Dr. Mátyás Horváth

Professor emeritus


Office: T 4th floor 45
Phone: +36 1 463 1357
Fax: +36 1 463 3176
Calling hours: by appointment via e-mail
E-mail: horvath




University Education

1959:  Master of Science (Mechanical Engineering), Bauman University of Technology, Moscow


2005- Professor Emeritus, BUTE
1975-1999: Head of Department, BTU Dept. of Manufacture Engineering
1978-2004:   Professor, in the some place
1974:   Associate Professor, in the some place
1967:   Research Engineer in Institute of Production Engineering, Budapest
1959:   Manufacture Engineer in Gun Factory Budapest

Scientific degrees

1984: Doctor of Technical Sciences (DSc)
1966:  Candidate of Technical Sciences (CSc, PhD)

Prizes, acknowledgements and scholarships

1971: Order of Labour
1985: State Prize
1985: Best Teacher of Budapest Technical University
1989: Honorary class-mate of graduating students of Miskolc University
1989: Doctor honoris causa, Tallinn Technical Universty
1993: Doctor honoris causa, Kharkov Politechnical University
1994: Doctor honoris causa, Moscow State University of Technology „STANKIN”
1995: Dennis Gabor Prize
1996: Pattantyus Prize
1998: Member of Ukrainian Academy of Higher Education
1999: Medal of Miskolc University
2000-2003: Széchenyi Professorship
2000: Professor honoris causa, Miskolc University
2000: Palatine Joseph Medal of Budapest University of Tchnology and Economics
2000: Professor honoris causa, Szent István University
2001: Ministry of Education, Innovation Prize
2015: GTE,Terplán Zénó Fődíj
2015: BME GPK Életmű Díj

Research interests and activities

Design and Manufacturing of Guns
Electrochemical machining
Modelling and optimisation of cutting processes
Adaptive control of grinding machine tools
Computer aided process planning for rotational parts
Computer Aided NC Programming
Semi-generative process-planning
Knowledge based process plannng and fixture design
Multiaxis machining of complex surfaces
Pilot CAD/CAM system of BTU
Ultra-precision turning
Expert system for operation sequence planning
Expert system for strategic process planning
Expert system for robotized measuring planning
Multipod robot and machine tool
Number of projects led: cca. 25.

Tutorial activity

Completed PhD: 6
Running PhD:1

Other academic activities

IFAC, member of MANTECH TC, Vice Chairman 1984-88
CIRP, Member of Working Group of Engineering Education
Honorary president, Division of Automation, Hungarian Society of Mechanical Engineers
Member of Materials Science and Technology Committee,  Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Chairman, Subcommittee of Production Systems
Member of Committee for Scientific Qualification of Hungarian Academy of Sciences (up to its elimination)
Member or chairman of several Hungarian and international periodicals
Member of State Council for Technical Development (up to its elimination)

Languages spoken

Besides Hungarian fluently in English and Russian
German reading

Most relevant publications

a) Books and book chapters:

M. Horváth, J. Váncza, A. Márkus: Conflicts in Manufacturing Systems. In Information Infrastructure Systems for Manufacturing (eds. H. Yoshikawa, J. Goossenaerts) North-Holland, pp. 265-279, 1994.
Horváth M., Markos S.(Ed.) Manufacture Engineering, BME 1995, 520 pages (in Hungarian).
Horváth M., Markos S. Ed. Computer Integrated Manufacturing LSI 1996. 436 pages (in Hungarian).
A. Grachenko, M. Horváth, and all: High Tech Processes in Engineering (in Russian), Kharkov, KhSTU, 1999. pp. 446
Erdélyi F., Horváth M., and all: Számítástechnika, informatika a gépgyártástechnológiában, in Prohászka J., (editor). A technológia helyzete és jövője, pp. 157-186, Budapest 2001, Magyar Tudományos Akadémia Társadalom Kutató Központ
Prohászka, J., Horváth, M. and all: Effect of crystal orientation on surface integrity. In: Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Technology. (Edited by E. Kulianic.) Springer Wien New York pp 801-808. (2002)

b) Conference papers:

Márkus A., Váncza J., Horváth M.: Process Planning for Part Families. In Monostori L. (ed) Prepr. of the 2nd Int. CIRP Workshop on Learning in Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, Budapest, Hungary, 168-185,  1995.
M. Horváth, A. Mamalis, I. Mészáros: On the Ultraprecision Machining of Aspherical Mirror Surfaces on Stainless Steels. 9th IPES/4th UME Conference, Braunschweig pp. 548-500, 1997.
D. Paulmier, I. Mészáros, M. Horváth : Diamond Coated Pin/Steel Disc Under Water Vapour and Oxygen Environment. Proceedings of the NORDTRIB’98, Aarhus, Denmark, pp. 845-852
Lee Huu, A. Mamalis, M. Horváth: Effect of Hydrogen H+ Bombardment on Friction and Wear Behaviours of Diamond Coatings Proceedings of the NORDTRIB’98 Aarhus, Denmark, pp. 853-860
A. Mamalis, M. Horváth, I.Mészáros, J. Kundrák: Surface Integrity in High-Precision Cutting of Hardened Steels, 1st EUSPEN Conference, Bremen, May 31-June 4, 1999.
M. Horváth, J. Kundrák: Optimization of precision and ultraprecision machining process parameters. Proc. of the „Progresivna technika i teknologija mashinobuduvanija, priladobuduvanija i zvarjuval’nogo virobnictva” Conference Kiev, Ukraine, 1998, pp. 297-300.
I. Mészáros, M. Horváth J. Kundrák, N. Verezub: Precision and Ultraprecision Cutting and Grinding of Metals, Engineering Polymers and Ceramics.
Conf. on Automation and Materials Sciences, Queretaro, Mexico, March. 9-11, 1999. pp.53-64
A. Grabchenko, M. Horváth, A. G. Mamalis, I. Mészáros, D. Paulmier: Ultraprecision
Machining of Mirror-Surfaces OSIN’99 Conference, Kraków, pp. 189-205.
Horváth M.: Hol késnek az új CAPP rendszerek? (Where linger the new CAPP Systems)
MicroCAD’99 Conference, Miskolc, Section I., pp. 103-108
Gy.Fülöp, J.Kodácsy, M.Horvath: Rapid Prototyping with Slice Milling, 1st Int.Conf.on Rapid Prototyping, Wroclaw 2004, Proc., pp. 115-120.

