(Institute of Geotechnics SAS, Slovakia)
Dr. Matej Baláž is a senior researcher at the Department of Mechanochemistry of Institute of Geotechnics, Slovak Academy of Sciences. His research interests span across chemistry, materials science and environmental sciences. He is a winner of the competition “Young researcher of Slovak Academy of Sciences under 35 years” (2016), a winner of a competition “Scientist of the year 2018” in the category “Young researcher” in Slovakia (2019) and is a finalist of ESET Science Award competition in the category “Exceptional young researcher” (2021). He is an editorial board member of MDPI journal Molecules. During his carrier he completed one-month stays at Technical University in Clausthal (Germany) and Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (Kazakhstan). He has published 96 peer-reviewed scientific publications in CC/IF journals, 1 sole-author monograph published in Springer-Nature, 2 chapters in international monographs and 1 monograph in Slovak language. His works have been cited more than 1380 times in Web of Knowledge and Scopus, and his h-index is 15.