senior research fellow
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Place and date of birth
    Kaposvár, 1974
  • 2004 PhD in Petrology-Geochemistry, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. Title of the PhD thesis: Palaeogene hydrothermal processes in the Velence Mountains (Hungary)
  • 1997 MSc in Geology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. Title of the MSc thesis: Hydrothermal alterations in the Regéc caldera (Tokaj Mountains, Hungary)
  • 2000- researcher, CSFK Institute for Geological and Geochemical Research (formerly MTA CSFK Institute for Geological and Geochemical Research, MTA Institute for Geochemical Research, MTA Laboratory for Geochemical Research), Budapest
  • 1997-2000 PhD student, Department of Mineralogy, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
Language knowledge
  • English, medium level
  • Spanish, C (presently passive)
Main fields of research
  • Archaeological science (archaeometry) and conservation science (glazed ceramics, glass, metal, building and decorative stones)
  • Carbonates: mineralogy and geochemistry of carbonates in soils-paleosols, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks
  • Economic geology: genetic studies on low- and high-sulphidation epithermal systems
Study trips
  • 2000-2007 several short term visits: University of Tübingen, Department of Geochemistry, Germany
  • 2001 University of Groningen, Centre for Isotope Research (CIO), Netherlands
  • 1998 Kyushu University, Department of Mining (Fukuoka) and Geological Survey of Japan (Tsukuba), Japan
Membership of scientific and professional organizations
  • Hungarian Geological Society, Mineralogy and Geochemistry Section, from 2009: member of the direction
  • Committee on Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology of the Section of Earth Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2017-2024: member
  • Archaeometry Subcommittee of the Section of Earth Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2008-2020: secretary, from 2021: president
  • Electronic open access journal Archeometriai Műhely, from 2017: member of the editorial board
Research grants, scholarships
  • 2010-2012, 2014-2015 MTA János Bolyai Research Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 2004-2007 Hungarian Research Fund (OTKA) Postdoctoral Scholarship
  • 1999 Society of Economic Geologists – BHP Student Research Grant
  • 2002, 2009 Szádeczky-Kardoss Elemér Award
Selected publications of the last 5 years
  • Mozgai, V., Horváth, E., Bajnóczi, B. (2021): Possibilities and limitations of non-invasive analytical methods in the examination of garnet- and niello-inlaid precious metal objects – Case study of three polychrome animal-style silver buckles from the 5th-century Carpathian Basin. Interdisciplinaria archaeologica – Natural Sciences in Archaeology 12/1, 45-67.
  • Kreiter, A., May, Z., Pető, Á., Tóth, M., Bajnóczi, B., Máté, L. Viktorik, L., Szabó, L., Sklá-nitz, A., Mészáros Kis, Zs., Gődény, M., Cseri, Zs., Raczky, P. (2021): Bucrania revisited: Exploring the chaîne opératoire of bucranium figurines of the Körös culture from the 6th millennium. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 37, 102982
  • Mozgai, V., Bajnóczi, B., May, Z., Mráv, Zs. (2021): Non-destructive handheld XRF study of archaeological composite silver objects – the case study of the late Roman Seuso Treas-ure. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 13, 83
  • Bajnóczi, B., Szabó, M., May, Z., Rostás, P., Tóth, M. (2021): A first approach to reconstruct the production technology of Zsolnay ceramic panel paintings with oil painting effect. Jour-nal of Archaeological Science: Reports 37, 102941
  • Györkös, D., Bajnóczi, B., Szakmány, Gy., Szabó, M., Milke, R., Aradi, L., Tóth, M. (2020): Provenance and production technology of late medieval ‘Besztercebánya/Banská Bystrica–type’ high-quality stove tiles. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 12, 284
  • Mozgai, V., Bajnóczi, B., Mráv, Zs., Kovacsóczy, B., Tóth, M. (2019): Application of a labo-ratory micro-X-ray diffractometer (RIGAKU DMAX RAPID II) in the archaeometric analy-sis of archaeological artefacts – case studies of metal objects. Archeometriai Műhely 16/1, 29-42.
  • Horváth, E., Mozgai, V., Bajnóczi, B. (2019): Pure gold with poor workmanship – some unusual pieces of polychrome metalwork from the 5th-century Carpathian basin. Archeo-metriai Műhely 16/1, 43-56.
  • Mozgai, V., Topa, B. A., Weiszburg, T. G., Mráv, Zs., Bajnóczi, B. (2019): SEM-EDS and μ-XRD study of the niello inlays of a unique late Roman silver augur staff (lituus) from Bri-getio, Pannonia (Hungary). Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 11/4, 1599-1610.
  • Bajnóczi, B., Nagy, G., Sipos, Gy., May, Z., Váczi, T., Tóth, M., Boros, I., Pattantyús, M. (2018): Material analysis and TL dating of a Renaissance glazed terracotta Madonna statue kept in the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest. Journal of Cultural Heritage, 33, 60-70.
  • Baricza. Á., Bajnóczi, B., Kovács, J., May, M., Szabó, M., Szabó, Cs., Tóth, M. (2018): Chemical durability of lead-bearing glazes in sulphuric acid solutions - Laboratory experi-ments performed on Zsolnay architectural ceramics from Budapest (Hungary). International Journal of Architectural Heritage, 12/2, pp. 216-236.
Last update 2021.08.02.