Dr. D.A. (Dessi) Koleva


2010 – present    
Assis. Prof., 3MD, M&E, Faculty CiTG, TU Delft
2015 – 2017        
Visiting Assoc. Prof., School of Chemical, Oil &Gas Eng., Curtin University, Perth, Australia
2003 – 2010         
Researcher (incl. PhD), 3MD, M&E, Faculty CiTG, TU Delft
2002 – 2003         
Researcher, School of Chemical Engineering, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
2001 – 2003         
Researcher, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Bulgarian Academy of  Sciences (BAS), Sofia, BG
< 2003    
Expert science administration & research, Office International and EU affairs, DG BAS, Sofia, BG


Main research field(s) and expertise:

  • Electrochemistry; Corrosion and Cathodic protection;
  • Concrete & reinforced concrete durability; Cement-based microstructure;
  • Nano-materials for corrosion control (coatings, reinforced concrete);
  • Electrodeposition;
  • Waste initialization for corrosion control;
  • Self-healing - cement-based materials & corrosion in reinforced concrete;
  • Self-healing; Bio-corrosion;
  • Green solutions in civil engineering
  • CIE5100 - MSc course Repair & Maintenance of Construction Materials, (CiTG, TUD)
  • MS3461 - MSc course Corrosion & Protection against Corrosion, (ME, TUD)
  • CSC2I - international (bi-)-annual course on Corrosion sci. and corrosion control for infrastructure - organiser and main lecturer, TU Delft
  • Koleva, D.A., An innovative approach to control steel reinforcement corrosion by self-healing, Materials 2018, 11(2), 309; doi:10.3390/ma11020309
  • Koleva, D.A., Electrochemical behavior of corroded and protected construction steel in cement extract, Materials and Corrosion, Volume 62, Issue 3, Pages 240-251, (2011)
  • D.A. Koleva, A.G. Denkova, N. Boshkov, K. van Breugel, Electrochemical performance of steel in cement extract and bulk matrix properties of cement paste in the presence of Pluronic 123 micelles , Journal of Materials Science: Volume 48, Issue 6 (2013), Page 2490-2503
  • M. Vallejo Quintanilla, Koleva D.A. and E. A. B. Koenders, Corrosion resistance of construction steel in conditions of simultaneous dynamic loading and chloride-containing environment, J. Mater. Civ. Eng., DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE) 14 MT.1943-5533.0002275  © 2018 American Society of Civil Engineers (2018)
  • D.A. Koleva, N. Boshkov, K. van Breugel, J.H.W. de Wit, Steel corrosion resistance in model solutions, containing waste materials, Electrochimica Acta, Volume 58, Issue 1, 30 December 2011, Pages 628-646
  • Pargar F., Koleva D.A., van Breugel K., Determination of chloride content in cementitious materials: From fundamental aspects to application of Ag/AgCl chloride sensors, Sensors, Volume 17, Issue 11, Article number 2482, (2017)
  • Z. Chen, D.A. Koleva, K van Breugel, A review on stray current-induced steel corrosion in infrastructure, Corrosion Reviews, Published Online: 2017-11-09 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/corrrev-2017-0009
  • Volpi, E., Foiadelli, C., Trasatti, S., Koleva, D.A., Development of Smart Corrosion Inhibitors for Reinforced Concrete Structures Exposed to a Microbial Environment, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (20), pp 5778–5794, DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b00127 

Dessi Koleva

Assistant professor

  • d.a.koleva@tudelft.nl
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences

    Building 23

    Room: 6.06.3



    Monday to Friday


Materials, Mechanics, Management & Design (3Md)

Materials and Environment

Chair / Research:

Jacqueline van Unen-Bergenhenegouwen

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