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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Professor, Ph.D., D.Sc. Sonia DamyanovaSonia Damyanova
Professor, PhD, DSc

(+359 2) 9792588
(+359 2) 8702181


Main fields of research
  • Design of heterogeneous catalysts;
  • Study the relation between the structure and catalytic properties of the catalysts;
  • Hydrotreatment of petroleum fractions;
  • Hydrogen production by reforming processes of natural gas, biogas and bioethanol;
  • Destructive oxidation of volatile organic compounds.


  1. Daniela Zanchet, João Santos, Sonia Damyanova, Jean Marcel Gallo, Jose Maria Correa Bueno, “Towards Understanding Metal-Catalyzed Ethanol Reforming”, Amer. Chem. Soc. Catalysis, 5, 3841-3863, 2015 (review).
  2. A. Braga, J.B. dos Santos, S. Damyanova, J.M.C. Bueno, “XANES and EXAFS study of supported CoNi catalysts for ethanol steam reforming”, Bulgarian Chem. Comm., 47, 34-41, 2015.
  3. W.H. Cassinelli, S. Damyanova, N.V. Parizotto, D. Zanchet, J.M.C. Bueno, C.M.P. Marques, “Study of the properties of supported Pd catalysts for steam and autothermal reforming of methane”, Appl. Catal. A: Gen., 475, 256-2695, 2014.
  4. I. Tankov, K. Arishtirova, J.M.C. Bueno, S. Damyanova, “Surface and structural features of Pt/PrO2-Al2O3 catalysts for dry methane reforming”, Appl. Catal. A: Gen. 474, 135-148, 2014.
  5. A.G. Sato, D.P. Volanti, D.M. Meira, S. Damyanova, E. Longo, J.M.C. Bueno, “Effect of the ZrO2 morphology on the structure and behavior of supported Cu catalysts in ethanol conversion”, J. Catal., 307, 1-17, 2013.
  6. S. Damyanova, B. Pawelec, K. Arishtirova, J.L.G. Fierro, “Ni-based catalysts for reforming of methane with CO2””, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 37, 15966–15975, 2012.
  7. St. Andonova, C.N. Avila, K. Aristirova, J.M.C. Bueno, S. Damyanova, “Structure and redox properties of alumina-supported CoNi catalysts for oxidative steam reforming of ethanol”, Appl. Catal. B: Envir., 105, 346-360, 2011.
  8. S. Damyanova, B. Pawelec, K. Arishtirova, J.L.G. Fierro, “Biogas reforming over PdNi catalysts supported on P-modified alumina”, Int. J. of Hydrogen Energy, 36, 10635-10647, 2011.
  9. S. Damyanova, K. Arishtirova, B. Pawelec, M.V. Martinez Huerta, J.L.G. Fierro, “The effect of CeO2 on the surface and catalytic properties of Pt/CeO2-ZrO2 catalysts for methane dry reforming”, Appl. Catal. B: Envir., 89, 149-159, 2009.
  10. S. Damyanova, B. Pawelec, K. Arishtirova, J.L.G. Fierro, C. Saner, T. Dogu, “MCM-41-supported PdNi catalysts for dry reforming of methane”, Appl. Catal. B: Envir., 92, 250-261, 2009.

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

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