In addition to his role at Ubichem’s centre for chemical process R&D in Budapest, Hungary, Dr Andras Szabo, Head of Research, is a mentor to the Hungarian International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) team.
Ubichem Research employs around 23 research chemists at its synthetic, analytical and scale-up/production facilities in Budapest, Hungary. Dr Szabo has been involved with the IChO since 1997 and has overseen many successful campaigns.
At the 38th IChO, held in South Korea in 2006, the Hungarian team brought home two silver and two bronze medals. The Moscow State University in Russia will host the 2007 competition in July.
Hungary was a founding country of the IChO in 1968 and has participated every year that the competition has been held since then. Each national team consists of four of that country’s brightest young chemists.
Dr Szabo commented: “It’s a great honor to support our young chemists. Hungary has a reputation to maintain in the field, after all, we have some of the most famous Nobel prizewinners in chemistry as our countrymen. Perhaps one of this year’s contestants can go on to match this achievement”.