Johan Driesen



Prof. dr. ir. Johan Driesen
KU Leuven / EnergyVille

Johan Driesen was born in 1973 in Belgium. He received the M.Sc. degree in 1996 as Electrotechnical Engineer from the K.U. Leuven, Belgium. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at K.U.Leuven in 2000 on coupled thermal-electromagnetic problems and related applications in electrical machines and drives, microsystems and power quality issues. Currently he is a full professor at the K.U.Leuven and teaches power electronics, renewables, e-mobility and drives. In 2000-2001 he was a visiting researcher in the Imperial College London, UK. In 2002 he was working at the University of California, Berkeley, USA. Currently he conducts research on distributed energy resources, including renewable energy systems, power electronics and its applications, for instance in energy storage and electric vehicles.