Károly Lázár

Prof. Habil., DSc., PhD - professor emeritus

e-mail:    lazar [at] iki.kfki.hu,     tel:  +36-1-392-2537,   


   Date and place of birth:
 16. 06. 1948,  Budapest, Hungary

    2001, Prof. Habil., University of Technology and Economy, Budapest,
    1992, Doctor of Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences,
    1984, Candidate of Science, (Ph. D.) Hungarian Academy of Sciences
    1971,  MSc. in Chemisty, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest



2018 - Professor emeritus, Centre for Energy Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences 

2018  Visiting professor at Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2015 - ,     Head, Scientific Council of the Institute for Energy Security and Environmental Safety, Centre for Energy Research, Hung. Acad. Sci.,
2012 - ,    
Head,  Nuclear Chemistry - Mössbauer spectroscopy team, Centre for Energy Research, Hung. Acad. Sci.,
1999 - 2011
Deputy Director of the Institute
of Isotopes, Hung. Acad. Sci., 
2009 - 2011 Head  of the Department of Application of Radioisotopes and the Mössbauer Laboratory
1993 -
2008 -  Head of the Department of Catalysis and Tracer Studies and the Mössbauer Laboratory

 Performing mostly various in situ Mössbauer studies. In addition, studying migration of radioisotopes in geological samples (in relation with perspective nuclear waste disposal)
1987-1992  Variety of in situ Mössbauer studies, Research fellow, Institute of Isotopes,
1985-1987  Research fellow at the Institut de Recherches sur la Catalyse, CNRS, Villeurbanne, France - In situ 119Sn Mössbauer spectroscopy studies on SnIr bimetallic catalysts,
1982-1984  Post-doc fellow at Department of Chemistry, Northeastern University, Boston, USA - Magnetic and Mössbauer spectroscopic study of layered and two-dimensional complexes 
1979-1982 Start of studying catalysts by in-situ Mössbauer measurements: studies of carbide formation of iron in CO + H2 reaction, and study of bimetallic (PdFe, CoFe, RhFe. etc.) supported catalysts. (Institute of Isotopes, research associate).
1971-1979 High-temperature metal-gas reactions, carburization of iron, nickel and alloys, studied by resistivity relaxation and thermopower measurements  (Research Associate at the Central Research Institute for Physics, Budapest)
1970-1971 Basics of Mössbauer spectroscopy, studies of frozen solutions and iron precipitates. (Graduate student at the Eötvös University, Budapest)


 International – multilateral:
· Project coordinator : PHARE ACCORD H-9112-0338 (1993-1996, Novel methods for the preparation of nanostructured systems: their characterization and evaluation as heterogeneous catalysts , Budget: 70,000 ECU)
· Participant:  COST CIPE CT 92 6107:  (1995- 1998, Non-conventional preparation of novel uniform zeolite and supported catalysts).
· Team coordinator:   IAEA CRP (1995 – 2000, Extrapolation of short term observations to time periods relevant to the isolation of long lived radioactive waste)
· Team coordinator in the FUNMIG EU FP6 - 516514 integrated project (Fundamental processes of radionuclide migration, 2005 - 2008),
· Team coordinator in the ReCosy EU FP7 -  212287 collaboratory project ( Redox Phenomena Controlling Systems, 2008 - 2012)
International - bilateral (Hungarian coordinator)
· 1998-2000, CAV – HAS (J. Heyrovsky Institute – Location of iron in molecular sieve matrices),
· 2000-2001, CNRS – HAS (with LACCO UMR C6503 at Poitiers University, Study of Ir base catalysts with different crystallite size of different preparations),
· 2006-2009 Cooperation in Science and Technology (with Slovenia, topic: Characterization of iron modified nanoporous silicates)
· 2016-2018 MOST - HAS Bilateral Chinese Hungarian Cooperation on studying supported gold catalysts

National grants - coordinator
· 1993-1995 (Preparation and stabilization of ultradisperseous metallic particles - OTKA  T07364),
· 1996-1999 (Synthesis and study of nanostructured heterogeneous catalytic centres - OTKA  T021131)
· 2000-2003 (Study of change in oxidation states on framework substituted ions in zeolites, OTKA  T32249)
· 2007-2010 (Synthesis and characterisation of micro/mesoporous ferrisilicate composites, OTKA  K68414)
· 2010-2013 (Extension of the in beam Mössbauer facility for low temperature measurements, OTKA  K81863)


2000 - 2006 (IBAME, International Board on the Applications of the Mössbauer Effect),
2003 -   Mössbauer Century Club
2018 -   Affiliate to the Mössbauer Effect Data Center

1995 – 1999, Expert's Committee for Chemistry I., Scientific Qualifying Board
1996 – 2000, Council for Ethics of Science, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
1998 – ,  Hungarian Zeolite Association
1999 –,   Catalysis Club of Hungary
2000 - ,   Committee for Radiochemistry, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2010 - 2016  Representative to the General Assembly of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2018 - ,  Doctoral Committee of the Section of Chemical  Sciences,  Hungarian Academy of Sciences


2017  Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award


Organising committee
· 1989, ICAME (International Conference on the Applications of the Mössbauer Effect, Budapest, Sept, 4 – 8, )  and  Co-editor of the Proceedings (6 volumes of the Hyperfine Interactions, 2780 pages)
· 1999, 1st FEZA (Federation of European Zeolite Associations ) conference:  Porous Materials in Environmentally Friendly Processes  (Eger, Sept, 1 – 4) Co-Chairman
· 2008, ISIAME (International Symposium on the Industrial Applications of the Mössbauer Effect, Budapest, 17 – 22 August)


Author and/or coauthor of over 220 publications ,  Hirsch index: 30
ee the  list  in  the  Database of Hungarian Scientific Publications