About us

About us

The Nuclear Society of Slovenia (NSS) is a volunteer association of scientists, professionals and people of other disciplines working or interested in the field of peaceful use of nuclear science and technology. Activities of the Society are based on principles of knowledge dissemination, peaceful use of nuclear technology and environmental protection.

Main scope and goals of the Society

Main scope and goals of the Society
Actively providing public information on technical questions and promotion of the peaceful use of nuclear science and technology.
Maintaining a high quality of expert engagement, promoting the information exchange and the transfer of knowledge and technology to the national industry.
Collaboration in the development of standards and monitoring of legislation in the field of nuclear science and technology in Slovenia.
Supporting the safe operation of nuclear facilities in the Republic of Slovenia, as well as the active participation in solving specific technical problems.
Supporting the literature publication and systematically managing the development of Slovenian terminology in the field of nuclear science and technology.
Collaborating with similar societies and expert organizations, organizing expert meetings and consultations, as well as promotion of professional development, scholarships, and exchange of experts at home and abroad.

President

President
doc. dr. Tomaž Žagar

doc. dr. Tomaž Žagar

Dr. Tomaž Žagar received his B.Sc. degree in Physics from the University of Ljubljana and his Ph.D. degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Maribor. He is also a first-generation fellow of the World Nuclear University.

He has been working in the nuclear sector for the past 25 years, being active in research, education and industrial aspects of the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. He currently works at GEN energija and is a lecturer at the Faculty for Energy Technology of the University of Maribor. He has been a member of the Nuclear Society of Slovenia since 1997, where over the years he held a variety of positions (editor, member and president of organising committees, member of supervisory board, and others).

Secretary

Secretary
Mr. Igor Franko

Mr. Igor Franko

Igor Franko started his career in the nuclear industry in 2006 at Krško Nuclear Power Plant (NEK). He was a member for third-generation that were trained at full scope simulator NEK.

Between 2013 and 2019 he was selected as NEK representative for a secondment at the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO), where he participated at 40 missions organised by the WANO regional centres.

In 2019 he returned back to his parent company NEK where he is currently working for Independent Safety Engineering Group. He holds a university degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in energy technology.

Supervisory Board

Supervisory Board

Supervisory Board monitors activities of the Management Board and other bodies of the society. Supervisory Board also performs supervision over financial and material operations of the society.

Prof. Marko Čepin
Dr. Ivo Kljenak
Ms. Darinka Kordelc
Ms. Melita Lenošek Kavčič

Management Board

Management Board

Management Board is acting as an execution body for organisational and technical activities based on annual working program of the society under the leadership of the president of the society.

Assoc. Prof. Igor Lengar
Mr. Stanko Manojlovič
Ms. Mojca Planinc
Ms. Vesna Slapar Borišek
Dr. Mitja Uršič
Mr. Matjaž Žvar

Former presidents

Former presidents
Dr. Andrej Stritar
Dr. Andrej Stritar
(1991–2002)
Dr. Romana  Jordan Cizelj
Dr. Romana Jordan Cizelj
(2002–2006)
Dr. Boštjan Končar
Dr. Boštjan Končar
(2006–2010)
Prof. Marko Čepin
Prof. Marko Čepin
(2010–2018)

Honorary members

Honorary members
Prof. Borut Mavko
Prof. Borut Mavko
Dr. Andrej Stritar
Dr. Andrej Stritar

Young Generation Network

Young Generation Network
Dr. Janez Kokalj
President
Anže Pungerčič
Vice President
Matic Kunšek
Secretary and International Affairs Representative
Rok Krpan
Member of the Management Board
Dr. Vid Merljak
Member of the Management Board
Saša Škof
Member of the Management Board

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