Lucien Veleva received a Ph.D. degree in chemistry (electrochemistry) from Institute of Physical Chemistry, BAS, Bulgaria, 1981; and a Ch.E. degree in electrochemistry and corrosion from the University of Chemical Technology, Bulgaria, 1972. He was awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Baja California, Mexico, 2011. He serves as Member of the American Electrochemical Society: ASTM (International) Committees, NACE (International) ISO: Member and Expert of “Atmospheric corrosion testing and classification of corrosivity of atmosphere.” He also serves as an Editorial Member of International Open Corrosion Journal (Bentham Science Publishers, UK) and International Recent Patents on Corrosion Science (Bentham Science Publishers, UK). His areas of expertise include electrochemistry of corrosion, passivity, electron-transfer kinetics, atmospheric corrosion, accelerated tests and models for simulation of corrosion, inhibitors, paint coatings, electrodeposition of metal alloys, corrosion sensors, as well as degradation of polymers. He has been serving as a Research Professor at the Department of Applied Physics, Center for Investigation and Advanced Study (CINVESTAV-IPN), Campus Merida, Yucatan State, Mexico, since 1994. He also worked with the Institute for Metal Corrosion Protection (IZMK), Sofia, Bulgaria (1972–1979; 1981–1985), as a Senior Scientist in the areas of metal coating deposition, inhibitors of corrosion, atmospheric corrosion, and corrosion tests. From 1991 to 1994, he served as the Head of the National Corrosion Laboratory (IZMK), Sofia, Bulgaria. He refereed publications in international journals (impact factor= 52), refereed publications in books: 6, chapters in international books: 4, chapters in referred books (National Mexican Editorial): 3, refereed publications in Spanish and Bulgarian journals: 13, as well as 4 books and 4 patents (inhibitors, alloys coatings).
Biography Updated on 29 December 2011