Institute of Catalysis
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Institute of Catalysis
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

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Zara Cherkezova-Zheleva
Professor, PhD
Deputi Chairman of Colloquium

(+359 2) 9793577


Main fields of research
  • Moessbauer spectroscopy;
  • XRD;
  • Solid state physics;
  • Mixed valence compounds;
  • Relaxation phenomena;
  • Electron transfer;
  • Mechanochemical activation;
  • Ferrites;
  • Nano-sized materials;
  • Nano-dimensional effects – superparamagnetism;
  • Superferomagnetism etc.;
  • In situ investigations;
  • Heterogeneous catalysts;
  • Redox catalytic reactions;
  • Sustainable and green chemistry.


  1. Cherkezova-Zheleva, Z.P., Zaharieva, K.L., Tsvetkov, M.P., Petkova, V.S., Milanova, M.M., Mitov, I.G., Impact of preparation method and chemical composition on physicochemical and photocatalytic properties of nano-dimensional magnetite-type materials (2015) American Mineralogist, 100 (5-6), pp. 1257-1264.
  2. Cherkezova-Zheleva, Z.P., Zaharieva, K.L., Ivanov, I.B., Idakiev, V.D., Mitov, I.G., Synthesis of improved catalytic materials for High-Temperature water-gas shift reaction (2015) Croatica Chemica Acta, 88 (4), pp. 475-480.
  3. Cherkezova-Zheleva, Z., Paneva, D., Todorova, S., Kolev, H., Shopska, M., Yordanova, I., Mitov, I., Impact of active phase chemical composition and dispersity on catalytic behavior in PROX reaction (2014) Hyperfine Interactions, 226 (1-3), pp. 529-543.
  4. Cherkezova-Zheleva, Z., Paneva, D., Yordanova, I., Shopska, M., Kolev, H., Mechanochemical preparation and properties of nanodimensional perovskite materials (2014) Acta Physica Polonica A, 126 (4), pp. 916-920.
  5. Baláž, P., Achimovičová, M., Baláž, M., Billik, P., Cherkezova-Zheleva, Z., Criado, J.M., Delogu, F., Dutková, E., Gaffet, E., Gotor, F.J., Kumar, R., Mitov, I., Rojac, T., Senna, M., Streletskii, A., Wieczorek-Ciurowa, K., Hallmarks of mechanochemistry: From nanoparticles to technology (2013) Chemical Society Reviews, 42 (18), pp. 7571-7637.
  6. Shopska, M., Cherkezova-Zheleva, Z.P., Paneva, D.G., Iliev, M., Kadinov, G.B., Mitov, I.G., Groudeva, V.I., Biogenic iron compounds: XRD, Mossbauer and FTIR study (2013) Central European Journal of Chemistry, 11 (2), pp. 215-227.
  7. Cherkezova-Zheleva, Z., Mitov, I., In situ Mössbauer investigation of iron oxide catalyst in water gas shift reaction - Impact of oxyreduction potential and temperature (2010) Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 217 (1), art. no. 012044.
  8. Cherkezova-Zheleva, Z., Shopska, M., Mitov, I., Kadinov, G., Size-dependent effects in supported highly dispersed Fe2O3 catalysts, doped with Pt and Pd (2010) Hyperfine Interactions, 198 (1), pp. 195-210.
  9. Cherkezova-Zheleva, Z., Kolev, H., Krstić, J., Dimitrov, D., Ivanov, K., Loncarević, D., Jovanović, D., Mitov, I., Characterization of double oxide system Cu-Cr-O supported on γ-Al2O3 (2009) Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 83 (9), pp. 1436-1441.
  10. Cherkezova-Zheleva, Z., Tsoncheva, T., Tyuliev, G., Mitov, I., Study of mixed valence iron borate catalysts in ethyl acetate oxidation process (2006) Applied Catalysis A: General, 298 (1-2), pp. 24-31.

10 December 2018
Конкурс zа назначаване на длъжност „изследовател“ по проект BG05M2OP001-1.001-0008-С02

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