Bulgarian Institute of Solid State Physics
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences














Union of the Physicists in Bulgaria

Created 20.12.2022
Updated 21.12.2022

Konstantin Dimitrov Lovchinov
(19.09.1979 – 15.12.2022)


K. Lovchinov was born in Asenovgrad


He graduated in Sofia Universiry solid state physics and microelectronics bachelor degree (2002–2007) and master degree (2007–2009)

He defended PhD thesis "Preparation and study of optical, electrical and structural properties of thin and nano-structured layers of ZnO" (2015)

K. Lovchinov specialised in Lecce University – Italy (2005, 2009), International Laboratory of High Magnetic Fields and Low Temperatures, Wroclaw, Poland (2008) and Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia (2014)


Optical, structural and electrical properties of transparent conductive thin film; electrical, magnetic and transport properties at low temperatures using high vacuum system, strong magnetic field measurement, and lasers

He evaluated grid energy quality at the point of grid connection, level of PV energy injection, fluctuation of grid parameters as a result of energy injection produced by solar PV generator, design and implementation of small hybrid energy systems

Professional experience

Assistant Professor in Central Laboratory of Solar Energy and New Energy Sources, BAS (2010–1015)

Associate professor at the Instituta po optichni materiali i technologii pri BAN (2017)


  1. Lovchinov, K., Alexieva, G., Georgieva, B., Petrov, M., Gergova, R., Tzoukrovsky, Y., Tyutyundzhiev, N., Study of the sensitivity of ZrO2 and ZnO layers electrochemically deposited on a quartz resonator, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 1762, 2021

  2. Lovchinov, K., Slavov, K., Alexieva, G., Ivanov, P., Marinov, G., Gergova, R., Strijkova, V., Babeva, T., Study of ZrO2 nanolayers deposited electrochemically on different conductive substrates, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, 131, 105843, 2021

  3. Petrov, M., Lovchinov, K., Slavov, L., Hikov, T., Tyutyundzhiev, N., Electrochemically-stabilized carbon materials for supercapacitor prototypes, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 1859, 012065, 2021

  4. Petrov, M., Lovchinov, K., Slavov, L., Stankulov, T., Nichev, H., Hikov, T., Tyutyundzhiev, N., Thermally Stabilized Soot for Supercapacitors, Phys. Status Solidi A, 2000617, 2021

  5. Tyutyundzhiev, N., Angelov, Ch., Arsov, T., Lovchinov, K., Nitchev, H., Alexieva, G., Development of Cost-efficient Wireless Network for Solar UV Irradiation Monitoring in Bulgaria, Journal of Physics, Conference Series, 1762, 2021

  6. Lovchinov, K., Marinov, G., Petrov, M., Tyutyundzhiev, N., Alexieva, G., Babeva, T., "Influence of Deposition Temperature on the Structural and Optical Properties of Electrochemically Nanostructured ZnO Films. ", Comptes rendus de l'Académie bulgare des Sciences, 73, 2, 2020

  7. Lovchinov, K., Nitchev, N., Petrov, M., Stoykov, R., Tyutyundzhiev, N., Simulation and modelling of small solar thermal plant, Measurement, 162, Elsevier, 2020

  8. Petrov, M., Lovchinov, K., Valkov, S., Tyutyundzhiev, N., Soot as electrode coating for supercapacitor prototypes, Journal of Physics, Conference Series, 1492, 2020

  9. Tyutyundzhiev, N., Angelov, C., Lovchinov, K., Nitchev, H., Arsov, T., A Mutafov, Comparative measurements of solar UV irradiation at the high-mountain stations of BEO-Moussala (BG) and NAORozhen (BG), Journal of Physics, Conference Series, 1492, 2020

  10. Marinov, G, Lovchinov, K, Madjarova, V, Strijkova, V, Vasileva, M, Malinowski, N, Babeva, T., Aluminum-doped zinc oxide thin films deposited by electrospray method, Optical Materials, 89, 2019

  11. Tyutyundzhiev, N., Lovchinov, K., Petrov, M., Nichev, H., Graphene/Polyaniline flexible supercapacitors using nonmetalic electrodes, Journal of Physics, Conf. Series, 1186, 2019

  12. Tyutyundzhiev, N., Christo A., Lovchinov, K., Arsov, T., Nichev, H., Open-Source Tool for Solar UV Measurements, AIP Conference Proceedings, 2075, 130025, 2019

  13. Tyutyundziev, N., Petrov, M., Lovchinov, K., Nichev, H., Angelov, H., Petrov, P., Development of low-cost technology to obtain carbon based supercapacitors, Journal of Physics, Conf. Series, 1186, 2019

  14. Lovchinov, K, Marinov, G, Petrov, M, Tyutyundzhiev, N, Babeva, T. , "Influence of ZnCl2 concentration on the structural and optical properties of electrochemically deposited nanostructured ZnO, Applied Surface Science, 456, Elsevier, 2018

  15. Tyutyundzhiev, N, Angelov, C, Lovchinov, K, Nitchev, H, Petrov, M, Arsov, T., Modeling the natural UV irradiation and comparative UV measurements at Moussala BEO (BG), Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 992, 1, 2018

  16. Blagoev, B.S., Dimitrov, D, Z, Mehandzhiev, V,B, Pavlic, J, I, Kovacheva, D, Terziyska, P, Lovchinov, K, Mateev, E., Electron transport in lightly Al doped ZnO nanolayers obtained by atomic layer deposition, Journal of Physics, Conference series, 700, Institute of Physics (Great Britain), IOP Publishing, 2016

  17. Dimova-Malinovska, D, Lovchinov, K, Petrov, M, Karashanova, D, Angelov, O., Structural, optical and electrical properties of multilayer stacks ZnO:Al/Ag/ZnO:Al and ZrO2/Ag/ZrO2, Physica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science, 212, 1, Wiley-VCH Verlag, 2015

  18. Petrov, M, Lovchinov, K, Nichev, H, Karashanova, D, Dimova-Malinovska, D., Structural and optical properties of electrochemically deposited nanostructured zno arrays on different conductive substrates, NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology, 39, Springer Verlag, 2015

  19. K. Lovchinov, M. Petrov, O. Angelov, H. Nichev, D. Karashanova, D. Dimova-Malinovska, "Influence of annealing on the optical, structural and electrical properties of ZnO:Al/Ag/ZnO:Al multilayer stack structures", Journal of Physics: Conference Series 514, 012012 (2014)

  20. K. Lovchinova, M. Petrova, O. Angelova, H. Nitcheva, D. Karachanova, D. Dimova-Malinovska, Multilayer ZnO:Al/Ag/ZnO:Al Stack Structures for Back Reflector in Thin Film Solar Cells, Proceedings of 28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, (2013) 408-412,


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