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Attila Ősi

DSc, full professor
Earth Sciences

Attila Ősi

DSc, full professor
Earth Sciences

Address

Postal address: Eötvös Loránd University, Department of Paleontology, 1117
Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/C
Telefonszám/Phone: +36 1 3722500/8722
Fax: +36 1 381-2130
e-mail:hungaros@gmail.com
web: www.magyardinoszaurusz.hu

Current Research Interests
Functional morphology in Mezozoic archosaurs
European Late Cretaceous paleobiogeography
EDUCATION

2003 MSc, Geology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary. Thesis: The Late Cretaceous dinosaur fauna from Hungary. 66 pp.

Title

2018 Honorary professor, University of Szeged, Szeged.

2015 Habilitation, Eötvös Loránd University

2014 DSc, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

2006 PhD, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary. Thesis: Cranioanatomy, muscular reconstruction and functional morphology of the Hungarian Late Cretaceous heterodont eusuchian crocodile: a comparative study. Pp. 1–151. [In Hungarian]

Employment

2020- ELTE Department of Paleontology – full porfessor
2018- ELTE Department of Paleontology – Head of Department
2016- ELTE Department of Paleontology – associate professor
2015- ELTE Department of Paleontology – senior lecturer
2011- MTA–ELTE Lendület Dinosaur Research Group – Project leader
2007-2011 MTA–MTM Paleontological Research Group – scientific researcher

Research grants and project leadership

2019–2024 NKFIH-OTKA K 131597: Dental wear analysis of Mesozoic sauropsid reptiles. $129.000.
2019 Grant of the Austrian-Hungarian Action Foundation: Suche nach Dinosaurier und anderen Reptilien fossilien aus den Kretazischen Gosauschichten Österreichs $8960.
2016–2019 NKFIH-OTKA K 116665: Quest for Mesozoic vertebrates in Hungary. $129.347.
2011–2016 MTA-ELTE Lendület I. Dinosaur Research Project, Principal investigator: Attila Ősi $576.364.
2011–2015 Research Grant of the Hungarian Science Research Found, Principal investigator: Attila Ősi (OTKA NF 84193); $147.466.
2009–2010 Research grant of the TÉT Foundation: Hungarian and French Late Cretaceous faunas: a paleobiogeographical study. Principal investigator: Attila Ősi $7.600.
2008 Synthesys Grant: Visit of and research in the Natural History Museum in London (UK).
2008–2011 Study of the Hungarian Late Cretaceous Archosaur Fauna. Research Grant of the Hungarian Science Research Found (OTKA), Principal investigator: Attila Ősi; $35.000
2007 Research grant of the Hantken Foundation for summer excavations of the Iharkút vertebrate locality 4000$
2007 Grant of the Hungarian Natural History Museum for preparation, conservation and illustratory works on the Hungarian Late Cretaceous Archosaurs remains; $2500
2006–2008 Research grant of the TÉT Foundation: Hungarian and Argentinian dinosaurs: a paleobiogeographical study. $6000, principal investigator: András Galácz
2006 A continental vertebrate fauna from the Late Cretaceous of Hungary. Research Grant of the Jurassic Foundation; $4500
2006 „The Vertebrate fauna of the Hungarian Late Cretaceous”, Research Grant of the Hungarian Natural History Museum; $650
2006 „Financial support by the Palace of Wounders (for the exhibition of the Hungarian Dinosaurs); $3500
2005 „The Vertebrate fauna of the Hungarian Late Cretaceous”, Research Grant of the Hungarian Natural History Museum; $1000
2004 Research Grant of the Hungarian Oil and Gas Company; $500
2004 „The Vertebrate fauna of the Hungarian Late Cretaceous”, Research Grant of the Hungarian Natural History Museum; $3000
2003 „The Vertebrate fauna of the Hungarian Late Cretaceous”, Research Grant of the Hungarian Natural History Museum; $3600
2003 „Hungarian Dinosaurs and European Biogeography during the Late Cretaceous” National Geographic Society Research Grant; $21.000 principal investigator: David B. Weishampel.
2002–2006 Study of the Hungarian Dinosaur Fauna, Paleontological and Sedimentological aspects of the Iharkút Locality, Research Grant of the Hungarian Science Research Foundation (OTKA); $38.000 Principal investigator: Dr. Andrea Mindszenty.
2002 „The Vertebrate fauna of the Hungarian Late Cretaceous”, Research Grant of the Hungarian Natural History Museum; $5800
2002 „A New Dinosaur Fauna from Hungary: Faunistics, Evolution, and Paleobiogeography” National Geographic Society Research Grant; $15.100 principal investigator: David B. Weishampel.
2002 Study of the dinosaurs of the NOPCSA collection in London (Natural History Museum BM(NH)), Research Grant of the Pro Renovanda Cultura Hungariae Foundation; $600
2001 „The first remains of dinosaurs from Hungary” Research Grant of the Pro Renovanda Cultura Hungariae Foundation; $900

