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Plamen Bonev Engineer

Address: National Institute of Archaeology with Museum – BAS, 2 Saborna Str., 1000 Sofia
Employment
Since 1994 Chemistry engineer, National Institute of Archaeology with Museum - BAS: restoration and conservation of metal objects
1989-1994 Chemist at the National Expert Center for Cultural and Material Treasures - BAS, Veliko Tarnovo: lazer micro-spectral analysis
1987-1989 Chemist at the Veliko Tarnovo Branch of the National Institute of Archaeology with Museum - BAS

Education and additional qualification
2011 entered the Public register according to art. 165 of the Law for the Cultural Heritage guaranteeing the right to practice conservation and restoration of archaeological artifacts
2008-2012 acquired professional qualification to work with sources of ionizing radiation – apparatuses for X-ray – fluorescent analysis and postgraduate training in 2010 and 2012
1981-1987
MA - engineer-metallurgist, Saint Petersburg State Technical University, Russia; specialization in Metallurgy of the non-ferrous metals

Organizing experience
Since March 2012 Head of the Laboratory for analyses, conservation and restoration of NIAM – BAS
1992
Deputy director of the National Expert Center for Cultural and Material Treasures - BAS, Veliko Tarnovo

Languages
Russian and English

Technical skills
Computer – Windows 7, Office 2010
Certification for work with sources of ionizing radiation – 3rd level
Driving license – C cat.

Research
Area of research interests:
Conservation and restoration, analytical chemistry, archaeology, history

Participation in Bulgarian and international projects:
 “Thracian jewelry of gold, silver and bronze collection of the National Institute of Archaeology with Museum: metallographic and technological analysis, digitalization of the artifacts. Working out data base of elemental composition and technological characteristics of the authentic Thracian jewels from the 1st millennium B.C.” – headed by Ass. Prof. Dr. Milena Tonkova (NIAM – BAS)

“Comparison of the analytical data of the composition of works made of precious metals in the ancient sites in Bulgaria and Russia” – headed by Prof. Victor V. Zaykov (South Ural State University – Russia) and Ass. Prof. Dr. Diana Gergova (NIAM – BAS)

Contributions and presentations at national and international conferences:
2011 “Academic aspects of the cultural and historical heritage: challenges and perspectives” - First PhD Conference – Sofia, November 27 – 28, 2011
2010
Science and Society Academic Conference with international participation – Kardzhali, October 13 – 14, 2010
2010 National Conference on Archaeology in Nessebar, May 25 – 28, 2010
2010 “Here Begins Bulgaria” - Second National Conference on history, archaeology and cultural tourism – Shumen, May 14 – 16, 2010
2008 National Conference on Archaeology in Shumen, May 26 – 29, 2008

Works on analyses of the chemical composition of archaeological and museum artifacts – selected bibliography:
В. Зайков, Д. Гергова, П. Хворов, П. Бонев. Состав золотых изделий Вылчитрынского клада (Болгария). - Уральский минералогический сборник, 16, 2009, РАН, Уральское отделение. Институт минералогии, Миасс-Екатеринбург,  168-173

В. В. Зайков, Д. Гергова, П. В. Хворов, П. Бонев, М.Н. Анкушев. Состав золотых изделий Требенищенского клада из Национального археологического музея в Софии (Болгария). - Уральский минералогический сборник, 17, 2010, РАН, Уральское отделение. Институт минералогии, Миасс-Екатеринбург,  148-152

V. Zaykov, D. Gergova, P. Khvorov, eng. P. Bonev. Archaeometric Studies of Thracian Golden Objects from the National Archaeological Museum in Sofia. – Интердисциплинарни изследвания, т. XXII – XXIII, 2010, БАН, Археологически институт с музей, София, 75-80

Г. Нехризов, П. Бонев. Селище от ранната бронзова епоха от с. Седлари, общ. Момчилград, рентгено-флуоресцентен анализ на златни пластинки от обекта. Научна конференция с международно участие „Наука и общество” – Кърджали, 13-14 октомври 2010 г., т. ІV, ч. І, 204-211 (ISSN 1314-3425)

П. Бонев. Рентгено-флуоресцентен анализ на медальона на кан Омуртаг (814-831) и византийски солиди от първата половина на ІХ век. - Оттука започва България. Материали от Втората национална конференция по история, археология и културен туризъм „Пътуване към България“ – Шумен, 14-16 май 2010 г., 170-177 (ISBN 978-954-577-588-8)
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