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14. December, 2018

The award ceremony took place on Faculty of electrical engineering computer science in Maribor on  14. 12. 2018 


The award for best PhD work was given to dr. Primož Sukič for his work titled PV SYSTEMS AS CONTROLLED ACTIVE ELEMENTS OF DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS from Faculty of electrical enginerring and computer science, University of Maribor under mentorship of full prof. dr. Gorazda Štumbergerja.

The awards for best master works were given to :

Gašper Habjan, M. Sc. EE. for his work titled NONHOMOGENEOUS DISTRIBUTION OF MAGNETIC FLUX INSIDE THE CORE OF A RESISTANCE SPOT WELDING TRANSFORMER  from Faculty of electrical enginerring and computer science, University of Maribor under mentorship of doc. dr. Martina Petruna.

Martin Rožej, mag. inž. el. for his work titled SINGLE-PHASE SERIES ACTIVE POWER FILTER  from Faculty of electrical enginerring and computer science, University of Maribor under mentorship of doc. dr. Mitje Nemca.

We congratulate all the winning sutdents!

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are granted to PhD Desertations and Master Theses in fields of: devices, automation, control systems, relay protection and research in electrical power systems.

The awards are given to doctors and masters of electrical engineering who defended their work in period from 1st October 2017 to 1st October 2018 at electrical engineering faculties in Slovenia.

The awards given:

  • one award for the best PhD desertation in amount of 1000
  • up to two awwards for the best Master Thesis in amount of 500

The nominations for the awards are proposed by electrical enginnering technical faculties for the candidates which have defended their work in the required time period in accordance with the tender. The PhD desertation or Master Thesis with short summary must be sent as an attachment in physical and electronic form.

The award comitee will take proposals for nominations until 30th October 2018.

The proposal needs to include candidate’s name and surname, home address, e-mail, the names and surnames of the candidate’s mentor and co-mentor and for which award field do you propose the nominee. The awarded theses are not returned by the comitee, only the unawarded theses are returned.

The awards will be give in December 2018. The host of the event will be Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor.

Applications with attachments should be addressed to:

Dr. Zvonko Toroš

Predsednik komisije za nagrade prof. dr. Vratislava Bedjaniča

Slovensko združenje elektroenergetikov CIGRÉ-CIRED

Tehnološki park 20

1000 Ljubljana

Awards of prof. dr. Vratislav Bedjanič


The awards for extraordinary academic works in fileds of automation and electrical power engineering are beeing granted since 1970. In nearly five decades the Awards has gained its recognition linked to institutions such as Iskra, University of Ljubljana and University of Maribor. In year 2009 the sponsorship of the Awards was taken over by National Comitee CIGRE-CIRED Slovenia in cooperation with both Electircal Engineering Faculties.

About prof. Vratislav Bedjanič

During technical experts these awards represent a memorial to prof. Vratislav Bedjanič – the founder and first CEO of Iskra’s Tel factory in Ljubljana. Prof. Bedjanič has received his bachelor degree in 1929 from Technical faculty of Ljubljana and was nominated for assistant profesor in 1940 at University of Ljubljana. As a leading expert he has cooperated at foundation and development of slovenian electrical industry in 1945. These includes also companies such as: Iskra Kranj, Elma Črnuče and Elektrokovina Maribor. Based on industry needs and his own knowledge about importance of power system automation equipment manufacturing control he has personally lead the foundation of TELA (Electrical machines factory) in Ljubljana. Since its foundation in 29th June 1949 he was CEO and CTO of TELA for entire decade until his premature death in 15th December 1959. As a great slovenian expert in his field of work, a statue of his figure was build and revealed in his honor on 15th December 1999 (40-years from his death) at 29th Awards event.

The importance and prestige on the Award

With the purpose of conserving the figure of university profesor and successful businessman, which also encouraged his students to research the field of automatization, company Iskra has founded the Award granting and the fund for the Award on the proposal of one of the Bedjanič’s close co-workers, prof. dr. Anton Ogorelc in 1970. During the years the Award’s identity was not developed only by awarded students, but also by the Award comitee and its president (up to 2012) prof. dr. Anton Ogorelec. The comitee has kept its thight and selective criterias with the goal that all the awarded works do show pratical usage in today’s electircal power industry. From the year 2013 the comitee is run by the president dr. Zvonko Toroš. So far the comitee has given 291 awards (up to y. 2017) from that 165 awards went to students from University of Ljubljana, 62 awards went to students from University of Maribor and 64 awards went to students from other universities. The awards were given to 55 PhD, 90 master and 146 bachelor nominees. Most of the award winners are today’s respected researchers, university professors, bussinessmen or experts with international reputation in european and global expert societies. These kind of reputation are a guarantees, which open new perspective careers to award winners, especially in time of global changes where the key advantage is fast solution devlopment and global market appearance.


14. December, 2018
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