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The UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB (1669) is the oldest and biggest university in South-Eastern Europe. Ever since its foundation, the University has been continually growing and developing and now consist of 29 faculties, three art academies and the Centre for Croatian Studies. With its comprehensive programmes and over 50,000 full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students the University is the strongest teaching institution in Croatia. It offers a wide range of academic degree courses leading to Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees in the following fields: Arts, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Engineering, Humanities, Natural and Social Sciences. It is also a strongly research-oriented institution, contributing with over 50 percent to the total research output of the country.

 

Role in the project

Main UNIZG-FER tasks within MEET project are: development of algorithms for decision support tool for optimal usage of geothermal energy; determining site specific optimal geothermal energy usage and site specific environmental and economic analysis; development of environmental and economic optimization model to determine LCOE of each perspective project.

Ivan Rajšl graduated at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing at the University of Zagreb and graduated in 2007. In the same year, he enrolled in postgraduate doctoral studies at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing at the University of Zagreb where he was employed at the position of scientific researcher on the Department of Energy and Power Systems (where he works until today as assistant professor). During the course of 2015, Ivan Rajšl defended his doctoral dissertation. Ivan Rajšl has ten years of work experience at the position of researcher and  assistant professor at the Department of Energy and Power Systems, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb. He is actively involved in: work on more than ten courses on University of Zagreb: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing; Military Engineering university undergraduate study program and Study of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources in Šibenik; various professional projects from those closely specialized to wide-ranging projects such as strategic national documents: the Energy Development Strategy of the Republic of Croatia and the preparation for the Low-Level Strategy of the Republic of Croatia. He is author of 4 papers in A category journal and more than 20 international conference papers. His research interests are renewables, powers system modeling, simulation and optimization, and advanced peer to peer based decentralisation concepts for power systems. He was involved in several domestic scientific projects and currently is leader of one domestic scientific project (Implementation of Peer-to-Peer Advanced Concept for Electricity Trading, IMPACT, funded by Croatian Science Foundation) and leader of one work package in H2020 project (Multidisciplinary and multi-context demonstration of EGS exploration and Exploitation Techniques and potentials, MEET). He is married and father of two children

Perica Ilak, Ph.D., is a researcher at the Department of Energy and Power System, University of Zagreb, in the field of Electrical Engineering, Computational Economics and Risk Management. He is currently participant and package leader in science and industry projects, both national and international. Ilak participated in many research studies in energy sector and is experienced modeler whose research of interests includes modeling large-scale problems with stochastic elements.

Siniša Šadek enrolled in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb (FER) in 1995 where he graduated in 2001 in the area of the Electrical Power Engineering. He defended his doctoral dissertation at the same faculty in 2010. Since 2001 he has been employed at the Department of Energy and Power Systems at FER. Currently, he holds a position of assistant professor and works as a lecturer on various subjects on nuclear engineering and nuclear safety and, more general, on power engineering, energy technology, energy conversion, heat and mass transfer, risk analysis etc. Apart from FER, he also lectures at the Faculty of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources in Šibenik, Croatia. His fields of work and research are thermal hydraulic calculations within the framework of deterministic safety analyzes of nuclear power plants and the analyses of severe accidents in power plants and experimental facilities. He participated in several international projects related to nuclear safety assessment organized by the OECD and the International Atomic Energy Agency. He is directly involved in assessing the capabilities and development of computer programs SCDAP/RELAP5, MELCOR and ASTEC in the framework of cooperation with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the French Institute for Radiological and Nuclear Safety. For the nuclear power plant Krško, he was involved in the development of numerous safety analyses and expert assessments. In the last ten years, he has been carrying out works supervision during the outages in the NPP Krško. He is a regular lecturer in the fields of reliability and availability of technical facilities at the training courses for maintenance management experts (EFNMS certificate). As an active member of the Croatian Nuclear Society, he participated in organization of six international conferences held in Dubrovnik and Zadar, Croatia.  He authored over 40 papers published in scientific journals and international conferences and acts as a reviewer in many journals and conferences.

Sara Raos was born in 1993 in Zagreb, Croatia. She attended elementary and secondary school in Zagreb, finishing all the classes as one of the best students in the generation. She enrolled the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing at University of Zagreb in 2012 and graduated in 2017 with magna cum laude (5% of the best students in the generation), becoming  Master of Science in Electrical engineering and information technology (Profile: Electrical Power Engineering). During her Graduate study, she was receiving a scholarship for excellence from HEP (Croatian National Power Utility). After graduating she worked for HEP and in 2018 she starts working at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing at the University of Zagreb at the position of research associate. At the same time, she enrolls in postgraduate doctoral study of Electrical engineering and electrical engineering sciences at the same institution. She published several conference papers and presented them at domestic and international conferences. She is fluent in German, English and Spanish. Currently, she is involved in H202 project (Multidisciplinary and multi-context demonstration of EGS exploration and Exploitation Techniques and potentials, MEET).

