Previously the Project Director, Senior Project Officer and Hon Reader at Department of Process Integration at UMIST, The University of Manchester and University of Edinburgh. Founder and a long term Head of the Centre for Process Integration and Intensification – CPI2, University of Pannonia, Veszprém, Hungary. Awarded by the EC with Marie Curies Chair of Excellence (EXC). Track record of managing and coordinating 91 major EC, NATO and UK Know-How projects. Research funding attracted over 21 M€.
Co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Cleaner Production. He authored nearly 400 papers, h-index 40. A number of books published by McGraw-Hill; Woodhead; Elsevier; Ashgate Publishing Cambridge; Springer; WILEY-VCH; Taylor & Francis). Chairperson of CAPE Working Party of EFCE, a member of WP on Process Intensification and of the EFCE Sustainability platform.
Several times Distinguished Visiting Professor for UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia, Xi’an Jiaotong University; South China University of Technology, Guangzhou; Tianjin University in China; University of Maribor, Slovenia; University Technology Petronas, Malaysia; Brno University of Technologyand the Russian Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology, Moscow. Doctor Honoris Causa of Kharkiv National University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute” in Ukraine, the University of Maribor in Slovenia, University POLITEHNICA Bucharest, Romania. “Honorary Doctor of Engineering UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia”, “Honorary Membership of Czech Society of Chemical Engineering”, “European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) Life-Time Achievements Award” and “Pro UniversitairePannonica” Gold Medal.