Máté Csanád studied physics at the Eötvös University (Budapest) and partly at the Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck (Austria) and the Stony Brook University (USA). He obtained his PhD from the Eötvös University in 2007, based on his research in the fields of femtoscopy and hydrodynamics and their applications in high energy heavy ion physics. He is still working on this topic, as an associate professor at the Eötvös University. He is a member of the PHENIX Collaboration at RHIC, and the TOTEM and CMS Collaborations at the LHC. With these collaborations, he published more than 200 papers (cited >16000 times). He also published 35 few author papers (cited 500 times). He was a visiting researcher at CERN, at the Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Stony Brook University. He was honoured with, among others a Fulbright Scholarship, a Senior Leaders and Scholars Fellowship by HAESF, two Bolyai Scholarships. He was also supported by the New National Excellence Scholarship and the National Research, Development and Innovation Office of Hungary. He organized many international conferences, including the WPCF, Low-X, BGl conferences and the yearly Zimányi Schools. He is a member of the management board of the Hungarian Fulbright Association. He supervised or is supervising 25 theses on the BSc, MSc and PhD level. His students also won prestigious awards, such as 9 prizes at the National Student Research Council Prize, a Pro Scientia medal of the Hungarian Ministry of Human Capacities or diplomas at the International School of Subnuclear Physics (Erice, Italy).
The research interest of Máté Csanád are focused on the field of high energy heavy ion physics. He works on hydrodynamical modeling of the quark gluon plasma created in ultra-relativistic collisions, mostly with analytic solutions of relativistic hydrodynamics. His research interests also includes femtoscopy, to explore the femtometer scale space-time extend of the quark gluon plasma with quantumstatistical correlations. Besides these two main topics, he is interested in phenomenological models for diffraction and for the search of the critical
point of QCD.