Name: Tibor Pasinszki
Position: Acting Dean College of Engineering, Science and Technology

Professor Tibor Pasinszki joined CEST on 01 May 2018 as Professor of Physical Chemistry, and he became the Head of the School of Pure Sciences in the same year. He has vast experience as an academic and has held numerous senior level appointments in academia.

He was the vice director for science of the Institute of Chemistry and the head of the Inorganic Chemistry Department at Eotvos Lorand University, Institute of Chemistry, Budapest, Hungary.  He was also a representative and member of various academic committees.

Professor Tibor Pasinszki is an active and impressive researcher who has 95 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals and has 3 book chapters under his publications. He is a renown Chemical Engineer who has attained his B.Sc. in chemical engineering, from Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary; M.Sc. in chemical engineering, from Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary; Ph.D. in chemistry, from Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary and D.Sc. in chemistry, from Hungarian Academy of Sciences.


1996         Ph.D., Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

1987         M.Sc., Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

1985         B.Sc., Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

Employment history

2018 – Current            Fiji National University, College of Engineering, Science and Technology,

2020 – Current            Acting Dean of College of Engineering, Science and Technology

2018 – 2020                Head of School of Pure Sciences, CEST

2008 – 2018    Eotvos Lorand University, Institute of Chemistry, Budapest, Hungary

2010 -  2018    Head of the Inorganic Chemistry Department 

2012 -  2015    Vice Director for Science of the Institute of Chemistry

2008 – 2010    Associate Professor of Chemistry

1991 – 2008    Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Hungary

(1997 – 2008   associate professor, 1996 – 1997 assistant professor 1991 - 1996 research fellow)


Postdoctoral works:

1992 - 93   Tokyo University, Japan (6 months)

1993 - 95   University of Guelph, Canada (2 years)

1998 - 99   Tohoku University, Japan (10 months)


1987-1990       Doctoral Fellowship from Hungarian Academy of Sciences

1992-1993       Matsumae International Foundation Scholarship

1993-1995       NATO Science Fellowship 

1998-1999       Japan Society for Promotion of Science Invitation Fellowship

1998-1999       János Bólyai Research Scholarship from Hungarian Academy of Sciences

2000-2003       Széchenyi Professorship from Hungarian Ministry of Education

Scientific papers in peer reviewed journals: 95 

Book chapters: 3

Publications from the last 4 years:

2020 Tibor Pasinszki, Jimaima Lako, and Todd E. Dennis: Advances in Detecting Ciguatoxins in Fish. Toxins 2020, 12, 494; doi:10.3390/toxins12080494.

2020 Melinda Krebsz, Tibor Pasinszki, Tran Thanh Tung, Md Junker Nine, and Dusan Losic: Multiple Applications of Bio-Graphene Foam for Efficient Chromate Ion Removal and Oil-Water Separation. Chemosphere 2020 (accepted for publication).

2020 Tibor Pasinszki, Melinda Krebsz: Synthesis and Application of Zero-Valent Iron Nanoparticles in Water Treatment, Environmental Remediation, Catalysis, and Their Biological Effects. Nanomaterials 2020, 10, 917; doi:10.3390/nano10050917.

2020 Mohammed Boulhaoua, Ana Torvisco, T. Pasinszki: Toward the synthesis of thiadiazole-based therapeutic agents: synthesis, spectroscopic study, X-ray analysis, and cross-coupling reactions of the key intermediate 3,5-diiodo-1,2,4-thiadiazole. Res. Chem. Intermed. 2020, 46, 1507–1519; doi: 10.1007/s11164-019-04047-0.

2020 Tibor Pasinszki, Melinda Krebsz, Deepak Chand, László Kótai, Zoltán Homonnay, István E. Sajó, and Tamás Váczi: Carbon microspheres decorated with iron sulphide nanoparticles for mercury(II) removal from water. J. Mater. Sci. 2020, 55, 1425–1435; doi: 10.1007/s10853-019-040323.

2019 Tibor Pasinszki, Melinda Krebsz: Advances in Celiac Disease Testing. Adv. Clin. Chem. 2019, 91, 1–29; doi:10.1016/bs.acc.2019.03.001

2019 N. S. Kaminwar, S. B. Patwari, Santosh P. Goskulwad, Santosh D. More, Sanjay K.Vyawahare, T. Pasinszki, L. Kótai, and R. P. Pawar: A one pot three-component synthesis of spirooxoindoles using Cu-nanoparticles grafted on carbon microspheres as catalyst. Eur. Chem. Bull. 2019, 8(5), 153-159; doi:10.17628/ecb.2019.8.153-159

2019 Yogesh W. More, Sunil U. Tekale, Nitishkumar S. Kaminwar, László Kótai, Tibor Pasinszki, Pravin S. Kendrekar and Rajendra P. Pawar: Synthesis of 3,4-dihydropyrano[c]chromenes using carbon microsphere supported copper nanoparticles (Cu-NP/C) prepared from loaded cation exchange resin as a catalyst. Curr. Org. Synth. 2019, 16, 288–293; doi:10.2174/1570179415666181116104931.

