Prof. Gabor Domokos

tel: (361)-463-1493

Born: Budapest, November 12th 1961

List of publications

Decorations, awards, honors, etc:

  • Adjunct professor, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, 1999-
  • Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2004-
  • Visiting Fellow Commoner, Trinity College, Cambridge, 2008/2009.
  • Knight’s Cross of the Republic of Hungary (for creating the Gömböc), 2007.



  • Doctor of Sciences (DSc), Hung. Acad. of Sci., 1998
  • Doctor Habil., TU Budapest, 1996
  • PhD, TU of Budapest, 1990
  • Candidate of Science, Hung. Acad. of Sci.,1989


Area of research:

Applied mathematics, with applications ranging from biomechanics to mathematical geology, astrophysics, solid mechanics, population dynamics.



Over 100 scientific papers published. These appeared, among others, in Science Magazine, Proceedings of the Royal Society (Series A and B), Astrophysics Journal Letters, Oikos, Mathematical Geosciences, Journal of Nonlinear Science, Mathematika, Int. Journal of Solids and Structures, Int. Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, Journal of Computational Physics,  Theoretical Population Biology, Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems, Journal of Geophysical Research, PloS One,Journal of Elasticity, Paleobiology, The Mathematical Intelligencer and others. See here.



  • 2002 – 2008. chairman, Dept. Mechanics, Materials and Structures, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • 1996 - full professor, BUTE, Dept. Mechanics, Materials and Structures 


Scientific and professional activities, memberships:

  • Director, Graduate School in Engineering-Architecture BUTE 2001-Chairman, Committee for Habilitation, School of Architecture and Engineering, BUTE 2002-2008, 2013-.
  • Invention:   Co-inventor of the Gömböc, the first know convex, homogeneous solid with just two balance points (one stable, one unstable). See


Visiting positions:

  • Technical University of Vienna, Inst. Mechanics (1988/89)
  • Cornell University, Dept. Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (1991/92, 1998/99)
  • University of Maryland, Inst. Phys. Science and Technology (1993/94)
  • University of Cambridge, Trinity College (2008/09)



Department of Mechanics, Materials and Structures, Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Műegyetem rkp 3, K261. H-1111 Budapest, Hungary


phone (office): +36-1-463-1493