Dr. László Palkovics

Dr. László Palkovics

Minister of State for Education Ministry of Human Capacities

Education:

1989 Master of Science degree Budapest University of Technology and Economics Faculty of Transportation Engineering (Department of Automobile Engineering)

1993 PhD Degree mechanical engineering

1998 Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (DSc) mechanical engineering

2000 Habilitation Technical sciences


Work experience:

1989 Research fellow at the Technical University of Helsinki, Finland (vehicle stability)

1990 Research student at the Technical University of Budapest (vehicle engineering)

1991 Research assignment at the TU Delft, The Netherlands (vehicle control)

1992 Assistant professor at the TU Budapest Research assignment at the TU Delft (vehicle control), The Netherlands

1993 - 1994 Research fellow at the Center for Surface Transportation Technology, CNRC, Canada

1994 Associate professor and head of department at the TU Budapest, Department of Automobile Engineering

1995 Unversity assignment is ongoing

1996 Research fellow at the Institute of Automation and Computer Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Scieces (ongoing until today)

2000 Professor and head of department (TU Budapest, Department of Automobiles), Hungary

2001 - 2003 Professor at the Department of Automobiles, TU Budapest, Hungary

2004 -2010 Vice President of Advanced Engineering of the Knorr Bremse Systems for Commercial

2010 Vice rector of strategic affairs at the College of Kecskemet, Hungary, Research professor at the Szechenyi University in Győr, Hungary

2012 Professor at the Department of Auto-mobiles, TU Budapest, Hungary, Research professor at the Szechenyi University in Győr, Hungary


Prizes and Acknowledgements:

2001 Széchenyi Award (2001, highest award donated by the Hungarian State for technical excellence) for the achievements in the area of course dynamics stabilization system for commercial vehicles

2009 Gabor Denes Award (2009, private award donated by No-vofer Foundation for scientists) for achievements in intel-ligent vehicle systems

2009 European Traffic Safety Award for Commercial Vehicles (2oo9, donated by EVU – European Union for Road Accident Research)