CURRICULUM VITAE

Name: Dr. Attila G. Császár

     Place of birth: Dorog, Hungary

     Date of birth: August 18, 1959

     Family status: married (daughters: Barbara (1988), Júlia (1991), and Andrea (1994))

Education, degrees

      D.Sc. (1998) in chemistry (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary)

      C.Sc. (1993) in chemistry (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary)

      Ph.D. (1985) in theoretical chemistry (Eötvös University of Budapest, Hungary)

      M.S. (1983) in chemistry (Eötvös University of Budapest, Hungary)

Awards

      “Robert S. Mulliken Lecturer”, UGA, Athens, GA, 2014

      “Michael Polányi Award” of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2012

      István Széchenyi Fellowship”, 2001

      “Sir Harold Thompson Award” of Elsevier, 1997

      Széchenyi Professorial Fellowship”, 1997

      “Hungarian National Fellowship” for the best students, 1981-82, 1982-83

      “Excellent Student” of the Eötvös Loránd University, 1983

      “Award of Excellence” of the Hungarian Chemical Society, 1983

Specialized Professional Competence

First-principles quantum chemical computations on small and medium-sized, organic and inorganic molecular systems with an emphasis on fourth-age variational quantum chemical nuclear-motion computations. Theoretical prediction of vibrational (infrared, near- and far-IR, and Raman), rotational (microwave and millimeterwave), rovibrational and photoelectron spectra; in particular, interpretation of high-resolution molecular spectra. Development of the theory of spectroscopic networks and their utilization in improving spectroscopic information systems. Resonances and tunnelling in chemistry. Potential energy and property hypersurfaces. Computation, interpretation and use of harmonic and anharmonic molecular force fields. Large-amplitude internal motions. Structures of molecules in the gas phase as studied by experimental and theoretical methods. Ab initio thermochemistry, including determination of accurate enthalpies of formation and partition functions at elevated temperatures. Development, use and maintanance of large computer codes on mainframes and workstations. Programming in conventional (FORTRAN) and symbolic algebraic languages (MATHEMATICA). More than 200 scientific publications with more than 7000 citations and an h-index of 46 and an i10-index of 133.

Career summary

Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Theoretical Chemistry, Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary; June 1983 – Oct. 1988

Associate Professor, Laboratory of Theoretical Chemistry, Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary; Oct. 1988 – 2002

Professor, Institute of Chemistry, Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary; Oct. 2002 –

Head of Laboratory, Laboratory of Molecular Spectroscopy, Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary; May 2006 – December 2011

Head of Laboratory, Laboratory of Molecular Structure and Dynamics, Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary; January 2012 –

Head of Research Group, MTA-ELTE Complex Chemical Systems Research Group, Budapest, Hungary; July 2013 –

Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, November 2006 –

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA; Nov. 1985 - April 1987

Visiting Scholar, Department of Theoretical and Radiation Chemistry, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria; June 1988 - August 1988

Visiting Scholar, Department of Chemistry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA; April 1989 - Sept. 1989

Visiting Scholar, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA; Sept. 1989 - July 1991

Senior Scientist, Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., Menlo Park, CA, USA; July 1991 - Sept. 1992

Visiting Scholar, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK; May - Sept. 1994

Visiting Scholar, Department of Chemistry, University of Reading, Reading, UK; June 1995-Dec. 1995

Visiting Scholar, Center of Computational Quantum Chemistry, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; April 1997-August 1997, April 1998-June 1998

Guest Professor, Université Paris-Est, Marne la Vallée, France, March 2015

Community service

Management Committee member, COST Action CM1002 (Codecs), July 2010 –

Management Committee member, COST Action CM1002 (The chemical cosmos), May 2009 –

Titular member, IUPAC Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Division, January 2016 –

Chair, COST Action CM1405 – Molecules in Motion (MOLIM), March 2015 –

Chair, MTA FKB Anyag- és Molekulaszerkezeti Munkabizottság, 2015 –

Editorial Board Member, Spectrochimica Acta, 1994

Editorial Board Member, Computational and Theoretical Chemistry, 2014

Editorial Board Member, Scientific Reports, 2015