Yotzo Yankov YANEV
Assoc. Prof., Dr.

Department “Petrology”, Geological Institute,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Acad. G. Bonchev St. 24, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria.
Phone: (+359 2) 979 22 37; Fax: (+359 2) 8724 638;
Email: yotzo@geology.bas.bg


Born on march 26, 1938 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Graduated in 1960 from St. Ivan Rilski University of Mining and Geology, specialty engineer-geologist. To 1967 worked in two geological enterprises in Bulgaria in the field of mineral resources prospecting and exploration: radioactive metals and industrial minerals. From 1967 has been working in Geological Institute of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences: researcher (1973), associate researcher professor (1990-2010), Head of Laboratory of Petrology and Metasomatisme (1993-2005), Deputy Director of the Institute (2000-2005); from January 2010 – honorary ass. Professor.

Geologist in B.R.P.M., Morocco (1969 to 1973). Academic 1983-1984 – invited associated professor at Laboratory in Petrography and Volcanology, University Paris-Sud, France; fellowship of the Ministry of Scientific Researches of France for one-semester researches in Laboratory of Mineralogy-Crystallography at University Paris VI-VII, France (1991-1992); three months of researches at University of Pisa, Italy on NATO fellowship (1994); two months of researches in Institute de Physique du Globe de Paris (1996); 2 months as invited professor at Laboratory of Magmatic Petrology, University of Aix-Marseille - III, France (1995) and one-month as invited professor in Laboratory of Petrography and Volcanology at University Paris-Sud (1997).

Worked on or coordinated many projects of the Geological Institute (especially with Bulgarian Science Foundation of the Ministry of the Education and Science) as well as researches implemented in collaboration with other geological institutions. Consulting of the prospecting and research works of the ex-society “Rare Metals”, ex-Ministry of the Mineral Recourses, Ministry of Water and Environment, Geology and Geophysics AD, Magma-97 AD, Ankerpoort NV, etc. Participated in or coordinated multi- and bilateral projects with various scientific institutions of Central and Eastern Europe, C.N.R.S. (France), C.N.R. (Italy), C.G.R.I. and F.W.O. (Belgium), European Union (P.E.C.O. program).

Participation at many national and international geological forums of various geological associations as International Geological Congress (Moscow, 1984; Peking, 1996; Rio de Janeiro, 2000; Florence 2004), Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association (Kiev, 1977; Krakow, 1985; Sofia, 1989; Athens, 1995, Belgrade, 2006, Thessaloniki, 2010), I.A.V.C.E.I. (Ankara, 1994), International Symposium on Non-metallic Minerals (Belgrade, 1985), International Symposium on Natural Glasses (Prague, 1987), International Symposium on Natural Zeolites (Sofia, 1995; Thessaloniki, 2002; Socorro, 2006; Sofia, 2010 as vice-president of the organizing committee) and E.U.G. (Strasbourg, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999). Convener at 10th E.U.G. Congress (Symposium of collision-related magmatism, 1999) and at 31th International Geological Congress (Section of acid and intermediate volcanism in the General Symposia, Rio de Janeiro, 2000).

Main fields of research and interest: petrology, geochemistry and geodynamic setting of volcanism, petrology and geochemistry of volcanic glasses and rare elements, zeolitization of the glasses and tuffs, explosive volcanology.

Over 140 publications in Bulgarian, foreign and international journals; over then 450 citation (without selfcitation since 1995) in the foreign and international journals.

Awarded the Earth Sciences Prize of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (2000, 1994, and 1982, the last for discovering in Bulgaria the unique cesium deposit in Europe); Cambridge Biographical Center Award. Member of Union of Scientists in Bulgaria, Bulgarian Geological Society (from 2003 to 2007 üõà îèäï 2014 member of the Council as Editor-in-Chief of the Review of BGS, and from 2008 to 2013 as Editor), Bulgarian Association of Mineralogy, Commission of explosive volcanism at I.A.V.C.E.I., member of the Council of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association as representative of Bulgaria. From 1993 member of the Editorial Board of the journal “Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology” edited by Geological Institute of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.