Dr. Mónika Varga
Monika Varga senior researcher, works within the Process Network Engineering Research Group at Szent Istvan University, Kaposvar Campus, Hungary. As an agricultural engineer (majoring in agricultural informatics), she has been participating in the work of the group since 2005. Her research focuses on the further development and implementation of a non-conventional method (PPS), applicable for the modeling and simulation based analysis, design and operation of a wide range of process systems. Areas of application cover various fields from cellular biological processes to complex agro-environmental networks. Some recent works focused on the process model based design and operation of both intensive RAS and semi-intensive fishpond ecosystems exposed to climate change. Another actual field is the simulation based evaluation of agroforestry systems. Number of scientific publications is 127, with 27 scientific journal articles (including 6 Q1 (of which 4 D1), 2 Q2), 5 book chapters, and with a cumulated impact factor 29. She participated in the professional elaboration of 15 contract based Hungarian industrial works, 8 domestic research projects, 5 international cooperation projects (in 2 cases as PI) and the professional preparation of 5 Horizon2020 projects. In 2019, she spent a semester at Ohio State University (Columbus, OH, US) as a Fulbright researcher, working on the development of interfacing models between detailed dynamic and higher level (e.g. LCA) evaluation models.