Curriculum Vitae

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Svetoslav Stankov


Jan. 1999 - Feb. 2003
PhD student at the University of Sofia, Bulgaria.
"Investigation of the polarization and photochromatic effects in nitroprusside complexes by angle-dependent Mössbauer spectroscopy" - graduated with distinction.
Supervisor-Prof. Dr. V. Rusanov
Oct. 2001 - July 2002
Visiting PhD student in the group of Prof. Dr. A. X. Trautwein at the University of Lübeck, Germany. One-year research grant by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Sep. 1991 - July 1996
MSc engineer-physicist in "nuclear technique and nuclear power engineering" at the University of Sofia, Bulgaria.

Professional experience

July 2013 – present
KIT Associate Fellow (participation in the promotion of PhD, Master and Bachelor students at KIT).
May 2010 - present
Group leader of NANODYNAMICS – a Helmholtz-University Young Investigators Group.
July 2012 - present
Group leader of the Nano Characterization group at the Institute for Photon Science and Synchrotron Radiation, KIT.
June 2009 - June 2012
Group leader of Nanolabs at ISS/ANKA, KIT – a group comprising three research laboratories: UHV Analysis lab, MOVPE lab, KNMF-ANKA materials for energy lab.
Oct. 2008 - May 2009
Scientist at Institute for Synchrotron Radiation (ISS), KIT.
March 2006 - Sep. 2008
Postdoctoral scientist at the Nuclear Resonance Group (ID18/22N) of the ESRF, Grenoble, France.
  • Investigation of magnetic and dynamic properties of thin films and nanostructures by in-situ nuclear resonant scattering.
March 2003 - Feb. 2006
Postdoctoral scientist at the University of Vienna (group of Prof. Gero Vogl), permanently working at the Nuclear Resonance Group (ID18/22N) of the ESRF.
  • Design, setup, and commissioning of a complex UHV system for sample preparation (MBE) and in-situ characterisation (AES, LEED, RHEED, XRD, XRR).
  • Application of synchrotron radiation based scattering and spectroscopic techniques to study magnetism and dynamics in ultra-thin Fe films.

Awards and Honours

2017 – 2020
Elected member of the International Board on the Applications of the Mössbauer Effect (IBAME)
Member of the International Advisory Committee of the International Conference on the Applications of the Mössbauer Effect ICAME 01-06 September 2019, Dalian, China.
Member of the Scientific Program Committee (SPC) of the International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation SRI2018 10-15 June 2018, Taipei, Taiwan.
May 2010
Helmholtz-University Young Investigator Prize.
Oct. 2001
Research fellow of the German Academic Exchange Service.
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