Ivan Jordanov DONCHEV

Assoc. Proffesor, Dr.

Central Laboratory of Mineralogy and Crystallography (CLMC),
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS)
Web site: http://www.clmc.bas.bg
1113 Sofia, Acad. G. Bonchev Str., Bl. 107, BULGARIA
Phone: (+3592) 8700161/54; Fax.: (+3592) 9797056;
idonchev@clmc.bas.bg; idonchev@dir.bg

Biographical data:

Education: Scientifical title: Associated proffesor, 1996

Expressions of scientific interests: Technological-mineralogical research in ore and non-metallic raw materials and  technogenic products; synthesis and characterization of crystall materials for different purposes; Investigation of ceramics, utilization of wastes in cement industry.

Languages: english –speak/read/write; french – read/write/speak; russian – speak/read/write.

Professional experience:


  1. Nacheva, L., I. Donchev, V. Ivanakiev. 1974. Manganian calcite from “Obrochishte” deposit. – Bull. of Niproruda Institute (in bulgarian), 2, 47-50.
  2. Donchev, I., G. Mileva. 1976. XRD characteristics of sulphides from “Assarel” deposite. – Bull. of Niproruda Institute. 3, 47-51 (in bulgarian).
  3. Donchev, I., 1978. Practical fast method for determination of lattice parameters of the sulphide minerals. – Bull. of Niproruda Institute, 1, 54-55 (in bulgarian).
  4. Donchev, I. 1982. Method for quantitative X-ray phase analysis of barite in the ores of “Kremikovtzi” deposit and in products of its ore dressing. – Bull. of Niproruda Institute, 3, 45-49 (in bulgarian).
  5. Lenchev, Al ., I. Donchev and B. G. Zhelyazkova. 1983. Behaviour of Copper, Zinc, Sulphur and Arsenic in the Sulphatizing Roasting of pyrite Cinders . – Scandinavian Journal of Metallurgy, 12, 133-136.
  6. Delijska, Chr. Pravceva and I. Donchev . 1984. Application of organic compounds as thermochemical agents in spectral analysis. – Acta Chimica Hungarica, 116 (3), 235-243.
  7. Donchev, I., Chr. Stanchev, 1995. A distribution of the non-ferrous metals and arsenic bearing phases in the slags of Copper metallurgical plant Ltd - Pirdop. – Mining and geology, 4, 33-37 (in bulgarian with english abstract).
  8. Donchev, I., 1995. Technological mineralogy in the new conditions of the transition into the market economy. – Mining and geologgy, 7, 30-31.
  9. Dontchev, I . 1998. High-temperature Aluminium phases in metallothermic ferroalloy slags. – Compt.. rend. Acad. bulg. Sci., 51,9.
  10. Donchev, I., K. Mitov, 1999. Mineralogy of a waste clinker and possibilities for extracting of the usefull components. – Geology and mineral resources, 2-3, 26-29
  11. Donchev , I., B. Zidarova, 1999. Mineralogical-technological research of products from the flottation plant for slags ore dressing of Union minier Pirdop copper. – Geology and mineral resources, 2, 13-16 (in bulgarian).
  12. Donchev, I., N. Zidarov 1999. Syntetic rocks (Synroc) as an advanced approach to stable, long-term and environmentally immobilization of radioactive wastes. – Geology and mineral resources, 6, 28-32 (in bulgarian with english abstract).
  13. Lenchev, A., I. Donchev, L. Gigova. 1999. Study of fly-ash of Electric Power Plants for production of mixed cements. – Cement and its utilization, 2 (March - April), 36-38 (in russian).
  14. Donchev, I. 2000. Mineralogy of environment – directions of developpment and prioritires. – Geology and mineral resources, 8, 32-33 (in bulgarian).
  15. Donchev, I., A. Lenchev, J. Ninov, L. Gigova. 2001. Study of some mineral and tehnological properties of fly-ashes from thermoelectric power stations Republika and Bobovdol, Bulgaria. Compt. rend. bulg. Acad. sci., v. 54, No 11,75-80.
  16. Donchev, I ., F .Dipchikov, O. Petrov, N. Zidarov, M. Tarassov. 2002. Synthesis of artificial rocks (synroc type). – Compt. rend. bulg. Acad. sci., v. 55, No 12, 53-56.
  17. Lenchev, A., J. Ninov , I. Donchev, S. Magaeva. 2002. Study on the properties of fly ashes from bulgarian thermal power stations. – Proc. of ISWA World Environment Congress & Exibition, Istanbul, Turkey, July, 8-12.
  18. Donchev, I ., N. Lihareva, I. Tzvetanova. 2004. A new deposit of celestine in the lower cretaceous sediments near Krousheto village, Gorna Oryahovitza municipality. – Ann. of the Sofia Univ. Fac. Geol. and Geogr. (in press)