Magyar (bővebb) változat

Dr. Zoltán Lévai 
Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 
Professor Emeritus

Born in Kisújszállás (Hungary, July 7. 1929.)


    • High School diploma from the Presbyterian High-School, Kisújszállás.
    • Mechanical Engineering Diploma (M.SC.) from the Budapest University of Technology (Faculty of Military Engineering, branch of Armored Vehicles and Automobiles") in 1952.
    • Candidate of Technical Science (Ph.D.), Leningrad Polytechnic Institute, 1956.
    • Doctor of Technical Science (Doc. Sc), Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1967.
    • Ford Fellowship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1967-1968.
Work Experience:
    • Institute of Technical Military Science, researcher, 1952-53.
    • Hungarian Academy of Sciences, aspirant to the "Candidate" degree, 1953...1956.
    • Transportation and Technics Co., Chief Constructor, 1957-1958.
    • Research Institute of Transportation, Scientific Vice-Director, 1958...1960 (full employment), 1960...1962 (partial employment).
    • Technical University of Building Industry and Transportation - today: Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) - Faculty of Transportation, Department of Automobile Engineering ~ Associate Professor (1960-1967), Full-Professor (1967-1997), Professor Emeritus(1997-) ~ Department Head (1961-1982 and 1986-1994), Director of Vehicle Engineering Institute (1979...1991) ~ Vice-Dean (1962-1962), Vice-Rector (1963-1967), Dean (1979-1985).

Fields of Expertise:

    • Theory of Machines and Mechanisms, Planetary Gears, Mechanics of Automobile, Automobile transmissions.
    • Engineering Education, Theory of Curriculum, Education Organization, Methodology.


Social Activities:

    Member (partly was) of several committees of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, different Hungarian scientific associations, the Hungarian Union of Journalists, the International Federation for the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms ( IFToMM), the Societé Européenne pour la Formation des Ingenieurs(SEFI) and the Internationale Gesellschaft für Ingenieurpedägogik (IGIP), in the latter President of the Hungarian Section.

Automobile Engineering Department - Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)