Close Menu

Professor Mitko Voutchkov

Dr. Mitko Voutchkov
Position: 
Senior Lecturer

Education and Qualifications

  • 2008 Medical Physics eLearning Certiciate, ICTP/IAEA, Triest, Italy
  • 2002 Licensed Operator-I, Slowpoke 2 Nuclear Reactor, AEC, Canada.
  • 1996 D.Sc., Educational and Qualification Degree, Supreme Commission of Attestation, Council of Ministers, Republic of Bulgaria.
  • 1990 Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia.
  • 1988 Advanced X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy Certificate, IAEA/Argonne National laboratory Interregional Training Course, USA.
  • 1974 Nuclear Radiochemical Methods Certificate, University of Sofia.
  • 1970 M.Ed. in Physics and Mathematics, University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
  • 1969 B.Sc. with Honours in Physics, University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Papers in Peer Reviewed Journals
1993 - Present
1.Nriagu, J.; Boughanen, M.; Linder, A.; Howe, A.; Grant, C.; Rattray, R.; Vutchkov, M.; Lalor, G. Levels of As, Cd, Pb, Cu, Se and Zn in bovine kidneys and livers in Jamaica, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 2009, 72 (2), 564-571.

2. Robert, G.; Lalor, G. C.; Preston, J.; Voutchkov, M. K.; Variation in geochemical background levels for Jamaican soils, Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis 2008, 8 (2), 149-156.

3. Lalor, G.C.; Vutchkov M.K.; Bryan, S.T, C Christie, D. D.; Young, J. Acute Lead Poisoning Associated With Backyard Lead Smelting In Jamaica, West Indian Medical Journal 2006, 55 (6), 365-475.
4. Lalor, G.; Vutchkov, M.K.; Bryan, S. Blood lead levels of Jamaican children island-wide. Science of the Total Environment 2007, 374, 235-241.
5. Grant, C. N.; Lalor, G. C.; Vutchkov, M. K. A Comparison of Bauxites from Jamaica, Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 2005, 266, 385-388.
6. DaCosta, G.; Lalor, G.C.; Wynter, N.; Vutchkov, M.K.; Anderson, D. Contributions of Phosphate Fertilizer to Cadmium in Jamaican Soils, Jamaican Journal of Science and Technology 2005, 9, 63-77.
7. Howe, A.; Fung, L.; Lalor, G.; Rattray, R.; Vutchkov, M.K. Elemental composition of Jamaican foods 1: A survey of five food crop categories, Environmental Geochemistry and Health 2005, 27, 19-30.
8. Smodis, B.; Pignata, M. L.; Saiki, M.; Cortes, E.; Bangfa, N.; Markert, B.; Nyarko, B.; Arunachalam, J.; Garty, J.; Vutchkov, M.; Wolterbeek, H. T.; Steinnes, E.; Freitas, M. C.; Lucaciu, A.; Frontasyeva, M. Validation and Application of Plants as Biomonitors of Trace Element Atmospheric Pollution - A Co-Ordinated Effort in 14 Countries. Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry 2004, 49, 3-13.
9. Grant, C. N.; Lalor, G.C.; Vutchkov, M.K. In situ Gamma Spectroscopy Measurement of 41Ar During Neutron Activation Analysis with the SLOWPOKE II Reactor in Jamaica. Health Physics 2004, 87, S68-S72.
10. Grant, C. N.; Lalor, G. C.; Vutchkov, M. K. Trace elements in Jamaican tobacco. West Indian Medical Journal 2004, 53(2): 66-70.
11. Bryan, S.; Lalor, G. C.; Vutchkov, M. K. Blood lead Blood Lead Levels in Children in Jamaican Basic Schools, West Indian Medical Journal 2004, 53, 71-75.
12. Garrett, R. G.; Lalor, G. C.; Vutchkov, M. K. Geochemical exploration for gold in Jamaica: a comparison of stream sediment and soil surveys. Geochemistry-Exploration Environment Analysis 2004, 4, 161-170.
13. Lalor, G. C.; Onianwa, P. C.; Vutchkov, M. K. Dry-Ashing Preconcentration in Micro-Reactor Based Neutron Activation Analysis of Food and Plant Samples. International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry 2003, 83, 367-374.
14. Davies, B. E.; Vaughan, J.; Lalor, G. C.; Vutchkov, M. K. Cadmium and zinc adsorption maxima of geochemically anomalous soils (Oxisols) in Jamaica. Chemical Speciation and Bioavailability 2003, 15, 59-66.
15. Lalor, G.C.; Vutchkov, M.K. Essential Elements in Jamaican Soils Part 2: Cobalt. Jamaican Journal of Science and Technology 2002, 12, 35-47.
