Dr. Gábor Náray-Szabó full professor

Address: H-1518 Budapest,112 Pf.32 (Hungary)


Phone: +36 (20) 480-5104

Fax: +36 (1) 209-0602

Born At: March 11, 1943

Born In: Budapest

Lab: Computational lab.


  • 1961-63 University of Chemical Engineering, Veszprém
  • 1963-67 M.Sc. Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
  • 1973 Candidate of Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Posts Held

  • 1967-1990 Research Fellow then Head of Scientific Information Department and Library, CHINOIN Pharmaceutial and Chemical Works, Budapest
  • 1990 Managing Director, BIONAVION Biochemical R&D Ltd., Budapest
  • 1991-2013 Professor of Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
  • 1996-1999 Deputy Secretary General, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 2001-2002 Deputy Secretary of State, Ministry of Education
  • 2006-2013 Director General, Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Past or present membership in the Editorial Board of six international journals, referee in twenty journals

Actual courses

  • 2013/I Molecular modelling
  • 2013/II Is development sustainable?

Teaching experiences

  • 1984 titular professor, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
  • 1983-1995 Applied quantum chemistry course
  • 1995- Molecular modelling course
  • 2005- Is development sustainable? course
  • Supervision of M.Sc. theses for Tibor Balogh, Attila Bérces, Sándor Biszak, Timea Gérczei, Veronika Harmat, Krisztina Kádas, Tamás Korányi, Zoltán Kovári, György Kramer, Dóra Karancsi-Menyhárd, Jenő Nagy, Tamás Nusser, János Samu jr., Zsolt Szalóczy, László Turi


  • Development of the Fragment Self-Consistent Field Molecular Orbital method for very large covalent systems
  • Electrostatic catalysis
  • Protein crystallography
  • Quantum chemical study of enzyme mechanisms

Research experiences

  • Prof. W. Bingel (Göttingen University, 1971)
  • Prof. A. Warshel (University of Southern California, 1988)
  • Prof. P. Mezey (University of New Foundland, 2005)


Scientific publications: More than 250 publications in refereed journals, 8 books on theoretical chemistry, computer-aided molecular design, structural biology, professional affairs and sustainability, which are cited more than 2300 times in journals, books and dissertations.100 invitations to deliver lectures at national and international conferences.

Grants: OTKA (6), FEFA (1), TéT (2), Hungarian-US Fund (1)

Prime Publications

List of Publications


  • 1983 D.Sc. Hungarian Academy of Sciences

  • 1990 Award of the Federation of Technical and Scientific Societies

  • 1990 Corresponding Member, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

  • 1991 Member, Hungarian Academy of Engineering

  • 1994 Titular Member, Académie Eurpéenne des Arts, des Sciences et des Lettres

  • 1995 Pro Universitate memorial medal, Eötvös University Budapest

  • 1996 Doctor Honoris Causa, Universitatea de Vest Timisoara

  • 1997 Than Károly memorial medal, Hungarian Chemical Society

  • 1998 Ipolyi Arnold Prize, National Scientific Research Fund

  • 1998 BIOSCIENCE Prize for the best molecular biology publication of the year, Hungarian Biochemical Society

  • 1998 Full Member, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

  • 1999 Silver Medal, The Order of Knights of Malta

  • 2003 Pro Universitate et Scientia, World Council of Hungarian Professors

  • 2008 Golden Jubilee Medal, Hungarian Federation of Technical and Scientific Societies

  • 2009 In memoriam Gábor Dénes diploma, NOVOFER Foundation

  • 2010 EuCheMS (European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences) Award for Service.

  • 2012 Hungarian Order of Merit, Middle Cross