LEND team

Igor Papič, Prof.  PhD
Head of Laboratory

E-mail: igor.papic@fe.uni-lj.si
Phone: +386 (0)1 4768 244
Fax: +386 (0)1 4768 289
Mobile: +386 (0)41 509 703

Prof. Dr. Igor Papič received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees, all in electrical engineering, from University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 1992, 1995 and 1998, respectively. From 1994 to 1996 he was with Siemens Power Transmission and Distribution Group in Erlangen, Germany. Currently he is a professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Ljubljana. In 2001 he was a visiting professor at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. His research interests include power conditioners, FACTS devices, power quality and active distribution networks.

Boštjan Blažič, Prof. PhD
Associate Professor

E-mail: bostjan.blazic@fe.uni-lj.si
Phone: +386 (0)1 4768 414
Fax: +386 (0)1 4768 289

Prof. Dr. Boštjan Blažič received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees, all in electrical engineering from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 2000, 2003 and 2005, respectively. Currently he is a professor with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Ljubljana. His research interests include power quality, distributed generation, mathematical analysis and control of power converters.

Marko Čepin, Prof. PhD
Associate Professor

E-mail: marko.cepin@fe.uni-lj.si
Phone: +386 (0)1 4768 243
Fax: +386 (0)1 4768 289

Prof. Dr. Marko Čepin received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 1992, 1995 and 1999, respectively. He was employed at Jožef Stefan Institute in the years from 1992 to 2009. He was invited to Polytechnic University of Valencia in the year 2001. He is a professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, from the year 2009. He was the president of Nuclear Society of Slovenia (2010-2014, 2014-2018). He is the president of European Safety and Reliability Association (2018-2020). His research interests include power systems, power plants and reliability of power systems.

Klemen Knez
Student Researcher

E-mail: kk3026@student.uni-lj.si
Phone: +386 (0)1 4768 924

Klemen Knez graduated in 2020 from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana. Since January 2020, he has been working at Laboratory for Electrical Networks and Devices as a student researcher in the field of smart grids. He participates in various industrial and European projects, such as the Smart Grid simulation platform. He also participated in the development of the National Smart Grid Program (NSGP), where simulations with various smart grid solutions were performed on reference models.

Leopold Herman, PhD
Researcher

E-mail: leopold.herman@fe.uni-lj.si
Phone: +386 (0)1 4768 178
Fax: +386 (0)1 4768 289

Leopold Herman received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 2008. Currently he is a Researcher at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana. His research interests include power quality and power system simulations.

Aljaž Špelko
Researcher

E-mail: aljaž.spelko@fe.uni-lj.si
Phone: +386 (0)1 4768 901

In 2016, he received his master’s degree from the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering. In the same year, he joined the Laboratory for Electric Power Networks and Devices (LEON) at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana. In 2019, he was hired as an teaching assistant.

As part of his research work, he focuses on the field of power quality. Among other things, he focuses on determining the harmonic emissions of the consumer and the network, the compensation of the consumer harmonic flow and the area of ​​smart grids. As part of his research work, he has participated in several different industrial and European projects, including the Slovenian-Japanese project NEDO, European projects MIGRATE, DeCAS and SMAGRINET. He also actively participates in the international working group CIGRE JWG 4.42.

Janja Dolenc
Researcher

E-mail: janja.dolenc@fe.uni-lj.si
Phone:  +386 (0)1 4768 838

Janja Dolenc received her master’s degree in 2018 at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana under the mentorship of prof. dr. Boštjan Blažič. Since February 2016, she has been working at LEND as a student in the field of real-time simulations. Her master’s thesis deals with algorithms for connecting two simulators in real time in order to test the integration of FACTS devices in large networks. Her doctoral study focuses on the iterative calculation of harmonic power flows using multiparametric device models.

She has been employed at LEND since September 2018, and her primary research area is harmonic analysis, where she works on projects of Development Plans (ZDS Štore, ZDS Ravne). She also works on the analyzes of the integration of FACTS devices in the Slovenian network system. In addition to harmonic analyzes, she is also active in the field of smart grids, within which she took over the management of the SMAGRINET project in 2019, the goal of which is to educate future engineers about smart grids.

Marjan Ilkovski
Researcher

E-mail: marjan.ilkovski@fe.uni-lj.si
Phone: +386 (0)1 4768 289

Marjan Ilkovski received his master’s degree in 2019 at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana under the mentorship of prof. dr. Boštjan Blažič. Since February 2017, he has been working at LEND as a student in the field of smart grids as part of the Slovenian-Japanese NEDO project. His master’s thesis deals with algorithms for predicting the load of HV / MV transformers that supply networks with a large proportion of solar power plants. He has been employed at LEND as a researcher since April 2019, and his primary research is smart grids.

Jure Lokar
Researcher

E-mail: jure.lokar@fe.uni-lj.si
Phone: +386 (0)1 4768 179

In 2018, Jure Lokar completed his bachelor degree studies at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, and in 2021 he completed his master’s degree at the same faculty. In his master’s thesis, he discussed the use of the method of modal analysis to limit harmonic resonance phenomena in power grids.

He joined the Laboratory for Electrical Networks and Devices as a student in 2019, and since 2021 he has been employed as a researcher in the laboratory, where he works in the field of electricity quality and participates in industrial projects, including Capacity Workforce Management in the distribution network and NEDO Flex.

Klemen Knez
Student Researcher

E-mail: kk3026@student.uni-lj.si
Phone: +386 (0)1 4768 924

Klemen Knez graduated in 2020 from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana. Since January 2020, he has been working at Laboratory for Electrical Networks and Devices as a student researcher in the field of smart grids. He participates in various industrial and European projects, such as the Smart Grid simulation platform. He also participated in the development of the National Smart Grid Program (NSGP), where simulations with various smart grid solutions were performed on reference models.