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Dr. Yordan V. Kostov‎

Yordan V. Kostov, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor

Chemical & Biochemical Engineering

University of Maryland Baltimore County
5200 Westland Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21227
phone: (410) 455-6569
fax: (410) 455-6500



Post Doctoral:
University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, 1999-2000

Institute for Technical Chemistry,
University of Hannover, Germany - 1995

Ph.D., Chemical/Electrical Engineering
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1995

M.S., Electrical Engineering
Odessa Polytechnical Institute, Odessa, Ukraine, 1987

Employment History:

Assistant Director
Center for Advanced Sensor Technology,
University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2005-present

Research Assistant Professor
University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2000-present

Chief Assistant Professor,
Sofia Technical University, Bulgaria, 1997-1999

Senior Assistant Professor,
Sofia Technical University Bulgaria, 1996-97

Assistant Professor,
Sofia Technical University Bulgaria,1995-96

Research Fellow Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1993-1995

UHF Technology Engineer,
Institute Electron, Sofia, Bulgaria,1987-1990

Research Grants Awarded:

Click here for lists of grants

Selected Publications:

Entcheva, E., Bien, H., Yin, L., Chung, C.-Y., Farrell, M., Kostov, Y. (2004) Functional Cardiac Cell Constructs on Cellulose-Based Scaffolding, Biomaterials 25, 5753-5762 PDF Abstract

Kostov, Y., Gryczynski, Z., Rao, G. (2002) Polarization oxygen sensor: a template for a new class of fluorescence-based sensors. Anal. Chem. 74, 2167-2171. PDF Abstract

Kostov, Y., Harms, P., Rao, G. (2001) Ratiometric sensing using dual-frequency lifetime discrimination. Analytical Biochemistry 297, 105-108. PDF Abstract

Kostov Y., Harms P., Randers-Eichhorn L., Rao G. (2001) Low-cost microbioreactor for high-throughput bioprocessing. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 72, 346-352. Winner of Gaden Award for most Influential paper in Biotechnology and Bioengineering for 2001 PDF Abstract

Kostov Y., Rao G. (2000) Low-cost optical instrumentation for biomedical measurements. Rev. Sci. Instr., 70, 4361-4374. PDF Abstract

Kostov Y., Albano C.R., Rao, G. (2000) All-solid-state GFP sensor. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 70, 473-477. PDF Abstract

Kostov Y., Van Houten, K.A., Harms, P., Pilato, R.S., Rao, G. (2000) A unique oxygen analyzer combining dual emission probe and low-cost ratiometric fluorimeter. Applied Spectroscopy 54, 864-868. PDF Abstract

Kostov Y., Harms P., Pilato R.S, Rao G. (2000) Ratiometric oxygen sensing: detection of dual-emission ratio through a single emission filter. The Analyst, 125, 1175-1178. PDF Abstract

Kostov Y., Neykov A.(2000) Rapid method for preparation of pH sensitive membranes. Anal. letters, 33 (3), 413 – 423.

Kostov Y., Rao. G. (1999) Simple low-cost device for fluorescence ratiometric measurements. Rev. Sci. Instr., 70, 4466-4470. PDF Abstract

Kostov, Y., Comte, A., Scheper, T. (1998) All-Solid State Phase-Shift Oxygen Sensor for Biotechnology. Biotechnology & Bioengineering Quarterly. 12(4), 201-205.

All Publications

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