Institute of Catalysis
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Institute of Catalysis
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

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Silvia Todorova
Professor, PhD

(+359 2) 9792515
(+359 87) 9888069


Main fields of research
  • Heterogeneous catalysis;
  • Synthesis, structure and properties of supported metal and metal-oxide catalysts;
  • "In situ” infrared spectroscopy of CO adsorption and reaction with oxygen and hydrogen in static and flow conditions;
  • Catalytic test of CO oxidation and hydrogenation;
  • Complete oxidation of volatile organic compounds for environmental protection;
  • Synthesis, characterization and modification of zeolites.
  • Benzene alkylation;


  1.  Stefanov, S. Todorova, A. Naydenov, B. Tzaneva, H. Kolev, G. Atanasova, D. Stoyanova, Y. Karakirova, K. Alexieva, „On the development of active and stable Pd-Co/γ-Al2O3 catalyst for complete oxidation of methane“,

Chem. Eng. 266 (2015) 329-338

  1. Todorova, H.G Kolev, M.G. Shopska, G.B Kadinov, J.P. Holgado, A Caballero. “Silver-based catalysts for preferential CO oxidation in hydrogen-rich gases (PROX)” Bulg.Chem. Comm. (2018) 50 17-23
  2. Filipa, S. Todorova, M. Shopska, M. Ciobanu, F.Papa, S.a Somacescu, C. Munteanu, V.Parvulescua“Effects of Ti loading on activity and redox behavior of metals in PtCeTi/KIT-6 catalysts for CH4 and CO oxidation”                                                                                                                          Catal. Today 306 (2018) 138–144)
  3. Todorova, A. Naydenov, H. Kolev, G. Ivanov, A.,Ganguly, S. Mondal, S. Saha, A.K. A.Ganguli, “Reaction kinetics and mechanism of complete methane oxidation on Pd/Mn2O3 catalyst   React. Kinet. Mech. Catal, 123 (2) (2018) 585-605
  4. Todorova, A. Naydenov, R. Velinova, H. Kolev, A.V. Larin, D. Stoyanova, M. Shopska, K. Tenchev, P.Stefanov, “Pd–MeOx/Al2O3 (Me = Co, La, Ce) catalysts for methane combustion” React. Kinet. Mech. Catal. 126 (2019) 663–678
  5. Velinova, S. Todorova, Boris Drenchev, G. Ivanov, M. Shipochka, P.Markov, D. Nihtianova, D. Kovacheva, A. V. Larine, A. Naydenov “Complex study of the activity, stability and sulphur resistance of Pd/La2O3- CeO2-Al2O3 system as monolithic catalyst for abatement of methane” Chem. Eng. J. 368 (2019) 865–876,
  6. A. Rybakov, I.A. Bryukhanov, A.V. Larin, S. Todorova, G.M. Zhidomirov, “Different limits for convergent Pd-Pd lengths in Pd slabs grown over different oxides” Struct Chem 30 (2019) 489-500
  7. A. Rybakov, I. A. Bryukhanov, S. Todorova, R. Velinova, A. Naydenov, A. V. Larin “Spatial and Magnetic Factors for CH4 Oxidation on Pd Slabs in the Presence of Transition-Metal Me Cations Exchanged in γ-Al2O3 Support or MeAl2O4 Spinels, Me = Ni, Co, Mn” J. Phys. Chem. C 2020, 124, 1, 605-615
  8. Todorova, J. L. Blin, A. Naydenov, B. Lebeau, H Kolev, P. Gaudin, A. Dotzeva, R. Velinova, D. Filkova, I.Ivanova, L. Vidal, L. Michelin, L. Josien, K. Tenchev “Co3O4-MnOx oxides supported on SBA-15 for CO and VOCs oxidation” Catal. Today
  9. Todorova, J. L. Blin, A. Naydenov, B. Lebeau, D. Karashanova, H Kolev, P. Gaudin, R. Velinova, L. Vidal, L. Michelin, L. Josien, D. Filkova, I.Ivanova, A. Dotzeva, K. Tenchev
  10. “Co-Mn oxides supported on hierarchical macro-mesoporous silica for CO and VOCs oxidation

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

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