BME: Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

The Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) (founded in 1782) is the largest educational and research center in Hungary in the field of engineering science and technology.

The Institute of Nuclear Techniques (NTI) of the BME was founded and serves as an inter-university educational, training and research organization, because of its unique 100 kW training reactor. The main task is to educate the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students of the BME in different fields of nuclear technology. The NTI organises the "Nuclear Techniques" specialisation program within the physics training and provides “Nuclear Energy” specialization for energy engineers. The NTI has also its own, accredited Ph. D. program. Since 2003, it has been the main organiser and host of the Eugene Wigner international course on reactor physics experiments in the framework of the ENEN Association It also regularly hosts training courses for visiting students from European partner universities.

Research scope of the NTI also covers wide areas of nuclear technology: neutronics (Monte Carlo and deteministic methods), thermalhydraulics, radiochemistry, health physics, fusion technology, nuclear diagnostics.

Key persons in the project:

Dr. Sándor Fehér, is an associate professor of the BME NTI. He has graduated as a physicist in 1975 and earned a Ph.D. degree in nuclear physics in 1989. He has several decades of education and research experience on neutronics calculations (especially Monte Carlo methods) and fuel cycle studies. He authors over 70 journal papers, reports and conference publication on the above topics. He is the supervisor of the research on GenIV reactors at the NTI.

Máté Szieberth, is an assistant professor of the BME NTI. He has joined the institute as a Ph. D. student after he obtained his MSc degree at BME in engineering physics in 2000. His research focused on the neutronics of molten salt reactors with special emphasis on the transmutation of minor actinides. Between 2001 and 2003 he has spent 10 months as quest researcher and junior research fellow at the Interfaculty Reactor Institute of the Delft University of Technology working on Monte Carlo method development for the simulation of neutron noise measurement in subcritical systems. This field is still among his main research interests. His present duties involves supervising student exercises in the training reactor, holding lectures on Monte Carlo methods and neutronics calculation tools and performing and supervising research in the field of ADS, Generation IV reactors and fusion neutronics.