Studies and positions

1997                M.Sc.; Chemistry & Physics (University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary)

1997-1999       High School teacher position

1999-2002       Graduate Student (with Prof. Tamás Turányi, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary)

2002-2004       Junior Research Fellow (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary) 

2004                Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary)

2004-2007       Postdoc (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary) supported by Hungarian Scientific Research Fund

2007-2008       Research Fellow (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary)

2008-2010       Postdoc (with Prof. Bartosz A. Grzybowski, Northwestern University, Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Evanston, USA)

2011-               Associate Professor (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary)


Awards and prizes

2004-2007       OTKA Postdoctoral Fellowship (D048673)

2005                Publication Award of the Hungarian Meteorological Service

2006                Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Hungarian Ministry of Education

2006-2007       Öveges Research Program

2007                Polányi Prize of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

2007-2010       Bolyai János Research Fellowship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences



1.      S&T project with the Paks Nuclear Power Plant (project number 4500130517), (2007-2008), 6.300.000 HUF (25,200 EUR), 'Development of an accidental release software for the Paks Nuclear Power Plant'

2.      Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA K68253), (2007-2010), 7,500,000 HUF (30,000 EUR), 'Pattern formation and self-organization in precipitation systems, design and control of patterns in the micro and nanoscales'

3.      Hungarian Scientific Research Fund Postdoctoral Fellowship (D048673), (2004-2007), 18,200,000 HUF (72,800 EUR), 'Investigation of complex reaction-diffusion systems and parallelization of their models'

4.      Japanese-Hungarian Bilateral Research Program (JAP-06/2006), (2008-2009), Nonlinear Dynamics in Chemistry and Atmospheric Sciences, 4,200,000 HUF (16,800 EUR) (with Dr. Daishin Ueyama)

5.      Indo-Hungarian Bilateral Research Program (IND-02/2006), (2008-2009), Precipitation Pattern Formation in Reaction-Diffusion Systems, 4,110,000 HUF (16,440 EUR) (with Prof. George Varghese)

6.      FP7 - Science in Society (217725), (2008-2010), 875,081 EUR, 'Mind the gap: learning, teaching, research and policy in inquiry-based science education (MIND THE GAP) ' (Co-PI)


Scientific referee

Since 2004:     Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science

Since 2006:      Journal of American Chemical Society, Journal of Physical Chemistry

Since 2007:     Science of the Total Environment, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, BSF Grant, Langmuir, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Journal of Chemical Physics, Physics Letters, Superlattices and Microstructures, Chemical Physics Letters

Since 2008:     Journal of Environmental Monitoring, Biogeosciences, Europhysics Letters

Since 2009:      Computers & Geosciences, Journal of Environmental Management, Journal of Crystal Growth, Journal of Environmental Informatics

Since 2010:      Geofluids, Időjárás, Entropy


Conference organization

International Workshop on Pattern Formation (Budapest, Hungary, 12 March, 2008)

International Workshop on Pattern Formation in Chemical and Biological Systems (Budapest, Hungary, 25-26 October, 2010)


Research innovations

(i)                 Spiral formation in precipitation system

Discovery of a dynamic pattern formation in a precipitation system. Related paper was HOT PAPER: Volford, F. Izsák, M. Ripszám and I. Lagzi*, Pattern formation and self-organization in a simple precipitation system, Langmuir, 23, 961-964, 2007


(ii)               Air pollution modeling using GPU computing

A new parallel framework to solve air pollution problems on Graphical Processing Unit (GPU). Related paper was HOT PAPER: F. Molnár jr., T. Szakály, R. Mészáros, I. Lagzi*, Air pollution modelling using a Graphics Processing Unit with CUDA, Comput. Phys. Commun., 181, 105-112, 2010


(iii)             Maze solving by a chemotactic fatty acid droplet

Design autonomously moving droplet. Related paper was HOT PAPER: I. Lagzi, S. Soh, P. J. Wesson, K. P. Browne, B. A. Grzybowski, Maze solving by chemotactic droplets, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 132, 1198-1199, 2010 


(iv)             Oscillations in nanoparticle systems

Design procedure for autonomously oscillating nanoparticles. Related paper was HOT PAPER: I. Lagzi, B. Kowalczyk, D. Wang, B. A. Grzybowski, Nanoparticle Oscillations and Front, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, doi: 10.1002/anie.201004231


Edited books

(i)                  Precipitation Patterns in Reaction-Diffusion Systems, I. Lagzi (ed), Research Signpost, 2010 ISBN 978-81-308-0420-0

(ii)                Proceedings of Hungarian Research Teachers, G. Kiss, I. Lagzi (eds.), 2006 ISBN 963-87-225-1-7 (in Hungarian)