Metal Science Expert Heads Bulgaria's Academy of Sciences

Education | December 3, 2012, Monday // 11:52|  views

Acad. Stefan Vodenicharov was the only nomination for the post director of Bulgaria's Academy of Sciences (BAS). Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria's Academy of Sciences (BAS) has elected the director of its Institute of metal science, equipment and technologies to be its new president.

Acad. Stefan Vodenicharov will replace Acad. Stefan Dodunekov, who passed away in August just two months after being elected head of BAS.

Vodenicharov was elected with the votes of 57 members of BAS Common Assembly, 32 voted against, while 8 abstained. He was the only nomination, unlike the previous time when three nominees were vying for the post.

Vodenicharov was born on September 1, 1944 in Sofia. He graduated from the Technical University in Sofia. From 1991 he was a professor, while from 2004 - corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences. This year he became real member of the academy.

He has managed 207 research projects, among them projects within NATO and the EU.

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