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Researchers of Széchenyi István University won an international award

Tar Gábor | 2022-12-16
Three researchers and lecturers from Széchenyi István University have won the award for the best scientific paper at the most important conference on power electronics and motion control in Central and Eastern Europe.

At the end of September, the most important power electronics and motion control conference in the region, which dates back more than half a century, was held in Brasov, Romania. The Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference focuses on research topics of power electronics, controls systems, electrical drives, robotics and related topics.

The conference was established in the 1970s at the instigation of Hungarian experts to provide a common forum for experts in the field from Western and Eastern Europe. Since then, the programme has grown into a world conference under the auspices of the IEEE, the most prestigious professional organisation in electrical and electronics engineering. This year’s event attracted more than 200 participants from 30 countries around the world, with 150 papers and presentations, according to a press release of Széchenyi István University (SZE).

Three researchers and lecturers of SZE won the Best Paper Award at the conference:

  • Dr. Dénes Fodor, Head of the Department of Power Electronics and Electric Drives at Széchenyi István University
  • István Szalay, current PhD student
  • Dr. Krisztián Enisz, former PhD student

István Szalay, PhD student of Széchenyi István University and Dr. Dénes Fodor, Head of the Department of Power Electronics and Electric Drives of the institution with the award (Photo: Széchenyi István University/Márton Horváth)

The researchers of SZE have received the award for the presentation of comparison of square-wawe and sinusoidal signal injection in sensorless polarity detection for PMSMs. The authors of the award-winning paper believe that the uniqueness of their method makes it eligible for world patent protection.

Internationally recognised Hungarian researchers

As for international success of Hungarian researchers, we recently reported that Péter Nagy, research assistant professor at Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), was the only Hungarian to win a grant in this year’s European Research Council’s excellence program for younger researchers. The researcher at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering of BME won a five-year grant of 1.2 million Euro for his project aiming at the high-accuracy, quantum chemistry based modelling of molecular processes.

We also reported that this year’s list of the world’s most cited researchers includes five Hungarian scientists.