Affiliated Faculty

Gábor István CsonkaGábor István Csonka
Adjunct Professor
Professor (Budapest University of Technology)

Phone: +36(1) 463-18.35
Fax: +36(1) 463-36.42
Other Sites: Personal Website

Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry Department
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Szent Gellért tér 4
Budapest, H-1111

Research Interests

Solid State Theory/Density Functional Theory »


  • M.Sc., Budapest University of Technology (1978)
  • Ph.D., Budapest University of Technology (1993)
  • Doctor of MTA, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1999)
  • Habilitation, Budapest University of Technology (1999)

Recent Publications

S. N. Steinmann, G. I. Csonka, C. Corminboeuf, "Unified Inter- and Intramolecular Dispersion Correction Formula for Generalized Gradient Approximation Density Functional Theory," J. Chem. Theor. Comput. 5, 2950-2958 (2009).

J. P. Perdew, A. Ruzsinszky, G. I. Csonka, L. A. Constantin, J. Sun, "Workhorse Semilocal Density Functional for Condensed Matter Physics and Quantum Chemistry," Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 239702 (2009).

G. I. Csonka, J. P. Perdew, A. Ruzsinszky, P. H. T. Philipsen, S. Lebègue, J. Paier, O. A. Vydrov, J. G. Ángyán, "Assessing the Performance of Recent Density Functionals for Bulk Solids," Phys. Rev. B 79, 155107 (2009).

G. I. Csonka, A. D. French, G. P. Johnson, C. A. Stortz, "Evaluation of Density Functionals and Basis Sets for Carbohydrates," J. Chem. Theor. Comput. 5, 679-692 (2009).

J.P. Perdew, A. Ruzsinszky, L. Constantin, J. Sun, G. I. Csonka, "Some Fundamental Issues in Ground-State Density Functional Theory: A Guide for the Perplexed," J. Chem. Theor. Comput. 5, 902-908 (2009).

A. Ruzsinszky, G. I. Csonka, G. E. Scuseria, "Regularized Gradient Expansion for Atoms, Molecules and Solids," J. Chem. Theor. Comput. 5, 763-769 (2009).

G. I. Csonka, A. Ruzsinszky, J.P. Perdew, S. Grimme, "Improved Description of Stereo-Electronic Effects in Hydrocarbons Using Semi-local Density Functional Theory," J. Chem. Theor. Comput. 4, 888 (2008).

J.P. Perdew, A. Ruzsinszky, G. I. Csonka, O. A. Vydrov, G. E. Scuseria, L. Constantin, X. Zhou, K. Burke, "Restoring the Density-Gradient Expansion for Exchange in Solids and Surfaces," Phys. Rev. Lett. 2008, 100, 136406, ibid. 2009, 102, 039902 (E).

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