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.

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.

Mitja Antončič
Young Researcher

E-mail: mitja.antoncic@fe.uni-lj.si
Phone: +386 (0)1 4768 924

He received his master’s degree from University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering in 2016. In 2016 he started working as a young researcher in the Laboratory of Electricity Networks and Devices (LEND) at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering.

His research is focused on the active distribution networks. He is researching the effect of modern network loads, such as distributed generation, energy storage and electric vehicles. As a young researcher he is involved in a number of different projects among others the NEDO project (Slovenian-Japanese partnership), and EC funded projects DeCAS and Story. He was also actively participating in different international conferences.

Besides the researching he is also involved in organisation of international conferences, faculty summer camps and is a founding member of a Slovenian CIGRÉ-CIRED youth section.

 

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.

Gregor Lekan 
Researcher

E-mail: gregor.lekan@fe.uni-lj.si
Phone:  +386 (0)1 4768 288

Gregor Lekan began his research career in December 2017, when he was employed as a student at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (UL) in the Laboratory for Electrical Networks and Devices. He received his master’s degree a year later under the mentorship of prof. dr. Boštjan Blažič. In his master’s thesis, he discussed the determination of the reference model of the distribution network using various machine learning methods.

In 2019 he started working as a researcher and has since participated in various European and industrial projects. As part of the NEDO project, he dealt with the field of load modeling and the application of the CVR service on real low-voltage and medium-voltage networks. As part of the project, he participated in the development of a simulation platform for network design, which includes modeling of loads such as electric vehicles and heat pumps and diffuse sources.

As part of the SMAGRINET project, which aims to educate future engineers in the field of smart grids, he gave a guest lecture at TU Berlin. 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.

 

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.

Klemen Knez 
Student

E-mail: kk3026@student.uni-lj.si
Phone: +386 (0)1 4768 928

Klemen Knez graduated in 2020 from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana. Since January 2020, he has been working at LEND as a student 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.

Jure Lokar
Student

E-mail: js5391@student.uni-lj.si

Jure Lokar completed his first Bologna level study program at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana in 2018, and is currently a student at the second Bologna level of the Electrical Engineering study program. In the Laboratory for Electricity Networks and Devices, he works as a student in the field of electricity quality and participates in industrial projects, including Capacity workforce management in the distribution network and NEDO Flex.