Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. Silviya Boycheva is a lecturer at Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. Graduated as chemical engineer in 1995, attained PhD degree in 2002 and academic rank Associate Professor in 2012. S. Boycheva is specialized in the University of Kassel, Germany (2003-2005,2007,2009,2011) and Research centre ENEA-Casaccia, Rome, Italy (2005,2006,2007). Supervisor of above 30 diploma thesis works; author of a book “Systems and devices for environment protection in thermal energy plants” (2011) and of over 140 scientific publications; involved in more than 25 research projects; member of Humboldt Union in Bulgaria. Research fields: water chemistry, utilization of combustion by-products, carbon capture, sensors, composite films, etc.