Prof. Jozsef GYULAI


Professor Emeritus, Ordinary Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 

Past Director of Research Institute for Technical Physics and Materials Sciences, MFA.

Past Professor of Physics, Budapest University of Technology and Economy, BME

Address: Konkoly Thege 29-33, H-1121 Budapest, Hungary,

Mail: P.O.Box 49, H-1525 Budapest, Hungary  Phone: +(36-1)392-2770, Fax: +(36-1)392-2226, Cell: +(36-30)940-3081



Born: August 21, 1933, Hodmezövasarhely, Hungary; citizenship: Hungarian, married, one daughter


  • Doctor of Sciences, Physics, D.Sc., 1979, Comm. for Scientific Qualifications, Budapest
  • Candidate of Sciences, Comm. for Scientific Qualifications, Budapest, 1971, accepted as PhD degree by the Faculty of Sciences, "A. Jozsef" University, Szeged, Hungary, 1996
  • Dr.univ., Faculty of Sciences, University of Szeged, Hungary, 1960
  • Diploma, physics and mathematics, 1955, Faculty of Sciences, University of Szeged, Hungary


    1. Present: "Professor Emeritus", Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Chair for Elec. Devices, 2013, and "Professor Emeritus Instituti", Centre for Energy Res., Inst. for Tech. Phys. and Matl. Sci., 2004-
    2. Chairman of Institute´s Council, Hung. Acad. Sci., Res. Inst. for Matl. Sci., 2004-2012
    3. Director, Res. Inst. for Matl. Sci., Hung. Acad. Sci., 1992-2003 (as of 1998: Res. Inst. for Tech. Phys. and Matl. Sci. on same location)
    4. Founder Director (1993-94) and Science advisor (1995-99), Inst. for Matl. Sci. and Eng., “Bay Zoltan” Foundation for Applied Research.
    5. Professor of Experimental Physics, Tech. Univ. of Budapest, 1984-, Head of the Chair, 1989-98
    6. Central Res. Inst. Physics, 1970-1991, Head of Implantation Laboratory
    7. Hung. Acad. Sci., Group for Lumin. and Semicond. at Univ. of Szeged, 1957-70
    8. Teacher of physics, "Gabor Bethlen" High School, Hodmezövasarhely, Hungary, 1955-56


Ion implantation, physics and technology of semiconductors and thin films,

Surface layer analysis, ion beam analysis

Phenomena and preparation of novel solid state structures, carbon nanotubes



  • Hungarian Order of Merit with the stars, 2019
  • Member Academia Europaea, 2016
  • Honorary Doctor, University of Pannonia, 2014
  • "Festschrift" Intl. Conf. on Radiation Effects on Materials, REM-7, Budapest, 2013
  • "Antal Marias" Prize, National  Scientific Students' Associations (OTDK), 2013
  • Jedlik A. Prize, Honoris causa, Hungarian Intellectual Property Office, 2013
  • Honorary Doctor, University of Miskolc, 2012
  • Chairman, Committee of Dennis Gabor Prize, 2011-
  • Medal of the Roland Eötvös Physical Society, 2009
  • Prize of the Szechenyi Society, 2008
  • President, Engineering Science Section, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2005-2011
  • Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary, Medium Cross, 2004,
  • Vice-President of the Engineering Section of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1998-2005, now President
  • ‘Prima’ Prize, Hungarian Association of Entrepreneurs, 2003,
  • President of the Roland Eotvos Physical Society of Hungary, 1999-2003, present: Honorary President, 
  • Fellow European Physical Society, 2006,
  •  Research Prize, 2nd degree, Joint Inst. for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia, 2000
  • Vice-President of International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, IUPAP, 1996-99
  • European Materials Research Society, 1985, E-MRS, till 2012 Member of Executive Committee, 
  • Materials Research Society, MRS, 1980, Member,
  • Ordinary Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1995
  • State Prize "Szechenyi", 1993
  • Corresponding Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences , 1990
  • Hungarian Academy of Engineers, 1993-. Member
  • Academy Prize, shared with the research group, 1984
  • Order of  Labour, Silver Medal, 1980, for proposing and heading an experiment in the joint space program of Hungary with Interkosmos
  • Memberships: Bohmische Phys. Society,  1975-, Councillor
  • Chairing over ten international conferences, symposia, and professional courses, e.g.,

2000     Intl. Conf. on Ion Implantation Technology, IIT-2000, Alpbach, Austria,

1995    E-MRS, Limits of  Ion Implantation Technologies, Strasbourg, France, chair of symposium,

1993    Intl. Conf. on Beam Analysis, IBA-11, Balatonfüred, Hungary,

1991    Ion Beam Technologies, Erlangen, Germany, chair of symposium,

1991    E-MRS, High Energy Implantation szimpózium, Strasbourg, France

1985    Intl. Conf on Ion Beam Modification, Balatonaliga, Hungary,

1978    Launching Intl. Conference on Ion Beam Modification of Materials (IBMM-1), Budapest, Hungary, 2006: Honorary Member of Organizing Committee.


Visiting scientist and professorships (totalling over 100 months): Caltech, Cornell Univ., Univ. Paris VII, Univ. Erlangen-Nuremberg, Osaka University.

Over 350 papers, over 30 invited talks, 12 books and book chapters, over 10 patents. Number of known references: over 3000.

Music pieces of his early carreer as a composer can be listened/downloaded at