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Energy Summer School students meet Maroš Šefčovič

The Evaluation Committee composed of representatives of Slovenské elektrárne and partners of the Energy Summer School 2016 during its meeting on 1 June 2016 selected 20 students from among 107 candidates who took part in the Energy Summer School 2016. Academic results, extracurricular activities as well as answers to motivation questions by all applicants were considered in the evaluation process. 

List of successful applicants for the Energy Summer School 2016:

(click on a name to display a biography)


Dastan BAMWESIGYEDastan Bamwesigye holds a MSc. in Regional Development from the Mendel University in Brno and he has recently been admitted to a PhD programme in Economics and Natural Resource Management at the same university.

He worked as a Project Assistant in the Centre for International Development and Environmental Research in Germany, as well as for the Africa Institute for Energy Governance, where he participated at the drafting of the Uganda Oil Bill in 2011.



Boris BiksadskýBoris Biksadský is a graduate student of law at Comenius University in Bratislava.

He has worked for several law firms as well as ČEZ. He was an intern at the Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs and at the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic. Currently he works as a Project Manager in the NGO Active Youth, where he is in charge of the Energy Club as its chairman.

One day he would like to establish a single international energy organization, the World Energy Organization.

  • Aleksandra JÓZEFACIUK

Aleksandra JÓZEFACIUKAleksandra Józefaciuk is a third-year student of Power Engineering at the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology.

Thanks to her membership in the IAESTE organisation, she gained an internship in the Manipal Institute of Technology in India, where she was involved in the study of Jatropha biodiesel.

In 2015, she was awarded The General Electric Foundation Scholar-Leader Programme in recognition of her academic achievements.

  • David KLAMKA

David KLAMKADavid Klamka holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Strategic & Security studies from Masaryk University in Brno, and is currently continuing his master’s studies at the same university.

He previously worked as a trainee at the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators in Slovenia and is currently an intern at the Czech Regulatory Office in Prague.

David enjoys sports, especially hiking, cycling and football.

  • Karolina KNOSALLA

Karolina KNOSALLAKarolina Knosalla comes from Opole, where she is studying environmental engineering at the Opole University of Technology.

She also works in ATMOTERM, where she focuses on estimating CO2 emission of combustion installations in the EU ETS.

In 2013 she studied Chinese Language and Culture at Beijing University of Technology thanks to a scholarship from the Confucius Institute – Hanban.

She is interested in the energy potential of sewage sludge, which she discusses in her master thesis.


Greta LEIMONTAITĖGreta Leimontaitė holds a BA in political science from the Faculty of Social Sciences of Klaipeda University in Lithuania.

Currently, she is a graduate student of International Relations and European Studies at Metropolitan University in Prague and she also works as the Head of Production at the Inconnect Group, where she is responsible for the electricity and power sector.

Greta also works as a volunteer for the Lithuanian Embassy in Prague and previously studied in Sweden and Finland.

  • Michał MACHAJ

Michał MACHAJMichał Machaj comes from Warsaw, where he also studies at the Warsaw School of Economics and at Kozminski University.

Michał studied one semester in Russia since he is interested in the post-Soviet states.

He previously worked as an energy market analyst and he also graduated from the Academy of Energy organized by the Lesław Paga Foundation.

In his free time he enjoys jogging and he is a big fan of football.

  • Jan MÁLEK

Jan MÁLEKJan Málek is a student of economics at the Institute of Economic Studies at Charles University in Prague. During the spring of 2016, he spent one semester at the University of Mannheim in Germany.

In addition to his studies, he gained experience in several financial institutions, represented his faculty in the University Senate and worked as an economic director in a student non-profit organization.

He plans to continue his studies at the University of Amsterdam.

  • Martina MÉHES

Martina MÉHESMartina Méhes is a graduate student of environmental management and agricultural engineering specializing in renewable resources at the Szent István University in Budapest.

Currently, she is a trainee at MVM Ltd., in the Department of Energy Innovations, working on e-mobility and innovative smart projects.

She holds a MSc. in hydrogeology, climate change and development and she has also studied wastewater treatment technologies in Norway.

