Sándor Rejtő

(Košice, August 21, 1853 – Budapest, February 4, 1928)

Mechanical engineer, university professor, member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

He graduated from the Budapest University of Technology in 1877. In 1882 he was an industrial supervisor, in 1886 he was a private teacher at the Budapest University of Technology. In 1891 he was professor of mechanical technology and the rector of the university. He organized – partly with his own machines and instruments – the material testing laboratory of the Department of Mechanical Technology of the Budapest University of Technology, the Association of Hungarian Materials Testers; and started and edited its bulletin. His general theory of the behavior of structural materials aroused great interest and much debate. His work as a professor, researcher and, as the first industry supervisorwas particularly successful in the development of the textile industry. He has also been active in the International Association of Materials Testers; at its 1912 New York Congress he served as Honorary President.

Updated: 10.05.2024.