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EDUCATION: Master of Science (Teacher of Mathematics and Physics)

Jozsef Attila University, Szeged, Hungary, 1970

Thesis Title: Study of the wavelength dependence of coefficient of efficiency in the case of phosphorescence of pigments.

University Doctorate (in Phisycs)

Jozsef Attila University, Szeged, Hungary, 1973

Dissertation Title: Interaction between the population of triplet energy level and the optical activity at tyrosine and menton

Candidate of Technological Sciences (PhD), (in Wood Sciences)

Hungarian Academic of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, 1993

Dissertation Title: Application of diffuse reflectance spectroscopy to examine the changes of wood surface caused by light and thermal radiation

Habilitate Doctor (in Wood Sciences)

University of West Hungary, Sopron, Hungary, 2000

Doctor of Hungarian Academy of Sciences (DSc); (in Wood sciences and forestry)

Hungarian Academic of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, 2007

Dissertation Title: Modification of deciduous species by steaming and the photodegradation of wood

LANGUAGES SPOKEN: Hungarian

English

German (fair)

SPECIAL AWARDS: National Contest of Student Research, first prize (1970)

Excellent Worker Award (1983)

Hungarian Government Scholarship (1989)

TEMPUS Scholarship (1993)

TEMPUS Scholarship (1996)

Vermes Miklós award (1996)

JSPS Scholarship (2003-2004)

Excellent Teacher Award (2007)

Apáczai Csere János Award 2010

Nagoya University Scholarship 2014

 

CURRENT RESEARCH PROGRAMME:

 

1996-2000 Division Project Leader, European Community INCO-COPERNICUS international research and development grant for increasing the utilisation of black locust.

1999-2001 Project Leader, Hungarian National Committee for Technological Development- grant studying the interaction between ultraviolet laser beam and wood surface.

1999-2001 Project Leader, Hungarian National Committee for Technological Development- grant studying the colour change of black locust caused by steaming

2004-2007 Division Project Leader, EU6-CRAFT project, Innovation for beech

2009-2011 Division Project Leader, TAMOP Hungarian Government project, Renewable energy sources and the climatic changes

2012-2014 Division Project Leader, TAMOP Hungarian Government project, Environmental friendly building.

 

EMPLOYMENT RECORD:

 

2012- present Head of PhD School, Faculty of Wood Sciences

2009 - 2012 Head of Institute of Applied Mechanics

2006 - 2008 Vice Dean of Faculty of Wood Sciences, University of West Hungary

2000 - present Professor, Institute of Physics, University of West Hungary Sopron

Teaching: Physics (under-graduate), Physical Properties of Wood (PhD course)

Research: Includes colour change of wood material during steaming. Furthermore, the investigation of ultraviolet photodegradation and thermal degradation of wood, UV-laser wood interaction

1994 - 2000 Associate professor, Institute of Physics, University of Sopron,

1998 - 2001 Head of Institute of Pedagogy, University of Sopron

1994 - 1998 Vice Dean of Faculty of Wood Sciences, University of Sopron

1983 - 1994 Research Associate, Department of Physics-Electrotechnics,

University of Forestry &Wood Sciences, Sopron

1972 - 1983 Teacher in secondary school.

1970 - 1972 Research Associate, Department of Biophysics, Research

Institute of Hungarian Academic of Sciences, Szeged

Teaching: Biophysics practical training (under-graduate)

Research: Interaction between light absorption and asymmetric structure of amino-acids.

 

SPECIAL SKILLS:

Steaming of wood

Colour measurement

Infrared spectroscopy

Laser applications

Physical and mechanical test procedures

Teaching methodology in Higher Education

 

PROFESSIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES:

 

Hungarian Eötvös Lorand Physics Society

Woodindustry Scientific Society

HAS Forestry Society

EU-COST E18, High Performance Wood Coatings

EU-COST E44, Wood Processing Strategy

EU-COST FP0904, Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Processing of Wood

EU-COST FP1006, Basics for Chemistry of Wood Surface Modification

EU-COST FP1303, Performance of the bio-based building materials

Member of Faculty Council 1994-2015

 

 

PROFESSIONAL TRAVELS

 

• Finland, 1989, Abo Academy, Turku- Hungarian Government Scholarship for investigation of photodegradation of wood (4 months)

• Germany, 1993, Federal Research Centre for Forestry and Forest Products Institute of Wood Chemistry and Chemical Technology of Wood, Hamburg- TEMPUS Scholarship for investigation of ultraviolet and thermal degradation of wood ( 3 months)

• UK, 1996, School of Agricultural and Forest Sciences, University of Wales, Bangor - TEMPUS Scholarship for creating a new course description entitled Physical Properties of Wood (1 month)

• UK, 1996, Forest Product Research Centre, Buckinghamshire College, High Wycombe TEMPUS Scholarship for creating a new course description entitled Physical Properties of Wood (1 month)

• Japan, 2003-2004, Gifu Prefectural Human Life Technology Research Institute, Takayama- JSPS Scholarship for investigation of light source dependence of photodegradation of wood (10 month)

The result of this scholarship was 9 years long co-operative research with the Japanese colleagues resulting 9 publications in international scientific journals and 9 international conference papers.

• Japan, 2014, Nagoya university, 3 months

 

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