Date of birth: 6th December, 1973
Place of birth: Debrecen, Hungary
Nationality: Hungarian
Status: Married


Positions held
  • 2001- faculty member at the Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, University of Debrecen, Hungary:
    • junior faculty member (2001-2004)
    • assistant professor (2004-2010)
    • associate professor (2010-2015)
    • full professor (2015-)


Education and Scientific Titles
  • 2013 Doctor of Science degree (Hungarian Academy of Science)
  • 2008 Habilitation (University of Debrecen)
  • 2001 Ph.D. graduation
  • 1997 M.Sc. degree in chemistry
  • 1997 degree of English-Hungarian translator in chemistry

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Teaching Experience
  • 'General Chemistry': lecture, seminar and laboratory practice for first-year chemistry, chemical engineer, bioengineer, and phramaceutics students (both in English and Hungarian)
  • 'Complex Equilibria': optional laboratory practice for advanced undergraduate chemistry students
  • 'Analytical Chemistry': laboratory practice for second-year chemistry and pharmaceutics students (both in English and Hungarian)
  • 'Introduction to Chemistry': laboratory practice for first-year biology and environmental science students
  • 'Instrumental Analysis' laboratory practice for second-year chemistry students
  • 'Modern Molecular Science for Everyone' optional lecture course for all university students and a special version of the course for chemistry teachers
  • 'Chemistry Problems in High-School Competitions' seminar for chemistry teachers
  • 'Problem-Oriented Analytical Chemistry' optional lecture course for MSc chemistry students

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International Experience
  • Former and current international research group members in Debrecen: Dr. Ana Budimir (Croatia), Joanna Fenska (Poland), Dr. Mario Gabricevic (Poland), Dr. Olga Impert (Poland), Dr. Anna Katafias (Poland), Emilia Kiersikowska (Poland), Dr. M. Elizabeth A. Magalhaes (Brazil), Aleksandar Mijatovic (Serbia), Carinne Nadal Rossitto (Brazil), Natalia Olejnik (Poland), Dr. Jose-Angel Pino-Chamorro (Spain), Prof. Bhavna A. Shah (India), André Spanhol (Brazil), Dr. Adrian Toploski (Poland), Dr. Tin Weitner (Croatia)
  • 2002-03: Fulbright visiting senior scientist Iowa Sate University, Ames, Iowa (12 months)
  • 1999: one-year research leave at Iowa State University, IA, U.S. working with Prof. James H. Espenson (12 months)
  • 1997: research project at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland U.K. under the supervision of Dr. David T. Richens (5 weeks)
  • 1992: International Chemistry Olympics in Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, D.C., U.S., silver medal (2 weeks)

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Awards
  • 2017: award for outstanding service to the Hungarian Chemical Society
  • 2017: Hevesi Endre Award for popular science writing
  • 2016: diploma for Excellence in Volunteer Work for the Hungarian Chemical Society
  • 2016: award for outstanding service to the Hungarian Chemical Society
  • 2015: award for outstanding service to the Hungarian Chemical Society
  • 2014: award for outstanding service to the Hungarian Chemical Society
  • 2013: Master Teacher award for excellence in training student researchers
  • 2013: award for outstanding service to the Hungarian Chemical Society
  • 2011: researcher of the month at Hungarian funding agency OTKA
  • 2010: award for outstanding service to the Hungarian Chemical Society
  • 2009: Pro Cura Ingenii award for mentoring outstanding students at the University of Debrecen
  • 2006-09: Bolyai János research fellowship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 2004: Polányi Mihály Young Investigator Award of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 2003-06: Békésy György Postdoctoral fellowship
  • 2003: Fulbright occasional lecturer at University of California at Los Angeles and New Mexico State University
  • 2002-03: Fulbright visiting researcher at Iowa Sate University, Ames, Iowa, US
  • 2002: Honorable Mention for the 2002 IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists (a world-wide award)
  • 2002: Sigma-Aldrich Award for young Hungarian researchers (nationwide)
  • 1999: Award of the Debrecen Regional Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences for Young Researchers (regional)
  • 1997: Award of the Public Foundation for Talented Young People in Debrecen
  • 1992: Szent-Györgyi medal of the Hungarian Chemical Society

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Memberships
  • 2017- : Club of Hungarian Science Journalists
  • 2014- : Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 2003- : Reaction Kinetics and Photochemistry Working Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 2003- : Public Chamber of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 2003- : Hungarian Fulbright Alumni Association
  • 2002- : American Chemical Society
  • 2002- : Hungarian Chemical Society
  • 2002- : The Planetary Society
  • 1999- : American Association for the Advancement of Science

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Experience as a Journal Editor

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Experience in Organizing Conferences
  • 2017: Mathematics in (bio)Chemical Kinetics and Engineering 2017, Budapest, Hungary (chair)
  • 2016: 48th International Chemistry Olympiad, Tbilisi, Georgia (member of scientific committee)
  • 2016: Science on Stage Hungary (Színpadon a Természettudomány), Debrecen, Hungary (member of organizing committee)
  • 2016: European Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference, Budapest, Hungary (member of organizing committee)
  • 2014: Science on Stage Hungary (Színpadon a Természettudomány), Debrecen, Hungary (member of organizing committee)
  • 2014: 2nd European Colloquium on Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms, Debrecen, Hungary (vice chair)
  • 2013: Debrecen Colloquium on Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms 2013, Debrecen, Hungary (vice chair)
  • 2009: 10th International Symposium on Applied Bioinorganic Chemistry, Debrecen, Hungary (member of organizing committee)
  • 2008: 40th International Chemistry Olympiad, Budapest, Hungary (member of scientific committee)
  • 2003: International Conference on Solution Chemistry, Debrecen, Hungary (member of organizing committee)
  • 1998: Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms Meeting 97, Debrecen, Hungary (member of organizing committee)

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Languages Spoken
  • first language: Hungarian
  • fluent English
  • basic Russian

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Last update: 9 May 2017