George Grüner

George Grüner
Experimental Condensed Matter

Office: 6-130F Knudsen
Phone: (310) 825-8782
E-Mail: [javascript protected email address]

Educational Background: 
  • Eötvös Lorand University, Budapest 1961 - 1966
  • Doctor of Sciences, Budapest 1972
  • Ph.D., Hungarian Acad. of Science, 1977
Areas of Specialization: 


  • Technology Pioneer, World economic forum 2003
  • Highly Cited Scientist (Rank 142 in physics) 2003
  • Guggenheim Fellow 1998
  • Honorary Professor Technical University of Budapest 1992
  • Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences 1990
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society 1988
  • Alexander von Humboldt Senior American Scientist Award 1984
Positions Held: 
  • Chief Scientist, Nanomix Inc 2001-2004
  • Professor of Physics, University of California Los Angeles 1980-present
  • Visiting Professor, University of Stuttgart 2000
  • Visiting Professor, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne 1998
  • Visiting Professor, University of Augsburg 1997
  • Visiting Professor, E T H, Zürich 1989
  • Visiting Scientist, Max Planck Institute, Stuttgart 1984
  • Visiting Scientist, CENG Grenoble 1978(Sept-Dec)
  • Visiting Scientist, University of Groningen 1977(Sept-Dec)
  • Visiting Professor, University di Genoa 1974(Sept-Dec)
  • Visiting Scientist, Imperial College London 1972-73
  • Research Scientist, Central Research Institute for Physics 1966-79

Professional Activities (past and present):

  • Consultant:
    IBM Corporation
    Exxon Research Corporation
    INCOR Advisory Panel, Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Technical Advisory Board, Superconductor Technologies, Inc
    MTT Technical Committee
    ICAM Steering Committee, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Research Interest: 
  • Experimental condensed matter physics, with focus on the electron states of matter.
  • Chemical and bio-interactions with nano-structured ßdevices.
    Novel active electronic devices.
Selected Publications: