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 (2021/2022/2nd semester): Wednesday 10:00 – 12:00
E-mail: nemeth.istvan





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

2021 Gillemot prize for the Hungarian Mechanical Engineers, BME Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
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: 1
PhD with absolutorium: 2
PhD finished: 1
MSc thesis finished: 49
MSc thesis running: 2
BSc thesis finished: 39
BSc thesis running: 0
TDK finished: 4
TDK running: 1


2015 – Member of the Public body of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, VI. Section of Engineering Sciences, Committee: ‘Material Science and Technology’


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

Research interest and activities

  • Maintenance planning and scheduling of manufacturing machinery.
  • Modelling of the reliability and degradation of manufacturing machinery.
  • Discrete event simulation of manufacturing systems.
  • Design and planning of manufacturing systems (configuration, reconfiguration, analysis and optimisation methods).
  • Design of machine tools.


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Statistics of publications:

Total number of publications: 52
Number of Hungarian publications: 9
Number of publications in foreign language: 43
Number of publications with impact factor: 6
Total number of independent citations: 82

Selected publications:
  • István Németh, Ádám Kocsis, Donát Takács, Basheer W. Shaheen, Márton Takács, Angelo Merlo, Amit Eytan, Luisa Bidoggia, and Paolo Olocco: Maintenance schedule optimisation for manufacturing systems, Proceedings of the 4th IFAC Workshop on Advanced Maintenance Engineering, Service and Technology, AMEST 2020, September 10-11, 2020. Cambridge, UK, pp. 319-324
  • 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
  • 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

Manager of a national research project:

Mesterséges Intelligencia Nemzeti Labor (National Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence)
Planned duration: 1 June 2021 – 31 December 2025

Manager of an international innovation project:

SMART-GRIP: Subproject of the umbrella project Market 4.0 (EU H2020-NMBP-PLUG-2018-IA7)
Title of project
: Integrated software suite for component matchmaking and maintenance planning for robotic grippers
Planned duration: 1 April 2021 – 31 March 2022


Completed projects

Researcher and manager of 5 completed international research projects (MECOMAT, NEXT, COPERNICO, EASE-R3, PROGRAMS), 3 national research projects (ADAPTOOL, GINOP FF1, DIGMAN).

Further information on the completed projects.


Updated: 29 March 2022

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