Dr. Pal SZENTANNAI, Deputy Head of Department, Associate Professor

Office: D 206B

Phone: +36-1-463-2559

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Pal Szentannai is the Executive Committee Member designated by Hungary in the IEA - FBC (International Energy Agency - Fluidized Bed Conversion, ieafbc.org). He authored and edited several books on the topics advanced power plant process control and fluidized bed combustion (Advanced, Springer, Scale-Up, Glossary). He is also proud of the many years' experiences he gained in the energy industry as an engineer on proposals, commissioning, and design of thermal and control systems (GEA-EGI).

Educational Activities in Subjects

* Language of the course is Hungarian
** Language of the course is English

Scientific & Research Activities

FBCs and other environment-friendly applications of the fluidized bed technology; Renewable solid biomass utilization for energy production; Combustion of solid fuels; Power plant applications of advanced control techniques; Modeling of (dynamic, multivariable, nonlinear) energy technology processes; Model based control design.


List of publications
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Qualification, Academic Degree

2001 Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, BME Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
1988 M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, BME Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics


2011- BME, Department of Energy Engineering - Associate Professor
2003-2011 BME, Department of Energy Engineering - Assistant Professor, (2003-2010: part time)
2007-2010 TU Wien, Institut für Verfahrenstechnik, Prof. Winter - Senior Researcher: Modeling & development of novel envi. processes
2002-2007 LG Energia Ltd: Chief Scientific Officer - Theoretical and experimental results on sewage sludge FBC util.
TU Wien, Institut für Technische Wärmelehre, Prof. Linzer, Werner - Research Fellow: Final model validation
1999-2002 GEA-EGI Co Ltd: Research- and Proposal Engineer - Development of a thermal design tool; on-site measurements
1998 TU Wien, I.f. Maschinen- und Prozessautomatisierung, Prof. Jörgl - Research Fellow: New advanced control strategy for FBCs
1996 Universität-GH-Siegen, Institute für Energietechnik, Prof. Fett - Research Fellow: Mathematical modeling of CFBCs
1996-1998 BME, Institute for Energy - Ph.D. Student: Qualification of the Thesis: "summa cum laude"
1993 BME, Institute for Electrotechniques - Part-time lecturer: new measurement exercise
1988-1995 Institute for Energy CO Ltd: Design Engineer - Numerous plans designed and commissioned; Heller Prize
1987 AEG - Seligenstadt/Main: IAESTE fellowship
Two internal AEG reports
1983-1988 BME, Faculty for Electrical Engineering
Student; Qualification of the M.Sc. Diploma: "Excellent"
1978-1982 Secondary Grammar School – sudent
II. Price on the National Competition for Experimetal Physics