János Szépvölgyi

Contacts

Phone: +36 1 3826 567
Institute: Institute of Materials and Environmental Chemistry
Group: Plasma chemistry Research Group
Office: NY1.010

Curriculum vitae

DR. JÁNOS SZÉPVÖLGYI
research professor emeritus

Institute for Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Research Centre for Natural Science, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
H-1117 Budapest, Magyar tudósok krt. 2. Hungary

E-mail: szepvolgyi.janos@ttk.mta.hu
Phone: +36-1-382-6567
Mobile: +36-20-390-8583

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Dipl. Chem. Eng. (University of Chemical Engineering, Veszprém, Hungary, 1968)
Dr. techn. (University of Chemical Engineering, Veszprém, Hungary,1972)
CSc (Candidate of Science) (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, 1993)
PhD (Veszprém University, Veszprém, Hungary,1995)
DSc (Doctor of Chemical Science) (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, 2001)
Dr. habil. (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary, 2002)
Private-docent (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary, 2004)
Full professor (University of Pannonia, Veszprém, Hungary, 2005)
Professor emeritus (University of Pannonia, Veszprém, Hungary, 2015)
Research professor emeritus (Research Centre for Natural Sciences HAS, Hungary,2016)

WORK EXPERIENCE

Department of Organic Chemistry, József Attila University, Szeged, Hungary (1968-1970)
Junior research fellow (synthesis of organic compounds, analytical chemistry)

Institute of Chemical and Process Engineering HAS, Veszprém, Hungary (1970-1978)
Research fellow (chemical engineering, systems theory, chlorine metallurgy)

Tatabánya Coal Mines, Tatabánya, Hungary (1978-1980)
Research engineer (complex utilization of raw materials, mechanochemistry)

Research Laboratory for Inorganic Chemistry HAS, Budapest, Hungary (1980-1997)
Senior research fellow (plasma chemistry, advanced ceramics)

Research Laboratory for Materials and Environmental Chemistry CRC HAS, Budapest, Hungary (1993-2003)
Scientific adviser (processing of raw materials, plasma chemistry, advanced ceramics)

Research Institute of Materials and Environmental Chemistry CRC HAS, Budapest, Hungary (2004-2013)
Scientific adviser (processing of raw materials, plasma chemistry, advanced ceramics)

Research Centre for Natural Sciences HAS, Budapest, Hungary (2012-2015)
Scientific adviser (environmental chemistry, plasma chemistry, advanced ceramics)

Research Centre for Natural Sciences HAS, Budapest, Hungary
Research professor emeritus  (environmental chemistry, plasma chemistry, advanced ceramics)

RESEARCH MANAGEMENT

Research Laboratory for Inorganic Chemistry HAS, Budapest, Hungary
Director (1993-1997)

Research Laboratory for Materials and Environmental Chemistry CRC HAS, Budapest, Hungary
Director (1993-2003)

Research Institute for Materials and Environmental Chemistry CRC HAS, Budapest, Hungary
Director (2004-2013)

Research Centre for Natural Sciences HAS, Budapest, Hungary
Director General  (2012)

Research Centre for Natural Sciences HAS, Budapest, Hungary
Deputy Director General  (2013-2015)

PERSONAL SKILLS

Mother tongue: Hungarian
Other language(s):
English – Medium grade language certificate, 1972, (Listening C2, Reading C2, Spoken interaction C2, Spoken production C2)
Russian – Medium grade language certificate, 1970, (Listening C1, Reading C1, Spoken interaction C1, Spoken production C1) 
German (Listening B1, Reading B1, Spoken interaction B1, Spoken production B1) 

Digital competence
Information processing: independent user
Communication: proficient user
Content creation: proficient user
Safety: independent user
Problem solving: proficient user

PUBLICATIONS

227 scientific papers, 3 books, 19 book chapters
38 Hungarian patents (incl. 18 foreign patents)
315 scientific presentations on international conferences
1026 independent citations
19 Hirsch-index

MANAGEMENT OF R&D PROJECTS

Over 70 industrial development projects industrial (project leader, 1972-2016)

OKKFT program (PI 1980-1983) Research in materials science and technology

UNIDO project (Project leader, 1986-1990)Development of processing technologies for industrial wastes as secondary raw materials

OTKA project (PI, 1991-1994) Synthesis of ultra-disperse ceramic powders in thermal plasma

OTKA project (PI, 1995-1998) Studies on correlation of properties and synthesis methods for advanced Si-O-N-C ceramics

OTKA project (PI, 1999-2002) Thermal degradation of poly-chlorinated organic compounds in thermal plasma conditions

