László Gránásy - Curriculum Vitae#


Birth: February, 1955, Budapest, Hungary

Education:
  • Eötvös University, Budapest, 1974-1979

Diploma:
  • 1979, physics
  • PhD: 1982, solid state physics
  • CSc: 1989
  • DSc: 2004

Employers:
  • Wigner Research Centre for Physics (WRCP, 2012-)
  • Research Institute for Solid State Physics & Optics (RISSPO, 1979-2007 and 2009-2011)
  • Brunel University, West London (BU, 2007-2009)

Positions held:
  • Scientific advisor (2012-, WRCP), guest professor (2009-, BU)
  • Professor of solidification (2007-2009, BU)
  • Scientific advisor (2006-2007, RISSPO)
  • Senior scientist (1990-2005, RISSPO)
  • Scientific coworker (1983-1989, RISSPO)

Awards:
  • Award for Young Scientists of HAS, 1989
  • Research Award of RISSPO, 1992, 1997, 1999
  • Physics Award of HAS, 2000
  • Széchenyi Professorship at the Technical University Budapest, 2000-2003
  • Academic Award of HAS, 2005

Expertise:

Theory of first order phase transformations: condensation and crystallization from melt/glasses with the main emphasis on nucleation processes. Applied techniques: discrete (cluster dynamics) and continuum models (Cahn-Hilliard, phase field, and density functional theory). Phase field modeling of complex polycrystalline morphologies. Dynamical density functional theory of crystallization.

Research work abroad:
  • 1985-1986 (15 months): SENKEN, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
  • 1992-1993 (20 months): Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Köln, Germany
  • 1997 (3 months): University of Sheffield
  • 1999 (3 months): University of Chicago
  • 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 (3 months each): University of Bergen

  • Publications: 174
  • Invited talks at conferences/workshops: 64
  • Independent citations: more than 2900
  • h-index: 34 (27)

Research Grants:
  • PI of 4 Hungarian OTKA grants, 6 ESA PECS, 2 ESA PRODEX projects, PI of Hungarian team in an EU 6th
  • Framework Project and two EU 7th Framework Projects. Total 1.7 M€.
  • Education activities: Supervision of 5 PhD students. Invited lecturer for the 5 days long course “Phase field modeling of solidification” at the Rolls-Royce DTC, Cambridge University, UK (delivered biannually).
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