Project Team

The institutions involved in the project are the Technical University - Sofia, as a basic organization, two partner universities - University of Ruse “Angel Kanchev” and University "Prof. Dr. Assen Zlatarov" - Burgas, as well as scientists from the University of Žilina - Faculty of Management and Economics of Transport and Communications, Slovakia, affiliated to the basic organization.

The project coordinator is Assoc. Prof. DSc Svetla Stoilova from the Faculty of Transport at the Technical University of Sofia.

The team consists of 19 participants, 5 of whom are PhD students, i.e. young scientists, 3 post-doctoral students and 4 scientists from abroad. Overall, 42% of the project team are young scientists, post-doctoral students and PhD students.

The team of TU - Sofia includes scientists and PhD students from the Faculty of Transport - Department of Railway Engineering and Department of Engines, Vehicles and Transport, as well as two scientists from the University of Žilina, Slovakia.

The team of the partner organization - University "Angel Kanchev"-Ruse” is made up of scientists and PhD students from the Faculty of Transport and Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Automation.

The team of the partner organization University "Prof. Dr. Assen Zlatarov "- Burgas comprises lecturers and post-doctoral students from the Faculty of Technical Sciences, Department of Transport Technology and Technologies.

The participation of the three universities in the team of specialists, as well as the attraction of scientists from abroad for individual participation in the project, is dictated by the need to bring together a wider range of researchers to conduct fundamental scientific research. In this way, it will be possible to pool the knowledge of the individual scientists and to apply the systematic approach for solving specific tasks. Each team has a specific research area in which it has a leading edge and this knowledge and experience can be fully utilized within the entire team.

Technical University – Sofia and University "Angel Kanchev"- Ruse have experience of participating in a partnership for the development of research projects and conducting research. Some of the members of the team participated in a joint team from both universities on a project funded by the National Science Fund (2010-2013) related to the application of an advanced communications system for energy efficiency of road trains in Highway conditions, which was successfully completed. The work on this project marked the beginning of the cooperation with the University "Prof. Dr. Assen Zlatarov "- Burgas.

The integration of specialists to work on the project provides an opportunity to develop a scientific network on the issues of efficient transport technologies.

Team from the Technical University of Sofia

The team of TU-Sofia is made up of scientists and PhD students from the Faculty of Transport - Department of Railway Engineering and Department of Engines, Vehicles and Transport and has competence in the field of transport flow modeling, optimization and simulation methods, modelling and optimization of rail transport, logistics research, energy efficiency studies in transport, environmental transport and emissions research.

The work on the project, as part of the TU-Sofia team, includes three scientists and one PhD student from the University of Žilina, Faculty of Management and Economics of Transport and Communications, Slovakia - Assoc. Prof. Eng. PhD Martin Kendra and, Assoc. Prof. Eng. PhD Juraj Čamaj who have extensive experience in transport and logistics gained through their participation in international projects funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020, the European Structural Funds and national research projects funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sports of Slovakia.

Their participation will contribute to the popularization of the scientific research conducted by the Technical University of Sofia, funded by the Scientific Research Fund, within the international academic community. The participation of the scientists from abroad in the project team will help expand the scope of the study on some of the international transport corridors.

The project team from Technical University of Sofia comprises:

  • Assoc. Prof. Sveta Stoilova, DSc – Project Coordinator
  • Prof. Lilo Kunchev, PhD
  • Assoc. Prof. Dimitre Ditchev, PhD
  • Assist. Prof. Svetoslav Veselinov Martinov, PhD
  • Assist. Prof. Evgeni Evgeniev Sokolov, PhD, post-doc
  • MSc. Eng. Zlatin Georgiev, PhD student, junior researcher
  • MSc. Eng. Mihail Peychev, PhD student, junior researcher

Scientists from abroad with individual participation in the work of the base organization

  • Assoc. Prof. Eng. Martin Kendra, PhD - University of Žilina, Slovakia
  • Assoc. Prof. Eng. Juraj Čamaj, PhD - University of Žilina, Slovakia
  • Eng. Martin Vojtek, PhD student - University of Žilina, Slovakia
  • Eng. Tomáš Skrúcaný, PhD - University of Žilina, Slovakia

Team from the Angel Kanchev University of Ruse

The team of the partner organization - University "Angel Kanchev"- Ruse is made up of scientists and PhD students from the Faculty of Transport and Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Automation. The academic staff from the University of Ruse has experience in conducting empirical studies related to fuel consumption, research on the ecological parameters of transport and application of computer and communication systems for energy efficiency control.

The team from Angel Kanchev University of Ruse comprises:

  • Prof. Velizara Pencheva, PhD – Team Leader
  • Assoc. Prof. Asen Asenov, PhD
  • Assoc. Prof. Tsvetelina Georgieva, PhD
  • Assist. Prof. Dimitar Grozev, PhD - post-doc
  • MSc. Eng. Stanimir Penev - PhD student, junior researcher
  • MSc. Eng. Nadezhda Paskova - PhD student, junior researcher

Team from Prof. Dr. Assen Zlatarov University - Burgas

The team of the partner organization - University "Prof. Dr. Assen Zlatarov "- Burgas consists of scientists and post-doctoral students from the Faculty of Technical Sciences, Department of Transport Technology and Technologies. The members of the team have experience in the field of fuel structure research and the parameters for enhancing their environmental effectiveness.

The team from Prof. Dr. Assen Zlatarov University - Burgas consists of:

  • Assoc. Prof. Yordanka Tasheva, PhD - Team Leader
  • Anton Palichev, PhD – post-doc