May 28, 2009

Curriculum vitae

Dr. Imre Bakonyi

Address at work: Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics (RISSPO), Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS),
H-1525 Budapest, P.O.B. 49, Hungary,
(Street address: H-1121 Budapest, Konkoly-Thege út 29-33, Hungary) Phone/Fax: (00)-(36-1)-392-2628/2215;
E-mail:, homepage:
Personal data:        
Date and place of birth: 27 March, 1948, Vál (Hungary)
  Married, 2 children.
Nationality/mother tongue: Hungary/Hungarian
Education: Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary (Physics, 1966-1972)
Degrees: Diploma in physics: Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary (1972)
  Univ. doctor degree (Ph.D.): Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary (1976)
  Candidate of Physical Science (C.Sc.), Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1991)
  Doctor of Science (D.Sc.), Physics Division, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2007)
Language skills: English (advanced level write and read)
  Germain (advanced level write and read)
  Russian (intermediate level write and read)
  French (basic level write and read)
Positions: Central Research Institute for
Physics (CRIP), HAS, Budapest:
1972-1976: junior research fellow;
    1977-1991: research fellow
  RISSPO, HAS, Budapest: 1992-2007: senior scientist
    2007-present: scientific advisor
    1995-present: Head of Metals Research Department
  On leave: Univ. L. Pasteur (Strasbourg, Dec. 1980 - June 1981, visiting scientist)
    Univ. of Munich (Jan. 1985 - Aug. 1986, Humboldt Fellow)
    Max-Planck-Institut (Stuttgart, April 1990 - June 1991, MPI Fellow)
    University of Bristol (Jan.-Mar. 1999, British Council Science Fellow)
    Tokyo Metropolitan University (Aug.-Oct., 2000, TMU International Research Fellow)
Memberships: Roland Eötvös Physical Society of Hungary
  European Physical Society
  The Materials Research Society
Awards: Institute's Annual Award (CRIP, 1976)
  Zoltán Gyulai Award (R. Eötvös Physical Society, 1989)
  Jánossy Award (CRIP, 1989)
  Annual Research Award (RISSPO, 1990)
  Annual Publication Award (RISSPO, 2003 and 2006)
Grants (Hungarian Scientific Research Fund):
  Compositionally modulated alloys (1991-1994)
  Giant magnetotransport phenomena in nanophase metals (1995-1998)
  Preparation and properties of single-phase nanocrystalline metals (1997-2000)
  Tunnelling magnetoresistance in ferromagnetic/insulator nanostructures (2002-2005)
  Giant magnetoresistance in electrodeposited multilayers (2009-2011)
Hungarian principal investigator of international bilateral projects:
  Hydrogen in amorphous metals (College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, U.S.A., 1985-1987, NSF)
  Electrodeposited thin films (University of Bristol, UK, 1994-1996, British Council
  Magnetic properties of metallic multilayers (Inst. de Physique et Chimie des Materiaux de Strasbourg, France, 1996-1997, CNRS)
  Magnetic domain imaging in nanocrystalline materials (Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, Mexico, 1998-2000)
  Layered magnetic materials (Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Calcutta, India, 1998-1999, Ministry of Scienee and Technology of India)
  Magnetic and transport properties of metastable phases and low-dimensional systems (University of Hyderabad, India, 1998-2000, INSA)
  Microstructure, magnetic properties and magnetoresistance of metallic multilayers (Inst. de Physique et Chimie des Materiaux de Strasbourg, France, 1998, CNRS)
  Electrodeposition of nanostructured magnetic materials and their magnetic and magnetotransport characterization (Univ. Uludag, Bursa, Turkey, 2004-2005, TUBITAK)
  GMR multilayer structures (National Institute of Research and Development for Technical Physics, Iasi, Romania, 2006-2007)
Scientific activity: A total of 173 research papers in English (139 papers in peer-reviewed international journals with a cumulative impact factor of 204 and 34 papers in conference proceedings) and 2 book chapters, 1 patent; above 1200 citations to published papers; regular refereeing for international journals, for conference proceedings and research grant boards; regular participation in thesis defence committees and acting as thesis evaluator both in Hungary and abroad; 19 invited talks delivered at conferences and co-author of 8 similar invited talks; one-semester lecture course on nanophase metals at Eötvös University, Budapest since 1997; (co-)supervising 1 Ph.D. student in physics, 6 diploma works in physics and 1 in engineering/materials science; hosting 2 NATO and 2 other foreign post-doc fellows as well as 2 Ph.D. students.
Main research topics: preparation, thermal stability, atomic and electronic structure, electrical transport and magnetic properties of amorphous, nanocrystalline, multilayered and other metastable metallic phases, metal hydrides
Role in scientific community: 1972 - member, Roland Eötvös Physical Society, Hungary
  1980 member of Local Executive Board of the Organizing Committee, Conf. on Metallic Glasses: Sci. and Technol. (Budapest, Hungary, 1980); co-editor of the conference proceedings
  1983 member of the Programme Committee and the Local Organizing Committee, EPS Conf. Soft Magnetic Materials 6 (SMM-6, Eger, Hungary, 1983) [see: J. Magn. Magn. Mater., vol. 41, p. viii (1984)]
  1983 - member, European Physical Society;
  1988 - 1989 Secretary, Metals Physics Division, Eötvös Physical Society of Hungary
  1991 - member, Materials Research Society;
  1999 member of Program Committee and Local Organizing Committee, 14th Int. Symp. on Soft Magnetic Materials (SMM-14, Balatonfüred, Hungary, 1999) [see: J. Magn. Magn. Mater., vol. 215-216, pp. xiii-xiv (2000)]
  1999 - 2005 member, Solid Sate Physics Committee of HAS
  2001 co-organizer, 1st Int. Workshop on Electrodeposited Nanostructures (EDNANO-1, Budapest, Hungary, 2001) [see:]
  2002 Chairman, Organizing Committee, 2nd Int. Workshop on Electrodeposited Nanostructures (EDNANO-2, Budapest, Hungary, 2002) [see:]
  2004 Member of Scientific Committee and Organizing Committee, 7th Int. Conf. on Physics of Advanced Materials (Iasi, Romania, 2004) [see: J. Optoel. Adv. Mater., vol. 7, no. 2 (2005)]
  2005 - Member of Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Mater. Sci. Technol. (Bulgaria) [see:]
  2005 - 2008 consortium member, EU FP6 Marie Curie Training Course 'Micro and Nano Deposition'' (MINDE)
  2006 - national representative member, European Academy of Surface Technology (EAST)
  2006 - founding member, EDNANO board, Int. Workshop on Electrodeposited Nanostructures (EDNANO)
  2006 Hungarian Coordinator: INSA-HAS Workshop on Condensed Matter Research: Magnetic Materials (Hyderabad, India, 2006)
  2007 member, Scientific Committee, Int. Conf. EURO-INTERFINISH 2007: Nanotechnology and Innovative coatings (Athens, Greece) [see:]
  2008 Member of Scientific Committee, 8th Int. Conf. on Physics of Advanced Materials (Iasi, Romania, 2008)
  2008 member, Local Scientific Committee, Int. Conf. on Magnetic Measurements 2008 (Budapest, Hungary)
  2009 member, Scientific Committee and Advisory Board, 2nd Int. Conf. on Functional Nanocoatings (Dresden, Germany, March 28-31, 2010);