Dr. Zsolt Kasztovszky


 Personal data

Date and place of birth
       04 April 1966,
Budapest, Hungary




kzsolt@ iki.kfki.hu

(+36-1)-392-2222 / 3143 ext.



Current research field
Nuclear Chemistry
  Applications of Prompt Gamma Activation Analysis
  in Archaeometry, Geology, Materials Sciences, etc.

Previous research fieldsRadiation protection
  Occupational radiation protection
  Environmental radiation protection / Radon measurements

Publications( presentations and papers from 1990 )


2006-2009Applications of a New Non-destructive Geochemical Method (PGAA) in Archaeometry
OTKA - Hungarian Scientific Research Fund K 62874 (leader)

2006-2008ANCIENT CHARM - Analysis by Neutron resonant Capture Imaging and other Emerging Neutron Techniques: new  Cultural Heritage and Archaeological Research Method          

2007-2009Archaeometry research of lithic raw materials for early Neolithic prehistoric communities with the help of Prompt Gamma Activation Analysis, with special regard to radiolarites and obsidian
Academic / Hungarian-Croatian (under decision)

2004-2008Applications of nuclear analytical techniques to investigate the authenticity of art objects
IAEA F23023 Co-ordinated Research Project

2005-2006Archaeometrical analysis of Neolithic pottery and comparison to potential sources of raw materials in their immediate environment

2004-2006Nuclear Analytical Methods in Archaeology and Art
Academic / Hungarian-Polish

2002-2005Investigations of geochemical processes by prompt gamma activation analysis: the role of boron in magmatic rocks connected to subduction zones
- Hungarian Scientific Research Fund T 037974

2001-2003Nuclear Analytical Methods in Archaeology and Art
Academic / Hungarian-Polish

2001-2002Archaeometrical study of Roman and Medieval Marbles from Hungarian Monuments

1999-2002Prompt analytical methods in catalysis research
OTKA - Hungarian Scientific Research Fund  T 29741


1996-Institute of Isotopes, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Dept. of Nuclear Research
(Research fellow 2000-2003, Senior research fellow from 2003)

1993-1996Semmelweis UniversityEötvös Loránd University
Department of Atomic Physics (Ph.D student)

1990-1993National Research Institute for Radiobiology and Radiohygiene
Division of Radiohygiene of Workplaces


2000Ph. D. in Environmental physics - Environmental biophysics (Semmelweis University)
Thesis: Radioactivity of well-waters and groundwaters

1993-1996Semmelweis University - Eötvös Loránd University, Ph.D. studentship
Biological effects of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation doctoral program

1990MSc in physics - Eötvös Loránd University, Department of Solid State Physics
Thesis: Microstructure and crystallisation processes of amorphous NiCoZr alloys (in Hungarian)

1984-1990Faculty of  Science of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

Scientific visits and training courses

2002-2004MTA-NEI visits - Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology, Warsaw

1999MTA-NEI visit - Centre de Géochimie de la Surface, Strasbourg

1992 IAEA Training Course on Radioactive Waste Management, Trnava, Slovakia

1992 "Expert of radiation protection"- high level

1991"Expert of radiation protection"- intermediate level

Teaching activities 

2003- Supervisor of a geologist Ph.D. student (Eötvös Loránd University)

2001-2003Supervisor of 2 geologist applicants for Master degree (Eötvös Loránd University)

1999-2001Supervisor of a mathematics-informatics applicant for Master degree (Eötvös Loránd University)

1998-2006  In charge of laboratory exercises for students

   - Prompt Gamma Activation Analysis Exercise (in Hungarian)
     for radiochemistry students of Eötvös Loránd University

   - Determination of Nuclear Decay Schemes with the Help of (n,γ) Reactions(in Hungarian)
     for physicist students of Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Membership and other Scientific Commitments

2004- Member of the Editorial Board of Archaeometry Workshop (e-journal)

2000- Nuclear Materials Sciences Committee of the HAS

1999-In charge of Radiation Safety at the Department of Nuclear Research, Institute of Isotopes

1993- Eötvös Loránd Association of Physicists, Radiation Protection Section

Language skills                       


Englishintermediate level
Germanbasic level




2004OTKA - Élet és Tudomány "competition of writing popular scientific paper” (2nd prize)