Zoltán Novák, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
Zoltán Novák studied chemistry at the Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary, and received his diploma in 1999 and his PhD in 2004 under the supervision of Prof. András Kotschy. He then moved to the California Institute of Technology and performed postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Prof. Brian M. Stoltz. From 2006, he continued his postdoctoral research at the Eötvös University. In 2007, he started his independent career at the Institute of Chemistry, Eötvös University Budapest as an Assistant Professor. His research mainly focuses to synthesis and utilization of borate, sulfonium and hypervalent iodine reagents, and the development of transition metal catalyzed transformations, such as cross-coupling and C-H activation for the construction and functionalization of aromatic and heterocyclic systems.