Aleksander Zidanšek

Aleksander Zidanšek


Republic of Slovenia

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Primary Position & Institution:

Secretary General, Professor of Physics, Jozef Stefan International Postgraduate School

Short Bio:

Aleksander Zidanšek is a physicist and sustainability scientist who has been actively involved in the activities of WAAS for the last decade. As an active member of the SDEWES Centre, he organized several special sessions at SDEWES Conferences about fundamental sustainability issues in cooperation with WAAS and in particular with the WAAS Honorary President Ivo Šlaus. His main contributions to WAAS are innovative sustainability ideas in the fields of energy and the development of competencies. He is currently Vice Dean of the Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School, Professor of Physics at the University of Maribor, a senior researcher at Jozef Stefan Institute, President of Slovenian Association for the Club of Rome, Head of the National Competence Center Factories of the Future, Associate Member of the Club of Rome since 2005, and Fellow of the World Academy of Art & Science since 2012. Previously, he was a Fulbright fellow at Montana State University with Prof. V. H. Schmidt and a visiting researcher at the Trieste Synchrotron. He studied at the University of Ljubljana and holds Ph.D. in Physics, a Master's Degree in Condensed Matter Physics, and a Master's Degree in Business Administration, with a specialization in sustainable development management.