Anyagfizikai Tanszék

Zsuzsanna Rajkovits

associate professor

PhD (Eötvös, 1995)

Anyagfizikai Tanszék


Office: 4.62


Direct phone: +36-1-372-2822

Phone: +36-1-372-2500 / 6452


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Department of Materials Physics, Eötvös Loránd University,
Budapest Pf. 32, H-1518
Pázmány Péter sétány 1A., H-1117 Budapest, Hungary

Present post:
Associate Professor (1996- )

MSc. (physics and chemistry) Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, 1972
Dr. Univ. (solid state physics) Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, 1975
Ph.D. (solid state physics) Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, 1995

Research interests:
Structure and Properties of Metal Foams
Science of Soap Films and Soap Bubbles (draining processes)
Methodology of Physics Teaching
Teacher training Courses in Physics
New types of Physics Competitions for secondary school students
Dealing with the talented secondary school students
Writing of Physics textbooks for secondary schools (new approach)

Lecturing activities:
–General Physics for students of chemistry (undergraduate)
–Methodology of problem solving (undergraduate)
–Demonstration Experiments laboratory practice (undergraduate)
–Teacher Training courses in physics (post graduate

Social activities:
– founder and president of the International Conference of Young Scientists (ICYS)
– member of International Organizing Committee of International Young
Physicists’ Tournament (IYPT) 1995-
– head of the Task Force for Talent Spotting, Faculty of Science, Eötvös Loránd
University (1996-2005)
– vice-Secretary General of Hungarian Physical Society, 1999-2003
– executive Committee member of the World Federation of Physics Competition
(WFPhC) 1999-
– vice-president of the World Federation of Physics Competition (WFPhC), 2002-
– member of the East-West Task Force of European Physical Society (EPS)
– Presidential Representative of Hungarian Physical Society in the Pre-University
Division of Education Forum of European Physical Society 2001-
– Fellow of the Institute of Physics (IOP), London, FInstP, 2007-


Selected publications of the last five years:

[1] P. Kenesei, Cs. Kádár, J. Lendvai, Zs. Rajkovits: The influence of cell-size distribution on the plastic deformation in metal foams, Scripta Mater., 50, (2004)
pp. 295-300

[2] Zsuzsanna Rajkovits and Leonid Markovich: “The influence of international competitions on the everyday physics teaching”, Physics Competitions, 6./1. 64-8. (2004)

[3] Zsuzsanna Rajkovits and Judit Illy: “Utilization of scientific literacy in the physics teaching process I. Biology in physics classes”, Physics Competitions, 10./2. 30-38. (2008)

[4] Judit Illy and Zsuzsanna Rajkovits: “Utilization of scientific literacy in the physics teaching process II, Chemistry in physics classes.”, Physics Competitions, 10./2. 39-50. (2008)

[5] Rajkovits Zsuzsanna: “ICYS the first 15 years, 1994-2008”, Croatica Kiadó, Budapest, 2009

[6] Zsuzsanna Rajkovits: “The first 15 years of International Conference Young Scientists”, European Journal of Physics, 31 (2010) S17-S23.