Training

Training

EXPERT TRAINING

Expert training experience involves EU TAIEX workshop trainings held, and government trainings.

1. Environmental Geochemical Mapping

This course presents geochemical mapping of contamination based on international projects (FOREGS, GEMAS, etc.) and ranges from local catchment scale to continental scale. From sampling design, lab analysis, to data presentation and interpretation and modelling methods are presented through abundant examples of personal experience. This course was given at the Ministry of Environment and Water Management.

2. Contamination Risk Assessment

This course presents the design and implementation of contamination risk assessment at various spatial scales from Tier 0 screening level to Tier 2 risk ranking. Examples are taken form personal experience focusing on toxic element contamination at mining sites and mining areas. This course was given at the EU TAIEX workshop in Budapest, Hungary in 2006.

3. Mining Environmental Assessment

This course presents the special environmental problems associated with mining activities, provides tools for observation and monitoring. Site and catchment scale reaction and transport modelling are presented. This course was given at the EU TAIEX workshop in Tirana, Albania in 2009.

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VISITING SCIENTISTS

Visiting scientists are welcome to join my on-going projects. See Projects for on-going research activities. Visiting scientists can use research facilities and their stay results in joint publications. They raise their own funds, we jointly apply for funds or use one the project funds. The following visiting scientist programs are implemented:

 

  1. A visiting scientist form Egypt is working with us for three years on contamination risk assessment of heavy metals in mining areas. His stay is by the MOB (Hungarian Scholarship Fund) Balassi Institute Programme.
  2. A number of earth science experts from Morocco are joining our projects under the Morocco-Hungarian Bilateral Fund exchange programme.

 

For fund raising see Students & Visitors Corner.

APPRENTICESHIP

Apprenticeship is offered to BSc students and advanced science secondary school students. Apprentices raise their own funds or use one the project funds. See Projects for on-going professional activities. The following apprenticeship has been accomplished or is being arranged:

  1. BSc student, Leuven University, Belgium. Heavy metal contamination in the Recsk mining area, Hungary – field methods. 2009.
  2. BSc student, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania. Heavy metal contamination in the Bauits mining area, Romania. 2009.
  3.  MSc student, Szent Istvan University, Godollo, Hungary. Medical geology – toxic contamination in mining catchments. 2011.
  4.  BSc student, ELTE University, Hungary. GIS data processing for catchment erosion and transport modelling. 2012.
  5.  BSc student, ELTE University, Hungary. Lab and field methods in mining areas. 2012.
  6.  BSc student, ELTE University, Hungary. Laboratory sample preparation and analysis. 2012.
  7.  Secondary school science student, Bekescsaba, Hungary. Geochemical catchment mapping – field methods and data processing. 2011.
  8.  Secondary school science student, Gyongyos, Hungary. Mining site environmental assessment – field methods and data processing. 2012.

For fund raising see Students & Visitors Corner.

Teaching

UNIVERSITY COURSES OFFERED

1. Environmental Geochemistry – Applied
This four module course presents a comprehensive review of theory and practice of environmental geology. It consists of talks, on-hand data management and modelling practical, and a field sampling practical. It is regularly given to MSc students at the Miskolc University.

Module 1. Sampling

Module 2. Lab analysis

Module 3. Data management

Module 4. Geochemical modelling

2. Monitoring and Time Series Analysis

This course presents the principles of mathematical time series analysis and signal processing, with special emphasis on robust and data driven approaches. Design of environmental monitoring systems is also discussed (sampling density, representativity). A practical trains for statistical software (SPSS, Statigraphics). It is occasionally given to PhD students at the ELTE University.

3. Digital Terrain Analysis and 3D Geological Modelling

This course presents the principles digital maps and GIS and concludes in terrain modelling and 3D models. It was given to MSc students at the Sopron University.

Module 1. DEMs, numerical terrain analysis, image processing

Module 2. 3D geological modelling (voxel, stratigraphic models)

 

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STUDENTS

Students and young researchers joining my projects enjoy an international research environment and competitive scientific standards. They benefit good theses, joint conference presentations, international publications, professional contacts, grants and awards, and job opportunities home and abroad. Young professionals at all educational levels can join my projects and receive apprenticeship and work reference. For joint publications (papers and conferences) and project references see Publications and References.

