The MTA-SZTE Research Group on Photoacoustic Spectroscopy has published more than 50 papers in international scientific journals since its formation in July 2013. 20 publication has Q1 while 8 has D1 rating. 3 co-workers have earned PhD degrees so far and several theses are currently under submission. We have supervised numerous diploma works. By attending our university courses, students have a chance to learn about the basics and the most important applications of photoacoustic spectroscopy. We put a great emphasis on raising a new generation of scientists by involving students in academic research.

We have participated in multiple research projects (OTKA, GOP, TÁMOP, GINOP). We are also participating in a growing number of industrial collaborations. We have made a huge contribution to develop life standards by utilizing the photoacoustic method in several fields like the protection of the environment, medical diagnostics and industrial process regulation.

Photoacoustic research carried out at the University of Szeged Department of Optics and Quantumelectronics since 1994 is based on the unique applicability of the laser based photoacoustic method for gas and vapour detection with high precision and fast automatized measurement on an extreme wide concentration range (few ppb to 100%). The method is also suitable for the real-time investigation of the quantity and quality (chemical and toxicological properties) of artificial and natural aerosol. As a result of the research and development of the last 25 years, we established a measurement infrastructure primarily based on our in-house developed photoacoustic instruments that is competent for carrying out cutting-edge research on an international level.

We are confident in the firm development of the photoacoustic method in the future as well due to the improvement of our photoacoustic instruments and the application of newly developed measurement protocols. The photoacoustic method is highly likely to become an able competitor of regular measuring principles at new fields as well. We are aiming to make a contribution to the above mentioned exciting challenges and our goal is to retain our current status as an internationally recognized and acknowledged research group.


Prof. Dr. Gábor Szabó

Academic, head of research group