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Environmental Analytical and Geoanalytical Research Group

  • Research concept
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  • Publications
  • Awarded projects
  • R and D results
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  • Laboratories, instruments
  • Galéria
  • Applied Environmental and Geoscience Research; Geoenergy; GeoResources; Renewable Energy; Raw material Research
  • Liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, capillary and microchip electrophoresis, mass spectrometry, sample preparation
  • Study of environmental contaminants and microorganisms interactions. Biosorption and biodegradation. Bioanalysis
  • Geomicrobiology and Biogeochemistry
  • Environmental Geology, Sedimentology
  • Sedimentary petrography
  • Water-rock interactions
  • Mineralogy

Dr. Ivett Bacskay
research fellow
+36 72 501500 /24851, +36 72 501668 /29142, 29149, 29150
Dr. Ágnes Dörnyei
assistant professor
+36 72 503600 /24589
Dr. Attila Felinger
+36 72 503600 /24582
Dr. Anikó Kilár
research fellow
Dr. Tímea Pernyeszi
assistant professor
+36 72 501668 /24851
Prof. Dr. Ferenc Kilár
+36-72-536273; 36273
Dr. Lilla Makszin
assistant professor
Dr. Csilla Páger
assistant professor
Viktor Sándor
assistant professor
Dr. Nándor Lambert
assistant professor
Dr. Péter Szabó
research fellow
Laura Nagy
assistant lecturer
István Sajó
+36 72 536001 /29150
Tímea Fekete
laboratory researcher
Dr. Ferenc Fedor
senior research fellow

Dr. Tibor Németh
assistant professor
Ákos Miklósy
laboratory technician

Słowik, M., Dezső, J., Salem, A., Puhl-Rezsek, M., Gałka, M. & Kovács, J. (2024) The evolution of meandering rivers in sedimentary basins: insights from the lower Drava (Hungary/Croatia). Earth Surface Processes and Landforms https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.5726 IF: 3.3 – Q1

Mikołaj Dembek, Ivett Bacskay, Alessandro Buratti, Martina Catani, Attila Felinger, Bogusław Buszewski, Szymon Bocian (2024). Retention mechanism on phosphodiester stationary phases in hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography and purely aqueous mobile phase part II: Overloading with limited soluble samples. Journal of Chromatography A https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chroma.2023.464596 IF: 4.1 - Q1

Dénes Szerencsés, Annamária Sepsey, Attila Felinger (2023). Correctness of the van 't Hoff analysis for homogeneous or heterogeneous retention. Journal of Chromatography A https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chroma.2023.464380 IF: 4.1 - Q1         

Marija Jozanović, Iva Pukleš, Nikola Sakač, Emanuel Carrilho, Anikó Kilár, Brunislav Matasović, Mirela Samardžić, Mateja Budetić, Ferenc Kilár       (2023). Nanomaterials in microchip electrophoresis – A review. TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trac.2023.117111 IF: 13.1 - D1             

Fehér, B., Szakáll, S., Ende, M., Effenberger, H.S., Mihály, I., Sajó, I. et al.  (2023). Three ammonium-iron-sulfite phases from a burning dump of the Vasas abandoned opencast coal mine (Pécs, Mecsek Mountains, Hungary) and the new mineral kollerite (2023). Mineralogy and Petrology https://doi.org/10.1007/s00710-023-00818-1 IF: 1.8 - Q2   

Kiss, L.; Kunsági-Máté, S.; Szabó, P. (2023). Studies of Phenol Electrooxidation Performed on Platinum Electrode in Dimethyl Sulphoxide Medium. Determination of Unreacted Phenol by the Effect of 4-vinylbenzenesulphonate on the Electrooxidation Process. ELECTROANALYSIS https://doi.org/10.1002/elan.202200268 IF: 3 - Q2              

Kiss, László ; Nagymihály, Zoltán ; Szabó, Péter ; Kollár, László ; Kunsági-Máté, Sándor (2023). Detection of Residual 2-Phenylphenol on Lemon Rind by Electrochemically Deposited Poly(hydroxybenzaldehyde) and Poly(hydroxybenzoic acid) Polymeric Stackings as Electrode Modifiers. Materials https://doi.org/10.3390/ma16010357 IF: 3.4 - Q2   

