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Engineering educator

István Nagy, Hungarian engineering educator. Recipient E. Mittelmonn Achievement award, 2009; grantee Erskine fellow, University Canterbury, 1989; Postdoctorate fellow, University Toronto, 1965-1967.


Nagy, István was born on August 12, 1931 in Budapest, Hungary. Son of Károly and Károlyné (Lehner) Nagy.


Master of Science, Technology University, Budapest, 1953. Doctor of Philosophy, Technology University, Budapest, 1960. Master of Science in Technology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 1959.

Degree in Technology Science, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 1975.


Chief researcher Computation and Automation Institute, Budapest, 1967-1970, head department, 1970-1990. Research Technology University, 1957-1965, head department, 1976-1996, head group, since 1996. Part-time project engineer Ganz Electric Work, Budapest, 1960-1974.

Visiting professor University Madison (Wisconsin), 1991, University Tokyo, 1994.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (textbook) Fundamentals of Electrical Circuit, 1963. Contributor more than 300 articles to professional journals. Patentee in field (Golden award for Distinguished Inventions, 1975, 78, 84).


Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (William Newell award, 2008). Member Hungarian Electrotech. Association (Zipernowsky award 1963, Csáki award 1992, Szecheni prize, 2005), Hungarian Academy of Sciences (academy award 1974, chairman electrical engineering committee 1990-1996), European Power Electrical Association (executive council since 1993), Power Electrical and Motion Control (council since 1996).


  • Other Interests

    Literature, tennis.


Married Istvánné Tassy, June 10, 1958. 1 child, Andrea.

Károly Nagy

Károlyné (Lehner) Nagy

Istvánné Tassy

Andrea Nagy