Tamás Bányai was awarded with an MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Miskolc, Hungary, in 1993 and a PhD degree in Engineering Sciences (Thesis title: "Design of Sorting Systems served by mobile Robots") from the same institution in 1999. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Institute of Logistics at the University of Miskolc. He has more than 20 years of teaching and research experience in the design and control of materials handling systems and supply chain management, with special emphasis in heuristic optimization of large scale systems.
He has previously served as the deputy director and member of the supervisory board of the Regional Knowledge Centre of Mechatronics and Logistics. He is currently a member of the Committee of Logistics and the Committee of Engineering and Computer Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and is also an editorial board member of the International Journal of Research and Engineering and the Journal of Advanced Logistics Systems - Theory and Practice.
Tamás has been a member and manager of more than 50 national and international R&D projects. He has worked in academia for nearly 25 years and has published over 150 research papers, book chapters and conference proceedings. His research interests include logistics and supply chain management, material handling systems and machines, mobile robot systems, heuristic optimization, manufacturing technology for automotive industry.
Away from academia, his other interests include playing the piano and taking photographs.