Szabó, M. ; Szabó, P. ; Kóbor, P. ; Ősi, A.  (2023). Alienopterix santonicus sp. n., a metallic cockroach from the Late Cretaceous ajkaite amber (Bakony Mts, western Hungary) documents Alienopteridae within the Mesozoic Laurasia. Biologia https://doi.org/10.1007/s11756-022-01265-7 IF: 1.5 - Q4         

Balogh-Hartmann, Fruzsina ; Páger, Csilla ; Bufa, Anita ; Madarászné Horváth, Ibolya ; Verzár, Zsófia ; Marosvölgyi, Tamás ; Makszin, Lilla (2023). Microfluidic Analysis for the Determination of Protein Content in Different Types of Plant-Based Drinks. Molecules https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules28186684 IF: 4.6 - Q1          

Vámos, Eszter ; Kálmán, Nikoletta ; Sturm, Eva Maria ; Nayak, Barsha Baisakhi ; Teppan, Julia ; Vántus, Viola Bagóné ; Kovács, Dominika ; Makszin, Lilla et al. (2023). Highly Selective MIF Ketonase Inhibitor KRP-6 Diminishes M1 Macrophage Polarization and Metabolic Reprogramming. Antioxidants https://doi.org/10.3390/antiox12101790 IF: 7 - D1         

Varga, Adorján ; Makszin, Lilla ; Bufa, Anita et al. (2023). Efficacy of lyophilised bacteria-rich faecal sediment and supernatant with reduced bacterial count for treating patients with Clostridioides difficile Infection – A novel method for capsule faecal microbiota transfer. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology https://doi.org/10.3389/fcimb.2023.1041384 IF: 5.7 - Q1            

Ibrahim Aissa, Ágnes Dörnyei, Viktor Sándor, Anikó Kilár (2023). Complete Structural Elucidation of Monophosphorylated Lipid A by CID Fragmentation of Protonated Molecule and Singly Charged Sodiated Adducts. Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry https://doi.org/10.1021/jasms.2c00269 IF: 3.2 - Q1     

Bede, F. ; Mahó, S. ; Sándor, V. ; Mikle, G. ; Kollár, L. (2023). Carboxamide formation in less favoured positions: Facile synthesis of 7-carboxamidochenodeoxycholanic acid derivatives. Tetrahedron https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tet.2023.133292 IF: 2.1 - Q2 

Sándor, Viktor ; Űrmös, Bettina ; Aissa, Ibrahim ; Dörnyei, Ágnes ; Kilár, Anikó (2023). Characterization of isomeric lipid A species from Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 by non-aqueous capillary electrophoresis with positive and negative ion electrospray tandem mass spectrometry. Arabian Journal of Chemistry https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arabjc.2023.104944 IF: 6 - Q1            

Chniti, S. ; Kollár, L. ; Bényei, A. ; Dörnyei, Á. ; Takács, A. (2023). Highly Chemoselective One-Step Synthesis of Novel N-Substituted-Pyrrolo[3,4-b]quinoline-1,3-diones via Palladium-Catalyzed Aminocarbonylation/Carbonylative Cyclisation Sequence. EurJOC (European Journal of Organic Chemistry) https://doi.org/10.1002/ejoc.202201374 IF:2.8 - Q2      

Farkas, Beáta; Sipos, György ; Bartyik, Tamás ; Józsa, Edina ; Czigány, Szabolcs ; Balogh, Richárd ; Varga, Gábor ; Kovács, János ; Fábián, Szabolcs Ákos (2023). Characterization and mapping of MIS-2 thermal contraction crack polygons in Western Transdanubia, Hungary. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes https://doi.org/10.1002/ppp.2190 IF: 5 - D1

Ayyubov, I., Vulcu, A., Berghian-Grosan, C. et al. (2022) Preparation of Pt electrocatalyst supported by novel, Ti(1−x)MoxO2-C type of composites containing multi-layer graphene. Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms, and Catalysis. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11144-021-02138-x; IF: 1.843 - Q3

