Congratulations to Dr. Gábor Czakó, who recently received the Momentum Grant of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Dr. Czakó was a postdoctoral fellow in the Bowman group and is currently an Associate Professor and the head of the Computational Reaction Dynamics Research Group at the University of Szeged (Szeged, Hungary).
The Momentum Program of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences was designed to motivate young Hungarian researchers to continue their research efforts in Hungary. The program provides the most prestigious and competitive grant in the country, awarded to only one or two chemist(s) annually.
Dr. Gabor Czako, formerly a postdoctoral fellow in the Bowman group and currently a Research Associate at Eotvos University (Budapest), received the Junior Prima Prize, which is awarded annually to ten outstanding Hungarian scientists under age 33. He also received the Polanyi Prize of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and gave a talk at the Academy in March 2012.
A study on methane reactivity by Joel Bowman and colleague Gabor Czako has been published in the journal Science. The article, “Dynamics of the Reaction of Methane with Chlorine Atom on an Accurate Potential Energy Surface” appears in the October 21st issue.