CV of Prof. Dr. Péter G. Szalay

Academic positions and career

2015-2019 Vice-rector for Research, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE)
2012-2015 Director of Bolyai College, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE)
2009-2015 Head of Laboratory of Theoretical Chemistry, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE)
2008- 2010 Head of Department for Inorganic Chemistry, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE)
2005-2008 Director of the Institute of Chemistry at ELTE, Budapest, Hungary
2003- Professor of chemistry at the Institute of Chemistry at ELTE
1994-2003 Associate professor ("dozent") at ELTE
1986-1994 Assistant professor at the Department of Theoretical Chemistry at ELTE

Temporary leaves from Budapest

2010-2011 Visiting professor, University of Florida, Quantum Theory Project
2009 Visiting professor, University of Reims, Reims, France
2008 Visiting professor, University of Reims, Reims, France
2003-2004 Fulbright Fellow, University of Texas at Austin, USA with Prof. J.F.Stanton
1996-1997 Scientific research associate, Universität Mainz, Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Mainz, Germany with Prof. J. Gauss
1991-1993 Postdoctoral associate, Quantum Theory Project at University of Florida, Gainesville, FL with Prof. R. J. Bartlett


2019 Elected memeber of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Sciences
2019 Elected memeber of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts
2017 Széchenyi Prize of the Hungarian State (together with Géza Fogarasi and Attila Császár)
2015 Polányi prize of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2010-2011 HAESF Fellow
2010 "For the Hungarian Higher Education" Prize by the Department of Education
2003-2004 Fulbright Fellow
1999-2002 Széchenyi Professor

Board memberships and Social Activities

Editorial Board membership:

  • International Journal of Quantum Chemistry (2001-)
  • Chemical Physics, guest editor: „Electron correlation and molecular Dynamics for excited states and photochemistry, special issue to Honor Prof. Hans Lischka”  (2008)
  • Journal of Molecular Modelling, guest editor: „EUCO-CC-9 special issue” (2013-2014)
  • Journal of Molecular Modelling, guest editor: „EUCO-TCC-11 special issue” (2017-2018)
  • Chemistry - An international Journal (2019-)

Social activities:

  • COST Action D26 member of Management Committee, 2001–2006
  • IUPAC Task Group (Selected Free Radicals and Critical Intermediates: Thermodynamic Properties from Theory and Experiment ) meber 2001-2008
  • Secretary, FECS, Computational Chemistry Working Party 1995– 2006
  • Hungarian Delegate, EuChemS "Computational Chemistry Division"  2006-
  • Vice Chair, EuChemS "Computational Chemistry Division",  2011–2016
  • Chair, EuChemS "Computational and Theoretical Chemistry Division", since 2017 (newly elected in 2020)
  • Vice Secretary, Hungarian Chemical Society since 2011-től (newly elected 2015, 2019)
  • Chair, Hungarian Fulbright association 2014-2020, member of the board since 2011
  • Member of the Concil, Hungarian Research Grant Agency (OTKA) 2013-2015


Married (Mariann, 1987)
four children: Réka (1990), Ákos (1994), Kinga (1998), Botond (2005)