Silva, C., Borbáth, I., Zelenka, K. et al. (2022) Effect of the reductive treatment on the state and electrocatalytic behavior of Pt in catalysts supported on Ti0.8Mo0.2O2-C composite. Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms, and Catalysis. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11144-021-02131-4; IF: 1.843 - Q3

Biancovilli, P.; Makszin, L.; Amer, F.; Csongor, A. (2022) Celebrities and Breast Cancer: A Multidimensional Quali-Quantitative Analysis of News Stories Shared on Social Media. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19159676  IF: 4.614 - Q1

G. Deak, N. Enache, L. Laslo, A. Rotaru, M. Matei, M. Boboc, C. Silaghi, S. Calin, A. Keresztesi, F. Kilar  (2022) CO2 Efflux Measurements on Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecosystems in the Context of Climate Change. International Journal of Conservation Science    https://ijcs.ro/public/IJCS-22-50_Deak.pdf; - Q1

Farkas Ágnes, Balázs Viktória Lilla, Kõszegi Tamás, Csepregi Rita, Kerekes Erika, Horváth Györgyi, Szabó Péter, Gaál Krisztián, Kocsis Marianna (2022) Antibacterial and Biofilm Degradation Effects of Hungarian Honeys Linked With Botanical Origin, Antioxidant Capacity and Mineral Content. Frontiers in Nutrition  https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2022.953470   IF: 6.59  - Q1

Gurdán, Z.; Turzó, K.; Lőrinc, L.; Szabó, P.; Karádi, K.; Lukács, A.; Told, R.; Kardos, K.; Maróti, P. (2022) Mechanical Characterization and Structural Analysis of Latex-Containing and Latex-Free Intermaxillary Orthodontic Elastics. Polymers https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14214488 IF: 4.967 - Q1

E. Holban, G. Deak, R. Matache, T. Dănălache, M. Matei, M. Boboc, M. Raischi, I. Gheorghe, A. Keresztesi, F. Kilar (2022) Identification of Sturgeon Behavior in Different Hydromorphodynamic Conditions Resulting from the Implementation of Hydrotechnical Arrangements. International Journal of Conservation Science. https://ijcs.ro/public/IJCS-22-53_Holban.pdf; - Q1

Koroncz, P.; Vizhányó, Z.; Farkas, M.P.; Kuncz, M.; Ács, P.; Kocsis, G.; Mucsi, P.; Fedorné Szász, A.; Fedor, F.; Kovács, J. (2022) Experimental Rock Characterization of Upper Pannonian Sandstones from Szentes Geothermal Field, Hungary. Energies. https://doi.org/10.3390/en15239136  IF: 3.252 - Q1

Laksono, F.A.T.; Borzì, L.; Distefano, S.; Di Stefano, A.; Kovács, J. (2022)  Shoreline Prediction Modelling as a Base Tool for Coastal Management: The Catania Plain Case Study (Italy). Journal of Marine Science and Engineering   https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10121988 IF: 2.744  - Q2

Nagy, L.; Urbán, P.; Makszin, L.; Sándor, V.; Kilár, A.; Ábrahám, H.; Albert, B.; Kocsis, B.; Kilár, F. (2022) The Effect of Mutation in Lipopolysaccharide Biosynthesis on Bacterial Fitness. Cells  https://doi.org/10.3390/cells11203249  IF: 7.666  -  Q1

Rédei, C., Felinger, A. (2022) The impact of placement, experimental conditions, and injections on mass flow measurements in supercritical fluid chromatography. Journal of Chromatography     https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chroma.2022.462919  IF: 4.601 - Q1

Słowik, M., Dezső, J., Kovács, J., Gałka, M., & Sipos, G. (2022) Conditions to preserve the sedimentary record of channel planforms in temperate rivers of the Northern Hemisphere. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface https://doi.org/10.1029/2021JF006188  IF: 4.42  -  Q1/D1

Sonnevend, Ágnes ; Abdulrazzaq, Najiba ; Ghazawi, Akela ; Thomsen, Jens ; Bharathan, Greeshma ; Makszin, Lilla et al. (2022) The first nationwide surveillance of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales in the United Arab Emirates – increased association of Klebsiella pneumoniae CC14 clone with Emirati patients. International Journal of Infectious Diseases         https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2022.04.034  IF: 3.623  -  Q1

