Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS)

Hungarian Geological Society

Geochemistry and Paleoclimate (G and P) Research Group

Momentum (Lendület) Paleoclimate Research Group

Archeometry Research Group



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senior research fellow


phone: +361 309 2600 / ext 1104

fax: +361 319 3137

e-mail: sipos (at)

room:  210


Research interest


Environmental geochemistry, soil geochemistry, urban geochemistry:

- Distribution and mobility of heavy metals in soils

- Sorption of heavy metals in soils

- Sorption capacity of soil mineral phases

- Ferromanganese nodules in soils

- Geochemistry of urban dust 



Curriculum vitae


Birth date and place: 1975, Gyöngyös


Employment: Institute for Geological and Geochemical Research, Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences since 1998



- M.Sc., geology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, 1998; dissertation topic: Mineralogical and petrographical studies of epithermal ore indications at Aranyosbérc, Mátrakeresztes, W Mátra Mts., NE Hungary

- Ph.D., geology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, 2005; theses topic: Study of geochemical factors controlling the migration and immobilization of heavy metals in soils


Current professional affiliations:

Secretary of the IUGS Hungarian National Committee since 2012

Secretary of the HAS Committee of Environmental Geochemistry between 2014 and 2017

Member of the EFG Soil Protection panel since 2015

Direction member of the Clay Mineralogy Section of the Hungarian Geological Society since 2015

Review editor, Frontiers in Environmental Science Soil Processes since 2016


Awards and honours:

2005: Young Scientist Prize of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

2005: Szádeczky-Kardoss Elemér award 

2010: Young Scientist Prize for Environmental Research

2012-2015: Bolyai János research scholarship



Selected publications



Sipos P; Kovács Kis V; Balázs R; Tóth A; Kovács I; Németh T Contribution of individual pure or mixed-phase mineral particles to metal sorption in soils. GEODERMA 324: 1-8 2018

Sipos P; Choi C; May Z Combination of single and sequential chemical extractions to study the mobility and host phases of potentially toxic elements in airborna particulate matter. CHEMIE DER ERDE - GEOCHEMISTRY 76: 481-489 2016

Sipos P; Balázs R; Bozsó G; Németh T Changes in micro-fabric and re-distribution of Fe and Mn with nodule formation in a floodplain soil. JOURNAL OF SOILS AND SEDIMENTS 16: 1205-1217 2016

Sipos P; Choi C; Németh T; Szalai Z; Póka T Relationship between iron and trace metal fractionation in soils. CHEMICAL SPECIATION AND BIOAVAILABILITY 26: 21-30 2014

Sipos P; Márton E; May Z; Németh T; Kovács Kis V Geochemical, mineralogical and magnetic characteristics of vertical dust deposition in urban environment. ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCES 72: 905-914 2014

Sipos P; Németh T; May Z; Szalai Z Accumulation of trace elements in Fe-rich nodules in a neutral-slightly alkaline floodplain soil. CARPATHIAN JOURNAL OF EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES 6/1: 13-22 2011

Sipos P; Németh T; Kovács Kis V; Mohai I Association of individual soil mineral constituents and heavy metals as studied by sorption experiments and analytical electron microscopy analyses. JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS 168: 1512-1520 2009

Sipos P; Németh T; Kovács Kis V; Mohai I Sorption of copper; zinc and lead on soil mineral phases. CHEMOSPHERE 73: 461-469 2008

Sipos P; Németh T; Mohai I; Dódony I Effect of soil composition on adsorption of lead as reflected by a study on a natural forest soil profile. GEODERMA 124: 363-374 2005

Sipos P; Németh T; Mohai I Distribution and possible immobilization of lead in a forest soil (Luvisol) profile. ENVIRONMENTAL GEOCHEMISTRY AND HEALTH 27: 1-10 2005

Full list of publications



Last update: 26. March 2018.