Students’ success at the 53rd Meeting of Young Geoscientists

The Meeting of Young Geoscientists (ISZA) is a conference organized by the Youth Committee of the Association of Hungarian Geophysicists and the Youth Committee of the Hungarian Geological Society. During the conference, young geologists and geophysicists under the age of 35 can present their research in the theoretical, practical and poster categories and receive feedback from a professional jury. The conference is unique because the audience includes participants not only from academia but also from industry, e.g. representatives of oil companies and environmental protection companies participate in the conference, too.

The conference was held this year for the 53rd time between March 31-April 1 2023 in Nagybörzsöny. This year, three PhD students and one MSc student of the József Tóth and Erzsébet Hydrogeology Chair and Foundation presented their research at the event.

Petra Baják (PhD student) gave her talk named “Naturally occurring radionuclides in a river bank filtration system potential health threat or indicators of temporal variability” in the applied category. She presented the recent results of the Student Research Work of Máté Mezei (MSc student). She won 1st place with her performance. Petra presented another research topic in the poster category, the title of her poster was: “Preliminary results of numerical modelling and time series analysis to quantify the neglected groundwater component in Lake Velence’s water budget”. Both kinds of research were carried out in the framework of the Climate Change Multidisciplinary National Laboratory Project (RRF-2.3.1-21-2022-00014).

Petra Baják while presenting

Ábel Markó (PhD student) won the special prize of MS Energy Solutions Ltd. with his poster entitled “Predicting the “geothermal reinjection potential” into a deltaic reservoir formation in the Zala region (SW Hungary) based on the datasets of the hydrocarbon industry”.

Ábel Markó at the award ceremony

Bence Molnár (PhD student) gave his presentation in the theoretical category, entitled: “Relationship between thermal dispersion and heterogeneity of porous media in a synthetic geothermal well doublet”.

Zsuzsanna Vatai (MSc student) presented her lecture “Numerical modeling of groundwater age in synthetic and real groundwater systems” in the theoretical category. With her performance, she won a special prize from Biocentrum Ltd.

Congratulations on your success!