Tamás Koltai works as professor of production and operations management at the Department of Management and Corporate Economics of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics since 1983. For 10 years he also taught operations management in the Business School of the Central European University as adjunct professor. He was a visiting Scholar in the Michigan Business School for one academic year, and he worked as visiting professor at the University of Seville in Spain for three year.
He has a master degree in mechanical engineering and a PhD in industrial engineering. He is head of the Production Management Group of his department. He also works as editor in chief of Periodica Polytechnica which is a scientific pier reviewed journal of the faculty of Management and Social Sciences. He was a co-editor of the Harvard Business Review Hungarian Edition between 1999 and 2010.
His research areas are cost analysis of manufacturing and service operations and mathematical modeling of manufacturing and service systems. He has a special interest in flexible manufacturing. He published several papers in the International of Production Economics, Omega, International Journal of Production Research, European Journal of Operational Research and in Production and Operations Management.