Szabó, M., Kocsis, L., Tóth, E., Szabó, P., Németh, T. and Sebe, K. (2022) Chondrichthyan (Holocephali, Squalomorphii and Batomorphii) remains from the Badenian of southern Hungary (Tekeres, Mecsek Mountains): the first deepwater cartilaginous fishes from the Middle Miocene of the Central Paratethys. Papers in Palaeontology  https://doi.org/10.1002/spp2.1471  IF: 3.349  -  Q1

Péter Szabó, János Kovács, László Kocsis, Torsten Vennemann et al. (2022) Pliocene - Early Pleistocene continental climate and vegetation in Europe based on stable isotope compositions of mammal tooth enamel. Quaternary Science Reviews. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2022.107572 IF: 4.456 - Q1/D1

Takácsi-Nagy, Anna, Kilár, Ferenc, Thormann, Wolfgang (2022) The effect of pH adjusted electrolytes on capillary isoelectric focusing assessed by high-resolution dynamic computer simulation   ELECTROPHORESIS  https://doi.org/10.1002/elps.202100367  IF: 3.595  -  Q2

Újvári, G., Klötzli, U., Stevens, T., Svensson, A., Ludwig, P., Vennemann, T., et al. (2022) Greenland ice core record of last glacial dust sources and atmospheric circulation. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres   https://doi.org/10.1029/2022JD036597  IF: 5.22  -  Q1/D1

Balázs, V.L.; Filep, R.; Répás, F.; Kerekes, E.; Szabó, P.; Kocsis, B.; Böszörményi, A.; Krisch, J.; Horváth, G. (2022)  Immortelle (Helichrysum italicum (Roth) G. Don) Essential Oil Showed Antibacterial and Biofilm Inhibitory Activity against Respiratory Tract Pathogens. Molecules   https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules27175518   IF: 4.927 - Q1

Kiss, L.; Nagymihály, Z.; Szabó, P.; Kollár, L.; Kunsági-Máté, S. (2022) Anodic Polymerization of Phenylphenols in Methyl Isobutyl Ketone and Mesityl Oxide: Incorporation of a Cavitand into the Layers Formed for Sensing Phenols in Organic Media. Molecules  https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules27175366  IF: 4.927  -  Q1

Kolarovszki, Béla; Sándor, Alíz ; Szabó, Péter ; Kopniczky, Judit ; Frank, Dorottya ; Nagy, Ákos ; Turzó, Kinga (2022) Energy drinks alter the surface morphology and roughness of composites, fissure sealants and titanium: An in vitro study. Heliyon    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2022.e10764    IF: 3.776   -  Q1

Mühl, Attila ; Szabó, Péter ; Krafcsik, Olga ; Aigner, Zoltán ; Kopniczky, Judit ; Ákos, Nagy ; Marada, Gyula ; Turzó, Kinga (2022) Comparison of surface aspects of turned and anodized titanium dental implant, or abutment material for an optimal soft tissue integration. Heliyon   https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2022.e10263     IF: 3.776  -   Q1

Roland Told, Zoltan Ujfalusi, Attila Pentek, Monika Kerenyi, Krisztina Banfai, Andras Vizi, Peter Szabo, et al. (2022) A state-of-the-art guide to the sterilization of thermoplastic polymers and resin materials used in the additive manufacturing of medical devices. Materials and Design  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2022.111119    IF: 9.417  -  Q1/D1

Szabó, M., Szabó, P., Kóbor, P. et al. (2022) Alienopterix santonicus sp. n., a metallic cockroach from the Late Cretaceous ajkaite amber (Bakony Mts, western Hungary) documents Alienopteridae within the Mesozoic Laurasia. Biologia (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11756-022-01265-7   IF: 1.653 - Q3

2023-2026: Interreg Central Europe - “Transforming abandoned wells for geothermal energy production – TRANSGEO” - University of Pécs project

2022-2026: NKFIH K143916 - Selectivity in ultra-high performance liquid chromatography and supercritical fluid chromatography

2022-2026: NKFIH K142550 - The harmonized assessment of underground natural resources in promoting the transition of land use planning into spatial planning

2021-2025: NKFIH FK138692 - Giant Saharan dust in Europe: changing climate or uncertain analyses?

