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prof. Gyula Záray

Gyula Záray obtained his PhD degree in Chemistry in 1980 at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE). In 1995 he obtained the Doctor of Science degree of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS). He has been professor with habilitation at ELTE since 1996. He was head of the Laboratory for Instrumental Analysis at the Research Institute of Non-ferrous Metals in Budapest between 1982 and 1990, then, he became staff member of the Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry of ELTE. He was vice-dean of the Faculty of Sciences of ELTE between 1994 and 2001.

In 1996, he was elected head of the Department of Chemical Technology and Environmental Chemistry of ELTE. He was head of the Joint Research Group of Environmental Chemistry of HAS and ELTE between 1999 and 2006. He has been director of the Hungarian Satellite Centre of Trace Element Institute for UNESCO since 2000. In 2004, he became head of Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry of ELTE. In 2005, he founded - and still presides - the Cooperative Research Centre of Environmental Sciences for ELTE, financially supported by the Hungarian Government and European Union. Currently, he is also head of the Environmental Chemistry and Bioanalytics Research Group at ELTE. In 1985, he was granted with Humboldt fellowship, and he spent 2 years at the Institute of Spectrochemistry and Applied Spectroscopy in Dortmund, Germany. In 1997, he was granted in Hungary for 4 years with Széchenyi fellowship. In 2001, he was granted with the Pro Universitate award by ELTE. In 2002, he was honored with the commemorative medal of the Technical University of Košice. He was visiting professor in Sapporo (Japan) during 5 months in 2004. In 2004, he was honored with the Golden Cross of Merit of the Republic of Hungary. Hungarian Chemical Society awarded him with the Than Károly award in 2007. Hungarian Spectrochemical Association honored him with the medal of his mentor, Tibor Török in 2015.

Since 1991, he has been the supervisor from the Hungarian side of the Hungarian– Italian Symposium on Spectrochemistry, now in its 15th edition. He organized 4 successful scientific conferences in Hungary, namely 8th Solid Sampling Spectrometry Colloquium in 1998, 6th European Furnace Symposium and 11th Solid Sampling Symposium with Atomic Spectrometry in 2004, 11th International Conference on Total Reflection X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry and Related Methods in 2005 and Colloquium Spectroscopicum Internationale XXXIV in 2009. He was the European editor of Applied Spectroscopy Reviews between 2004 and 2015. He has been member of the Editorial Board of Microchemical Journal. His research interests focus on the development of solid sampling spectrometric methods for investigation of ceramics; investigation of heavy metal uptake, accumulation and translocation processes in plants; biomonitoring of surface waters; chemical characterization of biofilms; determination of pharmaceutical residues in waste, surface and drinking water, speciation of toxic elements in airborne particulate matter, soil, sediment and food; assessment of oxidative potential of fine particulate matter. His international scientific activities included cooperation with Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Rome, Italy), Friedrich Schiller University (Jena, Germany), University of Vienna (Austria), Hacettepe University (Ankara, Turkey), Lisandro Alvarado Central-occidental University (Barquisimeto Venezuela), Bergen University College (Norway), University of Antwerp (Belgium) and China University of Geosciences (Wuhan, China). He authored 210 SCI articles, seven book chapters and published one book in Hungarian on Instrumental Analysis as well as one in English on analytical techniques for Clinical Chemistry. His total number of independent citations is 2010 and his Hirsch-index is 25 as of February 2016.