(Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia)
Ivan Halasz obtained his PhD with Prof. Hrvoj Vančik in 2008 from the University of Zagreb. Following a two-year post-doc with Prof. Robert Dinnebier at the Max-Planck-Institute for Solid state Research in Stuttgart, he joined as a faculty at the Ruđer Bošković Institute in Zagreb in 2012, where he now holds the position of a senior researcher (equivalent to an associate professor). His research interests are manly focused on the solid state and encompass solid-state reactions, mechanochemistry, in situ methodology, powder X-ray diffraction and structural characterisation. He published around 90 papers and coauthored two high-school chemistry textbooks. In 2016, he received the State Science Award of the Republic of Croatia for his contributions in developing in situ methods for the study of mechanochemical reactions.