16. Grant, C. N.; Lalor, G. C.; Vutchkov, M. K.; Balcazar, M. Radon Mapping of Soils in St. Elizabeth Jamaica. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 2001, 250, 295-302.
17. Lalor, G.; Rattray, R.; Vutchkov, M. K.; Campbell, B.; Lewis-Bell, K. Blood Lead Levels of Jamaican Children, Sci. Science of the Total Environment 2001, 269, 171-181.
18. Lalor, G.C.; Vutchkov, M.K. Heavy Metals in Jamaica Part 5: Reduction of Blood Lead Levels of Children in a Mine-Waste Contaminated Area. Jamaican Journal of Science and Technology 2000, 11, 23-35.
19. Thompson, M. K.; Vuchkov, M. K.; Kahwa, I. A. Cooperative Processes Governing Formation of Small Pentanuclear Lanthanide(III) Nanoclusters and Energy Transport Within and Between Them, Inorganic Chemistry 2001, 40, 4332-4341.
20. Vutchkov, M.K.; Lalor, G.C.; J.Preston. Biomonitoring of air pollution in Jamaica through trace-element analysis of epiphytic plants using nuclear and related analytical techniques. 1999, NAHRES-43, IAEA, Vienna.
21. Lalor, G. C.; Vutchkov, M.K.; Grant, C.; Preston, J.; Figueiredo, A. M. G.; Favaro, D. I. T. Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis of Trace Elements in Biological Materials Using the SLOWPOKE-2 Reactor in Jamaica, Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 2000, 244, 263-266.
22. Kennedy, G.; St-Pierre, J.; Wang, K.; Zhang, Y.; Preston, J.; Grant, C.; Vutchkov, M. K. Activation Constants for Slowpoke and MNS Reactors Calculated from the Neutron Spectrum and k0 and Q0 Values, Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 2000, 245, 167-172.
23. Vutchkov, M. K. Grant, C.; Lalor, C.; Preston, J. Standardization of the SLOWPOKE-2 reactor in Jamaica for routine NAA, Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 2000, 244, 355-359.
24. Grant, C. N.; Lalor, G. C.; Vutchkov, M. K. Neutron Activation Analysis with the Slowpoke Reactor in Jamaica, Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 1998, 237, 109-112.
25. Lalor, G.C.; Preston, J.; Rattray, R.; Vutchkov, M.K. Heavy Metals in Jamaican Soils Part 4: Some Potentially Hazardous Elements, Jamaican Journal of Science and Technology 1998, 14, 7-12.
26. Lalor, G.C.; Rattray, R.; Simpson, P.; Vutchkov, M. K. Heavy metals in Jamaica Part 3: The distribution of cadmium in Jamaican soils, Rev. Int. Contam. Ambient 1998, 14 (1), 7-12.
27. Lalor, G.; Rattray, R.; Simpson, P.; Vutchkov, M. K. Geochemistry of an arsenic anomalous area in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, Environmental Geochemistry and Health 1999, 21, 3-11.
28. Grant, C. N.; Lalor, G. C.; Vutchkov, M. K. Neutron Activation Analysis of Cadmium in Jamaican Soils. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 1998, 237, 109-112.1998.
29. Meeks-Gardner, J.; Walker, S.P.; Chang, S.M.; Vutchkov, M. K.; Lalor, G. C. Undernutrition and elevated blood lead levels: effects on psychomotor development among Jamaican children, Public Health Nutrition 1998, 3, 2.
30. Johnson, A.; Lalor, G.C.; Preston, J.; Vutchkov, M. K. Heavy metal pollution in Jamaica 2: Background levels of lead in Jamaican soils Jamaican Journal of Science and Technology 1997, 7/8, 1-12.
31. Davis, M.; Grant, C.; HoYorckKrui, G.; Johnson, A.; Lalor, G. C.; Robotham, H.; Vutchkov, M. Suspended Particles in the Jamaican Atmosphere. Environmental Geochemistry and Health 1997, 19, 23-28.
32. Anglin-Brown, B.; ArmourBrown, A.; Lalor, G. C.; Preston, J.; Vutchkov, M. K. Lead in a Residential Environment in Jamaica, Environmental Geochemistry and Health 1996, 18, 129-133.
33. Engel, B.; Lalor, G. C.; Vutchkov, M. K. Spatial pattern of As and Pb distributions in Jamaican soils. Environmental Geochemistry and Health 1996, 18, 105-111.
34. Johnson, A.; Lalor, G. C.; Robotham, H.; Vutchkov, M. K. Analysis of Jamaican soils and sediments by energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 1996, 209, 101-111.
35. Johnson, A. H. M.; Lalor, G. C.; Preston, J.; Robotham, H.; Thompson, C.; Vutchkov, M. K. Heavy metals in Jamaican surface soils. Environmental Geochemistry and Health 1996, 18, 113-121.
