Dust storms in the past

loess/paleosol records

Loess chronology and provenance

C-14/OSL/IRSL-dating, origin of single minerals (zircon/rutile)

Origin of wind-blown dust in ice

MTA RESEARCH CENTRE FOR ASTRONOMY AND EARTH SCIENCES

Institute for Geological and Geochemical Research

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Quaternary GEOLOGY

Paleoclimatology, paleoecology

Paleoclimatology, paleoecology

Quaternary GEOCHRONOLOGY

Quaternary GEOCHRONOLOGY

ISOTOPE / low temperature chemistry

ISOTOPE / low temperature geochemistry

Wind blown DUST deposits (loess/paleosols)

Wind blown DUST deposits (loess/paleosols)

CURRICULUM VITAE
EDUCATION

Ph.D., Geology, University of Pécs (Received: Sept 27, 2006) Concentrations: Geology, Quaternary Geology Dissertation: Sedimentological, geochemical and malacological investigations of loess-paleosol sequences in South-Hungary

M.Sc., Geography, Janus Pannonius University, Pécs (Received: June 8, 1999) Concentrations: Geography, Physical Geography Thesis: Investigations of loess deposits at the eastern edge of Nyárád-Harkány Plain

RESEARCH POSITIONS

Danish Technical University, Centre for Nuclear Technology                           Senior Researcher, 04/2017-09/2017

Institute for Geological and Geochemical Research, RCAES, HAS                 Senior Research Associate, 08/2015-03/2017

Geodetic and Geophysical Institute, RCAES, HAS                                           Senior Research Associate, 10/2012-08/2015

Geodetic and Geophysical Institute, RCAES, HAS                                           Research Associate01/2012-09/2012

Department of Lithospheric Research, University of Vienna                            Post Doc, 09/2010-04/2012

Geodetic and Geophysical Research Institute, HAS                                       Research Associate01/2010-08/2010

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, WSU
Department of Geological Sciences, NMSU (USA)                                         Post Doc, 09/2009-12/2009

Geodetic and Geophysical Research Institute, HAS                                      Research Associate01/2007-08/2009

Geodetic and Geophysical Research Institute, HAS                                       Junior Research Associate, 09/2005-12/2006

RESEARCH PROJECTS

OTKA PD-108639 Funding agency: National Research, Development and Innovation Office Title: Understanding loess particle mobilization, transport and deposition by wind and loess grain size distributions: implications for Quaternary paleoclimate reconstructions Duration: 3 years, 01.09.2013 – 31.08.2016 Budget: 10.7 Million HUF (~34.000 EUR)

OTKA NN-116927 Funding agency: National Research, Development and Innovation Office Title: Analyses of Martian sedimentary rocks using Earth analogues and connection to European space project Duration: 3 years, 01.01.2016 – 31.12.2018 Budget: 17.9 Million HUF (~58.000 EUR)

RESEARCH GRANTS

Bolyai János Research Fellowship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Duration: 3 years, 01.09.2015 – 31.08.2018

Bolyai János Research Fellowship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Duration: 3 years, 01.09.2011 – 31.08.2014

Scholarship of the Scholarship Council of Republic of Austria for Postdocs Duration: 10 months, 01.09.2010 – 30.06.2011
Host institution: Department of Lithospheric Research, University of Vienna Supervisor: Prof. Urs Klötzli

Fulbright Research Fellowship Duration: 3 months, 01.09.2009 – 30.11.2009
Host institution #1: School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Washington State University Supervisor: Richard M. Conrey, PhD
Host institution #2: Department of Geological Sciences, New Mexico State University Supervisor: Frank C. Ramos, PhD

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
  • Hungarian Geological Society (member, since 2004)
  • Public Body of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (member, since 2007)
  • Past Global Changes (PAGES, subscriber since 2008)
  • American Geophysical Union (member since 2010)
  • CELL-50k/INTIMATE (since 2012)
  • INQUA Hungarian National Committee (secretary) (since 2014)
COLLABORATIONS

Jan-Pieter Buylaert and Andrew Sean Murray (DTU Nutech, Riso Laboratory and Nordic Laboratory for Luminescence Dating, Aarhus University) Chemical composition and internal dose rate in K-feldspars

Thomas Stevens (Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University) Loess/dust provenance

Urs Klötzli (Department of Lithospheric Research, University of Vienna) Hf, U and Pb isotopic composition of detrital zircon and rutile grains in loess deposits of Austria: constraints on potential provenance terrains

György Varga and Balázs Bradák (Geographical Institute, MTA Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, Budapest) Interglacials and soil development in loess-paleosol profiles in Hungary

János Kovács (Department of Geology and Meteorology, University of Pécs) Grain size analyses of the Dunaszekcső loess profile

Mihály Molnár (Hertelendi Laboratory of Environmental Studies, MTA Insitute of Nuclear Research, Debrecen) AMS 14C-dating of charcoals and mollusc shells in the Dunaszekcső loess profile

Ágnes Novothny (ELTE TTK FFI Instruments Center, Budapest) OSL/IRSL-dating of loess profiles in South-Hungary

Sándor Kele (Institute for Geology and Geochemistry, MTA Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, Budapest) Clumped isotopes in soil carbonates

Tibor Németh (Institute for Geology and Geochemistry, MTA Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, Budapest) Mineralogy of loesses/paleosols

AWARDS

2015 Outstanding Reviewer of Palaeo-3
2014 Szádeczky-Kardoss Elemér Prize (awarded by the Hungarian Academy)
2013 Outstanding Reviewer of Quaternary International
2012 Outstanding Reviewer of Quaternary Science Reviews more

ACTIVITY AS REVIEWER

Quaternary Science Reviews, Quaternary International, P3, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Geology, Journal of Geophysical Research, Catena

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LANGUAGES
  • Hungarian – native language
  • English – intermediate level
  • German – intermediate level (passive = no practice since year 2000)