Magdolna Hargittai - Curriculum vitae#


Long CV(info)

Hungarian Academy of Sciences Materials Structure and Modeling Research Group at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Szt. Gellért tér 4, Budapest, H-1111, Hungary, Office phone: 36-1-463-3407, Office fax: 36-1-463-4052

Employment
  • Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Materials Structure and Modeling Research Group at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Research Professor of Chemistry, 2007 – present
  • Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Structural Chemistry Research Group at Eötvös University, Research Professor of Chemistry, 2004–2006
  • Science advisor, 1991-2004
  • Senior Research Scientist, 1978-1991
  • Research Scientist, 1969-1978

Visiting Positions
  • Matrix Biology Institute, Edgewater, NJ, U.S.A., Visiting Scolar, March-June 2009; March-June 2008; Jan-June 2007
  • MRC-Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, England, Visiting Fellow, Jan-March, 2000.
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Visiting Scientist, 1996/97, Spring, 1998, Spring 1999
  • University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Visiting Scientist, Spring 1993
  • University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Visiting Scientist, Fall 1989
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, Visiting Scientist, 1988/1989
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, Visiting Scientist, 1983/1985
  • University of Texas, Austin, Visiting Scientist, 1969

Education
  • Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Science, 1991
  • Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Ph.D. in chemistry, 1978
  • Eötvös University, Budapest, Dr. rer. nat., 1970
  • Eötvös University, Budapest, M.Sc., 1969

Membership in Learned Societies
  • Member of the Academia Europaea (London), 2006
  • Corresponding Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2004

Honors and Awards
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington, D.Sc. honoris causa, 2000
  • Szechenyi State Prize of Hungary (equivalent to the U.S. National Medal of Science), 1996
  • Keynote speaker, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 1996
  • Kaskan Lectureship, State University of New York at Binghamton, 1994
  • Academy prize for authors, Budapest, 1977
  • Academy prize for young scientists, Budapest, 1974

Invited Lectureships to International Meetings
  • Gordon Conference on Matrix-Isolated Species, Oxford, England, 2009
  • 17th Conference on Current Trends in Computational Chemistry, Jackson, MS, 2008
  • 15th Conference on Current Trends in Computational Chemistry, Jackson, MS, 2006
  • International Symmetry Festival, Budapest, 2006
  • 2nd Not Strictly Inorganic Chemistry Conference, Prullans, Spain, 2006
  • 2nd International School on Structural Archaelogy, Erice, Sicily, 2006
  • Gordon Conference on High Temperature Materials and Processes, Waterville, ME, 2004
  • 11th Conference on Current Trends in Computational Chemistry, Jackson, MS, 2002
  • 9th European Symposium on Gas Electron Diffraction, Blaubeuren, Germany, 2001
  • 32nd International School of Crystallography, Erice, Sicily, 2001
  • Conference on High-Temperature Materials Chemistry, Jülich, Germany, 2000
  • 8th European Symposium on Gas Electron Diffraction, Blaubeuren, Germany, 1999
  • 7th Conference on Current Trends in Computational Chemistry, Vicksburg, MS, 1998
  • 17th Austin Symposium on Molecular Structure, Austin, TX, 1998
  • 2nd UNCW Symposium on Chemistry and Biochemistry, Wilmington, NC, 1998
  • “Nexus” Mathematics and Architecture Meeting, Florence, Italy, 1996
  • 4th Conference on Current Trends in Computational Chemistry, Vicksburg, MS, 1995
  • 15th Austin Symposium on Molecular Structure, Austin, TX, 1994
  • Fifth European Meeting of Gas Electron Diffraction, Blaubeuren, Germany, 1993
  • NATO Adv. Res. Workshop: Structures and Conformations of Nonrigid Molecules, Ulm, 1992
  • Gordon Conference on High-Temperature Chemistry, 1992
  • School on Inorganic Structural Chemistry, Budapest, 1992
  • Fourth European Meeting of Gas Electron Diffraction, Firbush Point, Scotland, 1991

