The Centre for Energy Research (EK) was established in January 2012 on the basis of two former independent institutions, the Atomic Energy Research Institute and the Institute of Isotopes. In 2015 Institute of Technical Physics and Materials Science became part of the EK.

The Centre for Energy Research is part of the Eötvös Loránd Research Network.

Director General: Dr. Ákos Horváth

Target areas:

• basic, applied and development research in accordance with the provisions of the Atomic Energy Act,

• safety analysis of nuclear power plants,

• basic, applied and development research in the field of renewable energy sources,

• environmental protection systems,

• research on functional materials,

• operation of the Budapest Research Reactor.