NKFI K 120230 (2016-2021) A multi-proxy study of red clays from the Carpathian Basin: implications for provenance, sedimentary processes and age, and late Cenozoic climate and environmental changes

GINOP-2.2.1-15-2017-00102 (2017-2021)  Development of a well completion technology for sustainable and cost-effective reinjection of thermal water: http://www.ginop221-mecsekerc.hu/ 

NKFIH K 125312 (2017-2022) Dr. Attila Felinger (P.I.), 37 000 EUR Per annum

NKFIH K-125275 (2017-2022) Dr. Ferenc Kilár (P.I.), 35 000 EUR per annum

  • Wellcom - Development of a well completion technology for the sustainable and economical reinjection of thermal water (Mecsekérc Plc., Rockstudy Ltd., Rotaqua Ltd., GFZ Potsdam and Geochem Ltd.)
  • examination of urinary steroid profiles: Hungarian clinics and hospitals (Pécs, Szombathely, Kaposvár, Veszprém, Debrecen, Budapest)
  • statistical data evaluation: several clinics at the University of Pécs
  • qualitative and quantitative analyses of pharmaceutical samples: PannonPharma Ltd., University of Pécs, Dep. of Laboratory Medicine

Pharmaceutical, health, food, environmental, and chemical industry, mining and natural resources

  • Method development for the qualitative and quantitative analyses of biological, environmental, and pharmaceutical samples by high performance liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, capillary and microchip electrophoresis and LC-MS, GC-MS, CE-MS methods.
  • Determination of urinary steroid profiles for medical diagnostic purposes from 24-hours urine of outpatient or inpatient.
  • Development of novel, environmental-friendly biosorbents, biocomposites for environmetal technology. Development of a novel environmental technology based on biosorption and biodegradation. Analysis and assorting of organic contant of wastewater and contaminated surface water. Biodegradation and photocatalytic degradation of organic contaminants in water and soil. Completion of expert opinion, expert’s report, experimental analysis.
  • Analysis of the surface properties of biosorbents
  • Practice in environmental geology, expert report
  • Physical charctheristics of sediments and soils
  • Phase analysis of solids (bulk + clay minerals)
  • Agilent 1290 UHPLC – Agilent 6530 Q-TOF MS: liquid chromatograph and mass spectrometer
  • Agilent 1100 liquid chromatograph: autosampler, thermostat, diode array and refractive index detector
  • Agilent LC/MSD Trap XCT Plus mass spectrometer
  • Shimadzu Prominence liquid chromatograph: degasser, autosampler, binary pump, diode array detector
  • Agilent 6890N gas chromatograph, 5975 mass spectrometer detector, 7683 injector and autosampler
  • Biofocus 3000 capillary electrophoresis system, Agilent 3D capillary electrophoresis system, Agilent 2100 Bioanalyser, Kapillarelectrophorese ZKI 02-A (ITP instrument), Unicam CE - Picometrics LIF capillary electrophoresis system
  • Perkin-Elmer 2380 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
  • Thermo Scientific Genesys 10S double beam UV/Vis spectrophotometer
  • Malvern Mastersizer 2000 – particle size analyzer
  • Malvern Zetasizer Nano Z – Zeta potential measurement in aqueous and non-aqueous dispersions
  • photoreactor
  • Nikon Eclipse polarizing microscope
  • Malvern Mastersizer 3000 - particle size analyzer
  • X-ray powder diffractometer (XRD)
  • FEG-SEM-EDS, JEOL JSM-IT500HR (scanning electron microscope)
  • Brookfield PVS, HPHT rheometer
  • Setaram C80 (3D Calvet type) calorimeter
  • Netzsch STA 449 F5 Jupiter® simultaneous thermal analyzer (STA/TGA-DSC)
  • SPECTROGREEN inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer (ICP-OES) - Dual Side-On Interface (DSOI)

Environmental analytical and geoanalytical research group

Prof. Dr. János Kovács
Research Group Leader