Laszlo Takacs serves as an Associate Professor of physics at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) in Baltimore, Md. He received his M.S. degree in physics (1974) and Ph.D. in solid state physics (1978) from the Lorá nd Eötvös University in Budapest, Hungary. He worked as a Research Associate at the Central Research Institute for Physics, Budapest, Hungary; a Postdoctoral Fellow at Northeastern University, Boston, MA; a Visiting Assistant Professor at Clark University, Worcester, MA, before joining the UMBC faculty in 1989. The current interests of Takacs relate to mechanochemistry and mechanical alloying. In particular, he is interested in self-sustaining reactions induced by ball milling and in processes combining mechanical activation and SHS or reactive consolidation. He is also interested in the mechanism of mechanochemical processing as well as its application to the preparation of technologically valuable materials. His earlier research areas included Mössbauer spectroscopy and the magnetism of metals, metallic glasses and low-dimensional chemical compounds.
Biography Updated on 23 January 2012