Guest Scientists
  Dr. Xiujiang Pang
Visiting scientist

College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, China

Research interests
  • Nanocomposite materials based on LDHs
  • Material science
  • Nanoscience

Academic career
1996 – 2000
Study of chemistry at Yantai Normal University, China
(B. S., 2000)

2000 – 2004


Study of chemistry at  Sichuan University, Chengdu, China (M. S., 2004)

since 2006

Lecturer at Qingdao University of Science and Technology, China
2010 – 2013  
Dissertation at Qingdao University of Science and Technology with Prof. Dr. Wanguo Hou and Prof. Dr. Zaifeng Li; Topic: "Preparation and characterization of hydroxyl camptothecin intercalated HTlc nanohybrids"


  Excellent dissertation at Qingdao University of Science and Technology


  Dr. Tsuyoshi Hirata
Rudolf Diesel Fellow
at the Institute for Advanced Study, TUM

Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd., Osaka, Japan

Course of studies    
1975 – 1981

  Study of chemistry at Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
(B. S., 1979 and M. S. ,1981)


  Dissertation at Hokkaido University with Prof. Dr. Nawa, Topic:
"Design of polycarboxylate-type superplasticizer for concrete based on its working mechanism"

Industrial activity
since 1981

  Research chemist at Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd., Japan
Development of water-soluble polymers
Inventor of PCE superplasticizers


  Kondo-Daimon Award of the Tokyo Institute of Technology for the
"Material design and product development of polycarboxylate-type superplasticizers"

2013   Hans-Kühl-medal of the GDCh-Fachgruppe Bauchemie for the invention of polycarboxylate-based superplasticizers

  Prof. Dr. Imre Dékány
Visiting Fellow
at the Institute for Advanced Study, TUM

Department of Colloid Chemistry,
University of Szeged

Research interests

  • Synthesis and characterization of nano particles and polymer-nanocomposite materials
  • Colloidal chemistry of clays and LDHs (sorption processes, stability, rheology)
  • Interfacial and surface processes
  • Crude oil emulsions
  • Micro emulsions
  • Ecological colloidal chemistry

Academic career    
since 1989

  Head of the Department of Colloid Chemistry (since 1989) and of the Nanostructured Materials Research Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Szeged (since 1998)

since 2000

  Head of the Chemistry PhD School, University of Szeged

since 2003

  Vice Rector for Scientific and Foreign Affairs of University of Szeged


  Széchenyi-Award, Ministry of High Education

1998   Canon Award and Visiting Professorship in Japan

2000   Eduard-Raphael-Liesegang Prize (German Colloid Society)

2001   Corresponding member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

2003   Ipolyi Arnold Prize of the Hunagrian National Scientific Fund (OTKA)