c) Journals articles:

Horváth M., Márkus A., Váncza J,.: Process Planning with Genetic Algorithms on  Results of Knowledge  Based Reasoning. Int. J. of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, (1996), vol. 9, No. 2, 145-166
A. Márkus J. Váncza, M. Horváth: Process Planning by Retrieval and Adaptation Computers in Industry 33 pp. 47-60, 1997
J. Váncza M. Horváth, Z. Stankóczi: Inspection Plan Optimization by Case-based  Reasoning Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 1998, vol.9. pp.181-188
M. Horváth, J. Kundrák: Intensivnost iznosa i stojkost instrumenta pri obrabotke zakalennyh stalej. Rezanie  i Instrument, No. 52, pp. 211-213, 1998
D. Paulmier, J. Ginsztler, M. Horváth: Lubrication mechanism of the sliding contact by the simultaneous  action of the electric current and the magnetic field. Int. J. of Wear 225-229 (1999) , pp.1011-1016
A. Grabchenko, M. Horváth, A.G. Mamalis: Diamond Grinding of Superhard Materials. Int. J. of Materials Processing Technology 97 (2000), pp. 120-125
A. Grabchenko, M. Horváth: Precision Cutting of Optical Polymer Components for Bioengineering Application. Int. J. of Materials Processing Technology 97 (2000) pp. 126-131
D. Paulmier, A. Mamalis, M. Horváth: Autolubrication of diamond coatings at high sliding speeds, Surface and Coating Technology, 108-109 (1998) pp. 431-436
A. Grabchenko, M. Horváth, A.G. Mamalis, I. Mészáros, D. Paulmier: On the Ultraprecision Machining of Aspherical Mirror-Surfaces on Stainless Steels
Gépgyártástechnológia, 1999/5. pp. 13-18
M. Horváth, J. Kundrák, D. Paulmier: Wear Intensity of Composite 10 Tools, J. Information Technologies, Vol. 8. 2000, pp. 227-232.
Horvath M., Kundrák J., A. G. Mamalis: A New harmonic Tool-life Equation for Super -hard Tool Materials, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Processes 4/2001 pp. 328-336;
A. Mamalis, M. Horvath and all: Development of an Expert System of Diamond Grinding of Superhard Materials Considering Grinding Wheel Relief, Int. Journal Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 17: 498-507.
A. Mamalis, J. Kundrák, M. Horváth: Wear and Tool life of CBN Cutting Tools, Int. Journal Advanced Manufacturing Technology 20: 475-479.
A. Mamalis, M. Horváth and all: On the Precision Grinding of Advanced Ceramics, Int. Journal Advanced Manufacturing Technology 23: 612-619.
A.G Mamalis, M. Horváth and all: Finite Element Simulation of chip formation in orthogonal cutting, J. of Materials Processing Technology, Vol. 110 Issue 1, 1 March 2001, pp. 19-27
A.G. Mamalis, M. Horváth and all: Ultra-precision Removal Processing of Mirror – surfaces, J. of Material Processing Technology, Vol. 108, Issue 3, 17 January 2001, pp. 269-277.
A.G Mamalis, M. Horváth and all: Effect of the Heat Affected Zones during Grinding: Numerical Simulation. Int. J. of Advanced Manufacturing Technology Vol. 22 (11-12) pp. 761-767, 2003
Prohászka J., Horváth M. and all: Modification of Surface Integrity During the Cutting of Copper, Int. J. Materials and Manufacturing Processes Vol.19, No 6, pp. 1025-1039, 2004
Prohászka, M.Horváth: Effect of Microstructure on the Mirror – like Surface Quality of FCC and BCC Metals, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 21, pp. 1-9
J. Prohászka, M. Horváth, A.G.Mamalis, J. Nyírő: Effect of cutting tools and cut materials on integrity of mirror surfaces, Surface Engineering, Vol. 22, No 4, pp. 1-5.
G. Krallics, M. Horvath, A. Fodor: Influence of ECAP routes on mechanical properties of nanocrystalline aluminium alloy, Periodica Politechnica Mechanical Engineering Vol. 48 No2, pp 145-150
PS more detailed list of publitations (also the written in Hungarian) can be sheen in:

Subjects taught

Materials and Production Engineering II. (PhD)
Design and Manufacturing processes  I.II.(PhD)

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