László Forró

Aurora and Thomas Marquez Professor of Physics of Complex Quantum Matter

Aurora and Thomas Marquez Professor of Physics of Complex Quantum Matter

433 Nieuwland Science Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
+1 574-631-7012

Research Interests

Three major research fields:
1. Quantum electronic materials;
2. Functional nanostructures, and
3. Biomaterials.

The topics are:
- Synthesis, physical properties and manipulation of carbon nanostuctures and nanostuctured arrays.
- Oxidative stress, studied by ESR, AFM, SIRMS, PFM. Toxicity study of various nanostuctures.
- Mechanical properties of biological tubular systems, carbon nanotubes, carbon onions by AFM.
- Transport and electron spin resonance studies of molecular materials, quasi-one-dimensional organic metals, organic superconductors, cuprates, manganates and fullerenes - up to high pressures.
- Tunneling spectroscopy in cuprate and fullerene superconductors.
- Optical properties of strongly correlated systems and biomaterials.

Honors and Activities

  • American Physics Society, Fellow
  • Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences
  • Member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences
  • Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Szeged, Hungary
  • Spiridon Brusina Award of the Croatian Society of Natural Sciences
  • Yucomat Award (Materials Society of Serbia) 2018
  • Doppler Professorship Award (together with Thomas Christian Südhof, Stanford) University of Miskolc, 2020
  • ERC Advanced Grant “Picoprop” 2015
  • ERC Proof of Concept Grant “Picoprop4CT” 2018


MS Eötvös University - 1979, Budapest, Hungary
Doctorate of 3rg cycle (French degree) – 1982 Université Paris-Sud, France
Ph.D. University of Zagreb - 1985, Croatia