semiconductors technologies”

Section "Semiconductor technologies" trains students at BSc. and MSc. level with major in Materials Science and Semiconductor Materials, students at MSc. level with major in Semiconductor Materials and Technologies, Metrology, Nanotechnologies and Nanomaterials. The PhD. students are trained in the field of technology of semiconductor materials and electronic elements.

The academic staff of the section “Semiconductor technologies” consists of 1 Professor, 1 Associate professor and two Assistant Professors. Three of them have PhD.

The main fields of scientific investigations at the section are as follows: Materials and technologies for production of discrete and integral components for the micro-, nano- and radio-electronics, sensorics, energetics, etc.; Pure and supra pure materials for the electronics, electrotechnics, pharmacy, etc. (luminophores, single crystals of semiconductor materials, ferrite and sеgnetо-electrical materials, pure metals and fluids, salts, thin films with various uses: from silicium, АIIBVI, AIIIBV, nitrides, chalcogenides, etc.; UHF-materials, amorphous and glassy materials, etc.); Synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials (metallic nanosized particles, hybrid nanoparticles of the core/shell type for catalysts, functionalized nanomaterials for the medicine, nanocomposites for the optoelectronics, nanocomposites as gas-absorbers for the electronics and the high-vacuum techniques, nanocomposites for electrochemical power sources).

The educational and research work is carried out in 7 laboratories.

 

Department of Physical Metallurgy and Thermal Equipment

 

Head of Department: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. Dimitar Krastev

phone: (+359 2) 81-63-358

E-mail: : krastev@uctm.edu

 

The Department of Physical Metallurgy and Thermal Equipment (PMTE) is one of the oldest Departments at the University. It consists of three sections: “Metal Deformation, Fatigue and Fracture and Metal Forming”, “Metals Science and Heat Treatment of Metals” and “Energy and Ecological Efficiency in Metallurgy”. The Department of Physical Metallurgy and Thermal Equipment is the only Department at all Bulgarian technical universities which trains engineers at BSc. and MSc. level for ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgies. The students at BSc. level have majors in Metallurgy, Materials Science (Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials Science), Inorganic Chemical Technologies (Faculty of Chemical Technologies). The students at MSc. level have majors in Metal Forming, Physical Metallurgy, Energy and Ecological Efficiency in Metallurgy, Systems and Equipment for Environmental Protection in Metallurgy, Metallic Materials, Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals and Alloys, Materials Science and Engineering (the teaching in the latter is in English). All these majors refer to the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials Science. The PhD. students at the Department work in areas corresponding to the scientific disciplines “Materials Science and Technology of Engineering Materials” (02.01.02), “Technologies, Machines and Systems for Metal Forming” (02.01.17), “Physical Metallurgy” (02.09.01), “Metallurgical Heat Engineering” (02.09.03) and “Powder Metallurgy” (02.09.10).

The Department of Physical Metallurgy and Thermal Equipment is one of the fundamental Departments which trains graduates students at all three levels with major in Materials Science. The teaching at the second level is provided in Bulgarian as well as in English. The Department is also training specialists for other industrial fields such as mechanical engineering, energy sectors, chemical industry, where technologies of forming and heat treatment of metals take place, as well as high temperature physical chemistry processes – for effective solution of ecological problems.

The academic staff of the Department consists of 1 Professor (DSc. PhD.), 1 Associate Professor (DSc. PhD.), 5 Associate Professors (PhD.), 4 Assistant Professors (PhD), 3 Assistant Professors, 12 PhD. Students. Most of the members of the academic staff are members of different national and international Institutions and Structures and take part in international forums. There are laboratories on Physics of Metals and Plastic Deformation, Metals Forming, Light Microscopy, Heat Treatment of Metals, Heat Transfer, Interdisciplinary Diagnostic Laboratory (used jointly with the Department of Automation and Information Technologies).

Graduates and PhD. students can develop part of their diploma-projects and PhD. theses within the framework of SOCRATES, ERASMUS and ERASMUS-MUNDUS programs at universities in Portugal, Germany, Austria, France and Greece.

