Dr. István Németh

Deputy head of department, associate professor


Office: Building T, Room 44/b
Telephone: +36 1 463 2512
Fax: +36 1 463 3176
Calling hours (2020/2021/1st semester): Friday 9:00 – 11:00
E-mail: inemeth





1998 Budapest University of Economic Sciences, Faculty of Postgraduate Studies, MSc in Economics
1991 Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, MSc in Mechanical Engineering
1985 Kempelen Farkas Technical Secondary School, Sopron


2014 – Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Manufacturing Science and Engineering; deputy head of department
2008 – Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Manufacturing Science and Engineering; associate professor
2001 – 2008 Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Manufacturing Science and Technology; research associate
1995 – 2001 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Division of Production Engineering, Machine design and Automation; researcher, PhD student
1993 – 1995 Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Department of Manufacturing Engineering; PhD student
1991 – 1993 GE Lighting-Tungsram, Department of Quality Assurance; quality assurance engineer

Study trips, research in abroad

1995 – 2001 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
1991 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, USA (IAESTE study trip, 10 weeks)

Scientific degrees

2003 PhD, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven;
Title of thesis: A CAD Tool for the Preliminary Design of 3-Axis Machine Tools: Synthesis, Analysis and Optimisation;
The PhD degree was acknowledged by BME in 2004

Prizes, acknowledgements and scholarships

2019 Knight’s Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit
2017 Commendation of the Dean, BME Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
1985 National Competition of Technical Studies, mechanics group, 3rd prize

Tutorial activity

PhD running: 2
PhD with absolutorium: 2
PhD finished: 0
MSc thesis finished: 41
MSc thesis running: 3
BSc thesis finished: 37
BSc thesis running: 1
TDK finished: 4
TDK running: 0


2015 – Member of the Public body of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, VI. Section of Engineering Sciences, Committee: ‘Material Science and Technology’
2010 – Hungarian Scientific Society of Mechanical Engineers, Section of Manufacturing Systems; member


Very good in English
Passive Dutch – intermediate level examination made in Belgium

Research interest and activities

  • Design of metal-cutting machine tools (synthesis, analysis and optimisation methods).
  • Design and planning of manufacturing systems (synthesis, configuration, reconfiguration, analysis and optimisation methods).
  • Development of software tools for the configuration and/or reconfiguration of machine tools and manufacturing systems.
  • Simulation of machine tools and manufacturing systems.
  • Modelling of availability, maintenance and end-of-life of manufacturing equipment.


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Statistics of publications:

Total number of publications: 47
Number of Hungarian publications: 9
Number of publications in foreign language: 38
Number of publications with impact factor: 5
Total number of independent citations: 59

Selected publications:
  • György Póka, István Németh: The effect of radial rake angle on chip thickness in the case of face milling, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, Vol. 234(1-2) pp. 40-51 (2020) https://doi.org/10.1177/0954405419849245
  • István Németh, János Püspöki, Andor Bálint Viharos, Levente Zsóka and Benjámin Pirka: Layout configuration, maintenance planning and simulation of AGV based robotic assembly systems, IFAC PapersOnLine 52:(13) pp. 1626-1631 (2019) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2019.11.433
  • Alice Reina, Ádám Kocsis, Angelo Merlo, István Németh, and Francesco Aggogeri: Maintenance decision support for manufacturing systems based on the minimization of the life cycle cost, Procedia CIRP, Volume 57 pp. 674-679 (2016) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2016.11.117
  • Csaba Haraszkó, István Németh: „DES Configurators for Rapid Virtual Prototyping and Optimisation of Manufacturing Systems”, Periodica Polytechnica – Mechanical Engineering, 59:(3) pp. 143-152 (2015) http://dx.doi.org/10.3311/PPme.7888
  • István Németh, János Püspöki, Csaba Haraszkó, Gyula Mátyási, Tibor Nagy, Christopher Freeman, Robin W. Scott, James S. Baldwin: “3D Design Support for Rapid Virtual Prototyping of Manufacturing Systems”, Procedia CIRP, 7: pp. 431-436 (2013) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2013.06.011
  • Van Brussel, P. Sas, I. Németh, P. De Fonseca, and P. Van den Braembussche: „Towards a mechatronic compiler”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 6:(1) pp. 90-105 (2001) http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/3516.914395


  • Metal-cutting machine tools and industrial robots (BSc; Hungarian course)
  • Mechatronic design of CNC systems (BSc; Hungarian course)
  • Digital manufacturing (BSc; Hungarian course)
  • Cyber-physical manufacturing systems (BSc; Hungarian course)
  • Manufacturing (BSc; Hungarian course)
  • Manufacturing machinery (MSc; Hungarian course)
  • Planning and simulation of manufacturing systems and facilities (MSc; Hungarian course)
  • Manufacturing science (MSc, Hungarian course)
  • Machine tools and manufacturing systems  (BSc; English course)
  • Manufacturing (BSc; English course)
  • NC machine tools (MSc; English course)
  • Machine design and productiont technology (MSc; English course)

Running projects

Researcher of a national research project:

Title of project: Moduláris digitális gyártástechnológiai keretrendszer és szolgáltatások fejlesztése KKV-k számára (Development of a digital manufacturing technology framework and solutions for SMEs)
Registration number of project: 2017-1.3.1-VKE-2017-00029
Planned duration: 1 Jan. 2018 – 31 Dec. 2020

Manager of an international research project:

Title of project: Prognostics based Reliability Analysis for Maintenance Scheduling (Acronym: PROGRAMS)
European research project (EU H2020-FOF, contract number: 767287)
Planned duration: 1 Oct. 2017 – 30 Sept. 2020

Researcher and manager of two completed national research projects (ADAPTOOL, GINOP FF1) and four completed international research projects (MECOMAT, NEXT, COPERNICO, EASE-R3).

Further information on the completed projects.


Updated: 23 August 2020

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