EU-FP5 project (National project leader, 2001-2004) Novel arc plasma technology for degradation of hazardous wastes (WASTILE)

NKFP project (Project leader, 2002-2004) Studies on behavior of red mud on storage and possibilities of its utilization

NKTH project (Project leader, 2004-2006) Decomposition of hazardous wastes by thermal plasma technology

OTKA project (PI, 2004-2007) Synthesis of ultra-disperse ceramic powders and fullerene derivatives in thermal plasma

GVOP project (Project leader, 2005-2007) Development of nanostructured composite drugs for increasing the therapeutic effects of proteins

NKTH project (Project leader, 2006-2010) Development of high-temperature radar absorbing materials by nanotechnology (HT-RAM)

EU-FP7 project (National project leader, 2009-2013) Production of high value-added materials from residue of waste tyre pyrolysis

KTIA-AIK project (Project leader, 2013-2015) Studies on innovative utilization and storage of renewable energy sources

NFÜ-NKTH project (National project leader, 2012-2019) Second phase of HT-RAM project

GINOP-2.3.2-15-2016-00017 (Sub-project leader, 2016-2020) Research in bionanotechnology for effective diagnosis of diseases and development of novel drugs and bioinspired intelligent nanomaterials

UNIVERSITY EDUCATION

József Attila University, Szeged, Hungary (1969) Laboratory practices in organic chemistry

University of Chemical Engineering, Veszprém, Hungary (1970-1978) Chemical unit operations

Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary; University of Pannonia, Veszprém, Hungary; Central European University, Budapest, Hungary; Miskolc University, Miskolc, Hungary, (1992-) Gradual and PhD courses in materials and environmental science

Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Faculty of Chemical and Bioengineering, Budapest, Hungary (2005-2017) Member of Habilitation and PhD Committee

University of Pannonia, Faculty of Information Technology, Veszprém, Hungary (2006-2016) Member of the Doctoral School for Molecular and Nanoscience

University of Pannonia, Faculty of Engineering, Veszprém, Hungary (2016-) Member of Doctoral School for Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Advisory Board for Mathematics and Natural Sciences HAS (member, 1994-2000)
American Chemical Society (member, 2000-)
American Institute of Chemical Engineering (member, 1999-)
Committee of the Institute Directors of HAS (member, 1994-2012)
Euro-engineer (FEANI, 2002-)
European Ceramic Society (ECERS) Executive Committee (member, 2006-2009, 2015-)
Hungarian Accreditation Committee of University Education, Technical Sciences (member, 2010-)
Hungarian Chemical Society (member, 1976-)
OTKA Committee on Instrumentation (member, 2002-2005)
Presidium of Hungarian Academy of Sciences (member, 2012)
Public Body of HAS (member, 1994-)
Scientific Committee on Chemical Engineering, Section of Chemical Sciences HAS (president, 2006-2014)
Scientific Committee on Metallurgy, Section of Technical Sciences HAS (member, 1994-2015)
Scientific Society of Silicate Industry (president, 2004-2013)
Section of Chemical Sciences HAS (deliberative member, 1994-2016)
Section of Chemical Sciences HAS (representative in the General Assembly HAS, 2001-2006)
Section of Chemical Sciences HAS, Committee of Doctoral Affairs (member, 2010-)
Hungarian Section of Combustion Institute (member, 2000-)

HONORS AND AWARDS

Scholarship of Hungarian People’s Republic (1966-1968)
Golden Grade of Outstanding Innovation (1999)
King’s Cross of Hungarian Order (2008)
“Varga József” Prize and Medal (2008)
Prize for Outstanding University Teaching in Environmental Science (2008)
“Gábor Dénes” Award (2010)
Medal for Heroic Actions (2011)
“Jedlik Ányos” Award (2013)
“Eötvös József” Memory Crowning (2015)

Educational activity

József Attila University, Szeged, Hungary (1969) Laboratory practices in organic chemistry

University of Chemical Engineering, Veszprém, Hungary (1970-1978) Chemical unit operations

Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary; University of Pannonia, Veszprém, Hungary; Central European University, Budapest, Hungary; Miskolc University, Miskolc, Hungary, (1992-) Gradual and PhD courses in materials and environmental science

Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Faculty of Chemical and Bioengineering, Budapest, Hungary (2005-2017) Member of Habilitation and PhD Committee

University of Pannonia, Faculty of Information Technology, Veszprém, Hungary (2006-2016) Member of the Doctoral School for Molecular and Nanoscience

University of Pannonia, Faculty of Engineering, Veszprém, Hungary (2016-) Member of Doctoral School for Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Research topics

Environmental chemistry

Plasma chemistry

Materials chemistry

Advanced ceramics

List of publications

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