The research work at the Department of Physical Metallurgy and Thermal Equipment and its application to teaching is connected with studies on processes of metal forming and their improvement and precision, non-ferrous and ferrous metals heat treatment, improvement of heat-energy efficiency of furnaces in industry, ecology, powder metallurgy, development of new materials and technologies. Most of the results described in Course Projects, Course Research Works and Diploma Theses are obtained while the students were working on the research projects carried out and are published in articles and conference papers. The Department works in good collaboration with Sheffield University and Manchester Materials Performance Centre at Manchester University, UK; Moscow State Open University; Belgrade University in Serbia; Moscow University for Steels and Alloys in Russia; Mining Academy in Krakow, Poland; Institute of Metal Science and Technology of Metals and Institute of Mechanics – BAS. ERASMUS projects, as well as a project for creating the European Educational Network for Materials Science have been developed. International Summer Engineering Schools for PhD. students and young researchers from South-East Europe are organized together with other universities from the Balkan countries.

 

Department of Silicate Technology

 

Head of Department: Prof. Dr. Eng. Stoyan Djambazov

phone: (+359 2) 81-63-370

E-mail: djam@uctm.edu

 

The Department of Silicate Technology has a mission to disseminate knowledge in the field of Materials Science and Engineering developing fundamental understanding of the nature of inorganic matter; to create possibilities for the students and young researchers to work at the industry, at scientific centres and laboratories and government organizations, aiming to obtain the appropriate knowledge and skills for creating new materials with nontraditional properties and vanguard technology for their production. The Department trains students from (i) the Faculty of Chemical Technologies at BSc. level with major in Technology of Glass, Ceramic and Binding Materials and at MSc. level with major in Glass, Ceramic and Binding Materials; (ii) the Faculty of Metallurgy and Material Sciences at BSc. level with major in Materials Science and at MSc. level with majors in Silicate Materials and Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials. The Department is authorized to teach PhD. students in “Technology of silicates, binding materials and high-temperature inorganic materials” (02.10.12) and “Industrial Thermal Techniques” (02.06.13).

The academic staff of the Department of Silicate Technology includes 3 professors on tenure positions, 4 Associate Professors (3 of them are on tenure positions) and 3 Assistant Professors. One of the Lecturers has DSc. degree, while another 9 have PhD.

The areas of research interests and activities are as follows: classical and new glassy, ceramic, hybrid, composite and nanomaterials for application in optics, electronics, high temperature technology; special refractory and construction materials; mathematical modeling of transferring processes in silicate technology.

The educational and research activities at the Department are carried out in 13 specialized laboratories equipped with the laboratory techniques and appliances required.

 

Department of Ferrous Metallurgy and Metal Foundry

 

Head of Department: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. Rumen Petkov

phone: (+359 2) 81-63-343

E-mail: cast-rum@uctm.edu

 

The Department of Ferrous Metallurgy and Metal Foundry was founded under the name of Metallurgy and Mechanical Technology in 1953. In 1960 it has been renamed and became known as Department of Ferrous Metallurgy. In 1985, after a restructuring of the Departments at the Faculty, a new Department, that of Ferrous Metallurgy and Foundry was established. Later the problem laboratory on plasma metallurgy “Plasmalab" was included and the Department became the basic research section developing plasma technologies and equipment for the metallurgy in Bulgaria.

The Department is a unique one at Bulgarian technical universities. It trains engineers for ferrous materials production. Most of the leading specialists in the metallurgy and foundry fields are graduates of this Department. Since the very beginning the staff of the Department has had as its main aim the solving of technical, technological and ecological problems of the metallurgical and foundry manufactories in Bulgaria. The students at the Department of Ferrous Metallurgy and Foundry are trained at BSc. and MSc. levels with majors in Ferrous Metallurgy and Metal Foundry.