Visits, Invited Lectures

University of Oslo, University of Trondheim, University of Leiden, University of Rome, CNR Structural Chemistry Laboratory (Montelibretti), University of Moscow, Soviet Academy of Sciences (Moscow), University of Debrecen, University of Ulm, University of L'Aquila, Rocasolano Institute of Physical Chemistry (Madrid), University of Granada, CISE Tecnologie Innovative (Milan), University of Brescia, Netherlands Energy Research Foundation ECN (Petten), University of Paul Sabatier (Toulouse), Technion, Israel Institute of Technology (Haifa), Moravian College (Bethlehem, PA), University of North Carolina (Wilmington, NC), University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR) Jackson State University (Jackson, MS), University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, University of Auckland (New Zealand), New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (Auckland, NZ), Medical Research Council – Laboratory of Molecular Biology (Cambridge, UK), University of Rome, University of Wisconsin (Madison), University of Minnesota (Minneapolis), University of Stockholm, Czech Academy of Sciences (Prague), Princeton University (Princeton, NJ), University of Maryland at Baltimore County (Baltimore), Moravian College (Bethlehem, PA), University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), Northwestern University (Evanston, IL), Stanford University (Stanford, CA), Tokyo University, Ochanomisu University (Japan), University of Rome, University of Barcelona, University of L’Aquila (Italy), Technion, Israel Institute of Technology (Haifa), Weizmann Institute (Rehovot, Israel), New York University, New York, City College, New York; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA.

Professional Service
  • Founding Member, Association of Hungarian Women Scientists, Budapest, 2008-present
  • Member, Board of Janos Bolyai Research Fellowship Program, Budapest, 2007-present
  • Member, Ad-hoc Committee on Interdisciplinarity, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2006
  • Member, Ad-hoc Committee on How to Elect Members of the Academy, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2005
  • Member, PhD School of the Chemistry Institute, Eotvos University, 2004-present
  • Member, Committee of Physical and Inorganic Chemistry of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2004-present
  • Editor, Advances in Molecular Structure Research (JAI Press, Stamford, Connecticut), 1995-2000
  • Book Review Editor, Structural Chemistry (Plenum Press, New York), 1990-present
  • Member, Working Committe on the Structure of Matter and Molecules, HAS, 1991-present
  • Member, Working Committe on Inorganic and Metalorganic Chemistry, HAS, 1991-1993
  • Member, Working Committe on Coordination Chemistry, HAS, 1981-1991 Member, The New York Academy of Sciences, 1987 Member, Institute of Materials Science, University of Connecticut, 1983/1985, 1988/89

Outreach Programs
  • Columnist, Természet Világa (The World of Nature), on Women in Science, 2007-present
  • Lectures on symmetry, on the connection of art and science, on famous scientists, especially on prominent women scientists

Lectures on Women in Science
  • Among others at the Universities of Stockholm; Rome, L’Aquila, Michigan (Ann Arbor), Maryland (at Baltimore County), Princeton, Stanford; St. Francis University (PA, USA), Moravian College, (PA, USA}, Chech Academy of Sciences, Prague; Ochanomizu University, Tokyo; Technion, Haifa; Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, City College, New York; University of Barcelona.
  • Main lecturer at a meeting on Women in Science organized by the Japanese Cabinet, Tokyo, 2005
  • Invited after dinner talks at different international conferences
  • Conferences on Women in Science

Research Interest
  • Structural chemistry; coordination compounds; metal halides; high-temperature chemistry; gas-phase electron diffraction; combined use of experimental techniques (electron diffraction, vibrational spectroscopy, mass spectrometry) and theoretical chemistry; gas-solid structural differences, models of molecular geometry; general problems of symmetry.
  • Symmetry as a bridge between the sciences and the humanities
  • The personal aspects of science, famous scientists and science history, women scientists
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