Curriculum Vitae


1995 - 2001 PhD in physics at MIT, Cambridge, USA
1991 - 1994 B.A. in the Mathematical Tripos, St. John's College, Cambridge, UK


2013 - Reader in Engineering, Engineering Laboratory, University of Cambridge

2011 - 2013 University Senior Lecturer Engineering Laboratory, University of Cambridge

2007 - 2011 University Lecturer (faculty position) in the Engineering Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Fellow of Pembroke College

2001 - 2007 Research Associate with Prof. M. C. Payne, TCM Group, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge

1995 - 2001 Research Assistant at MIT, Dept. of Physics with Prof. Tomás A. Arias

Academic Awards

  • Silver Medal, British Physics Olympiad, 1991
  • College Prize & Baylis Scholarship (St. Johns College), 1992, 1993
  • Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship, 2007 (not taken up due to starting University Lectureship)
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 2010


  • Engineering laboratory: Lecture courses on Computing, Optimisation, Molecular Simulation
  • Supervisor and Director of Studies for Engineering students at Pembroke College, Cambridge
  • Pembroke King's Programme: "Mathematics, the art of discovery"


  • Photographer and Photography Editor for The Tech, MIT's student newspaper, 1995-2001; Managing Board member, 1996-2000
  • Founder and editor of The Tech Gallery, a biannual photography magazine, 1998-2001
  • Laya and Jerome B. Wiesner Student Art Award, MIT 2000
  • President of the Hungarian Students' Association of MIT, 1996-2000
  • Founder of Cambridge University Hungarian Society, 1993