CV of Gábor Várhegyi
● Place and date of birth: Budapest , 1947
● Married, two grown-up children
u 2/A Budapest, Hungary 1112
Phone: +36 1 2461894, Cell phone: +36 30 4153243
● 1994: Doct. Habil., Budapest University of Technology and Economics
● 1992: Doctor of Chemical Science (D.Sc.), Hungarian Academy of Sciences
● 1980: Candidate of Chemical Science (C.Sc.), Hungarian Academy of Sciences (recognized as PhD by the Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
● 1973: Doctoral degree, Loránd Eötvös University of Sciences, Budapest
● 1970: M.Sc. in Chemistry, Loránd Eötvös University of Sciences, Budapest
● 1 July 2013 – Independent scientist
● 1 July 2013 – External advisor of the Institute of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Earlier positions in this Institute and its predecessors: Head of the Group of Thermal Reaction Studies (2008-2013); Head of Department of Environmental Chemistry (1999-2007); Head of Department of Thermal Analysis (1998); Head of Department of Macromolecular Chemistry (1996-1997); Scientific adviser (1992-1995), Senior researcher (1980-1992); Researcher (1973 - 1979)
● 2014-2017: Participant in Norwegian project Enabling the biocarbon value chain for energy (BioCarb+, http://www.sintef.no/Projectweb/BioCarb/Enabling-the-biocarbon-value-chain-for-energy-BioCarb/ )
● 2008-2012: Project Manager of a Hungarian OTKA research project entitled "Study of the Chemical Processes of Biomass Utilization". (See the Final Report here)
● 2005-2007: Project Manager of the Hungarian team in a LIFE project of the European Union entitled "Biochar based co-generation alternative" (Acronym: BioCoAl, contact number: LIFE05 ENV/IT/00801)
● 1995-2005: Project Manager in Hungarian research projects on biomass and other fuels.
● 1993-1996: Project Manager of the Hungarian team in a JOULE II project of the European Union ("Fuel reactivity and release of pollutants and alkali vapours in pressurized solid fuel combustion for combined cycle power generation", JOU2CT920037)
● 1990-1997: Principal Investigator in two consecutive US - Hungarian Science and Technology Joint Fund grants on biomass research (1990-1997)
Main Research Topics
● Thermal decomposition and gasification/combustion properties of biomass materials and other solid fuels
● Reaction kinetic evaluation of experiments at arbitrary temperature - time functions assuming complex mechanism schemes
● Developing software for reaction kinetic evaluation, computer control, data acquisition and data processing of measurement systems
● 2005 – : Visits at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim and at the SINTEF Energy Research, Trondheim. Subject: biomass research and teaching on PhD courses.
● 2007-2009: Visits at the China University of Petroleum. Subject: biomass research. (Guest professor title: 2009-2014).
● 1987 - 2000: Visits at the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute of the University of Hawaii, USA. Subject: Charcoal formation from biomass materials (18 months combined)
● 1996: Visiting scientist at the National Institute for Resources and Environment, Japan. Subject: Thermochemical conversion of biomass materials (2 months)
● 1973 - 1974: Postdoctoral research scholarship at the École Polytechnique, Paris, France. Subject: thermodynamics (6 months)
● President of the Working Committee for Thermal Analysis of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
● Member of the National Committee of The Combustion Institute
● Author/coauthor of 109 English language research papers (see the list).
● An article [Várhegyi et al, 1997] is currently the fourth by the number of citations in the Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis (an Elsevier journal) as shown by Scopus. (See the top of this list here).
● An article [Antal and Várhegyi, 1995] is presently the 14th by the number of citations in the Industrial & Engineering Chemistry (a journal of the American Chemical Society) as shown by Scopus. (See the top of this list here)