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MEng, PhD, Associate Professor (Ruse University, Bulgaria)

About

His recognition is shown by awarded papers:
1. K. Popov, S. Dimov, D. T. Pham, A. Ivanov, “Micro-milling: solutions for improving process reliability” – 5th ICMR Best Paper Prize (2007, 5th Int Conf on Manufacturing Research) (with DT Pham, S Dimov and A Ivanov)
2. Elkaseer A.M., Dimov S.S., Popov K.B., Minev R.. “Material Microstructure Effect-Based Investigation of Tool Wear in Micro-endmilling of Multi-phase Materials.” Proceedings of 4M/ ICOMM, Oyonnax, France, Nov. 2010, 188-191.”- Awarded by the Royal Academy of Engineering under international travel grants scheme (2010).
3. Pham D.T., Elkaseer A.M., Popov K.P., Dimov S.S., Olejnik L. and Rosochowski A. “Micro-milling of Coarse-Grained and Ultrafine-Grained Cu99.9E: Effects of Material Microstructure on Machining Conditions and Surface Quality.” Proceedings of 4M/ ICOMM, Karlsruhe, Germany. Sept. 2009, 241-244.” – Awarded by the Royal Academy of Engineering under international travel grants scheme (2009).
He is well known among his peers in the UK and Europe for his research in micro milling and CNC machining, and therefore he acts often as a reviewer for the following journals: Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (IJAMT), International Journal of Manufacturing Engineering (IMechE) – Part B, International Journal of Manufacturing Engineering (IMechE) – Part C and International Journal of System and Control Engineering (IMechE–Part I).

Dr Popov’s publications are highly cited

Experience

Twenty two years Senior Lecturer (Assoc. Professor) at Ruse University, Bulgaria;
Thirteen years Senior Research Associate at Cardiff University, UK.

Dr. K.Popov was a Senior Researcher in the area of micro manufacturing since 2001 when he started as a Royal Society Fellowship Award Winner (one of Five Researchers fro Eastern Europe). From 2002 he started working at MEC – Cardiff University as a Researcher with strong track in the area of micro milling. This is evident from: his publication track record; development of a patented method for tool failure detection in micro-milling; co-supervising two PhD students who completed their study on time (E. Gandarias-European and Ahmed Elkaseer).
Dr Popov has supervised one Erasmus student during his work placement and also a visitor, a PhD student, from Romania. He was part of the team of teachers lead by Steve Watts, responsible for the highly successful Year 4 UAV project.

Responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Manufacturing at Mechanical Engineering, CES;
-Course Leader (HND Programme)
-Module Leader-NG1S206-Design & Manufacture;
-Module Leader-NG2H251-Manufacturing;
-Module Leader-NG3S226-Manufacturing Systems,
-Module Leader-NG4H208-Further Engineering Materials;
-Module Leader-NG4T201-MSc Dissertations.

Publications

Journal
A. M. Abdelrahman Elkaseer1, S. S. Dimov, K. B. Popov and R. M. Minev, Tool Wear in Micro-Endmilling: Material Microstructure Effects, Modeling, and Experimental Validation, Journal of Micro and Nano-Manufacturing, 2(4), 044502, JMNM-13-1002; doi: 10.1115/1.4028077, (2014)
Elkaseer A, Dimov SS, Popov KB, Negm MA, Minev R, Modeling the material microstructure effects on the surface generation process in microendmilling of dual-phase materials, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering , 134 (4) (2012) ISSN 1087-1357 10.1115/1.4006851
Minev E, Popov KB, Minev R, Dimov SS, Gagov V, Grid method for accuracy study of micro parts manufacturing, Micro and Nanosystems , 3 (3) (2011) 263-269 ISSN 1876-4029 10.2174/1876402911103030263
Popov KB, Petkov PV, Layer based micro-machining: new approach for tool-path generation, CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology , 4 (4) (2011) 370-375 ISSN 1755-5817 10.1016/j.cirpj.2011.03.010
Popov KB, Dimov SS, Ivanov A, Pham DT, Gandarias E, New tool-workpiece setting up technology for micro-milling, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology , 47 (1-4) (2010) 21-27 ISSN 0268-3768 10.1007/s00170-009-2055-2
Pham DT, Ivanov A, Bigot S, Popov KB, Dimov SS, An investigation of tube and rod electrode wear in micro EDM drilling, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology , 33 (1-2) (2007) 103-109 ISSN 0268-3768 10.1007/s00170-006-0639-7
Pham DT, Ivanov A, Bigot S, Popov KB, Dimov SS, A study of micro-electro discharge machining electrode wear, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science , 221 (5) (2007) 605-612 ISSN 0954-4062 10.1243/0954406JMES413
Popov KB, Dimov SS, Pham DT, Ivanov A, Micromilling strategies for machining thin features, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science , 220 (11) (2006) 1677-1684 ISSN 0954-4062 10.1243/09544062JMES192
Popov KB, Dimov SS, Pham DT, Minev R, Rosochowski A, Micro-milling: Material Microstructure Effects, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture , 220 (11) (2006) 1807-1813 ISSN 0954-4054 10.1243/09544054JEM683
Popov KB, Dimov SS, Pham DT, Minev R, Rosochowski A, Olejnik L, Micromilling: material microstructure effects, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture , 220 (11) (2006) 1807-1813 ISSN 0954-4054 10.1243/09544054JEM683
Gandarias E, Dimov SS, Pham DT, Ivanov A, Popov KB, Lizarralde R, Arrazola PJ, New methods for tool failure detection in micromilling, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture , 220 (2) (2006) 137-144 ISSN 0954-4054 10.1243/095440506X77562
Pham DT, Dimov SS, Bigot S, Ivanov A, Popov KB, Micro-EDM – recent developments and research issues, Journal of Materials Processing Technology , 149 (1-3) (2004) 50-57 ISSN 0924-0136 10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2004.02.008
Dimov SS, Pham DT, Ivanov A, Popov KB, Fansen K, Micromilling strategies: optimization issues, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture , 218 (7) (2004) 731-736 ISSN 0954-4054 10.1177/095440540421800706
Dimov SS, Pham DT, Ivanov A, Popov KB, Rangel V, CAM System for layer-based EDM, International Journal for Manufacturing Science and Production special issue: 18th NCMR , 5 (1-2) (2003) 27-31 ISSN 0793-6648
Dimov SS, Pham DT, Ivanov A, Popov KB, Tool-path generation systems for micro-electro discharge machining milling, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers , 217 (B) (2003) 1633-1637 ISSN 0954 -4054
Popov KB, Ivanov A, Pham DT, Dimov SS, Tool-path generation system for micro-electro discharge machining milling, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture , 217 (11) (2003) 1633-1637 ISSN 0954-4054 10.1243/095440503771910014
Dimov S, Pham DT, Ivanov A, Popov KB, Rangel V, CAM systems for layer-based EDM, Advances In Manufacturing Technology-XVI , 5 (1-2) (2001) 27-31

