Dr. Attila Bényei - Department of Physical Chemistry

Diplomas, degrees:

  • 2011: Habilitation, University of Debrecen. Thesis: The wonder of X-ray diffraction: absolute configuration – supramolecular structure –polymorphism.
  • 1998: Chartered Accountant, Diploma issued by the PERFECT Co.
  • 1995: PhD, University of Debrecen. (Former Lajos Kossuth University). Thesis: Complex catalyzed hydrogenation and hydrogen transfer reactions of lipophilic substrates in aqueous solution.
  • 1986: University degree, chemist and English special translator.

Research activity:

  • Single crystal X-ray diffraction, structure determination
  • Supramolecular chemistry, analysis of hydrogen bond structures
  • Structure determination of metal complexes
  • Assignment of absolute configuration
  • Polymorph screening and structure determination of pharmaceutically important compounds

Teaching activity:

  • Teaching physical chemistry and X-ray diffraction for students of chemistry, chemical engineers and pharmacy at BSc and MSc level


  • Member of the European Crystallographic Association
  • Hungarian Chemical Society (MKE)
  • Review of papers for scientific journals (Inorg. Chem., ChemComm, CrystEngCom, RSC Advances, Monatschefte für Chemie, Acta Cryst C.)


  • 2023: Alajos Kálman Prize
  • 2015: Hungarian Gold Cross from the President of Hungary
  • 2006: József Öveges fellowship
  • 2002-2005: István Széchenyi fellowship
  • 2000-2002: János Bolyai fellowship
  • 1997-2000: Hungarian Research Fund
  • 1997: Winner of the Michael Polanyi price for young researcher of physical chemistry, sponsored by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 1994-1997: Zoltán Magyary fellowship



Last update: 2023. 11. 07. 10:07