Mezey, Paul – chair, mathematical chemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Mezey, PaulProf. Paul G. Mezey, Canada Research Chair in Scientific Modeling and Simulation, Dept. Chemistry and Dept. Physics, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL Canada, is also permanent Guest Professor at the University of Budapest, Hungary and Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania, Foreign Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Full Member of the European Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Humanities, Paris, and for over twenty years, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Mathematical Chemistry (Springer).
He received most of his education in Budapest, Hungary, experienced the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, was member of the Hungarian Champion Junior Rowing-4 team. He holds a PhD in Chemistry (U. Budapest, Hungary, 1972) and DSc in Mathematics (U. Saskatchewan, Canada 1985). Positions: Scientific Associate, Peptide Chemistry Research Group, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1969-73), PDF at the University of Toronto, Canada and Centre de Mécanique Ondulatoire Appliquée, Paris, from 1977 faculty, from 1982 Full Professor of the Department of Chemistry, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, from 2003 Full Professor and Canada Research Chair of Scientific Modelling and Simulation at Memorial University, St. John’s, NL, Canada.
He served as Vice President of the World Association of Theoretical Organic Chemists, 1990-96, as Foreign Member, Institute of Fundamental Chemistry, Kyoto, Japan, 1991-1998, as Secretary General of CODATA (International body for Data in Science, UNESCO/ICSU) Paris, 1998-2004, he received the Japan Society for Promotion of Science Award in 1987, and the Albert Szent-Györgyi Award of the Republic of Hungary, 2002, among other awards.
Prof. Mezey is author of over 400 publications, two books, Potential Energy Hypersurfaces; Elsevier: Amsterdam, 1987, and Shape in Chemistry: An Introduction to Molecular Shape and Topology; VCH: New York, 1993. His Holographic Electron Density Theorem (each positive volume part of the electron density cloud contains the complete molecular information), his Fuzzy Molecular Fragment and Universal Molecule Models, his Similarity Measures, his Symmetry-Deficiency Measures, and his ADMA macromolecular quantum chemistry method, applied in drug design and molecular engineering are most quoted. He has given over 200 invited conference lectures in over 20 countries.