I am a member of the Smart Grid Lab at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. This unique laboratory facility is a fully digital microgrid composed of a hydro power plant (with Pelton turbine), photovoltaic panels, multiple battery energy storage units, electric vehicle charger, digital loads as well as an internal grid. Our latest achievement is the implementation of control using augmented reality glasses (Microsoft Hololens). You should definitely check out our cool demonstration video here!
Currently, there are few open positions funded through the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund. Well-motivated candidates are welcome to apply by sending me an email.
Self-funded students and researchers are welcome to contact me regarding joining the team as well.
Current PhD Students
Graduated PhD Students
Zora Luburić graduated in March 2021 with Summa cum laude. Her doctorate Optimal power system operation and planning of investments in new lines, energy storage and continuous serial compensation of power lines was awarded under the Scandinavian model after publishing five papers in JCR journals. Members of her PhD Committee: Prof. Marko Delimar (UNIZG-FER), Prof. Miguel Carrion (Univ. Castilla-La Mancha), Prof. Igor Kuzle (UNIZG-FER). Zora was employed at UNIZG-FER as a Research Assistant in the period 2015-2018, when she joined the Croatian TSO HOPS
Mateo Beus graduated in November 2021 with Magna cum Laude. His thesis Model predictive control in hydro turbine power control was awarded under the Scandinavian model after publishing three papers in JCR journals. Members of his PhD Committee: Prof. Mato Baotić (UNIZG-FER), Prof. Andrej Jokić (UNIZG-FSB), Prof. Igor Kuzle (UNIZG-FER). Mateo was a Teaching Assistant during his studies, now he is a Postdoc with UNIZG-FER.
Graduated Master Students
Marijan Vukelić – graduated in 2022, now with Infineon Austria
Bruno Malbašić – graduated in 2022, now with the Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar
Marija Čuljak – graduated in 2021, now with the Univ. Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Otto Heide- graduated in 2021, now with the INETEC
Petra Miljan – graduated in 2021, now with the Univ. Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Nikolina Čović – graduated in 2020, now with the Univ. Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Matea Vidan – graduated in 2020, now with Uprise
Karlo Šepetanc – graduated in 2020, now with the Univ. Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Jako Cammu (KU Leuven) – graduated in 2018
Filip Kopecki – graduated in 2018
Marija Miletić – graduated in 2018, now with the Univ. Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Josip Pavlek – graduated in 2017, now with IE-Energy
Monika Vujica – graduated in 2016, now with the Croatian TSO HOPS
Luka Punda – graduated in 2015, now with the Infobip