Renáta Oriňaková, from the Slovak Chemical Society (Slovenská chemická spolocnost), was elected to the EuChemS Executive Board during the 2020 General Assembly that was held online on 24 September. Her mandate starts on 1 January 2021.
Meet Renáta Oriňaková
Prof. Dr. Renáta Oriňaková, DSc. is a research professor and head of the Department of Physical Chemistry at the Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice (PF UPJŠ in Košice), Slovakia. She is currently the Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Science for science, research, and development. She was trained in chemistry and mathematics at PF UPJŠ in Košice (1992) and started her career at the Department of Physical Chemistry. She has received her PhD in Physical Chemistry from the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia (1997) and the title of Professor in Physical Chemistry in 2017. In the meantime, she was awarded the Doctor of Science (DSc.) degree in Physical Chemistry from the Slovak University of Technology in 2015.
She serves the chemical community as Head of the Division of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry of the Slovak Chemical Society (from 2009) and a Member of the Financial Board of Supervisors in the Slovak Chemical Society (from 2015). She is also a Fellow of the International Society of Electrochemistry (from 2004) and since the beginning of this year she is the National Representative of the Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Division (I) of IUPAC for a term of 2 years (for the term 2020-2021). She is the Expert in the Working Group 1 – New and Emerging Battery Technologies (from 2019) and a state representative (from 2020) at European Technology and Innovation Platform “Batteries Europe”.
R. Oriňaková possesses long-time experience in the field of electrochemistry and her research deals with the synthesis of nanocatalysts for electrochemical biosensors and heterogeneous catalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction. In addition, her research is focused on the development of resorbable biomaterials for orthopaedic applications. She has published over 100 scientific papers, some books with approximately 1000 citations and she had successfully supervised 9 PhD, 21 master, and 18 bachelor theses.