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Professor of Physics
M.Sc., Ph.D., Sofia University
Mariana Sendova is a faculty member at New College of Florida since August 2000. She started the College’s first experimental physics research laboratory and has been successful in attracting outside funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Collaboration in Basic Science and Engineering (COBASE), the Department of Education, and the Army Research Laboratory (ARL).
In the spring of 2009, Sendova became the first female full professor of physics at New College of Florida since its inception in 1960. She has active ongoing national and international collaborations with The French National Research Center, Orsay, France; Max-Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics, Halle, Germany; The Central Laboratory of Solar Energy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria; University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France; University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Sendova has successfully solved interesting scientific problems in different areas of applied physics, material science, nanotechnology, spectroscopy, and biophysics. She has two patents and more than 50 publications in renowned and diverse peer reviewed journals such as Journal of Applied Physics; Journal of Raman Spectroscopy; Applied Physics A; Applied Physics Letters; Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology; Journal of Biochemistry; J. of Molecular Catalysis; Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology; Japanese Journal of Applied Physic, and Archaeometry. Professor Sendova holds two US Patents.
As a teacher, Sendova strongly encourages her students to work on real-life research projects in her laboratory. Many of her students have received national awards and actively participate in her international collaborative projects. Sendova’s students regularly present their findings at international science research conferences. After graduating from New College, most of them are accepted as Ph.D. students in physics and engineering in high ranking universities such as Columbia, Cornell, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin, Penn State, SUNY at Albany, University of Texas, etc.
Solid State Physics
Seeing the Light
J. A. Jiménez, M. Sendova, Real-time analysis of the “plasmonic diluent” effect: Probing Ag nanoparticle growth via Dy3+ photoluminescence quenching, J. of Chemical Physics, submitted for publication on January 10th 2014.
J. A. Jiménez, M. Sendova, M. Puga-Lambers, Oxidation kinetics of plasmonic Ag particles in SiO2 nanofilms: Interlinking particle size to atmosphere–film–substrate system properties, J. of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 74, 1487–1491 (2013).
J. A. Jiménez, M. Sendova, Unfolding diffusion-based Ag nanoparticle growth in SiO2nanofilms heat-treated in air via in situ optical microspectroscopy, Optical Materials, 35 968–972 (2013).
M. Sendova, J. Jiménez, Plasmonic Coupling in Silver Nanocomposite Glasses, J. of Physical Chemistry C 116 17764−17772 (2012).
J. A. Jiménez, M. Sendova, In Situ Isothermal Monitoring of the Enhancement and Quenching of Sm3+ Photoluminescence in Ag–Doped Glass, Solid State Communications, 152 1786-1790 (2012).
J. A. Jiménez, M. Sendova, Kinetics of Ag nanoparticle growth in thick SiO2 films: An in situ optical assessment of Ostwald ripening, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 135 282-286 (2012).
J. A. Jiménez, M. Sendova, K. McAlpine, Revealing oxidation kinetics of dielectric-embedded Ag nanoparticles via in situ optical microspectroscopy, Chemical Physics Lett., 523 107–112, (2012).
J. A. Jiménez, M. Sendova, Real-time optical microspectroscopy and activation energy of Ag nanoparticle growth in thin silica films, Physics Procedia, 29 36 – 41 (2012).
G. Chimowa, M. Sendova, E. Flahaut, D. Churochkin, S. Bhattacharayya, Tuning the electrical transport properties of double-walled carbon nanotubes by semiconductor and semi-metal filling, J. of Applied Physics 110, 123708 (2011).
J. A. Jiménez, S. Lysenko, H. Liu, M. Sendova, Luminescence of trivalent samarium ions in silver and tin co-doped aluminophosphate glass, Optical Materials 33, 1215–122033 (2011).
J. A. Jiménez, M. Sendova, In situ spectroscopic determination of the activation energies for the growth of silver nanoparticles in silica nanofilms in nitrogen atmosphere, Solid State Communications, 151, 720–724 (2011).
J. A. Jiménez, M. Sendova, H. Liu and F. E. Fernández, Supersaturation-driven optical tuning of Ag nanocomposite glasses for photonics: An in situ optical microspectroscopy study, Plasmonics, 6, 399-405 (2011).
J. A. Jiménez, M. Sendova, Diffusion activation energy of Ag in nanocomposite glasses determined by in situ monitoring of plasmon resonance evolution, Chem. Phys. Lett., 503 283–286 (2011).
J.A. Jiménez, M. Sendova, M. Sendova-Vassileva, Real time monitoring of plasmonic evolution in thick Ag:SiO2 films: Nanocomposite optical tuning, ACS – Applied Materials and Interfaces, 3, 447-454 (2011).
J. A. Jiménez, M. Sendova, In situ optical microspectroscopy approach for the study of metal transport in dielectrics via temperature and time dependent plasmonics: Ag nanoparticles in SiO2 films, J. of Chem. Phys., 134,054707 (2011).
J.A. Jiménez, M. Sendova, T. Hartsfield, M. Sendova-Vassileva, In situ optical microspectroscopy of the growth and oxidation of silver nanoparticles in silica thin films, Materials Research Bulletin 46 158–165 (2011).
J. A. Jimenez, M. Sendova, H. Liu, Evolution of the optical properties of a silver-doped phosphate glass during thermal treatment, J. of Luminescence, 131 535–538 (2011).
M. Sendova, E. Flahaut, and T. Hartsfield, Temperature dependence of Raman scattering in filled double-walled carbon nanotubes, J. of Appl. Phys. 108, 044309, (2010).
M. Sendova-Vassileva, M. Sendova, H. Hofmeister, J.C. Pivin, Interaction of laser radiation with gold nanoparticles in SiO2 thin films, J. Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials 11 1071, (2009).