Gábor Laurenczy was born in 1954, in Békéscsaba, Hungary. He graduated in 1978 from Lajos Kossuth University as a chemist with honours. He started his academic carrier in the Department of Inorganic & Analytical Chemistry of Kossuth University in 1978. In 1981 he obtained a Ph.D. in chemistry with honours, and in 1984 he became assistant professor.
Since 1985 he works in Lausanne, in the Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, University of Lausanne, in 1986 as assistant, from 1987 as first assistant, from 1991 as maître assistant and since 1998 as maître d’enseignement et de recherche (Teaching: general, inorganic and analytical chemistry, instrumental analysis). In 1991 he has obtained the habilitation of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, with the title “kandidátus”.
Since 1997 he is member of the Editorial Board of the Acta Chimica Hungarica – Models in Chemistry. He was the chairman of the European COST D10 Action: Innovative Methods and Techniques for Chemical Transformation. He represents Switzerland in the Management Committee of the new European COST Action D29: Sustainable/Green Chemistry and Chemical Technology.
Since 2002 he is the chairman of the European COST D30 Action: High Pressure Tuning of Chemical and Biochemical Processes. Since 2010: Member of the Editorial Board of BioInorganic Mechanisms.