The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Maribor and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana, in sponsorship and cooperation with the CIGRE-CIRED National Committee, award the traditional Bedjanič Awards for PhD and MSc theses in the fields of electrical power engineering and automation.
Over the years, the prize has become recognised, particularly in business sector and in the electrical engineering science as one of the few prizes in the field of engineering, awarded for academic achievements that also represent economic or technological utility. Most of the prizewinners are today eminent researchers, university professors, businessmen and experts with an international reputation in European and world professional associations. This guarantees that this year's winners will also have promising careers, especially in times of global change, when knowledge is one of the key comparative advantages for faster development and global competitiveness.
prize winners from the University of Ljubljana
Winners from our faculty
The PhD thesis prize was awarded to Dr. Mitja Antončič under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Boštjan Blažič for his thesis titled "State estimator of medium and low voltage distribution network using Kalman filter ".
The prizes for the Master's thesis were awarded to:
- Luka Zidarič, mag. Eng. in Electrical Engineering, under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Urban Rudež and co-supervision of Petr Simončič for his thesis entitled Inertia Masses in the Power System of Slovenia.
- Blaž Okorn, mag. Eng. in Electrical Engineering, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Matej Zajc and co-supervision of Prof. Dr. Nermin Suljanović, for his thesis entitled Coordination of Active Clients with the Etherum Platform.
The Faculty of Electrical Engineering did not have any PhD or MSc thesis winners in 2018.
The PhD thesis prize was awarded to Dr Blaž Kirn, under the supervision of Prof. Dr Marek Topič, for his thesis entitled Life Cycle Performance of Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants.
The award for the Master's thesis was awarded to Jani Frank, MSc, for his thesis entitled Testing of converter devices with real-time simulators and HIL methods . J. Frank, Electrical Engineer, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Boštjan Blažič.