Professor Akos Vertes

Professor of Chemistry AV
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

at The George Washington University

Founder and Co-director of the W. M. Keck Institute
for Proteomics Technology and Applications
   
   
   

Education

Eötvös Loránd University, Central Building

1982 Postdoctoral Research Associate - University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana

1979 Ph.D. in Chemistry (summa cum laude) - Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

1974 B.S. - Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

1971 High school diploma - Veres Pálné Gimnázium, Budapest, Hungary - The formative years

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Professional Experience

NIH, Building 10

Corcoran Hall

GW, Corcoran Hall

Corcoran Hall

University of Antwerp, Chemistry Building

Corcoran Hall

KFKI, Building I

SEH

GW, Science and Engineering Hall - Our new home

2003-2008 Adjunct Scientist, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

2003-present Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The George Washington University, Washington, DC (secondary appointment)

2002-present Founder and Co-director, W. M. Keck Institute for Proteomics Technology and Applications, Washington, DC

2000-present Professor of Chemistry, The George Washington University, Washington, DC (primary appointment)

1997-present Deputy Chair, Department of Chemistry, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

1991-2000 Associate Professor (tenured), The George Washington University, Washington, DC

1993-2003 Guest Researcher Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC

Corcoran Hall

Naval Research Laboratory

1987-1991 Assistant Professor, University of Antwerp,
Antwerp, Belgium

1987-1990 Senior Research Associate
Central Research Institute for Physics,
Budapest, Hungary

1986-1989 Deputy Head of Department
Central Research Institute for Physics,
Budapest, Hungary

1979-1987 Research Associate
Central Research Institute for Physics,
Budapest, Hungary

 

Selected Honors and Awards

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MTA

SAB Award

2013                Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

2012                Hillebrand Prize, awarded by the Chemical Society of Washington, American Chemical Society

Hillebrand Prize

2012                Lead Judge for the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology at the national level

2012-present   Member of the External Advisory Board for the NIH National Resource for Imaging Mass Spectrometry, Nashville, TN

2010-present   Academic Editor for PLoS ONE

2010                Member of the Committee of Visitors reviewing the National Science Foundation, Division of Chemistry

2010                Velmer A. Fassel Lecture in Analytical Chemistry

2009-present   Member of the News & Features Advisory Panel for the journal Analytical Chemistry

2007                Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Prize for Scholarship

Trachtenberg Prize

2006-present   Member of the Science Advisory Board, Protea Biosciences, Inc., Morgantown, WV

2005                2003 Elsevier/Spectrochimica Acta Award, co-recipient of the annual award honoring the most significant article published in a volume for the paper A. Bogaerts, Z. Chen, R. Gijbels and A. Vertes, “Laser ablation for analytical sampling: what can we learn from modeling?” Spectrochim. Acta B, 2003, 58, 1867-1893.

2004-2005       Academy Award Fellowship, Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, Brussels, Belgium

VLAC

2004                Visiting Professor, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Zurich, Switzerland

2001-present   Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Doctor Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae), Budapest, Hungary

2001-present   Member of the General Assembly of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary