Vladimír Slugen graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Slovak Technical University Bratislava, in nuclear power engineering in 1985. After 1985 he worked at the Department of Nuclear Physics and Technology, FEI STU, as senior lecturer and researcher. He gained his PhD from FEI STU in the area of built nuclear equipment (1993) and became associated professor (1998), then full-time professor in nuclear power engineering (2005). He has held long-term fellowships at Siemens AG, Germany (1992-1993), NATO, Belgium (1996) and University of Bundeswehr, Germany (2000). Professor Slugen is a full-time professor in nuclear power engineering at Slovak University of Technology with several years of practical experiences from nuclear power plants operation in the Slovak Republic and abroad. His main field of research and teaching activities is the operation and safety of nuclear power plants, and the application of spectroscopic methods by investigation of nuclear materials microstructure. He has written about 100 original papers for scientific journals and international conferences, including over 50 original scientific papers published in CC journals about nuclear safety related issues. He lectures on Operation of NPP, Safety and Reliability of NPP and Nuclear Installations. Since 2009 he has been President of the European Nuclear Society.