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Curriculum Vitae:  Sándor Kugler

Candidate of Physics, (PhD) 1992
Doctor Univ. ELTE, Budapest, 1978
Diploma in Physics,. ELTE, Budapest, 1974

Budapest University of Technology and Economics (formerly: Technical Univ. of Budapest) since 1974
(Research Associate, Quantum Theory Group, Institute of Physics, between 1974-93.
Associate Professor, since 1994.)

Head of Quantum Theory Group, 1993-1995.
Vice-Head of Department of Theoretical Physics, since 1995.

Széchenyi Professorship1998
Guest Professor at the Tokyo Polytechnic University (formarly: Tokyo Institute of Polytechnics) since 2000
Széchenyi István Grant 2003 

Overseas Editor  of Japanese Journal of  Applied Physics  (since 2003)
Editor of Journal of Optoelectron and Adv. Materials - Symposia (2009-2011)

Conference Chairmanship:
Co-chairman of 19th Intermational Conference of Amorphous and Microcrystalline Semiconductors, Budapest 1997
Chairman of 4th International Conference on Optical, Optoelectronic and Photonic Materials and Applications Budapest 2010

Visiting Positions:
From 1st of February, 1990 until 1st of  February, 1991, ISSP, University of Tokyo,
In 1999, two months at the Gifu University, 

In 2010 six weeks at the Philipps University, Marburg

Area of Expertise:
Liquid crystals (1974-1981),
Surface science, SIMS measurements (1981-1985).

Since 1986: Disordered Semiconductors, structure and electronic structure.
Computer simulation of disordered structures. Photoinduced changes in chalcogenide glasses

Undergraduate student (current):
Tamás Hurtony

Graduate students:
Krisztina Kádas (1993)
Krisztián Koháry (1998)
Zoltán Várallyay  (2001)
József Hegedüs (2003)

PhD students:
Krisztina Kádas, Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, Budapest (1996, summa cum laude)
Krisztian Koháry, postdoc at the Department of Materials, Oxford University, UK, (2001, summa cum laude)
József Hegedüs Marie Curie postdoc fellow at the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK,
(EGC 2006, summa cum laude)
Rozália Lukács (2010) postdoc at the Centre for Integrative Genetics, Dept. of Mathematical Sciences and Technology,
Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Local tutor of Miklós Veres, Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics (Budapest) (2005, summa cum laude)
Local tutor of Szilvia Pothoczki, Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics (Budapest 2009, summa cum laude)
Local tutor of Alex Szakal, Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics (current)

Krisztina Kádas (Magyary Zoltán postdoc grant) 

Awarded students:
Krisztina Kádas (Ferenczi György memorial award, 1996)
Krisztián Koháry (Ferenczi György memorial award, 2001, and
1st place for scientific publications in natural sciences among Hungarian PhD students, 2001)
József Hegedüs (Ferenczi György memorial award, 2005)

External Funding (current): 
Japanese-Hungarian Intergovernmental  Project  (prof. M. Aoki and K. Shimakawa, Gifu Univ. Japan, 2011-13)

Professional Service
Referee for Phys. Rev. Letters, Physical Review A, Physical Review B, J. Non.-Cryst. Solids, J. Physics; Condens. Matter,
Phil. Mag. Letters and some others. 

Guest Editor, J. Non-Cryst. Solids (Vol. 227-230, 1998, Guest Editors: S. Kugler and M. Stutzmann)
Guest Editor,  Phys. Status Solidi C (Vol. 8, No. 9, 2011, Guest Editors: S. Kugler and S. Kökényesi)

Member of International Advisory Committee of Int. Conf. on Amorphous and Microcrystalline Semiconductors since 1996
Member of International Organizing and Advisory Committee of Int. Conf. on Optical, Optoelectronic and Photonic Materials and Applications since 2007
Secretary of Habilitation Board and Doctoral Counsel for Engineer-Physicist (Budapest University of Technology and Economics).

Book translation
Solymar: Lectures on Electromagnetic Theory (Oxford University Press, 1976) --->
---> Elektromágneses Térelmélet és Alkalmazásai (Müszaki Könyvkiadó, 1980)

Married, two children

Music. Classical and Hungarian Folk Music.  Active doublebass player.
President of Partitúra Music Foundation