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My students’ record:

STATISTICS

Thesis (20):

  • PhD on-going: 5
  • PhD completed: 3
  • MSc on-going: 2
  • MSc completed: 9
  • BSc completed: 1

 

Countries (5):

International students: 4 PhD (1 Belgium, 1 Egypt, 1 New Zealand, 1 Romania), 4 MSc (2 Belgium, 1 The Netherlands, 1 Romania)

Hungarian students: 5 PhD (1 ELTE, Miskolc, Szeged, Gödöllő), 6 MSc (1 ELTE, Miskolc, Szeged, Gödöllő)

 

Universities (9):

Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) (1 PhD, 2 MSc), Massey University (New Zealand) (1 PhD), Babes-Bolyai University (Romania) (1 PhD, 1 BSc), Int´l Inst. for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) (The Netherlands) (1 MSc), Eotvos Lorand University (ELTE, Hungary) (2 PhD), Miskolc University (Hungary) (1 PhD, 2 MSc), Szeged University (Hungary) (1 PhD), St. Istvan University (Godollo, Hungary) (3 PhD)

 

Achievements

jobs & carrier:

Imre Gaburi            (MSc in my group) – job at a mining company in Chile

Gabor Kereszturi    (MSc in my group) – PhD in New Zealand

Julianna Albert       (BSc in my group) – MSc at the Debrecen University; job at Geological Survey

Aniko Somody        (PhD in my group) – job as executive director of large environmental company

Attila Petrik            (MSc in my group) – PhD at ELTE University (Hungary)

Adam Csorba         (MSc in my group) – PhD at St. Istvan University (Godollo, Hungary)

Balazs Csuhanics   (MSc in my group) – PhD at Miskolc University

Eva Horvath           (PhD in my group) – job at Audi environmental department

 

grants and awards:

My students have received a variety of national and international awards including Annual Meeting of Young Earth Scientists (1 and 2 prizes), National Student Research Award, HungarianAcademy of Science Szádeczky-Kardos Grant, Hungarian Geological Society Semsey Andor Award, EU ERASMUS Grant, Grant for Student of Excellence, National MSc Studies Grant, Massey University PhD Grant (New Zeland), and several PhD grants.

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Student theses & projects

PHD Thesis (5)

Ahmed Abdaal, PhD thesis, 2010-. Risk assessment and modelling of heavy metal contamination in mining areas. Szeged University (South Valley University, Egypt), Szeged University, Hungary
Supervisor: Dr. Peter Szilassi, Szeged University, Hungary
Advisor: Dr. Gyozo Jordan, MAFI, Hungary

 

Gabor Kereszturi, PhD thesis, 2010-. Morphometric analysis of volcanic terrains by means of digital terrain analysis, Massey University, New Zeland
Supervisor: Prof. Karoly Nemeth, Massey University, New Zeland
Advisor: Dr. Gyozo Jordan, MAFI, Hungary

 

Peter Volgyessi, PhD thesis, 2011-. Geochemical contamination of airborn dust in industrial areas. Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary
Supervisor: Prof. Csaba Szabo, LRG, Eotvos University, Hungary
Advisor: Dr. Gyozo Jordan, MAFI, Hungary

 

Attila Petrik, PhD thesis, 2011-. 3D morphotectonic modelling by means of digital terrain analysis, Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary.
Supervisor: Dr. György Heltai, Szent Istvan University, Gödöllő, Hungary
Advisor: Dr. Gyozo Jordan, MAFI, Hungary

 

Eva Horvath, PhD thesis, 2009-. Modelling of heavy metal contamination in mine catchments and impacted floodplains. Szent Istvan University, Gödöllő, Hungary
Supervisor: Dr. György Heltai, Szent Istvan University, Gödöllő, Hungary
Advisor: Dr. Gyozo Jordan, MAFI, Hungary

 

 

MSc Thesis (2)

 

Dora Zachary, MSc thesis, 2011-. Urban geochemistry investigations in industrial areas. Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary
Supervisor: Prof. Csaba Szabo, LRG, Eotvos University, Hungary
Advisor: Dr. Gyozo Jordan, MAFI, Hungary

 

Andras Ambrus, MSc thesis, 2011-. 3D geological modelling of the Pannonian Basin. Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary
Supervisors: Dr. Dezso Balogh, Eotvos University, Hungary
Advisor: Dr. Gyozo Jordan, MAFI, Hungary

 

 

Further theses consulted (4)

 

Hedvig Nagy (PhD): Radon dynamics in caves. LRG, Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary

Katalin Szabó (PhD): Radon dynamics in soils. LRG, Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary

Zsuzsanna Szabó (PhD): Radon distribution in buildings. LRG, Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary

Krisztina Karman (PhD): Groundwater quality monitoring system evaluation and hydrogechemisty dynamics. LRG, Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary

