Name: László Bencs
Place of birth: Budapest, Hungary
Workplace: Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics,
Wigner Research Centre for Physics (Wigner RCP),
Address: H-1121 Budapest, Konkoly-Thege Miklós út 29-33.
Education and qualifications
1987-92. Major: Instrumentation and Measurement Techniques at University of Veszprém, Hungary.
1992. Diploma in chemical engineering at University of Veszprém (supervisor: Dr. Iván Fehér)
1994-97. Postgraduate (PhD) course at the Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences (ELTE), Budapest (supervisor: Prof. Ottó Szakács)
2000. PhD in Chemistry at ELTE
2011. Habilitation at RISSPO
2019. DSc in Chemistry at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS)
1992-1998. Research assistant at Research Laboratory for Crystal Physics (RLCP) of the HAS
1999-2011. Research fellow at Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics (RISSPO) of the HAS (the legal successor of RLCP)
2001. Oct. - 2003. March: Postdoctoral research fellow at the Micro and Trace Analysis Centre (MiTAC), Department of Chemistry, Campus Drie Eiken, University of Antwerp (UA) (18 months)
2003- Leader of the chemical laboratory at RISSPO
2003. Nov. - 2007. Aug.: Guest researcher at MiTAC, UA (4-times 3 months, 1 time 7 months)
2008. Nov. - 2011. June: Guest researcher at MiTAC, UA (32 months)
2012. January - 2019. September: Senior researcher at Wigner RCP
2019. October – Scientific advisor at Wigner RCP
1995. Optical spectroscopy laboratory practice for undergraduate chemist students at ELTE.
2001- Supervisor of students (8 PhD + 2 MSc) at UA, RISSPO and Wigner RCP.
2017- Independent Task I. and II. laboratory practice for chemical engineer (MSc) students at BME.
Other appointments and affiliations
Current research interest
P1. OTKA: Development and study of spectrochemical methods for the determination of dopant and trace elements in bismuth oxide based crystals. (1997-1999, project leader: Prof. Ottó Szakács, project number: T23737).
P2. OTKA: Application of spectrochemical methods for crystal growth studies. (1998-2001, project leader: Prof. Tibor Kántor, at ELTE, project number: T26619).
P3. OTKA: Development of laser ablation and electrothermal sample introduction methods for the atom spectrochemical study of element distributions. (2002-2005, project leader: Prof. Tibor Kántor, at ELTE, project number: T38017).
P4. Flemish Environmental Institute (Vlaamse Milieumaatschappij): Measurement of PM2.5 in Flanders, 2001-2003, Flanders, Belgium, 2001-2003 (project leader: Prof. René Van Grieken, at UA; contract number: LUC/2001/126).
P5. Administration for Science and Innovation (AWI): Methodology for the estimation of the impact of PM2.5 and gases in the development of asthma and allergy on young adults. Flanders, Belgium, 2001-2003, (project leader: Prof. René Van Grieken, at UA; contract number: PBO/99A/21/51).
P6. EC-project: Friendly Heating: both comfortable for people and compatible with conservation of art works preserved in churches. (WP3 - Air flow and leakage studied by tracers) (2002-2005, project leader: Prof. René Van Grieken, at UA, project number: EVK4-CT-2001-00067).
P7. Polish-Flemish Bilateral project: Proper heating of historic wooden churches - characterisation of air flows, particulate deposition and strains in the wood. (2004-2006, project leader in Flanders: Prof. René Van Grieken, at UA, project number: FA0702-4/60-612510)).
P8. Belgian Science Policy (Belspo): Atmospheric nitrogen input into the North Sea: Inorganic and organic nutrient fluxes. (2003-2006, project leader: Prof. René Van Grieken, at UA, contract number: EV/06/39A).
P9. Project of the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Environmental study of the atmosphere inside and outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York). (2005-2007, project leader: Prof. René Van Grieken, at UA, project No. at UA: 1157).
P10. OTKA: Study on solid sampling spectrochemical methods for the analysis of optical crystals. (2007-2010, project leader: László Bencs, at RISSPO, project number: F67647).
P11. OTKA: Investigations of atomization processes in an electrolyte cathode atmospheric glow discharge. (2007-2012, project leader: Dr. Pál Mezei, at RISSPO, project number: K68390).
P12. Belspo: Atmospheric deposition fluxes to the Belgian marine waters originating from ship emissions. (2009-2011, project leader: Prof. René Van Grieken, contract number: SD/NS/07A).
P13. OTKA: Design, fabrication and analysis of luminescent silicon carbide nanocrystals for in vivo biomarker applications. (2012-2015, project leader: Dr. Ádám Gali, at Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, Wigner RCP of the HAS, project number: K101819).
P14. GINOP: Application of national volcanic raw materials for environmental protection. (2018-2019, project leader: Prof. Rita Földényi, Pannon University/Biocentrum ltd., project number: GINOP-2.2.1-15-2017-00037).
P15. GINOP: Development of a sampler and establishment of the related material testing and biological system for online monitoring of the mobile sedimentary phases of surface water bodies. (2017-2021, consortium leader: Dr. Tamás Cserfalvi, AquaTerra Lab ltd., Veszprém, Hungary, project number: GINOP-2.2.1-15-2017-00070).
Hobbies/sports: sailing, bicycling, old radios.
Updated: November 24th, 2022.