CV

 
Professional ​
info​​

I am an energy researcher specialised in smart energy systems and energy markets. I am currently working as research assistant and finalising PhD studies at KU Leuven in Belgium. I am passionate about sustainability, open science, teaching and entrepreneurship. My aim is to push the boundaries towards achieving green and carbon neutral future.

Location

Belgium

Work​
experience​
Researcher and Project Manager

Faculty of Engineering Technology, KU Leuven & EnergyVille (Belgium)

​10/2018 - present

 

Junior Research Assistant and Project Manager

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb & SDEWES Centre (Croatia)

​02/2016 - 06/2018

 

  • Development of energy planning tool H2RES

  • Managing EUKI’s SEEETD project and JRC’s Dispa-SET for the Western Balkans Energy System

  • Participating in knowledge transfer among research institutions involved in the PHOENIX project (Marie Curie Scholarship)

  • Assisting on H2020 projects CoolHeating, Bin2Grid and STRATEGO and national RESFLEX project

  • Writing project proposals for H2020, EUKI and INTERREG initiatives as well as EU Tendering

  • Assisting in Industrial Energy Audits as an expert in heat transfer and energy balance

  • Teaching (Energy Markets, Energy Economics, Energy Management and Energy Planning)

  • Supervising Master and Bachelor theses

Intern in Mechanical Engineering

Forschung und Innovationszentrum, BMW Group (Germany)

​10/2010 - 03/2011

 

  • Development of photosensitive sensors

  • Engine cooling system testing and calibrating

  • Measurement of Diesel engine temperature and pressure drop

Languages

Croatian (native)

English (near native)

German (advanced)

Dutch (beginner)

Skills

Optimisation 

  • GAMS

  • JuMP

  • Pyomo

  • AMPL

  • CPLEX

  • GLPK

  • Cbc

  • SCIP

Programming

  • Python

  • Julia

  • Matlab

  • R

  • VBA

Versioning

  • Git

  • GitHub

  • GitLab

Devops

  • TravisCI

  • CodeClimate

  • CodeCov

  • Unit test

 

UI

  • PyCharm

  • Spyder

  • Jupyter

Education
PhD in Applied Sciences

Arenberg Doctoral School for Science, Engineering & Technology, KU Leuven (Belgium)

​10/2018 - present

Investigation of synergies between the energy sectors through model coupling in a smart energy system

Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb (Croatia)

​10/2014 - 01/2016

Field of study: Process and Power Engineering

 

Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb (Croatia)

10/2008 - 03/2014

Field of study: Process and Power Engineering