BME success stories in Forbes Magazine's 30 Successful Hungarians Under 30 list

The Forbes 30 list calls attention to young people under 30 who have achieved recognition for their outstanding achievements in their field, in 5 categories.

To make the list, it was not only performance that counted, but also the character, talent, outlook and uniqueness of the participants. The list also includes a team of researchers and entrepreneurs who started their career at BME, and whose results have already been reported by

In the science category, Krisztina Regős was ranked among the best. In her academic work, she was inspired by the “Gömböc” that originates from BME. With the professional support of her mentor, Gábor Domokos (Professor at the Department of Morphology and Geometric Modelling and the Department of Mechanics, Materials and Structures at the Faculty of Architecture at BME (BME ÉPK); Head, Eötvös Lóránd Research Network-BME Morphodynamics of Solids Research Group), she succeeded in proving a 50-year-old mathematical conjecture. Krisztina has made no less than significant progress in proving one of the mathematical conjectures of John Horton Conway, a mathematician at Princeton University and the creator of the computer Game of Life. But Krisztina is not only working on monostatic polyhedra. In her other research topic, the geometrical modelling of spatial filling patterns in planes, she is collaborating with experts from several foreign scientific institutions (geophysicists at the University of Pennsylvania, chemists at the University of Bern, and physicists at the University of Basel). She also participates with Gábor Domokos in a project of the Eötvös Lóránd Research Network-BME Morphodynamics of Solids Research Group, in which she analyses the geometrical properties of urban road networks to draw conclusions about the way cities develop and other relevant features. The multi-award-winning architect, who graduated last year, has enough publications to earn a PhD. Krisztina Regős was interviewed by after her achievements at the XXXIV OTDK and after winning the Best Lecturer Award in her section. Last summer she told us about her work on the occasion of her thesis defense presentation. Krisztina was awarded the Gyula Strommer Scholarship in 2019, was elected the BME Faculty of Architecture’s Student of the Year in 2021, and also received the Hauszmann-prize in 2022. The talented young researcher has already won the FameLab Audience Award, and in 2021 she was awarded the Dennis Gábor Scientific Student Scholarship in recognition of her work to date. Her PhD studies are supported by the Albrecht Science Fellowship.

Krisztina Regős was the lead author of a recent paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), one of the world's most prestigious journals. In addition to researchers from the University of Basel and the University of Bern, Gábor Domokos and Professor Konstantin S. Novoselov, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010 for his research on graphene, also contributed to the publication. In the study, researchers propose a new solution based on a geometric idea to accurately map the supramolecular pattern of single-layer materials. (Details of the joint publication with the Nobel Prize-winning physicist were recently reported by

Another former student of the BME Faculty of Architecture was also included in the Forbes list: Brigitta Fischer graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in 2018 and made the Forbes 30/30 list as a world bridge champion.

Among the winners in the business category are the creators of the Volteum app: the BME engineering team won the best of class award in the 2020 Hungarian innovation competition for the future of energetics.  The 4 young people, Kornél Kálmán, Dávid Kertész, Krisztián Putti and Zsófia Tóth first met at the College of Energetics at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of BME (BME GPK), where they participated in several professional programmes, and then decided to jointly create an innovation that would offer a technological solution to a current socio-economic problem. "As environmentally friendly technologies become more widespread, more and more e-charging stations are being built, but the number of these is much smaller than the number of traditional petrol stations. For this reason, owners of electric cars need to think carefully about planning longer distances when they travel with their vehicle. We can provide unique help with our application" - that is how the students who came up with the idea summarised the aim of the Volteum application in a report given to 3 years ago. In the meantime, they have already entered the market in the US and Canada, and have been accepted into the prestigious Techstars accelerator programme.

You can find out more about the team and the Volteum app on their Facebook page.


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