Every year in late November our Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER) gives a number of awards at the annual FER Day celebration and our department is proud to have received several notable awards.
A Bronze Plaque ‘’Josip Lončar’’ was awarded to our recently graduated Masters student Otto Heide, who launched his career at the Croatian Transmission System Operator (HOPS Ltd.). Our PhD students who graduated in 2021, Zora Luburić, Kristina Pandžić and Ivan Pavić, received the Silver Plaques ‘’Josip Lončar’’ for extraordinary PhD theses. Only five such awards were given this year and our exceptional researchers received three of them! All three awarded PhDs were defended according to the so-called Scandinavian system, as they all published three or more papers in renowned research journals.
Furthermore, FER awarded our assistant professor Božidar Filipović-Grčić the science award for outstanding research results in the last five years, while our Smart Grid Lab (SGLab) headed by professor Igor Kuzle received the award for the laboratory with the most internationally recognized group of researchers at FER. Finally, this year’s best PhD student in the power systems PhD program is Matej Krpan who was awarded the Frano Luetić award.
This year, aside from attendees from scientific, educational, economic and military institutions, the ceremony was also attended by esteemed guests from the government, including the President of the Republic of Croatia Zoran Milanović, the State Secretary at the Central State Office for the Development of Digital Society Bernard Gršić, and the Mayor of the City of Zagreb Tomislav Tomašević who addressed the audience at the beginning of the event. The dean of FER, Gordan Gledec, PhD, also gave an impressive and memorable keynote speech in which he emphasized the need to stimulate entrepreneurship, especially startups, innovation and research.
The Department of Energy and Power Systems is grateful to have been able to support the works of its highly recognized faculty and staff and it is exceptionally proud of their achievements!
Link to the video recording of the event: youtu.be/JcQxhm_dVvU
Photos from the event can be found below.