Dr. Csaba Balázsi
Dr. Csaba Balázsi (MSc-1993, PhD-2000, DSc-2014) is a Scientific Advisor in Centre for Energy Research of Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
He is metallurgical engineer with 20+ years of practice in various physical and chemical technologies of nanocomposite manufacturing, including ceramic processing, nano-milling, hydrothermal, powder metallurgy, sintering, electrospinning. His research area is covering R&D of high performance materials for medical, sensor and high temperature applications. He was involved in the development of nanoporous hexagonal tungsten oxide materials for gas sensorics, carbon nanotube/graphene nano-platelet added silicon nitride ceramic composites for tribological applications and several other nanocomposites, including nano-oxide dispersion strengthened steels for nuclear/HT applications and polymer based biocompatible composites for orthopedics. He is co-author in 170 publications (100 in ISI journals), 9 patents, he has 1300 independent citations, H index 22. He is principal investigator or co-PI in several national (OTKA, NKTH, TéT, Eötvös, Bolyai) and international (FP7, NATO, NSF, ESA, EIT KIC RAW) research grants. Earlier, he was head of the Ceramics and Nanocomposite Department, Institute for Technical Physics and Materials Science, Hungarian Academy of Sciences for 7 years. Director of Materials Science and Technology Institute (BAY-ATI) between 2013 July – 2015 January and Head of Advanced Materials Department, Engineering Divison until October 2015. He is a member of scientific societies as American Ceramic Society (ACERS), European Materials Research Society (EMRS), Scientific Society of Silicate Industry – President of Fine Ceramics section (SZTE), European Ceramic Society – Member of Council Board (ECERS), Young Researchers Board – Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Bolyai Advisory Board Member – HAS, Member American Nano Society, Hungarian Society of Materials Science – Board Member and Executive Committee Member of Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS).