Hungarian Selection Committee

For the purpose of recruiting qualified applicants, evaluating, sponsoring, and finding suitable institutions in the United States, there is a committee of people living in Hungary. This committee (Curatorium) consists of volunteering academicians, professors, assistant professors, college or high school administrators, and retired, internationally well-known Hungarians. The applicant must gain the sponsorship from one or more committee member(s) who will support and foster the application. The current members of the Curatorium are:

  • Prof. Dr. Gabor Stepan

    • 2001-Present - Member Hungarian Academy of Sciences

    • 2008-2012 - Dean of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (BME)

    • 1995-2018 - Head of Dept. of Applied Mechanics (BME)

    • 1995- Present - Professor of Applied Mechanics (BME)

    • 1991-1995 - Associate Prof. Dept. of Applied Mechanics

    • 1994-1995 - Fullbright Scholar, California Institute of Technology, Pasaden, CA

    • e-mail: stepan@mm.bme.hu

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  • Prof. Dr. Eva Gonczol DSc

    • Member Executive Board of the Hungarian Society for Microbiology

    • Member American Society for Microbiology

    • 2001-Present - Professor, Department Virology, Bela Johan Natl. Center for Epidemiology, Budapest

    • 1995-2001 - Head Department Microbiology, Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Medical University, Szeged, Hungary

    • 1982-1987 - Visiting Scientist, The Wistar Inst., Philadelphia, PA

    • Assoc. Prof. 1987 – 2001, The Wistar Inst.

    • Specialty: Microbiology and Epidemiology

    • e-mail: gonczol.eva@gmail.com

  • Prof. Dr. Gyula Schneider DSc

    • 1989-Present - Prof. Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Szeged

    • 1999-2002 - Szechenyl Prof. scholarship from the Minister of Education

    • 1994-96 - Head of Dept Organic Chemistry, University of Szeged

    • 1996 Zemplen Geza Award of the Hungarian Academy

    • 1990 Alexander von Humboldt Fellow and visiting professor, Dept of Organic Chemistry, Georg August University, Gottingen, Germany

    • 1979 visiting researcher with E. Zbiral Dept. of Organic Chemistry, Univ. of Vienna

    • Specialty: Organic Chemistry

    • e-mail: schneider@chem.u-szeged.hu

  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Andras Rosztoczy M.D., Ph.D.

    • 1992-Present - First Department of Medicine, Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Medical University, Szeged

    • 1991 - Div. of Gastroenterology, The John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore MD

    • 2000 - Unite Neurogatroenterologie et Nutrition, INRA, Toulouse, France

    • Specialty: Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology

    • e-mail: air@in1st.szote.u-szeged.hu

  • Father Joszef Urban

    • Superior Provincial of the Hungarian Province of the Piarist Order, as such the responsible administrator of seven outstanding college preparatory schools in Hungary

    • Specialty: High School Administrator

    • email: Urban.Jozsef@piarista.hu

  • Prof. Joszef Voros

    • 2016 Szechenyi Award

    • 2007-2011 - Chairman of the Board of Economic Affairs, Unversity of Pecs

    • 2003-2007 - Senior Vice-Rector, University of Pecs

    • 1994-2012 - Visiting Professor, European University, Germany

    • 1993-2003 - Director of MBA programs, University of Pecs

    • 1990-93 - Dean, University of Pecs

    • 1993 - Harvard Business School, Advanced Management Program

    • 1993 - MIT Teachers' Training Program

    • 1992 winter - visiting professor, Ohio University

    • 1991 winter- visiting professor, Portland State University

    • 1988 - visiting scholar, Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University

    • Specialty: Management Science, Operations Management, Financial Management

    • email: voros@ktk.pte.hu

  • Prof. Dr. Katalin Barabas, M.D., Ph.D.

    • 1998-Present - Associate Professor, University of Szeged, Dept. of Hygiene and Epidemiology/Dept of Public Health Head of Section of Behavioral Sciences Dept. of Psychiatry

    • 1984-97- Senior asst. Prof., University of Szeged, Hygiene and Epidemiology/Dept. of Public Health

    • 2000- AMEE Fellowship - Ben Gurion University, Beersheva, Israel

    • 1994 - Visiting Scientist, Dept. of Public Health, Newcastle University, UK

    • 1992 - Visiting Scientist, Manchester University, Dept. of Applied Health Sciences

    • 1992 - Visiting Scientist, Public Health Dept. of Leeds University, UK

    • 1989 - Visiting Scientist, Otago University, Dept. of Physiology, Duneedin, NZ

    • Specialty: Diagnostic Radiology

    • email: bar@nepsy.szote.u-szeged.hu

  • Prof. Dr. Gabor Mikala, M.D., Ph.D.

    • 2009-Present - Senior Hematologist, Department of Hematology and Stem Cell Transplantation, St. Laszlo Hospital of Budapest

    • 2004-2009 - Senior Physician, Dept. of Morphology & Physiology, Semmelweis Univ., Budapest

    • 2003-Present - National Medical Center, Dept. of Haematology

    • 2002-2003 - National Medical Center, Dept. of Internal Medicine

    • 1997-2001 - Semmelweis University School of Health Sciences, First Dept. of Medicine

    • Specialties: Internal Medicine & Haematology

    • email: gmikala@ogyik.hu

  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Melinda Sperlagh, M.D.

    • 2005-Present - Head of Dept. of Radiology, Kutvolgyi Teaching Hospital, Semmeleweis Univ.

    • 1991-2005 - Resident of Radiology, Asst. Prof., Chief Physician, Dept. of Radiology, Kutvolgyi Teaching Hospital, Semmelweis University

    • 1987-1991 - Visiting Scientist at the Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, PA

    • Specialty: Ultrasound diagnostics of abdominal diseases, Cancer Immunology

    • email: sperlagh@gmail.com

  • Prof. Dr. Jozsef Palinkas

    • 2015-Present - President of Hungarian Science Funding Agency

    • 2014 - Government Commissioner - Established the National Research and Innovation Office

    • 2008-2014 - President, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

    • 2009 - Member of Academia Europa

    • 2007-2008 - President, Ctr. of Arts, Humanities & Sciences, Univ. of Debrecen

    • 2006-Present - Director of Inst. of Physics, Faculty of Science, Univ. of Debrecen

    • 2001-2002 - Minister of Education

    • 1998-2001 - State Secretary of Education

    • 1996-1997 - President, University of Debrecen

    • 1991-1996 - Director, Inst. for Nuclear Physics of Hung. Acad. of Sciences

    • 1988-1989 - Visiting Scientist, Manne Siegbahn Inst, Stockholm, Sweden

    • 1983-1985 - Postdoctoral fellow: Cyclotron Inst., Texas A&M USA

    • email: jozsef.palinkas@nkfih.gov.hu

  • Prof. Dr. Gyorgy Keglevich

    • 2005-Present - European Editor of the journal “Current Organophosphorus Chemistry”

    • 1999-Present - Prof. and Head of Department of Organic Chemistry and Technology, Budapest University of Technology and Economics

    • 1995-1996 - Associate Prof, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA

    • 1984-1985 - Visiting Scientist at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

    • Specialty: Organophosphorus Chemistry and environmentally friendly (green) chemistry, industrial organic chemistry

    • email: gkeglevich@mail.bme.hu

  • Prof. Dr. Andras Perczel DSc

    • 2007-Present - Head of Department of Organic Chemistry, ELTE

    • 2001-Present - Professor of Chemistry, ELTE

    • DSc. Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

    • 1996-2007 - Research Associate Prof., Research Prof., ELTE

    • 1995-1996 - Post. Doc fellow, Dep. of Biochemistry, Oxford Univ., UK

    • 1992-1994 - NSERC fellow, Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. of Toronto, Canada

    • 1989-1992 - Post. Doc fellow, Dept. Of Biochemistry, Brandeis Univ., USA

    • email: perczel@chem.elte.hu