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Laszlo Mihaly is a Professor of Physics and SBU. He was born and educated in Hungary. He worked in Paris (Universite Paris-Sud), Grenoble (Institute Laue Langevin) and in Los Angeles (UCLA) before moving to Stony Brook in 1989. His research interest is condensed matter physics. He was the Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy from 2010 to 2016. He is Fellow of the American Physical Society and the AAAS and he is a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Research Statement
My research exerience is in infrared spectroscopy, electron spin resonance, electrical transport measurements and materials preparation. The main research goal is the understanding the nature and consequences of the electron correlations in solids. For 20 years I had an experiment operating at the NSLS I in Brookhaven Lab.

Highlight Publications

Published a graduate-level textbook on "Solid State Physics: Problems and Solutions" by L. Mihaly and M.C. Martin (J. Wiley&Sons, 1996). Revised and enlarged edition published by Wiley-VCH, 2009
WEB of Science data (2019):
Publications: 138
Total number of citations: ~4,700, 10 papers with 100 or more citations, the most cited paper has 680 citations.
h-index: 33.

Most influential Publications:

P.W. Stephens, L. Mihaly, P.L. Lee, R.L. Whetten, S.M. Huang, R. Kaner, F. Diederich, K. Holczer, Structure of single phase, superconducting KC60 Nature 351, 632 (1991)

S. Pekker, A. Janossy, L. Mihaly, O. Chauvet, M. Carrard, L. Forro, Single crystalline (KC60)x: a conducting linear alkali fulleride polymer Science 265 1077 (1994)

L. Mihály and L. Forró, Electronic properties of doped fullerenes (review) Reports on Progress in Physics, 64 649-699 (2001)

D. Mandrus, L Forro, D. Koller and L. Mihaly, Giant tunneling anisotropy in the high T superconductor Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8 Nature 351, 460, (1991)

V. Golovanov, L. Mihaly, A.R. Moodenbaugh, Magnetoresistance in La1-xSrxCoO3 Phys. Rev. B 53, 8207 (1996)

J. Miklossy, A. Kis, A. Radenovic, L. Miller, L. Forro, R. Martins, K. Reiss, N. Darbinian, P. Darekar, L. Mihaly, Beta-amyloid deposition and Alzheimer's type changes induced by Borrelia spirochetes. Neurobiology of Aging, 27, 228-236 (2006)

L. Mihály, B. Dóra, A. Ványolos, H. Berger and L. Forró, Spin-Lattice Interaction in the Quasi-One-Dimensional Helimagnet LiCu2O2 Phys. Rev. Letters, 97, 067206 (2006)

Ph.D. Students

David John Brown, co-advised with LANL staff (currently staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Vladimir Golovanov (currently at Greenville Capital Management )

Chris Kendziora (group leader at the Naval Research Laboratory)

Daniel Koller (currently staff member at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory)

David Mandrus (currently group leader at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Tenessee)

Michael Martin (currently group leader and Deputy Director at the Advanced Light Source, Berkeley)

Diyar Talbayev (currently Associate Professor at Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, Tulene University) 

Current Teaching

PHY 251, Modern Physics. Tu/Th 8:00-9:20 AM, Physics P-118. Course website.

PHY 598, Graduate Seminar I. Th 4:45-6:05 PM, Melville Library W4530.