Dr. Silviya Ninova

Postdoc, Employee Nr. 1, (January 2016-December 2018), now Postdoc at University of Salzburg

Departement für Chemie, Biochemie und Pharmazie

Education and research

Since 2016:
Post-doctoral researcher with Prof. Dr. Ulrich Aschauer, University of Bern, Switzerland
2011 - 2015:
PhD in Chemistry with Dr. Federico Totti, Laboratory for Molecular Magnetism, University of Florence, Italy
2008 - 2011:
Research student in the Laboratory of Quantum and Computational Chemistry, University of Sofia, Bulgaria
2011 - 2011:
Trainee student in the Institut de Sciences des Matériaux de Mulhouse, CNRS, Univesité de Haute-Alsace, France
2010 - 2011:
M.Sc. in Computational Chemistry, University of Sofia, Bulgaria
2006 - 2010:
B.Sc. in Chemistry - Module Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, University of Sofia, Bulgaria


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Bouri, Maria; Ninova, Silviya; Ouhbi, Hassan; Vonrüti, Nathalie; Aschauer, Ulrich (2021). Surface Chemistry of Perovskite Oxynitride Photocatalysts: A Computational Perspective. CHIMIA, 75(3), pp. 202-207. Schweizerische Chemische Gesellschaft 10.2533/chimia.2021.202


Pawlak, Rémy; Liu, Xunshan; Ninova, Silviya; D’Astolfo, Philipp; Drechsel, Carl; Sangtarash, Sara; Häner, Robert; Decurtins, Silvio; Sadeghi, Hatef; Lambert, Colin J.; Aschauer, Ulrich; Liu, Shi-Xia; Meyer, Ernst (2020). Bottom-up Synthesis of Nitrogen-Doped Porous Graphene Nanoribbons. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 142(29), pp. 12568-12573. American Chemical Society 10.1021/jacs.0c03946

Ninova, Silviya; Pokrant, Simone; Aschauer, Ulrich (2020). Surface Orientation and Structure of LaTiO₂N Nanoparticles. ACS applied energy materials, 3(6), pp. 5867-5873. ACS Publications 10.1021/acsaem.0c00777

Primasová, Hedvika; Ninova, Silviya; De Capitani, Mario; Daepp, Jana; Aschauer, Ulrich; Furrer, Julien (2020). Dinuclear thiolato-bridged arene ruthenium complexes: from reaction conditions and mechanism to synthesis of new complexes. RSC advances, 10(66), pp. 40106-40116. Royal Society of Chemistry 10.1039/D0RA08146A


Ninova, Silviya; Aschauer, Ulrich Johannes (2019). Anion-order driven polar interfaces at LaTiO₂N surfaces. Journal of materials chemistry. A, 7(5), pp. 2129-2134. Royal Society of Chemistry 10.1039/C8TA10230A

Mantella, Valeria; Ninova, Silviya; Saris, Seryio; Loiudice, Anna; Aschauer, Ulrich Johannes; Buonsanti, Raffaella (2019). Synthesis and Size-Dependent Optical Properties of Intermediate Band Gap Cu₃VS₄ Nanocrystals. Chemistry of materials, 31(2), pp. 532-540. American Chemical Society 10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b04610


Primasova, Hedvika; Ninova, Silviya; Aschauer, Ulrich Johannes; Furrer, Julien (2018). Synthetic route of trithiolato-bridged dinuclear arene ruthenium(II) complexes [(h6- p-MeC6H4Pri)2Ru2(m-SR)3]+ : DFT calculations and synthesis of previously unreported complexes. CHIMIA, 72(7/8), p. 537. Schweizerische Chemische Gesellschaft


