Institution name and department

Institute of Geotechnics of Slovak Academy of Sciences, Department of Mechanochemistry

Position held


Senior researcher



Ústav geotechniky SAV, Watsonova 45, 04353 Košice, Slovakia



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Key words 






waste treatment


organic chemistry



Areas of Research/Expertise 

Application of mechanochemistry in broad spectrum of disciplines as waste treatment (e.g. eggshell for adsorption of heavy emtals or dechlorination of halogenated pollutants), synthesis of nanoparticles with antibacterial activity (Ag nanoaprticles using plants) or applicable in biomedicine (sulfides), organic mechanochemistry (transformation of N-substituted indole-3-carboxaldehydes into oximes and chalcones), extractive metallurgy, materials science .


5 Most representative publications related to mechanochemistry 

1.         Baláž, M.; Bujňáková, Z.; Baláž, P.; Zorkovská, A.; Danková, Z.; Briančin, J., Adsorption of cadmium(II) on waste biomaterial. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2015, 454, 121-133, 10.1016/j.jcis.2015.03.046.

2.         Baláž, M., Ball milling of eggshell waste as a green and sustainable approach: A review. Adv. Colloid Interface Sci. 2018, 256, 256-275, 10.1016/j.cis.2018.04.001.

3.         Shalabayev, Z.; Baláž, M.; Daneu, N.; Dutková, E.; Bujňáková, Z.; Kaňuchová, M.; Danková, Z.; Balážová, Ľ.; Urakaev, F.; Tkáčiková, L.; Burkitbayev, M., Sulfur-Mediated Mechanochemical Synthesis of Spherical and Needle-Like Copper Sulfide Nanocrystals with Antibacterial Activity. ACS Sust. Chem. Eng. 2019, 7 (15), 12897-12909, 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b01849.

4.         Baláž, M.; Kudličková, Z.; Vilková, M.; Imrich, J.; Balážová, Ľ.; Daneu, N., Mechanochemical synthesis and isomerization of 1-methoxyindole-3-carboxaldehyde oxime. Molecules 2019, 24 (18), art. ID 3347, 10.3390/molecules24183347.

5.         Baláž, P.; Achimovičová, M.; Baláž, M.; Billik, P.; Cherkezova-Zheleva, Z.; Criado, J. M.; Delogu, F.; Dutková, E.; Gaffet, E.; Gotor, F. J.; Kumar, R.; Mitov, I.; Rojac, T.; Senna, M.; Streletskii, A.; Wieczorek-Ciurowa, K., Hallmarks of mechanochemistry: from nanoparticles to technology. Chem. Soc. Rev. 2013, 42 (18), 7571-7637, 10.1039/C3CS35468G.


5 Most representative publications non-related to Mechanochemistry 

1.         Baláž, M., Eggshell membrane biomaterial as a platform for the applications in materials science. Acta Biomater. 2014, 10 (9), 3827-3843, 10.1016/j.actbio.2014.03.020.

2.         Baláž, M.; Balážová, Ľ.; Kováčová, M.; Daneu, N.; Salayová, A.; Bedlovičová, Z.; Tkáčiková, Ľ., The relationship between precursor concentration and antibacterial activity of biosynthesized Ag nanoparticles. Advances in Nano Research 2019, 7, 125-134, 10.12989/anr.2019.7.2.125.


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