She is a ballerina, loves surfing and sci-fi.


Jana MIDRIAKOVÁJana Midriaková is a student of business and development at the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark.

Previously, she studied International Business Administration and Chinese Studies at the University of Vienna.

In March 2016, she participated in a field study project in Kampala, Uganda.

During her studies, she spent some time at the KEDGE Business School in Marseille, France, and at Xiamen University in China.

  • Mile MIŠIĆ

Mile MIŠIĆMile Mišić holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of Belgrade and currently studies environmental science, policy and management in a master’s programme.

As an Erasmus Mundus student, he has studied in Hungary, Greece and Sweden.

Mile is interested in questions of energy efficiency, energy security, renewable energy and energy policies.

He completed several internships, in both public bodies and the private sector.

  • Luis NASI

Luis NASILuis Nasi comes from Albania and is currently an undergraduate student of physics at the University of Pécs.

He is interested in energy issues, especially in nuclear energy, which is a form of energy he actively promotes.

Apart from science and technology, he also enjoys discussing politics.

In his free time, you can find him riding a bicycle or working on some hands-on projects.

  • Dávid Máté PARRAGH

Dávid Máté PARRAGHDávid Máté Parragh was raised in Budapest but is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Miskolc.

He studies materials engineering and specializes in silicate technologies and thermal energy management.

He is interested in the production and application of chemically bonded ceramics.

In his leisure time he is an Erasmus Student Network mentor and plays in a band called Nemeček.


Viera PECHANCOVÁViera Pechancová works for RWE in Prague as a natural gas portfolio specialist.

Additionally, she is a doctoral student at the Faculty of Management and Economics at the Tomáš Baťa University in Zlín.

She graduated from Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica and participated in several long-term scholarship programmes in Germany and Austria.

She has also been an intern at the European Parliament in Brussels.

  • Vojtěch PULEC

Vojtěch PULECVojtěch Pulec was born in Prague. He is currently a graduate student of economics and management science at Humboldt University in Berlin.

He worked in the commercial due diligence team at Deloitte, where he participated in the due diligence process of an energy company.

He also took part in the due diligence on a manufacturer of generators, mostly for small hydro and wind power plants. This further increased his interest in the energy sector.

  • Ivan PUŠKÁR

Ivan PUŠKÁRIvan Puškár holds a master’s degree in law from the P. J. Šafárik University in Košice.

Currently, he is a PhD student of International and European Law at Masaryk University in Brno.

He also works for the Slovak NGO ADEL as a volunteer Project Manager.

Previously, Ivan was an intern at the Slovak Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and at the Slovak Embassy in the Kingdom of Norway.

  • Fanni SAFIÁN

Fanni SAFIÁNFanni Sáfián is a PhD student of geography and meteorology at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest.

She is enthusiastic about sustainability in all its aspects, having been inspired by her studies at Aalborg University in Denmark.

Since 2014 she has been a researcher at the Energiaklub working on alternative future energy systems and local sustainable energy action plans.

In her free time, she likes photographing, biking, integral tai chi, yoga, psychology and travelling.

  • Prokop SLEZÁČEK

Prokop SLEZÁČEKProkop Slezáček is a graduate student of international trade at the University of Economics in Prague.

Recently, he spent one semester in Moscow, where he studied at the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics and also worked as an intern at CzechTrade in Moscow.

He is currently interested in the Russian energy sector.

In his free time, he likes sport, travelling, making discoveries and learning.

  • Borbála TAKÁCS

Borbála TAKÁCSBorbála Takács is a graduate student of energy engineering at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.

She is interested in renewables as well as in in energy markets.

She is a Vice-President of the Student Association on Energy and she also works for the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority, where she deals with market balancing issues.


  • Łukasz TOMKÓW

Łukasz TOMKÓWŁukasz Tomków is a doctoral student at the Faculty of Mechanical and Power Engineering at the Wrocław University of Technology.

He holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering specialising in refrigeration and cryogenics.

As part of his doctoral studies he worked as a junior scientist at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia.

He also took part in a course on nuclear energy at Tecnatom S.A. in Madrid, Spain. In his free time, he likes to travel far and near.