Last updated: 09.10.2007
Jordan Todorov Petkov
Unilever Resarch&Development Port Sunlight, Quarry Road East , Bebington, Wirral , CH63 3JW , UK
Phone: +44 (0) 151 641 13 78; Fax: +44 (0) 151 641 1843
Family Name: Petkov
Date and Place
of Birth: April 11, 1966 , Triavna , Bulgaria
Marital Status: Married with two children
Education and Career:
To Present Research Scientist in Hair Category, Unilever R&D Port Sunlight, Quarry Road East, Bebington, Wirral, CH63 3JW, UK
April 2001 – December 2002 Marie Curie Fellow at Unilever Research Port Sunlight Laboratory, Quarry Road East, Bebington, Wirral, Merseyside, CH63 3 JW, UK.
Nov. 1996 - April 1998 Eighteen months research visit at the Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal, C.N.R.S., 33600 Pessac, France
Dec. 1994 - Feb. 1995 Three months research visit at the Department of Fluid Mechanics, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
Nov. 1993 - Jan. 1994 Three months research visit at the Department of Fluid Mechanics, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
March 1995 – April 2001 Research Associate at Faculty of Chemistry, Sofia University, 1 James Bourchier Ave., 1164 Sofia, Bulgaria
Jan. 1992 – March 1995 Ph.D. student, University of Sofia, Faculty of Chemistry.
Ph D Thesis: "Determination of Surface Rheological Properties, Including Methods with Probing Particle". PhD Thesis Defended in March 2001.
1986-1991 Graduate student of University of Sofia , Faculty of Chemistry. Major:Chemistry and Physics – GPA: 5.84 points out of 6. M.Sc. Thesis: "Ultrafiltration of Charged Colloidal Particles ".
1984-1986 Military Service (obligatory according to the Bulgarian law).
1980-1984 Student in Triavna High School . GPA 6.00 points out of 6.
Research Interests: Dynamics of Particles at Interfaces; Rheological Properties of Fluid-Fluid Interfaces; Membrane Filtration; Micellar Properties and Applications; Static and Dynamic Light Scattering in Relation to Colloidal Systems, Non-DLVO Forces in Emulsions, Protein and Surfactant/Polymer Stabilized Emulsions, Deposition of Oil Droplets on Solid Substrates.
1. Separation Processes (Graduate Level)
2. Stability of Colloidal Dispersions (Graduate Level)
3. Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis (Graduate Level)
Peer Review Services: Langmuir
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
Advised and Co-Advised Theses:
1. "Surface Rheological Properties of Milk Proteins at Air-Water Interface" (MSc)
2. " Measurement of the Yield Stress of Gellike Protein Layers on Liquid Surfaces by Means of an Attached Particle " (MSc)
Membership: American Chemical Society: 1995-1999
Awards: Gold Medal of Triavna High School for excellence in 1984.
Gold Medal of National Technological Youth Competition – Pazardgik , Bulgaria in 1984.
Gold medal of Sofia University for outstanding academic achievements in 1988/1989 academic year.
Yearly Student Academic Award for Excellence 1986-1991 (Issued by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education)
Spoken Languages: English, Russian, French, and German (recently I started a course).
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