Conference

Popov KB, Hirshy H, Petkov PV, A Novel Approach for Size Up-Scaling of Nickel Master for the Replication of Micro and Nano Features, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Multi-Material Micro Manufacture , (2012) ISBN 9789810733544 10.3850/978-981-07-3353-7_280
Vella PC, Dimov SS, Kolew A, Minev E, Popov KB, Lacan FA, Griffiths CA, Hirshy H, Scholz SG, Bulk Metallic Glass based Tool-Making Process Chain for Micro- and Nano- Replication, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Multi-Material Micro Manufacture , (2012) ISBN 9789810733544 10.3850/978-981-07-3353-7_300
Hirshy H, Lalev GM, Velkova V, Popov KB, Scholz SG, Dimov SS, Master tool fabrication for the replication of micro and nano features, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Multi-Material Micro Manufacture, Suttgart, Germany, 8–10 November 2011 , (2011) 317-320 ISBN 9789810703202 10.3850/978-981-07-0319-6_215
Elkaseer A, Popov KB, Dimov SS, Minev R, Material Microstructure Effect-based Investigation of Tool Wear in Micro-endmilling of Multi-phase Materials, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Multi-Material Micro Manufacture , (2010) 188-191 ISBN 9789810865559 10.3850/978-981-08-6555-9_186
Minev E, Popov KB, Minev R, Grid method for improving the accuracy of layer based RP parts, Proceedings of 11th National Conference on Rapid Design, Prototyping and Manufacturing , (2010) 27-31
Minev E, Popov KB, Minev R, Dimov SS, Gagov V, Packianather MS, Utilizing a Grid method for Accuracy Study of Micro SLA parts, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Multi-Material Micro Manufacture , (2010) 257-260 ISBN 9789810865559 10.3850/978-981-08-6555-9_154
Popov KB, Petkov PV, New approach for development of software for layer based micro-machining, 4M/ICOMM 2009 – THE GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON MICRO MANUFACTURE , (2009) 423-427 10.3850/4M2009RP001_9090
Pham DT, Elkaseer A, Popov KB, Dimov SS, Olejnik L, Rosochowski A, Micromilling of coarse-grained and ultrafine-grained Cu99.9E: Effects of material microstructure on machining conditions and surface quality, Proceedings of the 4M/ICOMM International Conference on Multi-Material Micro Manufacture (4M/ICOMM 2009) , (2009) 241-244
Pham DT, Elkaseer A, Popov KB, Dimov SS, Olejnik L, Rosochowski A, Micromilling of coarse-grained and ultrafine-grained Cu99.9E: Effects of material microstructure on machining conditions and surface quality, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Multi-Material Micro Manufacture , (2009) 241-244 10.3850/4M2009RP001_9047
Popov KB, Dimov SS, Pham DT, Ivanov A, New solutions for improving reliability and reducing uncertainty in micro-milling, Proceedings of the 3rd International CIRP High Performance Cutting Conference , I (2008) 159-168
Gandarias E, Ivanov A, Gallego I, Popov KB, Aristimuno P, Aperribay J, Arrazola PJ, An innovative tool-monitoring system (MICROM) to detect drastic tool failures in micro-milling, Proceedings of the Euspen 10th Anniversary International Conference , (2008)
Ivanov A, Ferri C, Petrelli A, Popov KB, Electrode wear ratio and its effects on process modelling and process Capability, Proceedings of the 3rd Virtual International Conference on Intelligent Production Machines and Systems (IPROMS2007) , (2007)
Popov KB, Dimov SS, Pham DT, Ivanov A, Micro-milling: solutions for improving process reliability, 5th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR07) , (2007) 70-76
Popov KB, Dimov SS, Ivanov A, Pham DT, Gandarias E, New Technology for setting up The Working Coordinate system in micromilling, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Multi-Material Micro Manufacture , (2007) 127-130 ISBN 9781904445531
Seo TS, Pham DT, Popov KB, A semantic data model for electrical discharge machining, Proceedings of the 3rd Virtual International Conference on Intelligent Production Machines and Systems , (2007) 371-376
