Principal Investigator

Fekete, Zoltán PhD



e-mail: fekete.zoltan [at]

Zoltán Fekete received Master and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 2009 and 2013, respectively, from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, in Hungary. His research interests lie in the development of silicon and polymer based MEMS devices for biomedical applications including novel, multimodal neural interfaces. In 2014, he was a Humboldt Fellow in the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) at the University of Freiburg. From 2015, he is the head of the Research Group for Implantable Microsystems, Faculty of Information Technology & Bionics, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, where he devotes his research to the development and testing of microdevices designed for infrared neural stimulation. He is also acting as principal investigator in the Centre for Energy Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, where he develops the technology of soft polymer based  implants for cortical electrophysiology combined with other neuroimaging techniques.


Pongrácz, Anita PhD
e-mail: pongracz.anita [at]

Anita Pongrácz received her MSc degree in engineering physics in 2004 from the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary. In 2006–2007 she worked as a baseline process engineer in the UC Berkeley Microfabrication Laboratory. Her main responsibilities were to design, fabricate, test, and evaluate CMOS test devices. She received her PhD in 2010 and was a research fellow at the Institute of Technical Physics and Material Science of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences until 2018. Her research interests include microfabrication of NeuroMEMS devices. She is author and co-author of more than 50 papers and 3 patents.


Bérces, Zsófia, PhD
e-mail: berces.zsofia [at]
Zsófia Bérces received her MSc and PhD degree in infobionics from the Pázmány Péter Catholic University (PPCU) in Budapest in 2013 and in 2018, respectively. She focuses on experimental research on biocompatibility issues of brain-machine interfaces.


PhD students

Fedor, Flóra
Flóra Fedor received her Msc in Biology in 2016. As the PhD student of the Doctoral School for Chemical Engineering & Material Science, Pannon University, she is working on the introduction of novel polymer microelectrode arrays into in vivo applications focusing on schizophrenia and epilepsy models. Supervisor: Zoltán Fekete


Horváth, Ágoston
e-mail: horvath.agoston.csaba [at]
Ágoston Horváth received his MSc in Electrical Engineering at Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE) in 2016. He joined the group in 2013, when he focused on the fabrication and characterisation of nanoscale surfaces for life sciences. He is currently working towards his PhD degree as the postgraduate student at the Doctoral Scool for Material Science, Óbuda University. His research interest lies in the design and fabrication of silicon based multimodal neural sensors. Supervisor: Zoltán Fekete


Szabó, Ágnes
e-mail: szabo.agnes [at] itk.ppke.hue
Ágnes Szabó received her MSc in Infobionics at Pazmany Peter Catholic University, Budapest (PPCU) in 2018. She joined the group in 2017. Since then, she is involved in image analysis of experimental data derived from multimodal neuroimaging techniques. She is currently about to start her PhD studies at the Roska Tamas Doctoral Scool of Science and Technology at PPCU. Supervisor: Anita Pongracz & Zoltán Fekete.


Zátonyi, Anita
e-mail: zatonyi.anita [at]
Anita Zátonyi joined the NeuroMEMS group as an Msc student of BUTE. She received her Msc in Chemical Engineering in 2016. As the PhD student of the Doctoral school for Chemical Engineering & Material Science, Pannon University, she currently works on the technology of polymer-based neural implants for mulitmodal neuroimaging applications. Supervisor: Zoltán Fekete



Enikő Fritz, Msc, Prototype Engineer at Diatron Medical Instruments (HU)

Attila Németh, Msc, European Informatics Support Engineer at BD Biosciences (UK)

Gergely Márton, PhD, Research Fellow at Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology, RCNS, HAS (HU)

Marcell Kiss, Msc, PhD student at EPFL (CH)

Róbert Hodován, Msc, electrical enginner at CER, HAS (HU)

Máté Handbauer, Msc, PhD student at Pazmany Peter Catholic University (HU)

Szabolcs Barna, Bsc, development engineer at Infineon GmbH (HU)

Zita Zsiros, Msc, development engineer at 77 Elektronika Ltd. (HU)

Dávid Mallár, Bsc, software developer at DXC Technologies (HU)