Zoltán Kónya

Name Zoltán Kónya
Work Groups Work Group 1 - Synthesis
Work Group 2 - Characterisation
Work Group 3 - Devices
Laboratory Department of Applied and Environmental Chemistry
Organisation University of Szeged
Areas of Research nanotechnology, catalysis, carbon nanostructures
Research Keywords nanotechnology, catalysis, carbon nanostructures

Areas of Future Interest nanotechnology, catalysis, carbon nanostructures

Brief CV
Curriculum Vitae

Personal data

Name: Zoltán KÓNYA
Date of Birth: 10th January, 1971.
Place of Birth: Budapest, Hungary
Nationality: Hungarian
Marital status: married, 3 children
Affiliation: Full professor, Dept. of Applied and Environmental Chemistry, University of Szeged, Hungary. H 6720, Rerrich B. tér 1.
Contact data: Email: konya@chem.u-szeged.hu Phone: +36-62-544-620 Fax: +36-62-544-619
Degrees:
2005: habilitation in chemistry at the University of Szeged
1998: Ph.D. in chemistry, University of Szeged, Hungary
1997: European Degree in Ecotechnics, University of Szeged, Hungary
1997 M.Sc. in Environmental Science, University of Szeged, Hungary
1994: M.Sc. in Chemistry, University of Szeged, Hungary

Education:
1994 – 1998: Doctoral studies in the School of Chemistry, University of Szeged
1989 – 1994: Chemistry major, Attila József University

Language skills: Hungarian (native), English (fluent)

Research activities
2004–: Nanocomposites
2003–: Synthesis, characterization, modification and application of Inorganic Nanotubes
2003–: Synthesis, characterization and catalytic application of supported noble metal nanoparticles
1998–: Synthesis, characterization, modification and application of Carbon Nanotubes
1994–1998: Adsorption and reaction of freons (CFCs) on zeotype materials (zeolites, mesoporous materials)
1990 – 1994 : Theoretical chemistry, Molecular Mechanics, Molecular Dynamics, Semiempirical calculations

Publications

Published 1 book, 5 book chapters and more than 150 peer-reviewed papers. The cumulative impact factor of the papers is more than 250 and so far they received more than 2000 independent citations. H-index: 25 (WoS)

Lecturing activities

2006 – : Safety in the process industries
2005 – : Separation technologies in the chemical industry lectures and practical courses
2004 – : Nanotechnology lectures
2000 – : Unit operations practical courses
1996 – : Differential equations, Probability theory and Statistics practical courses
1994 – 1995 : Analytical chemistry laboratory courses

International experience

1995 : Unicam Ltd., Cambridge, United Kingdom: FT-IR (Fourier-transform IR-spectroscopy) training course
1996 : Laboratoire de RMN, Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur, Belgium: Solid state MAS-NMR spectroscopy
1997 : Laboratoire de RMN, Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur, Belgium: Preparation and characterization of carbon nanotubes (Hungarian State Eötvös Fellowship, 3+3 months)
1998 : Laboratoire de RMN, Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur, Belgium: Preparation and characterization of carbon nanotubes (PAI fellowship, 1 year)
1999 : Laboratoire de RMN, Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur, Belgium: Preparation and characterization of carbon nanotubes (Hungarian State Eötvös Fellowship, 5 months)
2001- University California Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, CA, Berkeley; Synthetic insertion of controlled size and shape nanoparticles into various mesoporous materials


Awards:

1994 : Prize of the Association of Hungarian Chemists for an excellent M.Sc. thesis
1998–2001 : Hungarian Research Fellowship (OTKA)
2000–2003 : János Bolyai research fellowship
2001–2004 : FKFP pályázat (216/2001.)
2001–2004 : Hungarian Research Fellowship (OTKA)
2003–2004 : Zoltán Magyary postdoctoral fellowship
2004 : Mihály Polányi prize (junior) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2004–2007 : János Bolyai research fellowship

Expertise
- NMR (liquid and solid-state), FT-IR, UV-VIS spectroscopy
- Electron microscopy (TEM, SEM)
- Gas chromatography, thermo gravimetric methods (DTG, TGA), kinetic methods in the gas phase (circulation reactor and associated vacuum systems), BET method
- preparation and structural modification methods of zeolites and zeo-types materials (in air and under inert atmosphere)
- preparation and structural modification methods of nanostructured materials (in air and under inert atmosphere)
- computations (Windows, LINUX and UNIX-based systems, familiarity with different software packages)

Memberships
- Hungarian Chemical Society
- Hungarian Zeolite Association, president
- Catalysis Club of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
- Environmental Chemistry Club of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences