Aurel Stodola Award

Aurel Stodola Award presented by Slovenské elektrárne, a.s.

In 2021, the Aurel Stodola Award saw students competing for 14th year of the contest. Slovenské elektrárne awarded university students for their graduation thesis focused on energy and power generation.

Heads of departments from all technical universities across Slovakia submitted the Aurel Stodola Award candidates' papers to a Committee of experts from the energy sector. The awarded students receive their awards each autumn, usually during the Science and Technology Week.

  • Best bachelor thesis: Peter Beliš, Technical University of Košice, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Department of Electrical Engineering, for the thesis "Design of outdoor power lines according to STN EN 50341-2-23:2017."
  • Best master thesis: János Kurcz, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Department of Electrical Power Engineering, for the thesis "Renewable Energy Sources - Source of Network Deviations."
  • Best doctoral thesis: Tomáš Brodziansky, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Department of Nuclear Power Engineering, for the thesis "Lifetime extension of a nuclear power plant."
  • Diploma thesis - 1st place: Ing. Šárpataky Miloš , Technical University of Košice, Department of Electrical Power Engineering, for the work "Increasing the efficiency of shielding the electromagnetic field of building materials."
  • Diploma thesis - 2nd place: Ing. Dobroňová Miroslava , Slovak University of Technology, Department of Nuclear Engineering, for the work "Solving the equations of point kinetics of a nuclear reactor by developing into the Taylor series."
  • Diploma Thesis - 3rd place: Mgr. Fajkus Adam , Comenius University, Department of Economic and Financial Mathematics and Modeling, for the work "Optimizing the operation of a water pumped storage power plant."
  • The best dissertation - Ing. Osuský Filip , PhD., Slovak University of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering, for the work "Study of neutronic characteristics of a fast reactor with a focus on transients."
  • Bronislava Púčeková for her bachelor thesis on Perspective ways of RES accumulation.
  • Vladimír Kohan for his diploma thesis on Utilization of FACTS devices for improvement of dynamic stability of power system.
  • Jozef Zuščak for his dissertation thesis Design of wind power plant for island system.

The committee awarded the prize to:

  • Mr. Jozef Bendík for his doctoral thesis Electromagnetic fields of overhead power lines
  • Mr. Dávid Bednár for his diploma thesis Gamma effective dose rates calculations in the nuclear facilities decommissioning
  • Mr. Marek Širanec for his diploma thesis Impacts on cross-border transmissions between SK-HU after the completion of the new 400 kV transmission lines
  • Ms. Barbora Botková for her bachelor thesis Fuel cycle analysis to optimize the operation of nuclear power plants

The committee awarded the prize to:

  • Mr. Miroslav Mikita for his doctoral thesis Research of cooperation of renewable sources in distribution network
  • Mr. Ján Kišeľa for his diploma thesis Design of a regulation power supply for HV test transformer
  • Mr. Peter Capcara for his bachelor thesis Accumulation of electricity

V roku 2016 sa do súťaže o Cenu Aurela Stodolu zapojilo 40 študentov so svojimi bakalárskymi, diplomovými, dizertačnými a ŠVOČ prácami z oblasti energetiky. Komisia zložená z profesorov zo slovenských technických univerzít a zástupcov Slovenských elektrární v r. 2016 udelila ceny takto:

Dizertačné práce

  • Štefan Čerba z Fakulty elektrotechniky a informatiky Slovenskej technickej univerzity v Bratislave (FEI STUBA) za prácu Regulačný systém plynom chladeného rýchleho reaktora
  • Matúš Kováč z FEI STUBA za prácu Metódy a postupy pre hodnotenie napäťovej stability elektrizačnej sústavy

Diplomové práce

  • Jakub Januška z FEI STUBA za prácu Projektová dokumentácia pre vonkajšiu rozvodňu 400 kV
  • Róbert Ješko z FEI STUBA za prácu Modelovanie termohydraulických pomerov v zostupnej časti JR VVER 440

Bakalárske práce

  • Jakub Slávik z FEI STUBA za prácu Vplyv prechodných dejov v prenosovej sústave na stabilitu generátorov
  • Marek Širanec z Elektrotechnickej fakulty Žilinskej univerzity v Žiline za prácu Trojvinuťové transformátory a ich vlastnosti pri zaťažení

Cena za najlepšiu ŠVOČ prácu v tomto roku nebola udelená.

Doctoral thesis

  • Mr. Andrej Slimák for his doctoral thesis Melting of contaminated metallic materials in the process of the decommissioning of nuclear installations
  • Mr. Branislav Vrban for his doctoral thesis Advanced fast neutron reactors

Diploma thesis

  • Mr. Tomáš Motyka for his diploma thesis Design of small hydropower plant
  • Mr. Jozef Bendík for his diploma thesis Electromagnetic fields of high voltage power transmission lines, their exposure limits on residents and the consequences to design of a power transmission line

Bachelor thesis

  • Mr. Bystrík Boriščák for his bachelor thesis Comparison of photovoltaic and solar thermal systems for water heating for the house;

Awards for scientific activity papers

  • Mr. Maroš Filčák for his paper Fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCC)
  • Mr. Martin Jajcay for his paper Superhydrophobicity
  • Mr. Milan Jurčo for his paper Measurement of diffused radiation in the area of radiotherapy linear electron accelerators and proton synchrotron and their mutual comparison

Following careful assessments of the works presented in the year 2014, the Committee has decided to award:

  • Mr. Miroslav Dubovský for his doctoral thesis on the topic Quality of electric energy in distribution system;
  • Mr. Gabriel Krescanko for his diploma thesis on the topic Electrical grid simulation in MODES program;
  • Mr. Dušan Nižnnanský for his bachelor thesis on the topic Radiation exposure in nuclear medicine.

History

The annual Aurel Stodol Prize for outstanding bachelor, master and doctoral theses in the field of energy is part of the broader corporate social responsibility concept of Slovenské elektrárne, a.s., called Energy for Education.

Slovenské elektrárne supports education, science and research on the basis of the Memorandum on long-term cooperation signed with Slovak technical universities in 2007 - on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Slovak Technical University (STU).

The main objective of the cooperation is to increase the interest of young people in studying technical fields and to improve the quality of teaching, its addressability and connection with practice.