Gregor Verbič received his BEng, MSc and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia in 1995, 2000 and 2003, respectively. He joined Korona Power Engineering, Ljubljana, Slovenia in 1995 where he worked for three years as a system engineer responsible for design and commissioning of SCADA systems. During his three-years with Korona, he spent three months in Saudi Arabia commissioning a 400 MW combined-cycle thermal power plant and six months with Siemens in Vienna in the Secondary Equipment Department where he underwent training for secondary equipment commissioning. Among other projects, he also commissioned a SCADA system for a chain of three hydro power plants in Croatia. In 1998, Gregor joined Laboratory of Power Systems at the University of Ljubljana, where he was a teaching assistant from 1998 until 2004, an assistant professor from 2004 until 2010, and adjunct professor from 2010 onwards. In 2005, he was a NATO-NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Waterloo, ON, Canada under supervision of Prof. Claudio Cañizares. From 2008 to 2010, he’s been with Interenergo d.d., Ljubljana, Slovenia, a company that invests in energy sector in South Eastern Europe, with a particular focus on renewable energy, such as hydro, wind and biomass. Gregor was head of the investment department and a project director. In 2010 he joined The University of Sydney where he is now lecturer in the School of Electrical and Information Engineering.
Gregor research interests are in power-system operation, dynamics and control, electricity markets, optimization applied to power systems, and distributed energy resources, in particular their integration into the system and participation in ancillary services. He serves as a reviewer in numerous high ranking journals in the area of power and energy systems. Gregor is a senior member of the IEEE.