Professor György Keglevich

Budapest University of Technology and Economy, Hungary

György Keglevich was born in Budapest (Hungary) in 1957, and graduated from the Technical University of Budapest (TUB) in 1981. He got PhD (1984), DSc (1994) and Dr Habil (1995) degrees.

He was a Research Associate at Duke University (Durham/NC) with Prof. Louis D. Quin, then a Visiting Associate Professor at the UMASS.

He was appointed to Associate Professor (1993) and then Full Professor (1996) at the Department of Organic Chemical Technology. He is the Head of Department of Organic Chemistry and Technology (1999–).

He developed P-heterocyclic research in the subject of 6- and 7-membered, as well as bridged P-heterocycles. Additional research interests include the modification of the P-functions, and mechanisms. He also deals with environmentally friendly (green) chemistry embracing MW chemistry, ionic liquids, new catalysts and selective syntheses. He took also part in pharmaceutical industrial projects marked by 3 patents.

He is the author or co-author of 630 papers including 40 review articles, 3 books and 51 book chapters. He has been an annual contributor to Specialists Periodical Reports on Organophosphorus Chemistry (edited by the RSC) since 2007. He organized 10 hot topic issues for Curr. Org. Chem. and 5 other special issue for MDPI journals (Molecules and Symmetry – Chemical Section: Symmetry-Asymmetry). 19 PhD degrees were born with his supervision, 3 degrees are in process.

He was given the Zemplén-Price (1991), the Széchenyi Fellowship (1997) and the Award of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2004).

He is the Editor-in Chief of Curr. Org. Chem., founder E-I-C of Curr. Green Chem., and the Section-E-I-C of the “Chemical Section” of Symmetry. He is Associate Editor for Curr. Org. Synth., Lett. in Org. Chem., Lett. in Drug Design and Discovery and Heteroatom Chem. He is Editorial Board Member for Molecules, Green Processing and Synthesis, Phosphorus, Sulfur, Silicon and Curr. Microwave Chem.

He was the chair of Chemical Section 2 of the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (HSRF) (1999-2002 and 2012-2015) and a member of the Collegium of the Natural Sciences for the HSRF (2016-2020).

He was co-opted to the Steering Committee of International Conference of Phosphorus Chem. (ICPC) (2016). The 22. ICPC was arranged in Budapest/Hungary in 2018 under his chairmanship.

He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Rosztoczy Foundation.

He holds a number of positions at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering, TUB.