László Forró

Marquez Chair Professor of Physics and Director of Stavropoulos Center for Complex Quantum Matter

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  • Ph.D., University of Zagreb, Croatia, 1985
  • Doctorate of 3rg cycle (French degree), Université Paris-Sud, France, 1982
  • M.S., Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, 1979

Research Interests

Three major research fields:

  1. Quantum electronic materials;
  2. Functional nanostructures, and
  3. Biomaterials.

The topics are:

  • Synthesis, physical properties and manipulation of carbon nanostuctures and nanostuctured arrays.
  • Oxidative stress, studied by ESR, AFM, SIRMS, PFM. Toxicity study of various nanostuctures.
  • Mechanical properties of biological tubular systems, carbon nanotubes, carbon onions by AFM.
  • Transport and electron spin resonance studies of molecular materials, quasi-one-dimensional organic metals, organic superconductors, cuprates, manganates and fullerenes - up to high pressures.
  • Tunneling spectroscopy in cuprate and fullerene superconductors.
  • Optical properties of strongly correlated systems and biomaterials.

Honors and Activities

  • Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences
  • Member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences
  • Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Szeged, Hungary
  • Spiridon Brusina Award of the Croatian Society of Natural Sciences
  • Yucomat Award (Materials Society of Serbia) 2018
  • Doppler Professorship Award (together with Thomas Christian Südhof, Stanford) University of Miskolc, 2020
  • ERC Advanced Grant “Picoprop” 2015
  • ERC Proof of Concept Grant “Picoprop4CT” 2018