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Dr. Kaloian Koynov

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Dr. Kaloian Koynov


Kaloian Koynov was born May 29th 1970 in Ruse, Bulgaria. From 1988 to 1993 he studied physics at Sofia University. In 1993 he made his diploma work at the Institute of Electronics in Sofia, investigating the optical nonlinearities of GaInSb semiconductors. In 1997 he received his PhD from the Sofia University for a work on cascaded nonlinear optical processes and their applications for all-optical switching in the group of Prof. S. Saltiel. Then he spent a postdoctoral year in the Institute for Fundamental Electronics, University Paris Sud, France, studying grating couplers into semiconductor waveguides. In 2000 he joined the MPI for Polymer Research as a postdoc and EU Marie Curie Fellow. Here his research was focused on polymer chains orientation in thin films and its influence on the optoelectronics properties of the films and later on direct measurements of flow velocity profiles in micro-channels with hydrophobic and hydrophilic walls.

In January 2006 he joined the group of Prof. Hans-Jürgen Butt at the MPI-P where he is active in the field of dielectric and mechanical spectroscopy, and confocal microscopy.

Research Topics




Physics of Interfaces
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
Ackermannweg 10
D-55128 Mainz
Tel. +49(0)6131/379-112
email: koynov@mpip-mainz.mpg.de

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