Pham DT, Dimov SS, Brousseau EB, Bigot S, Dobrev T, Ferri C, Gandarias E, Hoyle RT, Griffiths CA, Kettle J, Lalev GM, Li W, Matthews CW, Minev R, Petkov PV, Packianather MS, Petrelli A, Popov KB, Rees A, Sha B, Thomas A, Zhao H, Recent advances in micro and nano manufacturing, Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology (DET2007) , (2007) 24-33
Popov KB, Dimov SS, Pham DT, Minev R, Rosochowski A, Olejnik L, Richert M, The effects of material micro structure in micro-milling, Proceedings of 4M 2006 – Second International Conference on Multi-Material Micro Manufacture , (2006) 127-130 ISBN 9780080452630
Popov KB, Dimov SS, Pham DT, Minev R, Rosochowski A, Olejnik L, Richert M, The effects of material microstructure in micro-milling, 2nd International Conference on Multi-Material Micro Manufacture (4M2006) , (2006) 127-130
Popov KB, Gandarias E, Dimov SS, Pham DT, Ivanov A, Lizarralde R, Arrazola PJ, New Methods for tool failure detection in micro-milling, Proceedings: 4M 2005: 1st International Conference on Multi-Material Micro Manufacture , (2005) ISBN 9780080448794
Popov KB, Dimov SS, Pham DT, Ivanov A, Micro milling of thin features, Proceedings: 4M 2005: 1st International Conference on Multi-Material Micro Manufacture , (2005) ISBN 9780080448794
Pham DT, Dimov SS, Bigot S, Ivanov A, Popov KB, Micro EDM drilling: Accuracy study, Advances in Integrated Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering , (2005) 281-294 ISBN 9781402034817
Bigot S, Popov KB, Ivanov A, A study of the micro EDM electrode wear, Proceedings: 4M 2005: 1st International Conference on Multi-Material Micro Manufacture , (2005) ISBN 9780080448794
Dimov SS, Pham DT, Ivanov A, Popov KB, Micromilling of thin features, 4M2005: First International Conference on Multi-Material Micro Manufacture : 29 June-1 July 2005, (Karlsruhe, Germany) , (2005) ISBN 0080462553
Dimov SS, Pham DT, Ivanov A, Popov KB, Fansen K, Study of Micro-Machining Strategies, Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Integrated Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering (IDMME) , 5 (2004) 5-11
Dimov SS, Pham DT, Bigot S, Ivanov A, Popov KB, A Study of the Accuracy of the Micro Electrical Discharge Machining Drilling Process, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Integrated Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering,( IDMME) (Bath, UK) , (2004) 1-12 ISBN 1857901290
Dimov SS, Pham DT, Ivanov A, Popov KB, Rangel V, CAM System for layer-based EDM, Advances in manufacturing technology XVI :proceedings of the eighteenth National Conference on Manufacturing Research, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, 10-12 September 2002 , (2002) 109-114 ISBN 9781860583780

Others

Pham DT, Dimov SS, Bigot S, Ivanov A, Popov KB, Micro-EDM drilling: accuracy study, advances in integrated design and manufacturing in mechanical engineering, Advances in Integrated Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering , (2005) 281-294 ISBN 9781402034817

Full List of Publications

Memberships

Multi-Material Micro Manufacture (4M) Network

External

Part time Lecturer at Brunel University – CAD/CAM/CAE and FEA for MSc for 4 years.
Teaching Award -Innovative Teaching
Teaching Award – Inspirational Teaching

Consultancy

To a number of Welsh and English companies in the area of micro-manufacturing.
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Research

The micro manufacturing techniques developed as a member of the Research teams act as enabling-technologies for other field of research. This is reflected by the range of joint publications and by the range of co-authors coming from various research disciplines on various interdisciplinary projects.

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