Katalin Balázsi is head of the Thin Film Physics Department ,Centre for Energy Research, Budapest, Hungary.

A material scientist, she graduated in 2002 (Slovak Technical University, Bratislava). She earned her PhD in 2005 from the Slovak Technical University, Bratislava.

She is leading the team with 40 researchers, engineers and technicians of Thin Film Physics Department of Institute for Technical Physics and Materials Science, Centre for Energy Research in Budapest, Hungary from 2016.

She is author/co-author of 140 scientific papers with 1400 independent citations. and H-index 22. She is a president of Association of Hungarian Woman in Science (2018-2025), board member of the Hungarian Society for Material Sciences (2020-2025), and  the Hungarian Microscopic Society (2022-2026), elected Fellow of the European Ceramic Society (2022).

She was awarded by Nature Research Innovating Science Award in 2018 and Acta Materialia Mary Fortune Diversity Medal in 2021.

Balazsi is a member of ACerS Engineering Ceramics Division, member of the John Jeppson Award Subcommittee (2019-2024) and ACerS Global Ambassador (2020).
She received the ACerS Engineering Ceramics Division (ECD) Jubilee Global Diversity
Award in 2019. She was a plenary and invited speaker, and session chair or co-organizer of some ACerS symposia.

Dr. Balázsi’s current research field is focused on bioceramic, Si3N4/graphene ceramics and sintered technical ceramics for energy sector.