Zoltán Illés

Associate Professor

Contact information

Budapest, Nador u. 13

Working Experience:

  • Hungary’s state minister of environmental protection, nature conservation and water management.
  • Member of the Hungarian Parliament for three terms and Chairman of the Committee on Sustainablity and Environment. 
  • Expert consultant of European Economic and Social Committee on several environmental issues as well as impact on digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence on Environment. 
  • Adjunct Professor at the Gödöllõ University of Agricultural Sciences (Hungary)
  • Post-Doctor Associate at Yale University (1987-89)
  • Former Research Scientist at the Institute of Plant Protection of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • former Advisor on Central European environmental issues at the World Bank in Washington D.C.
  • Senior Scientific Advisor to the Director of the Hungarian Institute for Environmental Management (1989-90)
  • Former Deputy Minister of State at the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development) Hungary (1990).
  • Senior Advisor to the Ambassador of the European Union in Hungary on environmental protection (1991-1994)
  • Director of Hungarian Environmental Management Training Centre
  • Lecturer on Environmental Management and Policy at the University of Horticulture and Food Industry in Budapest
  • Fullbright Scholar
  • Humphrey Fellow
  • Former Lecturer at Duke University in Durham, N.C. and at the University of North Carolina.

Office Hours: By appointment 

Vienna office: D008


PhD. Analytical Chemistry
MSc. Chemical Engineering