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Curriculum Vitae
Katalin Kamarás

Education and promotion:

1976 - Diploma in Chemistry, Loránd Eötvös University, Budapest
1979 - Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Loránd Eötvös University, Budapest
       Title of thesis: "Physicochemical investigations on electrically conducting donor-acceptor salts"
       Adviser: Dr. George Grüner
1991 - Candidate of Science in Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
       Title of thesis: "Optical spectroscopy of mixed-valent solids"
1996 - Doctor of Science in Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
       Title of thesis: "Electron and phonon contributions in the infrared spectra of novel superconductors"
2000 - Habilitation in Physics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest
2010 - Corresponding Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Employment:

1976-79: Research Assistant, Central Research Institute for Physics, Budapest
1979-91: Research Scientist, Central Research Institute for Physics, Budapest
1992- : Senior Research Scientist (tenured), Research Institute for Solid State Physics, Budapest
1996-2010 : Senior Research Advisor, Research Institute for Solid State Physics, Budapest
2010- : Research Professor, Research Institute for Solid State Physics, Budapest

Professional travel:

1981-82: Postdoctoral Fellow
         Department of Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
1987-89: Senior Research Associate
          Department of Physics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
1992-93: Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation Fellow
          Max-Planck-Institut fur Festkörperforschung, Stuttgart, Germany
1993-94: Visiting Scientist
         Solid State Physics Laboratory, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
1994-95: Visiting Adjunct Professor
          Department of Physics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
1996-97: Visiting Research Scientist
         Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
2003: Visiting Research Scientist
         Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, University of California, Riverside, CA
2004: Returning Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation Fellow
         1. Physikalisches Institut, Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

Research activity:

1976-82: synthesis and physical chemistry of organic conductors
1983-86: synthesis and investigation by optical spectroscopy of charge-density-wave materials
1987- : infrared and optical spectroscopy of high temperature superconductors
1992- : far-infrared spectroscopic ellipsometry, optical spectroscopy of fullerenes
1994-95: infrared photoluminescence of rare earth ions in SiC
1996-97: optical properties of organic light-emitting diodes
1997-: infrared, optical and Raman spectra of carbon nanotubes
2005-: infrared spectra of self-assembled supramolecular structures and surfaces

Teaching activity (in Hungarian or English, depending on students' preference):

1995-2009: Lectures on Vibrational Spectroscopy
          with laboratory practice, part of the course "Experimental Methods in Materials Science"
          for majors in Technical Physics / Materials Science
          Budapest University of Technology and Economics
1995-1997: Group Theory in Solid State Research
          graduate course, Loránd Eötvös University and Budapest University of Technology and Economics
1997- : Spectroscopy and Material Structure  for majors in Technical Physics / Optics
          Budapest University of Technology and Economics
2000- : Infrared and Raman spectroscopy
           graduate course with laboratory practice, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
 


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