Dragomir S. Yankov
Head of Biochemical Reactors Laboratory, Institute of Chemical Engineering, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Dragomir Yankov was born in 1959 and earned his M.Sc. degree in Chemistry (Chemical Cybernetics) from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia, Bulgaria in 1984 and PhD degree in 1998. He joined the Institute of Chemical Engineering – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences as Research Fellow in 1984, where he is currently Professor in Chemical Engineering, since 2011. During the years he visited as postdoctoral fellow Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal, Canada; Lund University, Sweden; ENCIACET, Toulouse, France and Imperial College, London, UK.
His research interests are the fields of kinetics and modelling of enzyme processes with free and immobilised enzymes and cells, separation processes in biotechnology -application of aqueous two phase systems for separation and purification of bioproducts, separation of products from fermentation broth by extraction, membrane methods and supercritical extraction, antibiotics production and separation.