Dezső Boda is a professor at the Department of Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering and Director of the Kőszeg Campus of University of Pannonia. He graduated as a physicist at the University of Szeged in 1992. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Pannonia in 1996, and D.Sc. from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2013. He organizes the Student Research Societies (TDK) and the Science in the Pub at the University of Pannonia.
He studies complex molecular systems (gases, liquids, electrolytes, ion channels, nanopores, etc.) by creating reduced microscopic models for the interactions between the particles forming the system and by performing computer simulations for these models thus producing macroscopic (measurable) quantities. Understanding comes from connecting the microscopic and macroscopic levels.
Can we use reduced models to properly describe the behavior of a system (for example, the ionic current flowing through a nanopore) or do we need to build as many details into the models as possible?