The Department staff collaborates in its research activities with a number of Bulgarian and foreign research Institutes and Universities - Ferrous Metallurgy Institute, Metalurgproject, Metal Foundry Institute, Leiarcomplect, Institute of Metals Science to the Bulgarian Academy of Science, Metal-Ceramics Institute, Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys in Russia, Institute of Metallurgy in Dnepropetrovsk in Ukraine, Institute of Metallurgy in Cheliabinsk, Coshitze Polytechnics in Slovakia, Freiberg Polytechnics in Germany, Institute "Paton" in Kiev, Technical University in Chenstohova, Poland, Aachen Technical University in Germany, Royal Polytechnic Institute in Stockholm, Skopje Polytechnics, etc.

 

MATERIALS SCIENCE CENTRE

 

Chairman: Prof. DSc. Donka Angelova

phone: (+359 2) 8163 353, 81-63-356

Е-mail: donka@uctm.edu

Technical Organizer: Prof. Dr. Eng. Rozina Yordanova

phone: (+359 2) 8163 356; (+359 2) 8163 354

Е-mail: materials@uctm.edu

 

The Centre of Materials Science is established in 2005 at the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy. It includes four main modules: Metallic Materials, Ceramic Materials, Polymer Materials and Semiconductors. The teaching is in Bulgarian and in English. The main Departments involved with teaching and research are: Department of Physical Metallurgy and Thermal Equipment (PMTE), Department of Ferrous Metallurgy and Casting (FMC) (from the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials Science); Department of Technology of Silicates (TS) (from the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials Science); Department of Polymers Engineering (PE) (from the Faculty of Chemical Technologies); Department of Non-Ferrous Metallurgy and Technology of Semiconductors (NFMTS); (from the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials Science).

The Centre of Materials Science trains engineers at BSc. and MSc. levels with major in Materials Science for ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgies; for ceramic, polymer and semiconductors industries. At BSc. level the majors are: Metallic Materials, Ceramic Materials, Polymer Materials and Semiconductors. The teaching is in Bulgarian. At MSc. level the majors are: Metallic Materials, Ceramic Materials, Polymer Materials and Semiconductors. The teaching is in Bulgarian. At MSc. level a major in Materials Science and Engineering with teaching in English is provided. The PhD. students work in areas referring to the scientific disciplines:”Materials Science and Technology of Engineering Materials” (02.01.02), “Technologies, Machines and Systems for Metal Forming” (02.01.17), “Technologies, Machines and Systems for Metal Casting” (2.01.18), “Metals Science and Heat Treatment” (02.09.01), “Ferrous Metallurgy” (02.09.06), “Non-Ferrous Metallurgy” (02.09.07), “Metallurgy of High-Purity Metals and Advanced Alloys” (02.09.11), “Metallurgical Heat Engineering” (02.09.03), “Powder Metallurgy” (02.09.10), “Technology and Recycling of Polymers” (02.10.06), “Technology of Rubber” (02.10.13), “Technology of Semiconductors and Electronic Elements” (02.10.17), “Technology of Composites” (02.10.25).

The graduates of the Materials Science Centre are concerned with the structure and properties of all materials which have engineering applications. Materials Engineers are responsible for designing, producing, examining and testing materials as diverse as metallic engineering alloys, semiconductors, glasses, ceramics, plastics, composites and a wide range of advanced sustainable materials on classical or new basis for use in high performance applications. Materials engineers work at the forefront of new sustainable technology, with designers and engineers in every other field, and enjoy exceptionally high employment prospects.

The academic staff of the Department consists of 9 Professors, 20 Associate Professors, 21 Assistant Professors and some PhD. students. All members of the staff are accredited to train PhD. students in the areas mentioned above. Most of the academics are members of different national and international Institutions and Structures and take part in international forums. Their research papers and books are well known and cited in the literature.

The activities of the Centre are carried out in the laboratories of the Departments involved and in the Central University Laboratory.

The Materials Science Centre has teaching and research contacts, and students exchange with universities in France, Germany, Spain, Greece, and Ireland within the framework of ERASMUS Program and research contacts with universities in China, Japan, and India.