Institute of Catalysis
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Institute of Catalysis
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

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Sofia 1113, Bulgaria

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Tatyana Tabakova
Professor, PhD
Deputy Director

(+359 2) 9792528


Main fields of research
  • Scientific bases for preparation and selection of heterogeneous catalysts;
  • Synthesis, characterization and application of nanosized gold catalysts;
  • Relation between structure and catalytic activity;
  • Catalysis for environmental protection– clean hydrogen production, CO and VOCs oxidation;
  • Mechanism of heterogeneous catalytic reactions.


  1. . Tabakova, F. Boccuzzi, M. Manzoli, D. Andreeva “FTIR study of low-temperature WGSR on Au/CeO2 catalyst”, Appl. Catal. A, 252, 384, 2003.
  2. T. Tabakova, V. Idakiev, J. Papavasiliou, G. Avgouropoulos, T. Ioannides “Effect of additives on the WGS activity of combustion synthesized CuO/CeO2 catalysts”, Catal. Commun., 8, 101, 2007.
  3. T. Tabakova, M. Manzoli, F. Vindigni, V. Idakiev, F. Boccuzzi “CO-free hydrogen production for fuel cell applications over Au/CeO2 catalysts: FTIR insight into the role of dopant”, J. Phys. Chem. A, 114, 3909, 2010.
  4. T. Tabakova, G. Avgouropoulos, J. Papavasiliou, M. Manzoli, F. Boccuzzi, K. Tenchev, F. Vindigni, T. Ioannides “CO-free hydrogen production over Au/CeO2-Fe2O3 catalysts: Part 1. Impact of the support composition on the performance for the preferential CO oxidation reaction”, Appl. Catal. B, 101, 256, 2011.
  5. “Environmental Catalysis over Gold-Based Materials”, G. Avgouropoulos and T. Tabakova (Eds), RSC Catalysis Series No 13, RSC Publishing, Thomas Graham House, Cambridge, 2013, 1-221.
  6. T. Tabakova, V. Idakiev, G. Avgouropoulos, J. Papavasiliou, M. Manzoli, F. Boccuzzi, T. Ioannides “Highly active copper catalyst for low-temperature water-gas shift reaction prepared via a Cu-Mn spinel oxide precursor”, Appl. Catal. A, 451, 184, 2013.
  7. T. Tabakova, L. Ilieva, I. Ivanov, R. Zanella, J. W. Sobczak, W. Lisowski, Z. Kaszkur, D. Andreeva “Influence of the preparation method and dopants nature on the WGS activity of gold catalysts supported on doped by transition metals ceria”, Appl. Catal. B, 136, 70, 2013.
  8. T. Tabakova, D. Dimitrov, M. Manzoli, F. Vindigni, P. Petrova, L. Ilieva, R. Zanella, K. Ivanov “Impact of metal doping on the activity of Au/CeO2 catalysts for catalytic abatement of VOCs and CO in waste gases”, Catal. Commun., 35, 51, 2013.
  9. T. Tabakova, L. Ilieva, P. Petrova, A. M. Venezia, G. Avdeev, R. Zanella, Y. Karakirova “Complete benzene oxidation over mono and bimetallic Au–Pd catalysts supported on Fe-modified ceria”, Chem. Eng. J., 260, 133, 2015.
  10. T. Tabakova, E. Kolentsova, D. Dimitrov, K. Ivanov, M. Manzoli, A.M. Venezia, Y. Karakirova, P. Petrova, D. Nihtianova, G. Avdeev “CO and VOCs catalytic oxidation over alumina supported Cu-Mn catalysts: effect of Au or Ag deposition”, Top. Catal., doi:10.1007/s11244-016-0723-7, 2016.

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