Mihály Pósfai: Resumé


University of Pannonia, Habilitation, 2005
Hungarian Academy of Sciences D.Sc. in earth sciences 2004
Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest Ph.D. in mineralogy 1992
Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest M.Sc. in geology 1987
Department of Earth and Env. Sci., University of Pannonia, Veszprém, Hungary; professor since 2006; (associate/assistant professor 1994-2006)
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Cambridge, visiting scientist, 2004-2005 (4 months)
Department of Geology, Arizona State University; postdoctoral research associate 1996-1998 and 1992-1994 (4.5 years)
Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Stockholm University; Swedish Institute scholar, 1991-1992 (4 months)
Department of Mineralogy, Eötvös University, Budapest; research assistant 1990
Research Interests
Iron biominerals: biologically controlled mineralization in magnetotactic bacteria; synthesis and characterization of magnetic iron oxide and iron sulfide nanoparticles and biomimetic nanostructures.
Characterization of individual atmospheric aerosol particles in order to understand their formation, transport, and their roles in atmospheric processes and in global climate change.
Application of advanced transmission electron microscopy techniques to environmental mineralogy problems.
Teaching and Other Responsibilities
Courses currently taught at the University of Pannonia, Veszprém, Hungary: Mineralogy and petrography; Microscope methods; Geochemistry; Introdoction to Earth Sciences; Biomineralization
Head of the Veszpém Regional Center of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Head of the Nanomineralogy Working Group of the Committee for Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrography (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
Academic Honors
Széchenyi Award, 2016 (from the President of Hungary)
Albert Szent-Györgyi Award, 2013 (from the Human Resources Ministry of Hungary)
Prima Award, Veszprém County, 2012
Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2010
Academy Award, 2010 (from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
Mária Vendl Medal (mineralogy award from the Hungarian Geological Society)
Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America
"Researcher of the Year" Award by the Veszprém Regional Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2003
European Mineralogical Union Medal for Research Excellence, 1999