Head: Prof. Stanislav Rangelov, DSc Tel: +359 2 9792293 e-mail: rangelov(at)polymer.bas.bg
Research focus: Controlled polymerization techniques are employed to prepare a variety of amphiphilic copolymers of different chain architecture, topology, and functionality, which offer great potential in creating tailor-made supramolecular nanoparticles. A combination of experimental techniques is employed to obtain information about dimensions, structure, and dynamics of various systems in dilute solution. Polymeric and hybrid nanoparticles, prepared by self-assembly and co-assembly, have important pharmaceutical, medical, and analytical applications, in particular as vehicles for delivery of drugs, genes, diagnostic and therapeutic agents.
Projects: Polymeric capsules and polyplexes based on new copolymers as vectors for biological transformation of DNA Nanosized drug delivery systems for optimization of antitumor chemiotherapy Green processes with new solutions of old problems in the process of separation of bioproducts-inhibitors Precision polymer materials (P2M) - ESF Research Networking Programme Multi-functional copolymer chemotherapeutical carriers for enhanced cancer treatment - Bilateral cooperation with University SS Cyril and Methodius – Skopje, Macedonia Polymeric Nanoparticles for Immobilization and Delivery of Drugs and Biomacromolecules Synthesis of homo- and copolymers capable of interacting with bio-macromolecules Controlled polymerization processes Nanoparticles based on water-soluble amphiphilic block copolymers
Members: Prof. Stanislav Rangelov, DSc Assoc. Prof. Ivaylo Dimitrov, PhD Assoc. Prof. Hristo Novakov, PhD Assistant Prof. Emi Haladjova, PhD Assistant Prof. Natalia Toncheva, PhD Assistant Radostina Kalinova, PhD Pavel Bakardjiev, PhD sudent Boyana Stoyanova, PhD student Dimitrina Babikova, PhD student Emilia Veleva-Kostadinova, PhD student Dr. Sharif Shaheen - experienced researcher Acad. Christo Tsvetanov, DSc