Britovsek research group was set up in 2001 and has been
growing slowly but steadily over the years. The
Britovsek group are dedicated and spritely folk. We are aware that this
makes us sound like leprechauns, but as we don't have any lucky
charms, this comparison is unwarranted...
completed his undergraduate studies at the Higher Institute of Chemical
Technology in Bulgaria. His PhD on the synthesis of nickel-based
oligomerization and polymerization catalysts was carried out at Burgas
University of Technology (1994) under the supervision of Professor K.
Kurtev. He then worked for two years in Assen Zlatarov University,
Bulgaria as a lecturer before spending one year as post-doc (1996-1997)
at ENSCM, Montpellier in the group of Professor F. Fajula, working on
heterogeneous chromium based catalysts. He then moved to the Ecole
Supérieure de Chimie Physique Electronique de Lyon to work in the group
of Professor R. Spitz working olefin polymerization / copolymerization
catalysts. After working for a number of years on BP, Innovene and
Ineos sponsored research projects in Professor Vernon C. Gibson's group
at Imperial College, Atanas joined Dr Britovsek’s group in January,
2009. He is currently researching new olefin polymerization catalysts.
His work is sponsored by Ineos.