Dr. Csaba Balázsi
Dr. Csaba Balázsi (MSc-1993, PhD-2000, DSc-2014) is a Scientific Advisor in Centre for Energy Research, Eötvös Loránd Research Network, Centre of Excellence 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 220 publications (130 in ISI journals), 9 patents, he achieved 3500 citations (Google Scholar), H index 30. He is principal investigator or co-PI in several national (OTKA, NKFIH, TéT, Eötvös, Bolyai) and international (FP7, NATO, NSF, ESA, EIT KIC RAW, Flag-ERA, NKFIH-TÜBITAK) 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, Bay Zoltan Ltd.), Head of Advanced Materials Department, Engineering Divison till 2016.
He is President of Fine Ceramics section of the Hungarian Scientific Society of Silicate Industry (SZTE) and Representative of SZTE in International Ceramic Federation (ICF), Member of Council Board and Permanent Executive Committee (ECerS), Member of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS), European Materials Research Society (EMRS), Bolyai Technical Science Committee Member (HAS), Member American Nano Society. He served as Board Member of the Hungarian Society of Materials Science (MAE), Executive Committee Member of Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS) and Steering Committee Member of Energy Materials Industry Research Innitiative (EMIRI).
He organized several international conferences, was acting as chair of ECERS2017 (Budapest), FEMS Junior EUROMAT2018 (Budapest), EMRS Fall Meeting Symposia (Warsaw) with topic in ceramics based nanocomposites in 2009, 2012 and co-chair of WoCERam2019 (Budapest). Awards: Bolyai Plaqett (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Fellow of the European Ceramic Society (ECerS), Gabor Dennis award (Novofer Foundation), ACerS Global Amassador (ACerS).