36. Preston, J.; Engel, B.; Lalor, G. C.; Vutchkov, M. K. The application of the geographic information systems to geochemical studies in Jamaica. Environmental Geochemistry and Health 1996, 18, 99-104.
37. Stoev, K.; Vutchkov, M. K.; Artinian, A.A; Dlouhy, J.F.. An analytical expression for X-ray fluorescence intensity distribution based on the probability theory, Advances in X-ray Anal., Denover 1995, 39,
Prior to 1993
38. Stoev K.; Vutchkov, M. K. An algorithm for artificial resolution enhancement of x-ray fluorescence spectra. Nuclear Instrum. and Methods in Physics Research, 1991, B53, 187-194.
39. Vutchkov, M. K.; Stoev K.; Brudanin V.; Egorov V. A PC-based software system for energy-dispersive x-ray fluorescence analysis. Com. Joint Inst. Nuclear Res. 1990, E6-90-421, Dubna, Russia, 1-18.
40. Stoev, K.; Vutchkov, M. K.; Nikolova, E.; Karamanova, J. 1990. Metrological Test of Different Methods for EDXRF Spectra Processing, Bulg. J. Phys. 1990, 17 (5), 419.
41. Anders, N.; Varvaritza D.; Vutchkov, M. K.; Dragnev, T.; Karamanova, J.; Kolesnokov, B.; Nikolova, E.; Stoev, K.; Chtekin, S. Analysis of x-ray fluorescence spectra of combined proportional-Na(J) detectors by using IBM/PCs. Vopr. Atom. Nauki Tech., Series Radiat. Tech. 1989, 1 (35), Moscow, (in Russian).
42. Stoev, K.; Vutchkov, M. K.; Nikolova, E. Examination of Different Non-linear Algorithms Applied for X-ray Spectra Processing Using Personal Computers, Bulg. J. Phys. 1990, 17 (5), 407-418.
43. Stoev, K.; Vutchkov, M. K.; Multi-elemental X-Ray Fluorescence Sedimentation Analysis", Bulg. J. Phys. 1990, 17 (6), 540.
44. Anders, N.; Varvaritza D.; Vutchkov, M. K.; Dragnev, T.; Karamanova, J.; Kolesnokov, B.; Nikolova, E.; Stoev, K.; Chtekin, S. 1989. A program for deconvolution of the x-ray spectral interferences by using a personal computer. Vopr. Atom. Nauki Tech., Series Radiat. Tech. 1989, 1 (38), 72, Moscow (in Russian).
45. Artinyan, A.; Stoev, K.; Vutchkov, M. K.; A model for secondary transmission target thickness optimisation for the purposes of EDXRF. Bulg. J. Phys. 1989, 16 (2), 201-209.
46. Vutchkov, M. K.; Yanakiev, K.; Tomov, L.; Dragnev T.; Karamanova J.; Nikolova E., Stoev K. Energy-dispersive x-ray fluorescence system and technique for the analysis of ores and geological products. Zast. Tech. Radioizot. W Przemysle Med. Ochronie, 1988, 2, 442-453 Instytut Chimii I Techniki Jadrowej, Warsowa, Poland.
47. Vutchkov, M. K.; Zhuravleva, E. L.; Karamanova, J. A microcomputer based software for x-ray spectrum deconvolution. Com. Joint Inst. Nucl. Res., 1987, P10-87-126, Dubna, Russia, (in Russian).
48. Delijska, A.; Vutchkov, M. K. Possibilities for correcting the influence of mineral acids and the drift in ICP emission spectral analysis, Frez. Z. Anal. Chem. 1985, 321, 448-452.
49. Vutchkov, M. K.; 1983. Optimisation of crystal optics in wavelength- dispersive x-ray analysis. Nipr. Bul. 1983, 1, 12, Sofia, Bulgaria (in Bulgarian).
50. Vutchkov, M. K.; A method for the x-ray fluorescence analysis of Pb, Zn and Cu in ores by using the wavelength-dispersive x-ray spectrometer Phillips PVV-1540. Sb. Naut. Trud. Rud. Obog., Niproruda, Sofia, 1983, 273-281 (in Bulgarian).
51. Vutchkov, M. K.; A statistical model and program for interpretation of the calibration curves in x-ray fluorescence analysis. Nipr. Bul. 1983, 2, 28, Sofia, Bulgaria (in Bulgarian).
52. Vutchkov, M. K.; Op de Beek, J. Energy-dispersive analysis of soils using a 109Cd excitation source and a precision optimisation method. Bull. Soc. Chim. Belg. 1981, 90 (4), Belgium, 367-380.
53. Bonchev, Ts.; Manouchev, B.; Vutchkov, M. K. A method for micro Mossbauer analysis of Sn. Anal. Chem. Acta 1977, 92, 23-32.
54. Vutchkov, M. K.; 1975. Application of the radioisotopes for non-destructive control of the slurry-pipe thickness in ore processing industry. Nipr. Bul. 1975, 1, 21, Sofia (in Bulgarian).
55. Georgiev, G.; Vutchkov, M. K.; Lakushev, G. Instrumental neutron activation analysis of gold and silver in ores by using a Ge (Li) detector. Nipr. Bul. 1975, 2, 18, Sofia, (in Bulgarian).
56. Vutchkov, M. K.; Katerinov, K. 1975. Study of the particle size distribution of Pb-Zn ores on the accuracy of x-ray fluorescence analysis of lead. Nipr. Bul. 1975, 3, 42 (in Bulgarian).
57. Vutchkov, M. K. Radioisotope excited x-ray fluorescence analysis of Pb-Zn ores by using the balanced filters. God. Niproruda, Sofia, 1975,114-122 (in Bulgarian).
Papers in Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings
1. Arpita Mandal, M. Voutchkov, R. Maharaj & M. Madourie, “Geochemistry of soils around the Cement Factory in Kingston, Jamaica” , 8th Conference Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, UWI, Feb.26-28, 2008
2. Kameaka J. Duncan, H. Reid & M. Voutchkov, “Lead concentrations in blood donors in Jamaica”, 8th Conference Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, UWI, Feb.26-28, 2008
3. Mitko Voutchkov, “Application of nuclear physics for advanced materials research” (Physics), 8th Conference Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, UWI, Feb.26-28, 2008
4. Vutchkov M and G.Lalor. 2006. Lead and cadmium in Jamaica: An Ecohealth research, IDRC Proceedings in the 11th World Congress on Public Health and 8th Brazilian Congress on Collective Health, August 21-25, 2006, p.21-23, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
5. M. Vutchkov. 2006. Mercury status in Jamaica. North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation CEC-Americas Workshop to Reduce Mercury Use in Products, Hyatt Regency Merida, February 21-23, 2006, Mexico, p.14.
6. Gillian Guthrie and Mitko Vutchkov, Mercury in Jamaican Environment, Proceedings of the Regional Awareness-Raising Workshop on Mercury Pollution, Port-of-Spain, 14 Feb, 2005.
7. Bryan S, G.lalor and Vutchkov, M. K., 2004. Blood Lead Screening of Jamaican children using a portable blood lead analyzer. The 13th Annual Medical Research Conference November 10-12, Vol. 53: (Supplement 5) 1-42 WIMJ supplement
8. Kameaka J. Duncan, Gerald lalor, M. Vutchkov, 2004. The haematologic effects of lead on the peripheral blood of young children, The 13th Annual Medical Research Conference Nov. 10-12, Vol. 53: (Supplement 5) 1-42 WIMJ supplement.
9. G.Lalor, M.Davis, C.Grant, J.Preston, R.Rattray, Vutchkov, M. K., N.Winter. 1999. Cadmium in the Jamaican Environment. In: Santelli E. and Abrai J. (Eds), Proceedings of the Third Intern. Symp. Environ. Geochem. in Tropical Countries, UFF/Programa de Geochemica, 25-29 Oct., 1999, Brazil., P.29.
10. M.K.Vutchkov, G.C.Lalor and J. Preston. 1999. Development of a new bioindicator of atmospheric pollution in Jamaica using the epiphytic Tillandsia. In: Proceedings of the Third Intern. Conf. Environ. Chem. & Geochem. in the Tropics GEOTROP'99, 22-24 Nov.1999, Inst. Natural Res. Waste Manag., Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong.
11. P.Allsworth-Jones, G.C.Lalor, G.Lechler, S.F.Mitchell, E.Rodriques, M.K.Vutchkov. 1999. The Taino Settlement of the Kingston Area. In: Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of the Association of Caribbean Archaeology, July 1999, Granada, pp.10.
12. Vutchkov, Engel, B., and G. C. Lalor and 1994. Arsenic and lead distribution in Jamaican soils. In: Proceedings of the SEGH International Conference on As and Pb exposure in Rocky mountain, 18-19 July 1994, Salt Lake City, UT.
13. Vutchkov M, J. Karamanova, E. Nikolova, K. Stoev, A. Artinian. 1989. EDXRF Applied to Process Control in Bulgarian Energetic, Mining and Metallurgy. In: Tsalev, D.L. (Ed.), Proceeding of XXVI Colloquium Spectroscopic International (CSI), Sofia, vol. VIII (Selected Papers), July 2-9, Sofia, p.49-52.
