Gábor Stépán#


Gábor Stépán
Email:stepan 'at' mm.bme.hu
Membership Number:3562
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:HUNGARY
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Username:gstepan
Elected:2013
Homepage: http://www.mm.bme.hu/~stepan





Present and Previous Positions
  • 2011, 06 - 2014, 05 Chairman of the Section of Engineering Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 2008, 08 - 2012, 07 Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • 1995, 07 - to date Professor and Head of Department of Applied Mechanics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • 1994, 09 - 1995, 06 Fulbright Visiting Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
  • 1991, 07 - 1994, 08 Associate Professor, Department of Applied Mechanics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • 1989, 08 - 1991, 06 Senior Research Associate, Research Group on Mechanics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 1988, 02 - 1989, 07 Research Fellow, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  • 1981, 09 - 1987, 01 Research Associate, Research Group on Mechanics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 1980, 08 - 1981, 08 Design Engineer, Machine Tool Factory, Csepel Works
  • 1978, 09 - 1980, 07 PhD student, Department of Applied Mechanics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Fields of Scholarship
  • Analytical mechanics
  • Equations of motion of mechanical systems
  • Stability theory
  • Nonlinear vibrations
  • Parametric excitation of delayed mechanical systems
  • Dynamic contact problems
  • Differential equations
  • Delay-differential equations
  • Time-periodic delayed systems
  • Bifurcation theory
  • Chaos
  • Applications in mechanical engineering:
  • Stabilization of unstable equilibria and unstable motions
  • Nonlinear dynamics of wheels
  • Machine tool vibrations
  • Vibration and stability issues of robots
  • Force control
  • Human balancing
  • Rehabilitation robotics

Honours and Awards
  • 2012 Associate member (CIRP - The International Academy for Production Engineering)
  • 2012 Leo Szilard Prize of Professors (E.On Hungary Ltd. and Ministry of Public Administration and Justice, Hungary)
  • 2011 Szechenyi Prize (Hungarian Republic)
  • 2008 Muttnyanszky Prize (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
  • 2007 Full member (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
  • 2007 Simonyi Engineering Prize (Charles Simonyi Fund for the Arts and Sciences)
  • 2002 Pro Doctorandis award (National Organization of PhD Students in Hungary)
  • 2001 Corresponding member (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
  • 2001 Professional Teacher award (Ministry of Education, Hungarian Republic)
  • 1997 Szechenyi Professors' Scholarship (Ministry of Education and Culture, Hungarian Republic)
  • 1987 Young Researchers' Award (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

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