Béla Pukánszky | Budapest University of Technology and Economics | Hungary
Dr. Béla Pukánszky graduated from the technical University of Budapest (Hungary) in chemical engineering, where he also received his PhD in 1976. From 1973 to 1978 he worked as a researcher at the Industrial Research Institute for Organic Chemistry (Hungary) and from 1978 he joined the Central Research Institute for Chemistry of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences as an assistant scientific co-worker, latter scientific co-worker and finally as the head of a Department. In 1993 he was invited to the Technical University of Budapest where he became the head of the Department of Plastics and Rubber Technology. Latter the Department was merged with the Department of Physical Chemistry to create the Department of Physical Chemistry and Materials Science and he is heading this department today. In the meantime he kept his position also at the research institute of HAS. He has produced more than 240 scientific publications, book chapters and several patents. His papers have been cited more than 4000 times and he has an h index of 39. Dr. Pukánszky is the member of numerous committees, is on the editorial panels of several scientific journals, and he is the full member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He organized several international conferences with great success in the past, the last one, Biobased Polymers and Composites. He has many industrial contacts and has been consulting international and Hungarian companies like Borealis, General Electric, Clariant, TVK, etc.