Pichler, Markus; Si, Wenping; Haydous, Fatima; Téllez, Helena; Druce, John; Fabbri, Emiliana; Kazzi, Mario El; Döbeli, Max; Ninova, Silviya; Aschauer, Ulrich Johannes; Wokaun, Alexander; Pergolesi, Daniele; Lippert, Thomas (2017). LaTiOxNy Thin Film Model Systems for Photocatalytic Water Splitting: Physicochemical Evolution of the Solid-Liquid Interface and the Role of the Crystallographic Orientation. Advanced functional materials, 27(20), p. 1605690. Wiley-VCH 10.1002/adfm.201605690

Ninova, Silviya; Aschauer, Ulrich Johannes (2017). Surface structure and anion order of the oxynitride LaTiO₂N. Journal of materials chemistry. A, 5(22), pp. 11040-11046. Royal Society of Chemistry 10.1039/C7TA01873H


Lanzilotto, Valeria; Malavolti, Luigi; Ninova, Silviya; Cimatti, Irene; Poggini, Lorenzo; Cortigiani, Brunetto; Mannini, Matteo; Totti, Federico; Cornia, Andrea; Sessoli, Roberta (2016). The Challenge of Thermal Deposition of Coordination Compounds: Insight into the Case of an Fe 4 Single Molecule Magnet. Chemistry of materials, 28(21), pp. 7693-7702. American Chemical Society 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b02696


Malavolti, Luigi; Lanzilotto, Valeria; Ninova, Silviya; Poggini, Lorenzo; Cimatti, Irene; Cortigiani, Brunetto; Margheriti, Ludovica; Chiappe, Daniele; Otero, Edwige; Sainctavit, Philippe; Totti, Federico; Cornia, Andrea; Mannini, Matteo; Sessoli, Roberta (2015). Magnetic Bistability in a Submonolayer of Sublimated Fe 4 Single-Molecule Magnets. Nano letters, 15(1), pp. 535-541. American Chemical Society 10.1021/nl503925h

Burgess, Jacob A.J.; Malavolti, Luigi; Lanzilotto, Valeria; Mannini, Matteo; Yan, Shichao; Ninova, Silviya; Totti, Federico; Rolf-Pissarczyk, Steffen; Cornia, Andrea; Sessoli, Roberta; Loth, Sebastian (2015). Magnetic fingerprint of individual Fe4 molecular magnets under compression by a scanning tunnelling microscope. Nature communications, 6(8216), p. 8216. Nature Publishing Group 10.1038/ncomms9216


Poggini, L.; Ninova, Silviya; Graziosi, P.; Mannini, M.; Lanzilotto, V.; Cortigiani, B.; Malavolti, L.; Borgatti, F.; Bardi, U.; Totti, F.; Bergenti, I.; Dediu, V. A.; Sessoli, R. (2014). A Combined Ion Scattering, Photoemission, and DFT Investigation on the Termination Layer of a La 0.7 Sr 0.3 MnO 3 Spin Injecting Electrode. Journal of physical chemistry. C, 118(25), pp. 13631-13637. American Chemical Society 10.1021/jp5026619

Ninova, Silviya; Lanzilotto, Valeria; Malavolti, Luigi; Rigamonti, Luca; Cortigiani, Brunetto; Mannini, Matteo; Totti, Federico; Sessoli, Roberta (2014). Valence electronic structure of sublimated Fe 4 single-molecule magnets: an experimental and theoretical characterization. Journal of materials chemistry C, 2(45), pp. 9599-9608. Royal Society of Chemistry 10.1039/C4TC01647E

Cimatti, Irene; Ninova, Silviya; Lanzilotto, Valeria; Malavolti, Luigi; Rigamonti, Luca; Cortigiani, Brunetto; Mannini, Matteo; Magnano, Elena; Bondino, Federica; Totti, Federico; Cornia, Andrea; Sessoli, Roberta (2014). UHV deposition and characterization of a mononuclear iron(III) β-diketonate complex on Au(111). Beilstein journal of nanotechnology, 5, pp. 2139-2148. Beilstein-Institut zur Förderung der Chemischen Wissenschaften 10.3762/bjnano.5.223