14. Stoev, K., Vutchkov, M., Karamanova, J. 1989. Applicability of Planar Si(Li) Room Temperature Detectors to On-Stream EDXRF Analysis of Copper Ore. In: Tsalev, D.L. (Ed.), Proceeding of XXVI Colloquium Spectroscopic International (CSI), Sofia, vol. VIII (Selected Papers), July 2-9, Sofia, p.69-75.
15. Vutchkov, M., Stoev, K., Dimov, L. 1989. Energy Dispersive and Wavelength Dispersive Study for On-Stream X-ray Analysis of Slurry. In: Tsalev, D.L. (Ed.), Proceeding of XXVI Colloquium Spectroscopic International (CSI), Sofia, vol.VIII (Selected Papers), p.55-68.
16. Tomov, L., Janakiev, K., Vutchkov M., Stoev, K., Karamanova, J., Markov, R., Sapundjiev. R. 1988. Computerised Beta Analyser for on-line Determination of Carbon Content in Fly Ash from Thermal Power Station. In: IV Conference on Radioisotope Application and Radiation Processing in Industry, 1988, Leipzig, DDR, vol. 3, p.106-108.
17. Vutchkov M., Stoev K., Artinyan A., Dinov K., Ovtcharova I., Strezov A. 1988. X-ray fluorescence method for the control of corrosion products in the primary coolant of WWER reactors. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on the Nuclear and Power Energy Problems in Bulgaria. July 1988, Varna, Bulgaria, p.35-38 (in Bulgarian).
18. Porozanov, K., Strezov, A., Dinov, K., Vutchkov M., Artinyan A. 1988. Preparation of Standards for X-ray Fluorescence Analysis of Corrosion Products in Technological Waters of Nuclear Power Stations. In: Proceeding of the 3th Symposium on the Application of Nuclear Methods in Industry, October 1988, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, p.23-25 (in Bulgarian)
19. Vutchkov M., Stoev K., Nikolova E. and Janakiev, K. 1988. An Algorithm and Program for Diagnostics of Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Systems. In: Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on the Application of the Nuclear Methods in Industry. April 1988, p.11, Plovdiv, (in Bulgarian).
20. Artinyan A., Vutchkov M., Stoev K. 1987. A Single Isotope Exciting system for a multielement EDXRF analysis of corrosion products. In: Proceedings of the 31st International Conference of the Pure and Applied Chemistry IUPAC'87, v. 6. 3-74, 13-18 July 1987, Sofia.
21. Stoev K., Vutchkov M., Markov R., Lalov D., Pazovska A. 1987. Gamma-Sedimentation Technique for Particle Size Analysis of Coal Fly Ash. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on the Particle Size Analysis Granulometrie'87, 10-11 December 1987, Dresden, Germany, v.3, p.45-47.
22. Markov, R., Vutchkov, M., Grigorov, P., Stoev, K., Stoitchkov, V., Dimitrova, R. 1987. Particle Size Determination of Fly Ash in Coal Power Plants Using Laser Diffraction. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on the Particle Size Analysis Granulometrie'87, 10-11 December 1987, Dresden, Germany, v.3, p.50. (In English).
23. Vutchkov M., Miltchev A. 1987. Theoretical calculation of the x-ray fluorescence intensity for a circular source geometry arrangement. In: Proceedings of the 31st International Conference of the Pure and Applied Chemistry IUPAC'87, v.3-7, 157, 13-18 July 1987, Sofia, (in English).
24. Vutchkov M., A.Artinian, K.Stoev, J.Karamanova, I. Ovtcharova, K. Porojanov. 1987. Intensity model for EDXRF analysis of corrosion products in technological waters. In: Proceedings of the 31st International Conference of the Pure and Applied Chemistry IUPAC'87, v. 6-4, 29, 13-18 July 1987, Sofia,
25. Vutchkov M., Yanakiev K., Tomov L., Nikolova K., Dragnev T., Karamanova J., Stoev K. 1987. Energy-dispersive x-ray fluorescence analysis of non-ferrous metals with increased precision by using mathematical corrections. In: Proceedings of the XI-Th International Conference on Atomic Spectroscopy. 24-27 September 1, Varna-Drujba, Bulgaria, (in English).
26. Vutchkov M., Nikolova E., Stoev K., Dragnev T., Karamanova J. 1987. ARFA'86 - a package for quantitative energy-dispersive x-ray fluorescence analysis by using Pravetz-82 personal computer. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Personal Computers PERSCOMP'87, 21-24 April 1987, Sofia.
27. Vutchkov M., Tomov L., Talev H. and Dontchev I. 1985. Automated analysis of the x-ray diffraction spectra by using a Pravetz-82 personal computer. In: Proceedings of the IIth International Conference on the X-Ray Diffraction Methods, 14-17 May 1985, Primorsko, Bulgaria (in Bulgarian).
