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Kristina Lilova

RESEARCHER & CONSULTANT

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Hello! I'm Kristina

 

I am an academic researcher with diverse industrial experience, an entrepreneur and a scientific consultant. 

Kristina Lilova, PhD

 
RESEARCHER & CONSULTANT

 

 

EXPERIENCE
 
2017-present

Co-Founder and Consultant

PEaK SCIENTIFIC CONSULTING, LLC

Provide unique solutions in the Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering; experimental design: synthesis path and formulation, materials characterization and properties assessment, troubleshooting and failure analysis; instrumentation and equipment purchase; Quality control procedures, scientific & patents writing

2017-present

Staff Research Associate

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS

Conduct independent research and/or collaborates with faculty and other researchers in areas related to thermochemistry of materials; coordinate the new Thermodynamics Consortium; design, construction, and testing of new experimental methodology; write and submit grant proposals, papers, SOPs; 

2015-2017

Applications Manager

SETARAM INC.

Provided customer consultation and comprehensive experimental design for materials assessment, to determine the most effective methods to characterize materials’ behavior, and to analyze the root cause of technical and scientific problems; Designed an applications lab and attracted new clients for contract testing; 

2009-2015

Postdoctoral Research Associate/Project Scientist

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS

Materials characterization and analytical testing, including selection of appropriate methods and techniques to analyze mixed oxide containing transition metals, rare earths, actinides, metals and alloys; solid state synthesis, TG-DSC and DTA, XRD, TEM, FTIR, SEM, EMPA; validated methods and equipment, developed and implemented new characterization test protocols; supervised students and technicians 

 

EDUCATION
 
2005-2007

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

2004-2007

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

1997-2002

Master of Science (MSc)

HENRI POINCARE UNIVERSITY, NANCY 1 (currently UNIVERSITY OF LORRAINE)

Doctorate in Physics and Chemistry of Matter and Materials

“cotutelle de thèse” (double doctorate)

SOFIA UNIVERSITY ST. KLIMENT OHRIDSKI

Doctorate in Solid State Chemistry

“cotutelle de thèse” (double doctorate)

SOFIA UNIVERSITY ST. KLIMENT OHRIDSKI

Master of Science (MSc) in Chemistry

Specialization: Chemical Ecology (Environmental Chemistry)

PEaK SCIENTIFIC CONSULTING 
 

PEaK Sci provides unique solutions in Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics, and Geology for small scale, start-up industries and inter-disciplinary research centers in the academia. Our services include:

  • Experimental design and project development 

  • Choice of new instrumentation, equipment purchasing consultation and staff training

  • Basic research and development of materials

  • Comprehensive literature surveys on specific research topics, scientific and patents writing including right to practice and prior-art literature search, preparation of professionally structured presentations, technical report, and manuals

The founders possess the skills and hands on experience with all techniques and instrumentation, which will be recommended and used in customers’ projects, they can professionally analyze and interpret data from any external testing facilities, and assist in writing technical or scientific reports, papers, or patents.

SKILLS
 

Materials Science

Chemistry

Experimental thermodynamics 

Thermal analysis and calorimetry

Structural analysis

Spectroscopy

Synthesis

Experimental design

Quality control

Process Safety

Management

 

Inorganic Materials

Metals and alloys

Ceramics

Glasses

Minerals

Catalysts

Energy storage materials

Batteries

Polymers

Biomaterials

Nanomaterials

EXPERTISE
 
Fundamental Research

Extensive experience in the studies of mechanical, physical, and chemical properties of inorganic materials, with an emphasis on macroscopic and nanosized metals, alloys, and mixed oxides. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement the most effective methods, experimental procedures, and test protocols for the investigation of new materials. Strong publication and presentation history in materials structure/properties relations.

Applied Science 

Proficiency in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting experimental data. A long history of working on cross-functional teams and collaborating with research groups and professionals from a wide variety of industries (e.g. electronic, polymer, plastics, metallurgical, pharmaceutical, food, etc.). Consultation regarding customers’ projects: including the most effective methods to characterize materials’ behavior, to analyze the root cause of technical and scientific problems, to analyse the results and plan further experiments.

Management

Project management experience in the academia and industry. Designed, coordinated, and managed a testing application facility. Extensive training in management, marketing, and sales. Good network of relations with instrumentation/equipment vendors and manufacturers. Developed training and training materials for sales representatives, distributors, service engineers, and customers. Co-founder and coordinator of the Thermodynamics Consortium.