Lieven Vandevelde (1968, Eeklo, Belgium) graduated in electromechanical engineering at Ghent University (UGent) in 1992 and is since then with the Electrical Energy Laboratory (EELAB) at UGent. He received the Ph.D. degree from UGent in 1997, and has conducted research in various domains of electrical power engineering, a.o. electrical machines (in particular noise and vibrations) and (computational) electromagnetics. Since 2004, he is professor and coordinates the research on electric power systems at EELAB. In this research, renewable energy and its integration in electric power systems play a prominent role.
He is promoter-coordinator of the valorisation consortium Sustainable Energy Technologies (SET), founded in 2008. SET clusters more than 10 UGent research groups active in various domains of sustainable energy. Since mid 2011, he is director of Power-Link, the UGent energy knowledge platform, which coordinates and facilitates fundamental and applied research, acts as a network partner and executes demonstration and educational projects, all in the field of sustainable and renewable energy.