2019 Tibor Pasinszki, Tamás Vörös, Gábor Vass, György Tarczay, and István Jalsovszky:Spectroscopy, Structure, Thermal and Photochemical Decomposition of 5-Chloro-3- trifluoromethyl-1,2,4-thiadiazole: Generation of Trifluoroacetonitrile N-sulfide. J. Mol. Struct. 2019, 1179, 118–125; doi:10.1016/j.molstruc.2018.11.003

2019 Tran Thanh Tung, Kumud M. Tripathi, Tae Young Kim, Melinda Krebsz, Tibor Pasinszki, Dusan Losic: Carbon Nanomaterial Sensors for Cancer and Disease Diagnosis. Chapter. In Yuen Yung, Huan-Cheng Chang, Hui Haifeng Dong, Xueji Zhang (Editors): Carbon Nanomaterials for Bioimaging, Bioanalysis and Therapy, John Wiley and Sons Ltd., 2019, 167–202.

2018 István E. Sajó, Gréta B. Kovács, Tibor Pasinszki, Petra A. Bombicz, Zoltán May, Imre Szilágyi, Anna Jánosity, Kalyan K. Banerji, Rajni Kant, László Kótai: The chemical identity of ‘[Ag(py)2]MnO4’ organic solvent soluble oxidizing agent and new synthetic routes for the preparation of [Ag(py)n]XO4 (X= Mn, Cl, Re, n= 2-4) complexes. J. Coord. Chem. 2018, 71, 2884-2904; doi:10.1080/00958972.2018.1493464.

2018 Tibor Pasinszki, Melinda Krebsz: Biosensors for Non-Invasive Detection of Celiac Disease Biomarkers in Body Fluids. Biosensors 2018, 8, 55; doi:10.3390/bios8020055.

2018 Tibor Pasinszki, Dániel Dzsotján, Gy?z? György Lajgut, Veronika Harmat, Andrea Bor, István Zupkó, Antal Csámpai: Synthesis, spectral- and theoretical study, x-ray analysis, and antiproliferative activity of 4,5-dihydrobenzoferroceno[1,2-d][1,2,3]selenodiazole and its benzo-fused analogue. J. Organomet. Chem. 2018, 863, 70–76; doi:10.1016/j.jorganchem.2018.03.031

2018 Tünde Kocsis, József Magyari, István E. Sajó, Tibor Pasinszki, Zoltán Homonnay, Imre M. Szilágyi, Attila Farkas, Zoltán May, Herta Effenberger, Sándor Szakáll, Rajendra P. Pawar, László Kótai: Evidence of quasi-intramolecular redox reactions during thermal decomposition of ammonium hydroxodisulfitoferriate(III), (NH4)2[Fe(OH)(SO3)2]·H2O.J. Therm. Anal. Calorim. 2018, 132, 493–502; doi:10.1007/s10973-017-6901-4.

2018 Tibor Pasinszki, Melinda Krebsz, Gy?z? György Lajgut, Tünde Kocsis, László Kótai, Sushama Kauthale, Sunil Tekale, Rajendra Pawar: Copper nanoparticles grafted on carbon microspheres as novel heterogeneous catalysts and their application for the reduction of nitrophenol and one-pot multicomponent synthesis of hexahydroquinolines. New J. Chem. 2018, 42, 1092–1098; doi:10.1039/C7NJ03562D

2017 Tran Thanh Tung, Md J. Nine, Melinda Krebsz, Tibor Pasinszki, Campbell J. Coghlan, Diana N. H. Tran, Dusan Losic: Recent Advances in Sensing Applications of Graphene Assemblies and Their Composites. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2017, 27, 1702891; doi: 10.1002/adfm.201702891.

2017 Tibor Pasinszki, Melinda Krebsz, Thanh Tran Tung, Dusan Losic: Carbon Nanomaterial Based Biosensors for Non-Invasive Detection of Cancer and Disease Biomarkers for Clinical Diagnosis. Sensors 2017, 17, 1919; doi:10.3390/s17081919.

2017 M. Krebsz, T. Pasinszki, T.T. Tung, D. Losic: Development of Vapor/Gas Sensors from Biopolymer Composites. Chapter 14. in K. K. Sadasivuni, D. Ponnamma, J.-J. Cabibihan, M. A. S A Al-Maadeed, Kim (Editors): Biopolymer Composites in Electronics, Elsevier Inc., 2017, p. 385–403. ISBN: 978-0-12-809261-3. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-809261-3.00014-0.

Teaching Interests

Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Material Science, Modern Instrumentation Methods and Techniques, Chemistry of Materials and Polymers, Research Methods in Chemistry.

Research Interests

Synthesis, spectroscopy and structure of heterocyclic compounds and reactive molecules.   

Synthesis and characterization of nanoparticles supported on carbonaceous materials.  

Carbon nanomaterial based sensors.   

Synthesis of complex drugs for chemotherapy.

Toxins in food.