“From brain drain to brain gain”

We are pleased to announce that 14th International Conference on Solid State Chemistry and related activities of the project “From brain drain to brain gain at SSC2021” supported by Visegrad Fund (IVF22010227) have started on 14th June 2021. This four-day event is attended by more than 100 participants from 17 countries and 3 continents. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, the conference and project´s activities are running online. Consortium that implements the project involves: …

The Committee of the American Ceramic Society elected Dr. Csaba Balázsi as this year’s Fellow

The Committee of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) elected  Dr. Csaba Balázsi, Scientific Advisor of the Institute of Technical Physics and Materials Science, Centre for  Energy Research, Eötvös Loránd Reserach Network as this year’s Fellow. Dr. Balazsi was elected by ACerS on June 1, 2021. The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) has members from 70 countries. The society works to coordinate and help ceramic research by facilitating communication among members, research institutes, scientific organisations, governments. The ACerS …

Ferenc Mezei received the Lise Meitner Award

The Centre for Energy Research (EK-CER) is proud to announce and congratulate to Professor Ferenc Mezei, who has received the 2021 Gothenburg Lise Meitner Award, a prestigious prize of the Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg, Sweden, https://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/gpc/activities/lisemeitner/Pages/default.aspx). Ferenc Mezei has strong relations and long history with EK-CER and the Budapest Research Reactor (BRR) as a part of it. His major inventions as mentioned in the awarding laudation “For the inventions of the neutron spin echo method …

Dr. Katalin Balázsi was elected as Fellow by the European Ceramic Society

The Committee of the European Ceramic Society (ECERS) unanimously elected  Dr. Katalin Balázsi, Head of Thin Film Physics Department of the Institute of Technical Physics and Materials Science, Centre for  Energy Research, Eötvös Loránd Reserach Network as this year’s Fellow. Dr. Balazsi was elected at the ECERS meeting on February 17, 2021. The European Ceramic Society (ECerS) has more than 3,000 members in 24 European and three associated countries. The society works to coordinate and help ceramic …

Ceramics and graphene open up new possibilities for bone-like materials in the developments of EK MFA researchers

Researchers at the Institute of Technical Physics and Materials Science, Centre for Energy Research of the Eötvös Lóránd Research Network (EK MFA) the firstly produced the gradient-structured Si3N4 ceramics with few layers graphene by attritor milling and hot isostatic pressing. Development was a part of the “Graphene Flagship” FLAG-ERA Joint Transnational Call 2017 partnership for graphene innovation developments supported by the European Commission.  The partners of consortium lead by Dr. Csaba Balázsi (EK MFA) are …

Novel wireless sensor networks developed by researchers at EK MFA

The Institute of Technical Physics and Materials Sciences of the ELKH Centre for Energy Research (EK MFA), along with BHE Bonn Hungary Electronics Ltd., have developed battery and wireless sensor networks which can be deployed in extreme environments. The sensor nodes scavenge energy from thermal and mechanical vibration sources from the ambient environment and communicate via a newly developed wireless RF protocol. These networks can be used in various real-life applications for health monitoring of …

Hungarian instruments in lunar orbit

Mankind has decided to take another big step in the conquest and utilization of outer space. In the mid-2020s, in international collaboration, a space station will be built in orbit around the Moon, called the Gateway. The TRITEL dosimeter, developed in the Space Research Department of the ELKH Centre for Energy Research, will be one of the components of the space station’s Internal Dosimeter Array (IDA), which has recently been approved by the European Space …

A new H2020 neutron research project of the ELKH Centre for Energy Research was launched in January for the industrial introduction of an international materials testing standard

The researchers of the ELKH Centre for Energy Research (ELKH CER) have won an EU H2020 project proposal outstanding in terms of promoting innovation in Hungary. The CER staff of the Neutron Spectroscopy Department received the nearly 350 k€ project grant three-year for the development and introduction of a new industrial non-destructive materials testing standard. The EASI-STRESS project involves four major European research infrastructures (RIs), one university, two technology transfer companies and seven top industrial …

Hungarian researchers found link between clinical characteristics of COVID-19 and the deposition of SARS-CoV-2 in the airways

SARS-CoV-2 virions that cause pneumonia originate not from elsewhere but from the the upper airways of the some patient – turned out from the work of Hungarian researchers, which was published at the end of the last year by Scientifc Reports. They have shown that it is very unlikely that virions directly reach the lungs even if we inhale the air coughed by a patient with COVID-19. Based on the study, the process leading to …

A cooperation agreement has been signed between the Centre for Energy Research and the Moroccan Centre National de l’Energie, des Sciences et des Techniques Nucléaires

On 19 January 2021, the Centre for Energy Research and the Moroccan Centre National de l’Energie, des Sciences et des Techniques Nucléaires (CNESTEN) signed a cooperation agreement. The event took place on-line due to the pandemic. The parties agreed to utilize the research reactor in Budapest, to cooperate on several research topics and to help make better use of the research reactor in Morocco. The cooperation also covers the industrial, agricultural, medical and other fields, …