Master of Science, Technology University, Dresden, Germany, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, Technology University, Dresden, Germany, 1970. Patent lawyer, University of Economics, Budapest, Hungary, 1988.
Habilitation, Technology University, Budapest, Hungary, 1994. Doctor of Science, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, 1995.
Assistant professor, Technology U., Dresden, 1968-1970; researcher, head research group, Hungarian Academy Sciences, 1970-1980; senior researcher, head research group, Hungarian Academy Sciences, 1980-1995; science advisor, head research department, Hungarian Academy Science, since 1995; associate professor, Technology U., Budapest, 1990-1994; professor, Technology U., Budapest, since 1995; director, Bay Zoltán Institute for Material Science and Technology, since 1999.
Founder Trade Union for Engineers, Budapest, 1990. Member International Society Electrochemistry (division officer 1987-1993, vice president 1993-1995, secretary general 1996-1998, president-elect 1999-2000, president 2000-2002, past president 2002-2004), European Federation Corrosion (member technical advisory committee), 2000-2004. Board advisors National Association Corrosion Engineer United States-International, Materials Engineering Hungarian Corrosion Society (founder, general sec, 1993-2004, president since 2004), Materials Engineering Hungarian Academy of Sciences (member working committee, secretary since 1993, member coordination committee since 1996, president since 2003), Electrochemistry of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (member working committee), Hungarian Chemical Society (president since 2003).
Married Gábor Pálinkás. Children: Andrea, Péterritory.