Curriculum vitae

Born: Budapest, Hungary, 1950

Education, degrees

Doctor of Chemical Science (DSc), Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS), 1996

Dr. Habil., Technical University of Budapest (BME), 1994

Candidate of Chemical Science (equivalent to PhD), HAS, 1987

Dr. Tech., Technical University of Budapest, 1977

Chemical Engineer (equivalent to MSc) Technical University of Budapest (now: Budapest University of Technology and Economics, BME), 1973


Research Centre for Natural Sciences (RCNS), from 2016 – present, General Director

Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Professor of Chemistry, 1994 – present, (full time to 2015, part time from 2016)

BME, Dean of the Faculty of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 2003 – 2013

BME, Head of the Department of General and Analytical Chemistry, 1996 – 2005

BME, Department of General and Analytical Chemistry, assoc. prof., 1988-1994

BME, Department of General and Analytical Chemistry, engineer and assist. prof. 1973-1988

Research activity

Thermal reactions and phase transitions of solids. Kinetics of the reaction of solids.

Application of thermal analysis and structural studies in materials science.

Thermal and structural studies related to thin film technologies.

Structural and thermal characterisation of pharmaceutical compounds, polymorphism.

Thermal behaviour of supramolecular compounds. Design and optimation of chiral resolutions.

Technology of particulate solids.


Scientific publications (scientific journal articles, books, book chapters, conference papers): 208

Independent citations: 1709

Hirsch index: 25

Patents: 5

Textbooks for higher education: 4

University teaching activity

Lectures and laboratory practices in Analytical Chemistry (BSc, MSc and PhD level)

Lectures in Solid State Chemistry (MSc and PhD level)

Supervision of thesis works (BSc, MSc, PhD level)

Activity in scientific organisations

Hungarian Academy of Sciences: Scientific Committee of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry, Co-Chair, 2011 – 2018

Hungarian Chemical Society, Analytical Section, Chairman, 2009 – 2018

International Confederation of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (ICTAC): Awards Committee, member, 2004 – 2008

European Symposium on Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (ESTAC), Scientific Committee, Chairman: 1998-2002; Secretary: 2002-2006

Research and teaching abroad

Visiting Professor, Helsinki University of Technology (now: Aalto University, Espoo, Finland) 2004

Visting Scientist, GSF Research Center of Environment and Health, Unterschleissheim bei München, Germany, 1995

Visiting Scientist, Helsinki University of Technology, 1992, 1993

Research Fellow, University of Akron, Akron, OH, U.S.A, 1977 – 1978


Hungarian Order of Merit, Officer Cross (Civil Section) 2019

Náray-Szabó István Scientific Award of the Hungarian Chemical Society, 2010

Apáczai Csere János Award (Hungarian national recognition for outstanding activity in higher education), 2003

Corresponding Member of the Finnish Chemical Society, 1999

Széchenyi Professors’ Fellowship, 1997 – 2001

List of publications

List of publications

February 7, 2020