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Faculty of Forest Industry


  • Address:

10 “Kliment Ohridski” Blvd.
Sofia –1797, BULGARIA
Department of Woodworking Machines
Faculty of Forest Industry
University of Forestry

  • Locality:

o Administration – building “А”, office №11, ground floor;
o Teaching staff - building “А”, 1st and 4th floor;
o Laboratories - building “А”: № 8, 12, 14, 412, 413, 414; Educational Laboratory Corpus - № 207, 216.

  • Promoters of Academic Affairs

Eng. Valentina Stefanova Haralampieva – building “А”, ground floor, office 11, phone: 91907/313,
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Eng. Radko Stoichev Stoianov – building „А” ground floor, office 23, phone: 91907/325

  •  Head of Department

Assoc. Prof. PhD Pavlin Biserov Vitchev

  • Lecturers:

Prof. Zhivko Bonev Gochev, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Rayko Danailov Stanev, PhD
Chief assistant Prof. Izabela Kirilova Radkova, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Pavlin Bisserov Vitchev, PhD
Assistant Prof. Valentin Atanasov Atanasov, PhD
Assistant Prof. Lachesar Nikolkov Nikolov
Assistant Prof. Petar Nikolkov Nikolov

Guest Lecturers
Prof. Bozhidar Georgiev Dinkov, PhD
Prof. Nencho Stanev Deliiski, DSc, PhD
Prof. Slavcho Asenov Sokolovski, PhD

  • History

The Department of "Woodworking Machines" was found in 1953 and throughout the years has been named as follow: from 1953 to 1972 – “Machines and Tools”, from 1972 to 1994 – “Mechanization and Automation of Woodworking” (the curriculum included the discipline "Electronic Computing Equipment"). Due to the structural changes occurred in 1994 at the University of Forestry, two independent departments, namely: “Machine Science and Automation of Production” and "Electronic Computing Equipment" were separated sequentially and the old department was renamed to "Woodworking Machines".
The first head of the department was Assoc. Prof. Valko Gochev, PhD (1953 – 1966).
Consistently the heads of the department have been:
- Prof. Tacho Iliev, PhD (1966 – 1989);
- Prof. Georgi Filipov, DSc (1989 – 1990);
- Prof. Hristo Shehtov, DSc (1990 – 1993);
- Assoc. Prof. Petar Savov, PhD (1993 – 1999);
- Assoc. Prof. Stefan Velkov, PhD (1999 – 2002);
- Prof. Bozhidar Dinkov, PhD, (2002 – 2007);
- Assoc. Prof. Zhivko Gochev, PhD (2007 – present).

  • Academic and research staff of the Department during the years:

Assoc. Prof. Valko Gochev, PhD; Prof. Tacho Iliev, PhD; Prof. Georgi Filipov, DSc; Prof. Hristo Shehtov, DSc; Prof. Nencho Deliiski, DSc; Prof. Petko Grigorov, PhD; Prof. Bozhidar Dinkov, PhD; Prof. Petar Obreshkov, PhD; Prof. Slavcho Sokolovski, PhD; Assoc. Prof. Gencho Genchev, PhD; Assoc. Prof. Vladimir Barnekov, PhD; Assoc. Prof. Boris Asenov, PhD; Assoc. Prof. Stefan Velkov, PhD; Assoc. Prof. Peycho Marvakov, PhD; Assoc. Prof. Nikolina Ilkova, PhD; Assoc. Prof. Vasil Vlasev, PhD; Assoc. Prof. Zhivko Gochev, PhD; Chief Asisst. Prof. Dancho Sabevski; Chief Asisst. Prof. Stoyan Kostov; Chief Asisst. Prof. Izabela Radkova, PhD; Asisst. Prof. Lachezar Nikolov; Asisst. Prof. Petar Nikolov; Asisst. Prof. Pavlin Vitchev, PhD; Asisst. Prof. Valentin Atanasov, PhD; S.R.F. Radka Dimitrova; S.R.F. Anton Cheshmedzhiev, PhD; S.R.F. Nikolay Yordanov; Eng. Darina Dacheva; Eng. Todor Zlatarov; Eng. Radko Stoyanov; Petar Stoyanov; Hrisanta Tsalova; Eng. Valentina Haralampieva.

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