Rector of the University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski”.
Prof. Ivaylo Koprev, Doctor of Engineering, graduated the University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski” in 2001, majoring in “Mining, Open Pit Mining”.
In 2010, he defended his doctoral thesis on “Open pit and underwater mining”, specialising at Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany.
Since 2014 he heads the department of Open Pit Mining and Blasting.
Between 2012 – 2016 he was Vice Dean and from 2016 till 2019 he held the position of Dean of the Faculty of Mining Technologies at UMG “St. Ivan Rislki”.
In 2012, he was appointed associate professor and in 2018 he became the youngest professor of Open Pit and Underwater Mining.
Prof. Ivaylo Koprev, Doctor of Engineering, is a highly erudite, creative, innovative and renowned scholar, the author and co-author of monographs, books and textbooks, of dozens of publications in specialized international refereed and indexed scientific publications. He has been in charge of and has participated in over 86 national and international research and development and applied science contributions, projects and programs. He chaired a number of national and international scientific congresses, conferences and committees, sat on the editorial boards of national and international scientific publications, was the advisor of many successful doctoral students and was a member of scientific panels.
Prof. Ivaylo Koprev, Doctor of Engineering, has made an invaluable contribution for the development, prosperity and establishment of of tertiary mining education in Bulgaria.