Professor Slavko Krajcar, PhD, was born in 1951 in Krajcar brijeg, municipality of Žminj. He completed his primary education in Sv. Petar u Šumi and his secondary education in Pula.
In 1969, he enrolled in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Zagreb (today Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing), and graduated in 1973. After graduation, he started working as an Assistant responsible for a group of courses in Energy Production (later Electric Facilities) at the Department of Power Systems of the same Faculty. He received his Master of Science degree in 1980 and his PhD in 1988. He was elected to the scientific teaching position of Assistant Professor in 1990 and he became Associate Professor in 1997, Full Professor in 2002 and Full Professor in permanent position in 2007.
As a lecturer, he was or is in charge of the following courses: Electrical Power Engineering, Electrical Energy Distribution, Switchgear Facilities (Electric Facilities), Electric Power Plants, Electrical Lighting, Low-voltage Power Systems, Distribution Networks and Facilities, Models of EES Development in Liberalized Conditions, Introduction to Theory of Energy Market and Economics of Energy at the bachelor and master study programmes and Specifics of Electrical Facilities, Planning of Distribution Networks, Modeling of Electricity Market and Power Distribution System at the doctoral study programme.
His research interests include energy systems with a narrow field of planning and development of distribution networks and modeling of electricity market. His work has resulted in more than one hundred scientific and professional papers and studies published in the proceedings of international conferences, in international journals or as book chapters. He has authored a number of teaching manuals for Faculty courses as well as educational materials used in all of his current courses. He was the head of numerous R&D projects, many of which are implemented in practice. He is the author of the interactive computer aided design of distribution networks (CADDiN) which is applied by the Croatian national energy company HEP and program for restructuring and design of internal relations in HEP. He was or is the head of numerous international projects and was a UNIDO expert in the field of rational use of electric energy. He is one of the authors of the white and green book which served as a basis for the adoption of the Strategy of Energy Development of the Republic of Croatia. He is also one of the authors of the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan of the Republic of Croatia.
In addition to teaching, scientific and research activities, he took part in many organizational positions. He was the Assistant Dean for Material and Financial Issues, Vice Dean for Business, and served as Dean for two terms. He was the Head of the Department of Power Systems of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing for two terms. He was or still is a member of the Executive Board of CIGRE, member of the Executive Board of CIRED, member of the Monetary Council of MST, President of the organizing committee of the international conference on Information Technology Interfaces – ITI and Director of the Journal on Computing and Information Technology – CIT. In addition, he was a member of the Supervisory Board of HEP (several terms), Director or member of the Management Board of SRCE (several terms), President of the Management Board of CARNet, member or Chairman of the Board of Governors of Ruđer Bošković Institute (doctoral study program) and member or president of a number of management boards of private companies. He was also a member of the National Competitiveness Council.
He is a member of IEEE, CIGRE, CIRED, Croatian Academy of Engineering (he was the Secretary of the Department of Power Systems). He is the President of the Čakavski Sabor cultural association.
He is the founder and longtime leader of the international study programme Diploma Study in Management and the professional study programme Training Centre for Energy Trading at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing.