He studied physics and meteorology in the Sofia University. After that, he was Ph.D. student at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
S. Panchev specialised meteorology in Russia, USA and Japan.
He investigated theory of chaos and turbulent dynamics.
S. Panchev was invited professor in the universities in Russia, USA, Japan and Serbia
S. Panchev, Random Functions and Turbulence, Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1971
S. Panchev, Dynamic Meteorology, Hague: D Reidel, 1985