Bulgarian Institute of Solid State Physics
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences














Union of the Physicists in Bulgaria

Created 10.12.2010
Updated 27.1.2023

Corresponding Member
(06.07.1941 – 13.03.2006)
Born: in Malka Jeljazna Vilage, Lovech District

Education: She studied solid state physics and graduated the University of St Petersburg in Russia (1965). She defended Ph.D. tesis there (1971) and D.Sc. in Bulgaria (1991)

Profesional experience: In Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, she became associate professor (1976) and professor (1996), and created and headed a new masspectrometry laboratory (1985). She has been elected a corresponding member of BAS (2004)

Teaching Activities: She lectured electron spectroscopy cource at the University of Plovdiv (1977–1978)

Research: Area: физикохимия на твърдотелната повърхност; микроелектроника, оптоелектроника и катализ. Научни приноси: Цветана Маринова е основоположник на електронно-спектроскопските изследвания в България. Определя повърхностните физикохимични свойства на полупроводници от групата А3В5, SiC, хидриран силиций, порьозен силиций и междуфазови граници метал-полупроводник. Установява оптимални условия за получаване на тънки окисни слоеве върху неръждаема стомана с висока порьозност, адхезия и температурна стабилност. С нейно участие са създадени нови методи за определяне на кинетичните характеристики на атоми и молекули върху метални повърхности.

Publication She made 6 авторски свидетелства и 2 патента, в резултат на което е създадена и внедрена в СМК Кремиковци система за контрол на технологичния процес при производство на конверторна стомана, тънкослойни каталитични конвертори за отработени и вредни газове и др.

  1. T. Novakovic, B. Grbic, N. Radic, B. Grbic, B. Markovic, T. Marinova, P.Stefanov, D.Stoychev, Oxidation of n-hexane over Pt and Cu-Co oxide catalysts supported on a thin-film zirconia/stainless steel carrier, Catalysis Communications, 9 (6) 1111-1118 (2008)

  2. L. Kolaklieva, R. Kakanakov, I. Avramova, Ts. Marinova, Nanolayered Au/Ti/Al Ohmic Contacts to P-Type SiC: Electrical, Morphological and Chemical Properties Depending on the Contact Composition, Materials Science Forum (556-557) 725-728 (2007)

  3. T. Novakovic, N. Radic, B. Grbic, D. Stoychev, P. Stefanov, T. Marinova, Preparation of ZrO2 and Al2O3 thin films on stainless steel by spray pyrolysis, Materials Science Forum (555) 321-326 (2007)

  4. I. Avramova, D. Stoychev, Ts. Marinova, Characterization of thin CeO2-ZrO2-Y2O3 films electrochemical deposited on stainless steel, Appl. Surf. Sci. (253) 1365-1370 (2006)

  5. I. Balchev, N. Minkovski, Ts. Marinova, N. Sabotinov, Composition and structure characterization of aluminum after laser ablation, Materials Science and Engineering B, 135 (2) 108-112 (2006)

  6. B. Grbic, N. Radic, B. Markovic, Ts. Marinova, Influence of Manganese Oxide on the Activity of Pt/Al2O3 Catalyst for CO and n-Hexane Oxidation, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 64 (1-2) 51-56 (2006)

  7. Ts. Marinova, A. Tsanev, D. Stoychev, Characterisation of Mixed Yttria and Zirconia Thin Films, Mater. Sci. Eng: B, 130 (1-3) 1-4 (2006)

  8. I. Nedkov, R. Vandenberghe, Ts. Marinova, I. Avramova, Magnetic structure and collective Jahn–Teller distortions in nanostructured particles of CuFe2O4, Applied Surface Science, 253 (5) 2589-2596 (2006)

  9. D. Nikolova, E. Stoyanova, D. Stoychev, P. Stefanov, Ts. Marinova, Anode behaviour of stainless steel covered with an electrochemically deposited Ce2O3–CeO2 film, Surface and Coatings Technology (201) 1559-1567 (2006)

  10. E. Stoyanova D. Nikolova, D. Stoychev, P. Stefanov, Ts. Marinova, Effect of Al and Ce oxide layers electrodeposited on OC4004 stainless steel on it’s corrosion characteristics in acid media, Corrosion Sci., 48 (12) 4037-4052 (2006)

  11. P. Stefanov, N. Minkovski, I. Balchev, Ts. Marinova, XPS studies of short pulse laser interaction with copper, Applied Surface Science, 253 (3) 1046-1050 (2006)

  12. I. Avramova, P. Stefanov, D. Nicolova, D. Stoychev, Ts. Marinova, Characterization of nanocomposite CeO2-Al2O3 coatings electrodeposited on stainless steel, Composites Science and Technology (65) 1663-1667 (2005)

  13. B. Grbic, N. Radic, P. Stefanov, D. Stoychev, Ts. Marinova, Influence of manganese oxide on the activity of Pt/Al2O3 catalysts for CO and n-hexane oxidation, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental (64) 51-56 (2005)

  14. L. Kolaklieva, R. Kakanakov, Ts. Marinova, G. Lepoeva, Effect of the Metal Composition on the Electrical and Thermal Properties of Au/Pd/Ti/Pd Contacts to p-Type SiC, Materials Science Forum (483-485) 749-752 (2005)