28. Vutchkov M., T.Dragnev, J.Karamanova, L.Tomov, K.Yanakiev, E. Nikolova. 1985. Computer technique and software for industrial applications of EDXRF analysis, In: Luther and Dieter (Ed's), Appl. Radiat. Process. Ind., Acad. Sci. GDR, Cent. Inst. Isot. Radiat. Res., Leipzig, 633-640.
29. Yanakiev, K., Tomov, L., Grigorov T., Vutchkov M.K. 1985. Gamma-spectroscopic system based on Personal Computer PRAVETS-83”, In: Proceedings of the “First Balkan Conference on Activation Analysis”, May 6-8, 1985, Varna, Bulgaria.
30. Vutchkov M., Tomov L., Nikolova E., Karamanova J., Janakiev K. 1984. Method and software for an automatic energy-dispersive x-ray fluorescence analysis by using a microcomputer Pravetz'83. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Physics and Electronics, 1-3 November 1984, vol.III, p.741, Plovdiv.
31. Tomov L., Vutchkov M., Janakiev K. 1984. Pravetz'83 - hardware and software for a personal computer-based MCA. Proceedings of the International Conference on Physics and Electronics, 1-3 November 1984, vol.III, p.725, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, (in Bulgarian).
32. Vutchkov M., Nikolova E., Karamanova J., Artinyan A. 1984. Algorithm and program for an automatic x-ray fluorescence analysis of technological products from metallurgy. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Physics and Electronics, 1-3 November 1984, vol. I, p. 327, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, (in Bulgarian).
33. Vutchkov M., Katerinov K. 1976. A comparative study of the nuclear analytical methods for analysis of lead in ore processing industry. In: Proceedings of the VIIth International Conference on Spectroscopy, 25-29 November, 1976, p.246, Slantchev Briag (in Bulgarian).
34. Katherinov K., Vutchkov M. 1973. Backscatter Beta Analyzer for Lead in Pb-Zn ores, In: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Mining and Ore Processing in Eastern Europe, Varna. (in Bulgarian).
Non-refereed Academic Outputs
Scientific and Technical Reports

1. Gerald Lalor and Mitko Vutchkov, 2005, First National Report on Chemicals in the Jamaican Environment: Lead, ICENS, UWI.
2. Gerald Lalor, Mitko Vutchkov and Sean Bryan. 2005. Childhood Screening for Lead Poisoning and Mitigation in Jamaica, Environmental Foundation of Jamaica.
3. Gerald Lalor and Mitko Vutchkov. 2002. Improvement of Community Health in the Hope River Valley through Lead Abatement, Environmental Foundation of Jamaica.
4. Mitko Vutchkov, 2000. Development of Multielement Analysis Methods for Industrial Materials, UWI / IDB R&D Project.
5. Gerald Lalor, Robin Rattray and Mitko Vutchkov. 1999. Investigation of Cadmium in Manchester, Royal Netherlands Embassy,
6. Gerald Lalor and Mitko Vutchkov.1997. Investigation of Heavy Metals in the Jamaican Environment, UWI MPEC Research Fellowship Project.
7. Gerald Lalor and Mitko Vutchkov, 1996. Mitigation of Lead Hazards in Kintyre/Hope Flats, Environmental Foundation of Jamaica.
8. Gerald Lalor, Robin Rattray and Mitko Vutchkov. 1997. Environmental Assessment of Arsenic in the Parish of St. Elizabeth, Royal Netherlands Embassy.
9. R. Ahmad, D. Miller and M. Vutchkov. 1997. Physical environment and hazards in St. Andrew, Jamaica - Field Guide. University of the West Indies Press, Kingston, Jamaica.
10. M. Vutchkov. 1997. X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry in Environmental Research and Monitoring, September 1997, Argonne National Laboratory, University of Chicago, USA.
11. Gerald Lalor and Mitko Vutchkov. 1995. Geochemical Mapping of Jamaican Soils, UWI MPEC Research Fellowship Project.
IAEA TECDOC PUBLICATIONS
12. M. Vutchkov and G. C. Lalor. 2003. Biomonitoring of Air Pollution in Jamaica through Trace-Element Analysis of Epiphytic Plants Using Nuclear and Related Analytical Techniques, Final Report 9937/R0, IAEA, Vienna.
13. Vutchkov M. 1999. Biomonitoring of Atmospheric Pollution in Quito using Nuclear and Nuclear-Related Analytical Techniques, Quito (Ecuador). Final Report ECU/2/012, IAEA, Vienna.
14. Vutchkov M. 1996. Sampling and Analytical Strategies for Monitoring the Environmental Pollution in Sri Lanka, Colombo (Sri Lanka). Final Report ECU/2/009, IAEA, Vienna.
15. Vutchkov M. 1995. Analysis of Biological Materials by Energy-Dispersive and Total Reflection X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry, Quito (Ecuador). Final Report ECU/2/009, IAEA, Vienna.
