October 23, 2020: Geno Papazov, the Bulgarian electrochemist based until his recent retirement at the internationally famous Central Laboratory of Electrochemical Power Sources (CLEPS) in Sofia, Bulgaria, was chosen in October to be the 27th member of the Alpha-Beta Society.
The Alpha-Beta Society was co-founded by Ernst Voss (Varta) and David Rand (CSIRO) in 1989. The object was ‘for lead battery scientists to collaborate in grappling with the ever-emerging demands that new applications place upon the science of lead batteries’.
Aside from his electrochemical research, where he made his reputation, Papazov took an active part in the development and launch of industrial production of the first lead-acid battery with a plastic case in Bulgaria, and second in the world.
He has been a leading researcher and supervisor in a number of successfully completed research projects funded by the European Commission or other international organizations and battery companies. He has also served as a member and vice-chairman of the Scientific Council of IEES.
His papers have been cited more than 450 times in international journals. Papazov is the scientific secretary of the series of international LABAT conferences.
Papazov was given the Gaston Planté award for his scientific contribution to the lead battery industry in 2014.