Honors and Awards

2016 Hungarian Discoverer Award – Hungarian Geographic Society – Földgömb Globe for Expeditioinal Research Foundation
2015 Hantken Miksa Award – Hungarian Geological Society
2010 Junior Prima Award – Category of Hungarian Science
2009 Hungarian Academy of Sciences – Junior Award
2008 Magyary Zoltán single fellowship
2006 Semsey Andor Award – Hungarian Geological Society
2005 Szádeczky-Kardoss Elemér II. prize – Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2002 Szádeczky-Kardoss Elemér II. prize – Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Fellowships

2009–2012 Hungarian Academy of Sciences Bolyai Fellowship

Service in scientific bodies

2017- Head of the Paleontological Scientific Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2016-2019 Swedish Research Council NT-7- panel member
2014- Head of the Hungarian Dinosaur Foundation
2013-2018 Board member of The Jurassic Foundation
2009-2015 Secretary of the Paleontological–Stratigraphical Division of the Hungarian Geological Society.
2006-2012 Board member of the European Association of Vertebrate Paleontologists (EAVP)
2005- Board member of the Paleontological Section of the Hungarian Geological Society
2003-2014 European Association of Vertebrate Paleontologists
2002-2015 Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
2000- Hungarian Geological Society
1999-2001 Hungarian–Mongolian Friend Society

Teaching experience

2019- Life on Earth, BSc, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
2018- Paleontology, BSc, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
2018- Applied paleontology, MSc, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
2017- Evolution of vertebrates, MSc, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
2017- Introduction to Geology, BSc, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
2016- Paleoecology, MSc, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
2015- Paleontology in practise, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

Visits, field trips

2000-2019 Leading of field campaign and work of the Hungarian Dinosaur Expedition in Iharkút.

2012-2019 Leading of field campaign and work on Triassic vertebrates in Villlány

2018 Collection visit in Zürich

2017 Collection visit in Zürich, Stuttgart, Lugano, Milano, Paris, Angouléme, Cuenca.

2016- Research and exploration of Senoninan vertebrate-bearing sediments in the Northern Calcareous Alps, Austria

2016- Research and exploration of the vertebrates from the Ajka Coal Formation

2016 Collection visit in Montpellier, Cruzy, Teruel, Lisbon.

2014 Collection visit: National Musuem of Canada, Ottawa; Royal Ontario Musuem, Toronto; Royal Tyrrell Museum, Drumheller, University of Alberta, Edmonton: páncélos dinoszauruszanyag tanulmányozása.

2013 Cluj, Romania, study of the new armoed dinosaur from the Transylvanian Basin

2012 Warshaw, Poland; Moscow, Russia, study of armored dinosaur material

2012 New York, Denver, USA, study of armored dinosaur material

2011 Araripe-Basin, Brazil, study of Jurassic fluvial, terrestrial beds and study of the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation and their fossils with Ismar Carvalhoval (UFRJ).

2011 Vienna, Austria, anatomical study and histological sampling of the Muthmannsdorf Mochlodon material

2010 Joint field work with Julio company (Valencia, Spain) in the Late Cretaceous Chera locality in Valencia Province.

2010 Hungarian-French intergovermental project with Eric Buffetaut and Thierry Tortosa: research in Marseille, Aix-en-Provance and Vitrolles.

2010 Research trip to Brazil for studying Cretaceous heterodont crocodylomorphs.

2009 Vienna, Natural History Museum – study of recent crocodile material

2008 „Synthesys Grant” study of crocodilians in the Natural History Museum in London.

2008 Study of Late Triassic basal heterodont pterosaurs in northern Italy (Bergamo, Milano) and Switzerland (Chur, Zürich).

2007 Field trip to northern Patagonia. Co-work with Sebastian Apesteguía and Pablo A. Gallina (Fundación Sciencias Naturales, Buenos Aires)

2006 Field trip to the Gobi desert, Xinjiang, western China; Expedition led by Xu Xing (IVPP) and James M. Clark (GWU).

2005 Study of the crocodile collection of the Natural History Museum in Bruxelles, Belgium and

London, England.

2005 Consultation with James M. Clark and David B. Weishampel in the George Washington University, Washington DC, USA; study of recent crocodiles in the National Museum of Natural History, Washington.

2004 Study of French dinosaurs in the Museum of Cruzy, souhern France.

2004 Lyell Meeting, London : Dinosaur evolution, biomechanics and functional morphology.

2003 Study of armored dinosaurs in the United States (American Museum of Natural History, New York; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore; National Museum of Natural History, Washington; Denver Museum of Nature and Sciences, Denver).

2002 Study of the dinosaurs of the Nopcsa collection, in London, England

2002 Study of the dinosaur remains of the Muthmannsdorf locality (University of Vienna, Austria).

2002 Study of French dinosaurs in Lyon and Esperaza and study of dinosaurs from Lano in Vitoria, Spain.

2000 Study of Multituberculate mammals in Marburg (Germany, consulent: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Hahn).

2000 Study of dinosaurs of the Hateg Basin, in Déva (Romania, consulent: Coralia Maria Jianu).