Budapesti Műszaki és Gazdaságtudományi Egyetem

Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) was founded in 1782, and it has been regarded as Hungary’s number one technical higher education institution for nearly 240 years. At the university’s 8 faculties and 76 departments, there are as many as 1,200 lecturers teaching 5,000 subjects and 10,000 courses each semester. With its regular high-ranking positions (between 200 and 800), BME is among the top universities (2-6%) globally. The Department of Polymer Engineering (BMEPT) belongs to the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Thanks to its excellent researchers, the Department takes part in many domestic and international innovative R&D works in the field of materials science, material development, and the development of processing technologies. BMEPT also focuses on several different state-of-the-art topics to keep its diversity. Its specific topics are nanomaterials and nanofibers, innovative and lightweight composites, rubbers, injection molding and extrusion technologies, 3D printing, bio-based material development and polymer recycling. The Department has been certified by TÜV Rheinland for the ISO 9001 and 14001 quality assurance system. Its accredited laboratory has more than 100 pieces of equipment, from material preparation through material processing to complex materials testing.


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.


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 144 publications with more than 900 independent citations has an impact factor of 145, 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. András Suplicz
Dr. András Suplicz is currently an assistant professor and the head of the Injection Molding Laboratory at the Department of Polymer Engineering (PT) 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 research topics are the development and investigation of innovative injection moldable conductive composite materials, rapid tooling for injection molding and development of Thermoplastic Resin Transfer Molding technology. András is the lecturer of Design of Polymer Products and an invited lecturer in several subjects. He is also responsible for the training of industrial partners. He was among the top 100 lecturers of the university two times. András 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 35 publications, more than 100 independent citations, has an impact factor of 45, and has an h-index of 7.
Dr. Béla ZINK
Dr. Béla Zink is an assistant professor at the Department of Polymer Engineering of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME). He graduated as a mechanical engineer (MSc) in 2013 and defended his Ph.D. in 2018 at BME. His research field is the analysis of the thermal properties of injection molding tools and the development of related measurement methods. He is the lecturer of Polymer processing subject. Furthermore, he teaches injection molding, polymer rheology, and injection molding simulation, and he also trains industry partners in injection molding simulation. He is the author of 11 publications with nearly 50 independent citations, has an impact factor of 19.