  15. A. Michaylova, A. Tsanev, P. Stefanov, D. Stoychev, Ts. Marinova, Characterization and reactivity of Pt/Al2O3/SS thin films, React. Kinet. Catal. Lett., 84 (1) 121-127 (2005)

  16. P. Stefanov, I. Avramova, D. Stoychev, N. Radic, B. Grbic, Ts. Marinova, Characterization and catalytic activity of Cu-Co spinel thin film catalysts, Appl. Surf. Sci. (245) 65–72 (2005)

  17. P. Stefanov, A. Mihaylova, D. Stoychev, B. Grbic, N. Radic, Ts. Marinova, Application of electrochemically deposited alumina films as catalyst support, Compt. Rend. Acad. Bulg. Sci., 58 (10) 1183-1186 (2005)

  18. L. Kolaklieva, R. Kakanakov, G. Lepoeva, Ts. Marinova, Au/Ti/Al contacts to SiC for power applications: Electrical, chemical and thermal properties, 24th International Conference on Microelectronics (2004) Volume 2

  19. R. Kakanakov, L. Kolaklieva, N. Hristeva, Ts. Marinova, High Temperature and High Power Stability Investigation of Al-Based Ohmic Contacts to p-Type 4H-SiC, Materials Science Forum (457-460) 543- 546 vol. 3 (2004)

  20. P. Stefanov, D. Stoychev, A. Aleksandrova, D. Nikolova, G. Atanasova, Ts. Marinova, Compositional and structural characterization of alumina coatings deposited electrochemically on stainless steel, Appl. Surf. Sci. (235) 80-85 (2004)

  21. P. Stefanov, G. Atanasova, D. Stoychev, Ts. Marinova, Electrochemical deposition of CeO2 on ZrO2 and Al2O3 thin films formed on stainless steel, Surface and Coatings Technology (180-181) 446-449 (2004)

  22. D. Stoychev, P. Stefanov, D. Nikolova, A. Aleksandrova, G. Atanasova, Ts. Marinova, Preparation of Al2O3 thin films on stainless steel by electrochemical deposition, Surface and Coatings Technology (180-181) 441-445 (2004)

  23. D. Stoychev, I. Valov, P. Stefanov, G. Atanasova, M. Stoycheva, Ts. Marinova, Electrochemical growth of thin La2O3 films on oxide and metal surfaces, Materials Science and Engineering C (23) 123-128 (2003)

  24. G. Tyuliev, D. Panayotov, I. Avramova, D. Stoychev, Ts. Marinova, Thin-film coating Cu-Co oxide catalyst on lantana/zirconia films electrodeposited on stainless steel, Mater. Sci. Eng. C, 23 (1-2), 117-121 (2002)

  25. D. Stoychev, P. Stefanov, D. Nikolova, I. Valov, Ts. Marinova, Chemical Composition and Corrosion Resistance of Passive Chromate Films Formed on Stainless Steeles 616L and 1,4301, Mater. Chem. Phys. (73) 252-258 (2002)

  26. I. Valov, D. Stoychev, Ts. Marinova, Study of the kinetics of processes during electrochemical deposition of zirconia from nonaqueous electrolytes, Electrochimica Acta, 47 (28) 4419-4431 (2002)

  27. D. Stoychev, P. Stefanov, M. Stoycheva, D. Nikolova, Ts. Marinova, Characterisation of the Structure and Composition of Stainless Steel 316L after Electrochemical Roughening, Trans. Inst. Metal Finishing (England), 78 (2) 67-70 (2000)

  28. P. Stefanov, D. Stoychev, I. Valov, A. Kakanakova-Georgieva, Ts. Marinova, Electrochemical Deposition of Thin Zirconia Films on Stainless Steel 316 L, Mater. Chem. Phys. (65) 222-225 (2000)

  29. P. Stefanov, D. Stoychev, M. Stoycheva, Ts. Marinova, Chromium Oxide Eilms Chemically Formed on Stainless Steel 316L, Mater. Chem. Phys. (65) 212-215 (2000)

  30. D. Stoychev, J. Ikonomov, K. Robinson, M. Stoycheva, Ts. Marinova, Surface Modification of Porous Zirconia Layers by Electrochemical Deposition of Small Amounts of Cu, Co and Co+Cu, Surface and Interface Analysis (30) 69-73 (2000)

  31. P. Stefanov, D. Stoychev, M. Stoycheva, J. Ikonomov, Ts. Marinova, XPS and SEM Characterisation of Zirconia Thin Films Prepared by Electrochemical Deposition, Surface and Interface Analysis (30) 628-631 (2000)

  32. J. Ikonomov, D. Stoychev, Ts. Marinova, XPS and SEM characterization of electrodeposited transition metals on zirconia, Appl.Surf.Sci., 161, 94-104 (2000)


  1. Физици – нови член-кореспонденти на БАН, Светът на физиката, 2004, кн. 4, с. 356-357

  2. Некролог

  3. Ts. Marinova's research while affiliated with Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and other places