Professor Stoyko Hristov Fakirov

MS, PhD, DSc

Biography

1960-71 Assistant Professor, Sofia University.
1972-87 Associate Professor, Sofia University.
1987- Professor on Polymer Chemistry, Sofia University.
1987-89 Vice President, Sofia University.
1984- 05 Head, Laboratory on Polymers, Sofia Universite

Qualifications 

1954-59 MS, Sofia University, Faculty of Chemistry, Sofia, Bulgaria.
1962-66 PhD, Lomonossov State University, Moscow, USSR.
1982 DSc, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Research | Current

  • Structure-properties relationships in polymers and composite materials
  • Microscopic characterisation
  • Polymer materials science
  • Manufacturing technologies for high performance plastics and composites with thermoplastic matrices
  • Reactions in solid and molten condensation polymers (basics and commercial application)
  • Sequential reordering in condensation copolymers
  • Chemical healing
  • Micro- and nanofibrils reinforced composites
  • Microhardness of polymers
  • Gelatin- and starch-based biomaterials
  • Materials for biomedical applications
  • Single polymer composites.

Research groups

  • Centre for Advanced Composite Materials (CACM)

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Professional affiliations

  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Polymeric Materials (1992)
  • Editorial Board member, Applied Composite Materials (1994-97)
  • Editorial Board member, Advances in Polymer Technology (1998)
  • Editorial Advisory Board member, Recent Patents on Material Science (2007)
  • Editorial Board member, The Open Macromolecules Journal (2007)
  • Editorial Board member, eXPRESS Polymer Letters (2009)
  • Editorial Board Member of Advanced Materials Letters (2010)
  • Fellow, Who’s Who in the World.
  • Fellow, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.
  • Fellow, Leading Educators of the World 2006, (IBC, Cambridge, England).
  • Fellow, 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century, (IBC, Cambridge, England).

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Fakirov, S. (2015). Composite materials – is the use of proper definitions important?. Materials Today, 18 (10), 528-529. 10.1016/j.mattod.2015.10.001
  • Fakirov, S. (2015). Is the use of correct terms and definitions important in creation of new materials?. Express Polymer Letters, 9 (8), 671-671. 10.3144/expresspolymlett.2015.62
  • Kimble, L. D. (2015). Biodegradable microfibrillar polymer-polymer composites from poly(L-lactic acid)/poly(glycolic acid). Express Polymer Letters, 9 (3), 300-307. 10.3144/expresspolymlett.2015.27
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Debes Bhattacharyya
  • Kimble, L. D., Fakirov, S., & Bhattacharyya, D. (2015). Poly(L-lactic acid)/poly(glycolic acid) microfibrillar polymer-polymer composites: Preparation and viscoelastic properties. Paper presented at 30th International Conference of the Polymer-Processing-Society (PPS), Cleveland, OH. 6 June - 12 June 2014. PROCEEDINGS OF PPS-30: THE 30TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE POLYMER PROCESSING SOCIETY. (pp. 5). 10.1063/1.4918429
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Debes Bhattacharyya
  • Fakirov, S., Bhattacharyya, D., & Panamoottil, S. M. (2014). Converting of bulk polymers into nanosized materials with controlled nanomorphology. International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials, 63 (15), 777-793. 10.1080/00914037.2014.886214
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Debes Bhattacharyya
  • Kim, N. K., Fakirov, S., & Bhattacharyya, D. (2014). Polymer–Polymer and Single Polymer Composites Involving Nanofibrillar Poly(vinylidene Fluoride): Manufacturing and Mechanical Properties. Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part B, 53 (7), 1168-1181. 10.1080/00222348.2014.895632
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Debes Bhattacharyya, Nam Kyeun Kim
  • Lin, S. T. C., Bhattacharyya, D., Fakirov, S., & Cornish, J. (2014). Novel organic solvent free micro-/nano-fibrillar, nanoporous scaffolds for tissue engineering. International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials, 63 (8), 416-423. 10.1080/00914037.2013.854210
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/30661
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Debes Bhattacharyya, Jillian Cornish, Sandy Lin
  • Kim, N. K., Lin, R. J. T., Fakirov, S., Aw, K., & Bhattacharyya, D. (2014). Nanofibrillar poly(vinylidene fluoride): Preparation and functional properties. International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials, 63 (1), 23-32. 10.1080/00914037.2013.769244
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Debes Bhattacharyya, Richard Lin, Nam Kyeun Kim