Born in Kiskunhalas, Hungary, 1964. Married, two children.
1990 MSC in physics, ELTE,
1994 dr. univ. in physics, TU Budapest,
2002 PhD in physics, BME
1990-1993 TMB fellow, Department of Chemical Physics, BME
1993-1999 assistant professor (first level), Department of Chemical Physics, BME
[1998 research fellow, ENEA, Casaccia (Italy)],
2000-2005 June, assistant professor (second level), Department of Chemical Physics, BME
2005 July-September: employee, Vásárhelyi és Tsa. Kft.
2005 October, senior reserarch fellow, HAS, RMKI, Department of Theoretical Physics
[2006 April-June, senior research fellow, Center on Nonlinear Studies, Tallin, Estonia]
2006 November - 2007 October, postdoc BCCS, Bergen, Norway and senior reserarch fellow, HAS, RMKI, Department of Theoretical Physics
2007 November- 2012 December, senior reserarch fellow, HAS, RMKI, Department of Theoretical Physics
2010 April, senior research fellow, BME, Department of Energy Engineering (partial)
2012 January, senior reserarch fellow, HAS, Wigner RCP, Department of Theoretical Physics
Teaching:Basic physics courses for students of the Faculty of Chemical Engineering.
teacher-coordinator of the biophysics course in Biomedical Engineering (postgraduate).
Practise in mathematical analysis for physicists (ELTE).
Advanced thermodynamics (BME, Mechanical Engineering MSc, in English) and thermodynamics practise for Mechanical Engineering Bsc.
Research:Equilibrium and non-equilibrium thermodynamics.
Other:IAPS (International Association for Physics Students) honorary member.
2014 Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics editor and Journal of Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics member of editorial board.
2016 April, Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti (Classe di Scienze Fisiche, Matematiche e Naturali) corresponding member.HAS, Wigner RCP, Department of Theoretical Physics,
Budapest, Konkoly Thege Miklós út 29-33.
Pf. 49, H-1525 Hungary
Email: van.peter (at) mta.wigner.hu