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Dr Zsolt Podolyak




MSc from the Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania, 1992.

PhD from the Kossuth Lajos University (Institute of Nuclear Research ATOMKI), Debrecen, Hungary, 1995.

Assistant Professor at the Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania, 1996.

Postdoctoral fellow at the Legnaro National Laboratories, Italy, 1996-1998.

EPSRC/STFC Advanced Fellow at the University of Surrey 2001-2009.

MBA from Open University, UK, 2009.

Presently Professor at the University of Surrey.

Research interests

Nuclear physics:

  • Nuclear structure; structure of heavy neutron-rich nuclei
  • Nuclear reactions (fragmentation)
  • Radioactive beam facilities (FAIR/NuSTAR; RIKEN; CERN/ISOLDE)


2nd year Laboratory

3rd year UG: Nuclear Astrophysics

MSc (REP, MP, RDI, MI): Radiation Physics

MSc (REP, RDI, MP): Radiation Physics Laboratory

Module Leader for PHY3041 Nuclear Astrophysics; PHYM021 Research Project and Dissertation; PHYM032 Radiation Physics; PHYM036 Radiation Laboratory Skills

Departmental duties

Programme Leader MSc Radiation and Environmental Protection

Programme Leader MSc Nuclear Science and Applications

Media Contacts

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Phone: +44 (0)1483 684380 / 688914 / 684378
Out-of-hours: +44 (0)7773 479911
Senate House, University of Surrey
Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH

My publications


publication list