AMERICUS (Feb. 29, 2012)--Nedialka I. Iordanova, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry, and student, Jonathon Deriso, attended the 52nd Sanibel Symposium on St. Simons Island, Ga. recently. Representing Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW), they presented a poster titled “Theoretical Characterization of Low-energy Particle Deposition on PMMA Surfaces”.
The Sanibel Symposium attracts 250-300 scientists every year from over thirty different nations. During the Symposium, Iordanova was awarded the Wiley-International Journal of Quantum Chemistry Young Investigator Award in computational and theoretical chemistry.
“This is a very competitive award,” said Iordanova. “Many young scientists that attend the symposium apply and only two receive the honor.”
Iordanova has been on the Department of Chemistry faculty since 2005, when she and her husband, Tzvetelin Iordanov, Ph.D., arrived at GSW. She worked as a post-doctoral research scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Washington from 2003 to 2005. She earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry from The Pennsylvania State University in 2003. Prior to that, Iordanova earned bachelor’s and master’s level degrees in her native Bulgaria.
Nedialka and Tzvetelin reside in Americus and have two children.
Caption--Georgia Southwestern chemistry student Jonathan Deriso, left, and Associate Professor Nedialka Iordanova, Ph.D., presented at the 52nd Sanibel Symposium on St. Simons Island.
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