16. Vutchkov M. 1992. Quantitative X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis Technique and Applications, Ulan Bator (Mongolia). Final Report Mon/1/005-2 IAEA, Vienna.
17. Vutchkov M. 1992. Multivariate Calibration Method and Software for Quantitative X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis. IAEA Advisory Group Meeting on Nuclear Spectroscopy, IAEA, Vienna
18. Vutchkov M. 1991. QXAS - Worked Examples of Quantitative X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis of soils, sediments and air filters from Jamaica. Final Report Jam/1/003-2, IAEA, Vienna.
19. Vutchkov M. 1989. IAEA X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis applied to Alloys, Ores and Geological Materials from Albania. Final Report Alb/2/007-2, IAEA, Vienna.
20. Vutchkov M. 1988. X-Ray Fluorescence Technique for Quantitative Analysis of Geological Materials, University of Illinois, Urbana (U.S.A). Final Report, IAEA/Argonne National Laboratory.
Conference Papers, Abstracts and Posters
21. H Fletcher, M Vutchkov, G Lalor, C Grant, S Bryan and K Aldred. 2005. The Mercury Concentration in Seafood in Jamaica, 14th Annual Research Conference and workshop on Clinical Trials: building capacity and competence, November 16-18, 2005,
22. Mitko Vutchkov, Chares Grant and Gerald Lalor, Neutron Activation Analysis and its application to agricultural, environmental and health programs in Jamaica, National Nuclear Research Institute, Mexico. October 19, 2006.
23. M. Vutchkov, G. Lalor and S. Bryan, Lead Poisoning in Jamaica, Caribbean Poison Information Network, 2006, First Scientific Conference, June 3-4, 2006, Terra Nova Hotel, Kingston 10, Jamaica
24. M. Vutchkov, G. Lalor and S. Bryan. 2006. Mitigation of Lead Hazards in Lead Mining and Smelting Communities, Annual Science Symposium, Northern Caribbean University.
25. Mitko Vutchkov and Gerald Lalor, Nuclear Energy and the Environment, 19th Annual Conference on Science & Technology, November 22-24, 2005,
26. Mitko Vutchkov and Gerald Lalor. Applications of the Nuclear Methods in Medical Geology, 50th Anniversary Geological Conference, Geological Society of Jamaica, December 2005
27. Robert G. Garrett, John Preston, Gerald C. Lalor and M. K. Vutchkov. Variation in Geochemical Background Levels for Jamaican Soils, 50th Anniversary Geological Conference, Geological Society of Jamaica, December 2005
28. Allsworth-Jones, S. F. Mitchell, M. Vutchkov and Gerald C. Lalor. Analysis of pre-Columbian Jamaican ceramics, 50th Anniversary Geological Conference, Geological Society of Jamaica, December 2005
29. Lalor Gerald C., Ivan Chang-Yen, Mitko K. Vutchkov and Sean T. Bryan, 2005. Lead Pollution and Poisoning by Battery Recycling in Trinidad and Jamaica, 7th Biannual Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences Conference, UWI , Mona
30. Vutchkov Mitko K. and Gerald C. Lalor, 2005, Nuclear Techniques in Medical Geology, 7th Biannual Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences Conference, UWI , Mona
31. Grant, C.N., Lalor, G.C., and Vutchkov M.K. "Operation of the Slowpoke-2 Reactor in Jamaica." 5th International Topical Meeting on Research Reactor Fuel Management April 1 to 3, 2001, Transaction (2001).
32. S. Shakes, E. Hyslop, G.Lalor and M.K.Vutchkov. 1999. First use of gastropod molluscs of the Thiaridae as monitors for metals pollution in riverine systems of Jamaica. In: Proceedings of the Third Intern. Conf. Environ.Chem. and Geochem. in the Tropics GEOTROP'99, 22-24 Nov.1999, Inst. Natural Res.Waste Manag., Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong.
33. G.C. Lalor, M.K.Vutchkov, C. Grant, J.Preston, M.G. Figueiredo, D. I.T. Favaro. 1999. Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis of Trace Elements in Biological Materials Using the Slowpoke-2 Reactor in Jamaica, 10th Intern. Conf. on Modern Techniques for Activation Analysis, April 1999, Washington.
34. G. Kennedy, J. St-Pierre, K. Wang, Y. Zhang, J. Preston, C. Grant, M.K.Vutchkov. 1999. Activation Constants for Slowpoke and MNS Reactors Calculated from the Neutron Spectrum and k0 and Q0 Values. 10th Intern. Conf. on Modern Techniques for Activation Analysis, April 1999, Washington.