Tena Bilić was born on November 25. 1992 in Slavonski Brod, Croatia. She participated in Elementary and High school in Županja and afterwards enrolled the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering, study programme Geological Engineering. The subject of the bachelor thesis was “Subsurface geological structure of the geothermal field Bošnjaci – North”. She continued graduate study programme on the field of Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology and have done her Masters Thesis related to the previous work on the subject theme “Construction Boš – 1 Well on the geothermal field Bošnjaci – North”. During her faculty education and after it she has done three internships in the companies Aqua Terra Nova BV and Fugro NV in the Netherlands. She was working on projects related to the shallow geothermal systems and water level issues in the geotechnical department. Currently, she is employed as a Research Associate in the Department of Energy and Power Systems at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, the University of Zagreb on the Horizon 2020, Multidisciplinary and multi-context demonstration of EGS exploration and Exploitation Techniques and potentials (MEET) project. She is about to enrolling the PhD studies at the Faculty of Geotechnical Engineering in Varaždin. Tena has done a few conference papers related to the MEET project and on the Eastern Croatian geothermal potential itself.

Slavko Krajcar enrolled and in 1973 graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Zagreb (now Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing). After graduating from the Faculty, he was employed as an assistant at the Department of Energy and Power Systems of the same Faculty. He graduated in 1980 at master study and received PhD at 1988. In 1990, he was elected as an assistant professor, in 1997 as associate professor, in 2002 as full professor, and in 2007 as full professor in permanent position. As a teacher he works or has worked on numerous subjects. His scientific field is planning and development of distribution networks and the modelling of relations at the electricity market. The result is more than a hundred scientific, professional papers and studies, most of which are published in international conference proceedings, in international journals or as chapters in books. He is also author of several teaching papers from the subjects he teaches at the Faculty. He has been the leader of numerous research projects, many of which are applied in practice. He is a co-author of the interactive computer application planning program implemented Croatian Utility Company, as well as the program for restructuring and design of internal relations in HEP. He has led or led numerous international projects (SEE-WB, HERD, WB PhD, TCET etc.) and was a UNIDO expert in the field of energy efficiency. In addition to teaching, scientific and professional activities, he has also participated in many organizational or management affairs. He was Assistant Dean from 1991 to 1996, a Vice Dean from 1996 to 1998 and Dean from 1998 to 2000 and 2000 to 2002. He was, also, the head of the Department of Energy and Power Systems of the Faculty. He was a member of the Executive Committee of CIGRE, a member of the Ministry of Science Monetary Council, chair of the organizational committee of the International Conference on Information Technology Interfaces – ITI (1991-2001), Director of Journal of Computing and Information Technology – CIT. He was a member of the Supervisory and Management Board of the Croatian Electric Power Company (1991 to 2000), a member of the Board of Directors of the Rudjer Boskovic Institute (1996 – 2000 and 2008 – 2012), Member of the Supervisory Board of Digitron Buje (1996-2002), President of the CARNet Governing Council (1998-2000). He was a member of the National Competitiveness Council (2000-2010). He is a member of IEEE, CIGRE, CIRED, the Croatian Academy of Engineering (he was secretary of the Energy Systems Departments and now a member of Governing Board), the Croatian Association of Lighting and other associations. He is also the founder of the Diploma Study in Management and a Professional Study of the Training Center for Energy Trading at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing.

Ante Marušić was born in Dubrovnik in 1952. He received B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Zagreb, Croatia, in 1976, 1986 and 1994, respectively. From 1977 he is working at the Department of Power System at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. He was a visiting professor at the University of Rijeka, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek and University of Tuzla (Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina). In December 2005 he was promoted to Full Professor. He was leader of several domestic scientific projects and involved in many domestic expert projects. He participated in three scientific projects financed by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia, three projects financed by the Croatian Science Foundation and two H2020 projects. He published more than hundred papers in journals and conference proceedings in the area of design of electrical facilities and power system protection and automation. Prof. Dr. Sc. Ante Marušić is a member of CIGRÉ, IEEE, IASTED, HKIE, MIPRO, EDZ and KoREMA. He participated in sixteen conference program committees, he is member of two journal editorial boards and he serves as a technical reviewer for various international journals and conferences. He received in 1986 “Prof. dr. Vratislav Bedjanič Award” from University of Ljubljana (Republic of Slovenia) for outstanding M. Sc. thesis. He received in 2017 “Life Achievement Award for proven leadership for the benefit of the HRO CIGRÉ organization“.

Nenad Debrecin was born in Zagreb in 1953. In he 1973 graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Zagreb (now Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing). . He graduated in 1975 at master study and received PhD at 1984. He was employed at the Department of Energy and Power Systems of the same Faculty from 1976. onward. In 2012. he was elected as full professor in permanent position. As a teacher he works or has worked on large numbers of courses. He participated in four scientific projects of the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia, one EU FP7, one EU FP6 and one project at the beginning of the EU Framework Program 1989-1993. He was leader of the research project “Energy security and Climate Change “funded by the Ministry Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia. He has published more than 70 papers in journals and proceedings of conferences. Topics of his research are power plant (especially nuclear ones) operation security, risk assessment and analysis, renewable energy sources and energy efficiency. He was, also, the head of the Department of Energy and Power Systems of the Faculty. Prof. Debrecin is a member of the following professional associations: IEEE, Croatian Nuclear Society (HND), ENS and Croatian Academy of Engineering (HATZ).