Ferenc Ács was born in Novi Sad, Serbia, in 1955. He received his degree in Physics in 1979 at the University of Novi Sad, Serbia. From 1980 to 1992 he was Reseach Assistant at the Department of Meteorology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Novi Sad. He received MSc degree in Meteorology in 1989 at the University Belgrade. In 1990 he spent 5 months as a visiting scientist with the German Weather Service, Agrometeorological Research, Braunschweig, Germany. In 1991 he spent 8 months as ÖAD’s scholarship holder at the University of Vienna, Department of Theoretical Meteorology under the supervision of Prof. M. Hantel. From 1992 to 1994 he worked as project investigator in subject of areal evapotranspiration with the German Weather Service, Agrometeorological Research, Braunschweig. In 1994 he moved to University Eötvös Loránd, Budapest, Hungary. In 1995 he received his PhD at the Academy of Science, Hungary. He actively collaborated with Prof. M. Hantel, University of Vienna, in the period 1992 – 2000. He has been associate professor at the University Eötvös Loránd since 2001. He received Habilitation qualification at the University Eötvös Loránd in 2008. His research area involves the modeling of soil and vegetation processes in meteorology and climatology. In this broad area, he focuses on i) soil processes as represented in the weather prediction and regional climate models, ii) simulation of evapotranspiration, iii) simulation of soil – atmosphere interrelationships (convection, convective precipitation, planetary boundary layer height, 2m temperature, turbulent fluxes) and iv) bioclimate (Köppen, Thornthwaite, Holdridge) classifications. He was investigator or leader in many scientific projects sponsored by the Austrian Academy of Science, Hungarian Scientific Research Fund, National Research and Development Programmes and Social Renewal Operational Programme.
Biography Updated on 16 August 2011