Dr. Katalin Balázsi, material scientist, 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 (MTA EK). She has a long time expertise on field of transmission electron microscopy. She is author/co-author of 100 scientific papers with 600 independent citations. She was a visiting professor at Institute of Materials Science, Slovak Academy of Sciences Visits in 2012.

Balázsi is a president of Association of Hungarian Woman in Science (2018-2021), secretary of the Hungarian Society for Material Sciences (2013-2020), secretary and treasurer of the Hungarian Microscopic Society (2018-2022), council member of European Ceramic Society (2018-2020), Delegate in Nanometer Structure Division of IUVSTA (2013-2019).