Curriculum Vitae

Name: András Paszternák, PhD

Place and date of birth: Dunajská Streda(Slovakia), 1981

Employment history:

2015 –          Center of Scientific Wonders (Budapest, Hungary)

science communication coordinator

2012 – 2015 Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Budapest, Hungary)
Institute of Materials and Enviromental Chemistry, Department of Interfaces and surface modification

research fellow (2012 – 2015)

2004 – 2011 Chemical Research Center, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Budapest, Hungary)

Institute of Nanochemistry and Catalysis, Department of Surface Modification and Nanostructures,

Applied Electrochemistry Laboratory

research assistant (2004-2010), research fellow (2010-2011)


Postdoctoral fellowship:

June 2011 – September 2013 Bar-Ilan University (Ramat-Gan, Israel)

                    Department of Chemistry

                    Laboratory of nanomaterials on surfaces 


Schools and qualifications:

2005 – 2008 Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Science, Ph. D. School, Chemistry

         Section (Budapest, Hungary)


Ph.D. in Chemistry (Colloid Chemistry), grade: summa cum laude

/dissertation entitled: Formation and corrosion protective effect

of alkylphosphonate monolayers/, 2010


1999 – 2004 Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Science, (Budapest, Hungary)

Chemist, MSc.


2000–2004 Jewish Theological Seminary – University of Jewish Studies, Budapest,

                   Faculty of Rabbinical Studies (Budapest, Hungary)

Liturgical history , BSc.


1995 -1999 Selye János Secondary Grammar School (Komárno, Slovakia)


Professional experience:

2010 (2 days)

Swiss Foundation for Research in Microtechnology (FSRM) (Budapest, Hungary)

EuroTraining course: Microfluidics – Pipetting, Dispensig and Microarrays


2010 (2 days)

Budapest University of Technology and Economics & Research Institute for Technical

Physics and Materials Science (Budapest, Hungary)

EuroTraining course: Nanotechnology for Electronics



2009 (1 week)

Sensolytics GmbH/Ruhr Universität – Analytische Chemie-Elektroanalytik& Sensorik

(Bochum, Germany)

Preparation of shear force nanoelectrodes for SECM, course by Michaela Nebel


2007 (3 days)

Agilent Technologies, Inc., (Linz, Austria)

AFM/STM training course by Dr. Gerald Kada


2007 (1 week)

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (Haifa, Israel)


training course


2007 (1 week)

Universidad La Laguna (Tenerife, Spain)

SECM training course by Dr. Ricardo M. Souto


2006 (4 weeks)

Forschungszentrum Jülich Institute of Bio- and Nanosystems 3. (Jülich, Germany),

STM training course by Prof. Thomas Wandlowski and Dr. GuiJin Su


2003 (5 weeks)

Research Institute for Fisheries, Aquaculture and Irrigation (Szarvas, Hungary)

Summer training course by Pál Szabó


Other studies:

2007 Yad Vashem – International School for Holocaust Studies

(Jerusalem, Israel)

Teacher Training Seminar for Educators


2005 Central European University Graduate School of Business

(Budapest, Hungary)



2004 – 2005 Central European University Graduate School of Business, JDC

(Budapest, Hungary)

TNUFA– Leadership Center in Budapest, Young Professionals Program



Poster Award of the Scientific Board – 6th Hungarian Conference and Exhibition on

Materials Science Testing and Informatics, Siófok, Hungary, 2007


Young Scientist Award at the Science Days of the Chemical Research Center of the

Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2007


Voluntary activity:

2007 – The International NanoScience Community http://www.nanopaprika.eu,

web based scientific social network with 4600+ members


2000 – 2014 Lauder/Joint Jewish Youth Summer Camp (Szarvas, Hungary)

madrich -group leader (2000-2002),

unit-head (2003 – 2014)


1996 – MENHÁZ – Jewish Community Center (Komárno, Slovakia)


chief-editor of “Hitközségi Híradó – Spravodajca” newsletter

(ISSN 1337-091x)


Research interests:

– Self-assembled mono- and multilayers on metal surfaces

– AFM/STM studies


Command of languages:

English, German, Slovak and Hungarian

 András Paszternák, PhD