Zoltán studied Earth Sciences and Geology at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary, where he obtained a BSc and an MSc degree. He received his PhD from the University of Manchester in 2020, where his PhD research focused on the geochemistry of volcanic rocks from the Island of El Hierro, Western Canary Islands. Later he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford, where he studied how sulfur behaves in the Earth’s mantle at subduction zones, including Central America and the Aleutian Islands, using novel mircoanalytical procedures (in situ analyses of sulfur isotope ratios in volcanic glasses). He is an Early Career Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge funded by the Leverhulme Trust and the Isaac Newton Trust. Here, his work focuses on the carbon cycle in the Earth’s mantle – specifically, he studies the carbon content of ocean island volcanoes that are located far away from any current tectonic plate boundary in the southern Atlantic Ocean. He is a member of the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and the European Association of Geochemistry.