35. M.K.Vutchkov, C. Grant, C. Lalor, J. Preston. 1999. Semi-Absolute Standardization of the Slowpoke 2 Reactor in Jamaica for Routine Neutron Activation Analysis. 10th Intern. Conf. on Modern Techniques for Activation Analysis, April 1999, Washington.
36. J. Preston, M. K.Vutchkov, C. Grant, G.C.Lalor. WINRAY: An Integrated Application Development Environment for Neutron Activation Analysis. 10th Intern. Conf. On Modern Techniques for Activation Analysis, April 1999, Washington.
37. M.Vutchkov, Biomonitoring of Environmental Status using Nuclear facilities at ICENS, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences Newslatter, v.12, No.3. p. 23-26.
38. Anglin-Brown, B., Lalor, G. C., Rattray, R., Vutchkov M.K. 1996. Mitigation of Lead Hazards in the Hope Mine Area, In: Proceedings of the 10th Annual National Conference on Science and Technology, SRC, Kingston, November 21-23.
39. Lalor, G,C., Preston, J., Rattray R., Vutchkov M.K. 1996. Applied Research Programmes at the Centre for Nuclear Sciences. In: Proceedings of the 10th Annual National Conference on Science and Technology, SRC, Kingston, November 21-23.
40. Lalor, G,C., Preston, J., Rattray R., Vutchkov M.K. 1996. Nondestructive multielement analysis of industrial and environmental materials using nuclear analytical techniques. In: Proceedings of the 10th Annual National Conference on Science and Technology, SRC, Kingston, November 21-23.
41. Johnson, A., G. C. Lalor, M. Vutchkov and J. Preston. 1995. Aluminum and Iron in Jamaican Soils: Distributions and Associations, In: Proceedings of the Second Conference of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, 7-9 March, 1995. University of the West Indies, Mona.
42. Lalor, G. C., Rattray, R., Vutchkov M.K. 1995. Heavy metal pollution in the vicinity of an abandoned Pb-Zn mine. In: Proceedings of the 9th Annual National Conference on Science and Technology, SRC, Kingston, November 21-23.
43. Davis, M., C. Grant, C. Knight, G. C. Lalor and M. Vutchkov. 1995. Field and Laboratory Procedures Used in the Characterisation of Jamaican Surface Waters, Proceedings of the Second Conference of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, 7-9 March, 1995. University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston.
44. Grant, C., G. C. Lalor, H. Robotham and M. Vutchkov. 1994. A method for routine analysis of wears elements in aircraft lubricants. Proceedings of the first conference of the faculty of natural sciences, 17-19 May 1994, p.16. University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston.
45. Vutchkov, M., J. Preston and G.C. Lalor. 1994. Total reflection x-ray fluorescence - principle and applications.: Greenfield, M. (ed.), Proceedings of the first conference of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, 17-19 May 1994, p.17. University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston.
46. Preston, G. C. Lalor and M. Vutchkov. 1994. A novel analytical facility at the Centre for Nuclear Sciences. Proceedings of the first conference of the faculty of natural sciences, 17-19 May 1994, p.16. University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston.
47. Dimov L., Vutchkov M., Stoev K. 1987. X-ray fluorescence analysis of row material for the building industry. In: Proceedings of the 7-th National Conference on Building Materials. 5-10 October 1987, Sozopol, Bulgaria, (in Bulgarian).
48. Vutchkov M. and Tomov L. 1985. Application of the microcomputers in the x-ray diffraction analysis. In: Proceedings of the IIth International Conference on the X-Ray Diffraction Methods, 14-17 May 1985, Primorsko, Bulgaria (in Bulgarian).
49. Vutchkov M. 1983. Theoretical considerations of the quality assurance in x-ray fluorescence analysis. In: Proceedings of the First Conference on the Standard Materials and Quality Assurance in the industry, 8-10 November 1983, Plovdiv, Bulgaria (in Bulgarian).
50. Dontchev I. and Vutchkov M. 1983. A program for the kaolin determination via Hinkly, Range-Vais and Lietar tests. In: Proceedings of the Ist Conference on the X-Ray Diffraction Methods, 22-26 June 1983, Slantchev Briag, Bulgaria (in Bulgarian).
51. Vutchkov M., Glushkov B., Karherinov K. 1976. On-line determination of the pulp density in metallurgy. In: Proceedings of the 7th Conference of Junior Scientists, 19-21 August 1976, Varna, Bulgaria (in Bulgarian).
Patents
1. Vutchkov M., Yanakiev K., Tomov L., Artinyan A., Dragnev T., Karamanova J., Nikolova E. A vacuum system for excitation and detection of the x-ray fluoresced photons using a Si(Li) detector. No. 68983, 26 February 1985, Sofia, Bulgaria.
2. Vutchkov M., Stoev K. Bontchev, Tz., L.Dimov. A method for particle size analysis, No. 43530, April 1991, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Top of Page