Our former PhD student, Dr. Balázs Fekete received Silver Group Achievement Award from NASA for his achievemtns in the Crawler Transporter 2 Crack Repair Team. The certificate is signed personally by Bill Nelson, the Administrator of NASA. Balazs received his PhD degree in 2016 supervised by Dr. András Szekeres, he worked 3 years for NASA, now he jointed to Blue Origin where his task is to design the BE-4 rocket. This is really rocket science!
Dr. Szabolcs Berezvai was awarded a grant for his research project "Measurement, modelling and simulation of the energy absorption capacity of biologically inspired heterogeneous soft materials" submitted to the call for the National Scholarship for Young Talents (NFTÖ) of the Prime Minister's Office. The one-year scholarhsip will support the development of mechanical experiments and travel expenses related to the research work started in collaboration with researchers from the University of California Santa Barbara for the academic year 2022/2023.
A new ELKH research group is established at our department supported by the Eötvös Loránd Research Network (ELKH), Office for Supported Research Groups (TKI). The ELKH-BME Dynamics of Machines Research Group continues the work of the MTA-BME Research Group on Dynamics of Machines and Vehicles leaded by professor Gábor Stépán.
The Hungarian Academy of Sciences has awarded the title "Excellent MTA
Institute" to our department as recognition of its internationally
outstanding scientific achievements.
The department holds the title for the period from 4th May, 2022 to 30th June, 2027.
Henrik Sykora received the 2021 CEACM (Central European Association for
Computational Mechanics) Best Thesis Award for his PhD thesis titled
"Dynamics of Stochastic Mechanical Systems with Delays". His supervisor
was Dr. Daniel Bachrathy.
Our colleague, Dr. Tamás Insperger has been awarded the Hungarian Order
of Merit Knight's Cross in recognition of his results in retarded
dyanmical systems and his outstanding educational and teaching
Prof. Gábor Stépán received the Jiangsu Friendship Award from the Jiangsu Provinvial Government in appreciation of his cooperation with Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA) and for his support for Jiangsu's development.
Dénes Takács received funding from NKFIH for a TÉT-IPARI project. In the
next three years they will collaborate with Chinese Hefei University of
Technology within the project titled "Key Technologies for Integrated
Control of Multi-dimensional Coupling Dynamics of Intelligent Automated
Vehicles with Time-delay effects".
The National Council of Student Research Societies awarded Master Teacher Gold Medal to Dr. Tamás Insperger for his supporting work supervisoring talented students in Student Research Conferences.
The book titled „Delay and Uncertainty in Human Balancing Tasks” by
Tamas Insperger and Prof. John Milton (The Claremont Colleges, USA) has
been published by Springer.
Prof. Gabor Stepan received 2021 IFAC Life Time Achievement Awards on
Time Delay Systems for his contributions to theoretical advances and
engineering applications of time delay systems, and for his efforts in
building bridges among various academic communities.
The former dean of our faculty, former head of our department, prof. Gyula Béda has celebrated his 90th birthday this year. On the occasion of this anniversary, we have organized a workshop in honour of prof. Béda.
Our PhD student, Hanna Zsófia Horváth received Pro Scientia Golden Medal Award from the section of engineering sciences of the National Students' Scientific Conference (OTDK). The title of her OTDK work was "Nonlinear vibrations of towed vehicles". Her supervisor was Dr. Dénes Takács.
Our colleague, Dr. Bachrathy Dániel has been awarded the MTA Bolyai
János Research Scholarship.
Congratulations on this prestigious award, and we wish him good luck for the next 3 years of research!
Dr. Tamás Insperger received funding for OTKA research project with
title "Experimental analysis of virtual and real human balancing tasks",
Dr. Daniel Bachrathy received funding for OTKA young research project
titled "Modelling Stochastic Effects in Machining of Flexible Parts -
Stability and Surface Quality", Dr. Szabolcs Berezvai and Dr. David Hajdu received funding for postdoc project titled "Constitutive
modelling of soft material based artificial muscles" and "Guaranteed
stability of controlled dynamical systems with delay", respectively.
We are proud that the department's students won 6 prizes as follows (the supervisors are in parentheses):
Horváth Hanna Zsófia (Dr. Takács Dénes)
Gábos Zoltán (Dr. Dombóvári Zoltán)
- 3rd prize:
Fodor Gergő (Dr. Sykora Henrik)
Iklódi Zsolt (Dr. Dombóvári Zoltán)
- Special Prize:
Takács Donát (Dr. Hénap Gábor)
Berencsi Bence (Dr. Kossa Attila)
The IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control) Working Group on Time Delay Systems has launched a new online seminar series on time delay systems, the TDS Webinar, where well-known professors of the field give a 1 hour talk. The opening presentation has been held by Prof. Gábor Stépán with the title "Parametric Sensitivity of Time-Delay Systems".
Our colleague, Dr. Attila Kossa has been awarded the Hungarian Order of
Merit Knight's Cross in recognition of his novel results in mechanical modelling of materials, the related numerical simulations and his
outstanding educational and teaching activities.