Zsuzsa A. Mayer

Research Student

Phone number
+44(0)121 204 5298


Room number 
MB 113


I joined European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI) in May 2009 as a research student of Professor Andreas Hornung. Prior to that, I worked at the Chemical Research Center of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Qualifications & Education

  • MSc in Chemical Engineering,Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 2008

  • Quality manager,Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 2008


2009–date: Research Student

European Bioenergy Research Institute of Aston University 

2008-2009 Junior Research Fellow

Institute of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Chemical Research Center, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

2006-2008  Scientific Assistant to Head of Research

Department of Physical Chemistry and Materials Science, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary

2004-2006 Instructor

Institute of Mathematics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Teaching Activity

Advanced Analytical Methods (demonstrator), Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry School, Aston University

Research interests

Analytical pyrolysis of contaminated biomass and the conversion of agricultural waste into re-generated fuel

Recent Research Funding

Science Bridge Project


Selected publications

  • Z. A. Mayer, A Apfelbacher and A Hornung, A comparative study on the pyrolysis of metal- and ash-enriched wood and the combustion properties of the gained char (Manuscript under submission)
  • Z. A. Mayer, A Apfelbacher and A Hornung, Effect of sample preparation on the thermal degradation of metal-added biomass, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, In press (doi:10.1016/j.jaap.2011.12.008, Available online: 19 December 2011).
  • Z. A. Mayer; M. Kállay; M. Kubinyi; G. Keglevich, V. Ujj and E. Fogassy, Assignment of absolute configurations of chiral phospholene oxides by UV/CD spectroscopy using TD-DFT quantum chemical calculations and singular value decomposition approach for the analysis of the spectra, Journal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM  906 (2009)  94-99; http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166128009002401

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research