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43rd IUPAC Council Meeting

Nominee for Bureau

Ivan Schopov (Bulgaria)

Ivan Schopov

1952-1958, M.Sc. Dipl. Eng. - Higher Institute of Chemical Technology, Sofia, Bulgaria
1968, Ph.D. - Institute of Organic Chemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
1982, D.Sc. - Institute of Organic Chemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Command of Languages: Bulgarian, English, German, French, Russian- fluently

Professional Experience
1958-1971, Research Fellow, Institute of Organic Chemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
1971-1983, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Organic Chemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
1984- , Professor, Institute of Polymers, Bulg. Acad. Sciences
1989-2003, Director, Institute of Polymers, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Research Activities
Areas of Research Interests
-Synthesis and structure properties relationship in conjugated polymers;
-New synthetic methods in polymer chemistry - carbonyl-olefin exchange reaction;
-New electrically conductive polymers; Polymers for fuel cells membranes

More than 120 papers and 23 patents in the above fields

Visiting Professor
1983, 1990, 1993, 1994: Institute of Organic Chemistry, Free University, Berlin, Germany
1992: Institute of Organic Chemistry, Technical University of Graz, Austria
1995: Max Planck Institute of Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany

Membership in Scientific Committees
since 1965 - member, Bulgarian National Symposia on Polymers (every 3 years)
since 1990 - President, Bulgarian National Symposia on Polymers (every 3 years)
1998, 2000, 2002, 2004 - member, International Conference of the Chemical Societies of the South-Eastern European Countries
1994, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2005 - member, European Polymer Federation Symposia on Polymeric Materials, European Polymer Congress
1995, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2005 - member, International Symposia on Macromolecule-Metal Complexes

since 1971 - member, Société Francaise de Chimie
since 1992 - member, American Chemical Society
since 1992 - President, Bulgarian Polymer Society
since 1999 - President, Union of Chemists in Bulgaria

IUPAC Activities
1991-1993, 2002- National Representative on the Macromolecular Division

European Activities
1992-1995, National Coordinator of Programmes PECO, Copernicus
1999-2002, Programme Committee Member and National Contact Person, Improving Human Potential, Fifth Framework Programme of EU
2003, Programme Committee Member, Human Resources and Mobility, Sixt Framework Programme of EU

Plenary and Invited
Lectures on International
Meetings and Seminars
Polymer Meetings: 1974 Leipzig, Germany; 1975 Frenstadt, Czechoslovakia; 1977 Varna, Bulgaria; 1977 Vilnius, USSR; 1984 Merseburg, Germany; 1988 Bucharest, Rumania; 1989 Potsdam, Germany; 1990 Gargnano, Italy; 1990 Pyongyang, North Korea; 1991 Lucerne, Switzerland; 1992 Hilton Head, USA;1994 Potsdam, Germany; 1995 Nancy, France; 1996 Agia Pelagia, Crete, Greece; 1997 Leipzig, Germany, 1998 Halkidiki, Greece; 1999 Calcutta, India; 2001 Zlatibor, Yugoslavia

Seminars at Universities and Research Institutes
Austria (1988 Vienna, 1992 Graz); Czechoslovakia (1977 Prague); China (1988 Beijing, Tianjin); Germany (1973, 1983, 1990, 1993, 1994 Berlin, 1981 Bremen, 1983 Freiburg, 1983, 1987, 1995, 2001 Mainz, 1985 Teltow, Dresden, 1994 Hamburg); Greece (1981 Thessaloniki, 1990 Iraklion, Athens); Japan (1986 Tokyo, Wako, 1988 Tsukuba, Osaka, Tokyo); Poland (1977 Warsaw); Spain (2003 Madrid);Thailand (1988 Bangkok); USA (2002 New York); Yugoslavia (1986 Belgrade).


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