Professor György Keglevich

Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

Milestones in Microwave-assisted Organophosphorus Chemistry

György Keglevich was born in Budapest (Hungary) in 1957 and graduated from the Technical University of Budapest in 1981 as a chemical engineer. He got PhD in 1984 and “Doctor of Chemical Science” degree in 1994, both in the subject of organophosphorus-chemistry. From 1996, he is a Full Professor at the Department of Organic Chemical Technology. He has been the head of the Department of Organic Chemical Technology since 1999. From 2007 he is the head of Department of Organic Chemistry and Technology. Research interests for Keglevich include synthesis and reactivity of P-heterocycles, azacrown ethers with phosphonoalkyl side-chains, phosphine-transition metal complexes and selective reductions. Mechanisms and theoretical aspects are also of his interest. Recently, he has turned towards environmentally friendly syntheses.