Cyril Parkanyi received his Ph.D. degree from Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences; RNDr., M.S. (with honor), and B.S. degrees from Charles University, Prague, Czechoslovakia. During 1955–1956, he worked as a Physical and Analytical Chemist in the Research and Control Institute of Food Industry, Prague, Czech Republic; 1960–1965 and 1967–1968, a Research Scientist and a Senior Research Scientist, respectively, in the Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czech Academy of Science, Prague, Czech Republic; 1969–1971, 1971–1988, and 1982–1988, an Associate professor, a Professor and Graduate Advisor, as well as a Professor and Chairman, respectively, in the University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Tex, USA. Since 1989, He has been working at Florida Atlantic University as a Professor and Chairman (1989–194), and a Professor. His research interests include physical and theoretical organic chemistry (quantum organic chemistry), photochemistry, electronic spectroscopy, dipole moments, heterocyclic chemistry, medicinal chemistry (anticancer and antiviral compounds), food chemistry, environmental chemistry, coordination chemistry, and structural chemistry. He received several awards including Research Award of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (1963), Faculty Research Award, University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) (1980), Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching Excellence, UTEP (1982), Amoco Foundation Outstanding Teacher Award (1982), being a Vice President for Academic Affairs Academic Excellence Award, UTEP (1985), Medal of the University of Qatar, Doha, Qatar (1993), Professorial Excellence Program Award, Florida Atlantic University (1998), and Medal of the University of Cairo, Egypt (2000).
Biography Updated on 6 November 2008