István Hargittai#


István Hargittai
István Hargittai
(Photo: Gyorgy Wessely, Budapest)
Email:istvan.hargittai 'at' gmail.com
Membership Number:1601
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:HUNGARY
Section:CHEMICAL SCIENCES
Username:ihargittai
Elected:1994
Homepage:http://www.amkcs.ch.bme.hu/HI/hargittai.html






Present and Previous Positions
  • University Professor, Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 1991-
  • Head of the George A. Olah Ph.D. School, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 2000-
  • Head of Materials Structure and Modeling Research Group of HAS at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 2007-
  • Chair, Award Committee, Faculty of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 2008-
  • Research Professor of HAS at Eötvös University, 1993-2006
  • Head of Structural Chemistry Research Group, HAS, at Eötvös University, 1986-2006
  • Head of Department of Structural Studies, Research Laboratory for Inorganic Chemistry, HAS, 1979-1986
  • Head of Institute of General and Analytical Chemistry, Budapest Technical University,1991-96
  • Research Scientist, Center for Studies on Chemical Structures, HAS, 1965-1973

Fields of Scholarship
  • Structural chemistry
  • Sulfur and silicon stereochemistry
  • Coordination compounds
  • Metal halides
  • Unstable species
  • High-temperature chemistry
  • Gas-phase electron diffraction
  • Combined use of experimental techniques and theoretical chemistry
  • Gas/solid structure differences
  • Intramolecular and intermolecular interactions
  • Models of molecular geometry
  • History and culture of chemistry

Honours and Awards
  • 1977 Academy prize for authors, Budapest
  • 1988 Foreign Member, Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
  • 1992 Dr. honoris causa, Moscow University
  • 1993 Presentation and Introduction to the Academy of Sciences, Institut France, Paris
  • 1993 Full Member, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 1994 Member, Academia Europaea (London)
  • 1994 Kaskan Lectureship, State University of New York at Binghamton
  • 1996 First George A. Olah Lectureship, USC, Los Angeles
  • 1996 Szechenyi State Prize of Hungary (shared w/M. Hargittai)
  • 2000 D.Sc. honoris causa, University of North Carolina
  • 2001 Kentucky Colonel of the Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • 2003 Erdey László Prize, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • 2004 Dr. honoris causa, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • 2005 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellow
  • 2006 Medals of the U.S. Department of Defense Director of Defense Research and Engineering


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