Education and scientific degrees:
• Architect-engineer, BME (1986);
• Candidate of Technical Sciences, MTA (12.907/1989);
• Doctor, BME (1990);
• PhD, BME (1995);
• Habilitation, BME Faculty of Architecture (1995);
• Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1998)
• Adjunct professor at the Faculty of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University (1998-),
• Corresponding member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2004-2010),
• Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2010-)
• Visiting Fellow Commoner at Trinity College (Cambridge) (2008/2009).Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic (together with Péter Várkonyi), 2007.
Jobs and positions:
BME Faculty of Civil Engineering Department of Mechanics, can. scholarship holder (1986-1989),
Department of Mechanics, Materials and Structures, Faculty of Architecture (1989–1993 assistant professor, 1994-1996 associate professor, 1996- professor, 1995-1998 . deputy dean for research, 2002-2008 head of department, 2001- head of the Csonka Pál Doctoral School)
Geometry and stability of convex bodies, shape evolution with special emphasis on geophysical processes, geometry of fragmentation, large displacements of flexible structures, global examination and structural stability of equilibrium paths, , spatially chaotic behavior of flexible structures, digital modelling of chaotic dynamics, relationship of continuous and discrete models, flexibility applications of group theory.
Longer study trips:
• 1988. X.- 1989. IV. Vienna University of Technology, 2. Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Hungarian State Scholarship
• 1991. X. – 1992. IV. Cornell University, Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanical Engineering, Prof. P.J. Holmes, Fulbright Fellowship
• 1992. VII. – 1992. VIII. Cambridge (England), Peterhouse College, CCHS-EES Scholarship
• 1993. IX. – 1994 IV. University of Maryland, Engineering and Fiz.Tud. Institute, Dr Imre Koran Scholarship).
• 1998. IX.-1999.V. Cornell University, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Mary V. Upson” visiting professor
• 2008.IX.-2009.VI. University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering (visiting professor).