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Former Students

PHD Thesis Completed (3)

 

Wim Van Dessel, PhD thesis, 2010. Evaluation of land cover change models in rural areas in Central and Eastern Europe. Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Supervisor: Prof. Anton Van Rompaey, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Advisor: Dr. Gyozo Jordan, MAFI, Hungary

 

Emoke Szlepak, PhD thesis, 2010. Complex environmental monitoring system design for small streams based on the Galga Creek test area, Hungary. Szent Istvan University, Gödöllő, Hungary
Supervisor: Dr. György Heltai, Szent Istvan University, Gödöllő, Hungary
Advisor: Dr. Gyozo Jordan, MAFI, Hungary
Grade: Summa cum laude (excellent with distinction)

 

Aniko Somody, PhD thesis, 2006. Hydrogeological analysis for the long-term suspension of the Recsk Deep Mines by flooding. University of Miskolc, Hungary
Supervisor: Dr. Jozsef Juhasz, University of Miskolc, Hungary
Advisor: Dr. Gyozo Jordan, MAFI, Hungary
Grade: Summa cum laude (excellent with distinction)

 

MSc Thesis Completed (9)

Zacháry, Dora, MSc. Thesis, 2012. Urban geochemical study of soils in Ajka, Hungary. Multiple impacts of alumina (red mud) industry, coal power plant and coal mining. , Eötvös Loránd Univerity, pp. 130.

Supervisor: Prof. Csaba Szabo, LRG, Eotvos University, Hungary
Advisor: Dr. Gyozo Jordan
Grade: excellent

 

Attila Pettrik, MSc thesis, 2011. Morphotectonic investigation by means of digital terrain analysis in the Villanyi Hills, Hungary. Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary
Supervisors: Dr. Gyula Konrad, University of Pecs, Hungary
Advisor: Dr. Gyozo Jordan, MAFI, Hungary
Grade: excellent

 

Adam Csorba, MSc thesis, 2010. Airborn and field hyperspectral measurements interpretation for contamination detection in the Recsk Mining Area, Hungary. Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary
Supervisors: Dr. Orsolya Sztano, Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary
Advisor: Dr. Gyozo Jordan, MAFI, Hungary
Grade: excellent

 

Balazs Csuhanics, MSc thesis, 2010. Heavy metal contamination in mine-impacted stream sediments in the Parad Mining Area, Hungary. Miskolc University, Hungary
Supervisors: Dr. Sandor Szakall, University of Miskolc, Hungary
Advisor: Dr. Gyozo Jordan, MAFI, Hungary
Grade: excellent

 

Imre Gaburi, MSc thesis, 2010. Mineralogical and geochemical studies in the Paradsasvar polymetallic mineralization. University of Miskolc, Hungary
Supervisors: Dr. Sandor Szakall, University of Miskolc, Hungary
Advisor: Dr. Gyozo Jordan, MAFI, Hungary
Grade: good

 

Gergely Korody, MSc thesis, 2006. Morphometric analysis of paleosurfaces by means of digital terrain modelling. A case study from the Bataapati underground nuclear repository site, Hungary. Eotvos University of Budapest, Hungary
Supervisors: Dr. Miklos Kazmer, Balazs Szekely, Eotvos University, Hungary
Advisor: Dr. Gyozo Jordan, MAFI, Hungary
Grade: excellent

 

Lien Poelmans, MSc thesis, 2005. Impact of landuse changes on sediment fluxes in the Pecsely Basin, Hungary, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Supervisor: Prof. Anton Van Rompaey, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Advisor: Dr. Gyozo Jordan, MAFI, Hungary
Grade: excellent

 

Mia Bats, MSc thesis, 2005. Optimal landuse scenarios in a catchment impacted by historic mining. Recsk, Hungary, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Supervisor: Prof. Anton Van Rompaey, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Advisor: Dr. Gyozo Jordan, MAFI, Hungary
Grade: good

 

Bart Meininger, MSc thesis, 2000. Remote sensing analysis of north-western Greece, Int´l Inst. for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), The Netherlands
Supervisor: Prof. Anton Van Rompaey, ITC, The Netherlands
Advisor: Dr. Gyozo Jordan, MAFI, Hungary
Grade: excellent

BSc Thesis Completed (1)

Julianna Albert, BSc thesis, 2011. Mining contamination impact on stream water in a small catchment, Baiut, Romania. Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Supervisors: Dr. Istvan Waldman, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Advisor: Dr. Gyozo Jordan, MAFI, Hungary
Grade: excellent

EDUCATION & SCHOOLS

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