"Dr. Petia Bobadova comes from Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Missouri where she has worked since 2008 and has served as the chair of the Department of Chemistry for the last five years. She received her M.S. degree in physics and Ph.D. in chemistry from Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria. After moving to the U.S., she worked as a researcher at Central Michigan University, Louisiana State University and Emory University.
Bobadova teaches physical chemistry and instrumental methods of analysis. Her interdisciplinary research uses computational modeling to design materials for bioimaging and medical applications. She actively involves students in her research projects, including eight Rockhurst undergraduate students who have co-authored papers with her. "