BUDAPEST MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM

BUDAPEST MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM

BUDAPEST MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM

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PARTNER DESCRIPTION
Dr. József Gábor KOVÁCS is an associate professor and the deputy head of the Department of Polymer Engineering at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME). Also, he is a leader of the MTA-BME Lendület Lightweight Polymer Composites Research Group at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is a lecturer in injection molding of polymers and injection mold design. He is the author of more than 140 publications with over a thousand independent citations, has an impact factor of over 100, and an h-index of 17. He has led and participated in many national and international R&D projects. He has received several awards in the last few years: excellent teacher of the faculty award; honors from the Rector; Honors from the Dean; Hungarian Cross of Merit and Master Teacher Gold Medal Award. Currently, he is the Chair of the Committee of Fiber- and Composite Technology at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and he is the president of the Hungarian Division of Society of Plastics Engineers.

ACTIVITIES AND EXPERIENCE OF THE ORGANISATION IN THE AREAS RELEVANT FOR THIS PROJECT

Our department main activities are the teaching, fundamental research, and industrial research and development. Education is offered at BSc, MSc and PhD levels. The youthful enthusiasm of the staff of the department, the expertise of our experienced teachers, the dedication of our many young doctoral candidates and the work of the graduates choosing the department all contribute to our successes. The department has strong ties with numerous foreign universities. It cooperates with numerous institutes abroad in R&D and teaching. Thanks to our intensive research activities, we can involve the students into our projects to develop their innovation skills. Besides teaching and R&D, close cooperation with industrial partners has always played an important role in our department. As a result of many industrial cooperation we have a comprehensive knowledge about their expectations and we can targeted teach the young engineers.

The key persons who will be involved in the projects are mainly young tutors/scientists and their mentors. They have deep knowledge in the polymeric science and also in the practical training hence they can connect the theoretical background to the polymer processing technologies and the measurement techniques. As they are young, they can easily use and further develop the new ICT tools to make the study more efficient.

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KEY PERSONS INVOLVED IN THIS PROJECT

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Dr. József Gábor Kovács
Dr. József Gábor Kovács is an associate professor and the deputy head of the Department of Polymer Engineering at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME).

He is one of the best lecturers at BME; he was among the top 100 lecturers of the university numerous times. He has received several awards in the last few years: excellent teacher of the faculty award; honors from the Rector; Honors from the Dean; Hungarian Cross of Merit and Master Teacher Gold Medal Award. He is a lecturer in injection molding of polymers. He is the author of more than 133 publications with more than 770 independent citations, has an impact factor of 86 and an h-index of 15. He has participated in many national and international R&D projects. He is excellent at coordinating projects and has outstanding communication and presentation skills. Dr. Gábor Szebényi received his PhD from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) in 2011. His main research topic is the interlaminar failure of continuous fiber reinforced composites, improving their ductility through interface engineering for controlled delamination, and the development of non-destructive testing methods for the localization and characterization of delamination in composite structures. He is also the head of the materials testing laboratory of the Department of Polymer Engineering at BME and board member of the Association of the Manufacturers of Reinforced Plastic Materials in Hungary. He is the author of more than 50 publications with more than 200 independent citations, has an impact factor of 50 and an h-index of 7. He has excellent communication, presentation and ICT skills.
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Dr. András Suplicz
Dr. András Suplicz is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Polymer Engineering at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME). He received his mechanical engineering master’s degree in 2011 and his PhD in 2015 from BME. His main research topics are the development and investigation of innovative injection moldable electrically and thermally conductive composite materials, and rapid tooling for injection molding. He is a lecturer in the designing of polymer parts. He is responsible for the training of industry partners. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of Fiber and Composite Technology of the Hungarian Academy of Science and the Hungarian Society of Material Science. He is the author of more than 29 publications with nearly 90 independent citations, has an impact factor of 25 and an h-index of 7.