Institute of Materials and Environmental Chemistry

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Our task is to explore new functional and structural materials and related chemical technologies in the fields of i) sustainable environment and ii) sustainable health. In the first field, our activities cover environmental science, namely, the explanation and reduction of environmental impact of human activity, furthermore, the transformation of renewable energy sources. In the second field, focus is on soft materials important in medical biology, drug carriers, biosensors, and processes taking place in them.

The synergy of our widespread expertise help to work out interdisciplinary research issues. Applied research is built upon fundamental research. By answering basic research questions, our research projects are aiming at solving certain social – economic – environmental problems. Our professional image is built by real matters.

Two papers of Károly Héberger are among the top cited ones:



Source: J CHROMATOGR A 1158 (1-2): 196-214 JUL 27 2007

Times Cited: 341



Source: J CHROMATOGR A 1158 (1-2): 273-305 JUL 27 2007

Times Cited: 198

Károly  Héberger, Béla Pukánszky, Tibor Nagy, and Zoltán Varga received grant from the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund in 2016.

Loránd ROMÁNSZKI was the winner of the

best oral presentation given for young researchers

by the journal of “Biointerphases – A Journal of

Biomaterials and Biological Interfaces” at the

18th “International Congress on Marine Corrosion

and Fouling” conference.

Tibor Nagy and Zoltán Varga are among the ten winners in chemistry of the Bolyai Research Grant of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2016. A Bolyai plaquette was given to Károly Renner for his excellent achevement during his Bolyai Grant period. Congratulations to Tibi, to Zoli, and to Karcsi!

Mihály Beck, former emeritus professor of our institute

received the Academy’s Gold Medal

at the 187th General Assembly of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Imre Bertóti 80

Birthday celebration at the meeting of the Surface Chemistry and Nanostructures Working Group on 27th of April, 2016.

Congratulations to Tamás Beke-Somfai

for winning the “Lendület” excellence program

of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2016!

Essential data from the 2015 annual report of the institute

Number of employees: 127, number of researchers: 104

Number of publications: 170; with impact factor: 120

Total impact factor: 378.7

Number of independent citations received: 4786

Government support: 560 million HUF

Grants and contracts: 749 million HUF

                National Research Fund grants: 66 million HUF

                Hungarian Innovation Fund grants: 212 million HUF

                EU grants: 133 million HUF

                Industrial contracts: 338 million HUF