Academician Professor Dr. Detchko Pavlov of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, one of Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium’s (ALABC) most prominent and active scientific partners and supporters, has passed at the age of 87 on Friday, August 25, 2017.
His life and passion were devoted to understanding and improving lead batteries, as well as helping those who study, design and produce them to be more successful. He belonged to the most well-known supporters of the ALABC work and mission. His unique contributions to the ALABC projects, which included six full projects plus two project-like extensions, with the lead-acid battery department of IEES (former CLEPS) of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, headed by Pavlov, provided outstanding value to these initiatives and inspired several researchers and engineers working on other projects, as well as future projects.
The ongoing ALABC project Pavlov managed will be continued by his colleagues in Sofia.
Many of Pavlov’s colleagues and friends express his loss: “Detchko was a great man who led his strong team in the scientific study of lead-acid batteries without the financial advantages of his contemporaries in other parts of the world,” said Dr. Boris Monahov, PhD, habil., Program Manager, Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium.
“He loved many things in life: his beloved wife, his cottage in the mountains, his colleagues at CLEPS, teaching people how to build better batteries, and lead acid batteries. I will miss him very much, the battery industry will miss him, his friends throughout the world will miss him, but most of all lead acid batteries will miss him. Throughout his life Detchko was an example of someone connecting people and sharing ideas, learning and building together, and seems his spirit still is and will be connecting us.”