Thierry Coosemans

Thierry Coosemans

Professor, University of Brussels, Belgium

Title: The Renaissance Project: creating local energy communities through a consensus-based co-creation process

Thierry Coosemans obtained his PhD in Engineering Sciences from Ghent University in 2006. After several years in the industry, he became a member of the MOBI research team at the VUB, where he works now as the co-director of the EVERGi team on sustainable energy communities. He is currently involved in the scientific support for the Green Energy Park Zellik, and had an active role in Flanders Make and the Living Labs Electric Vehicles Flanders. On a European level, Thierry was and is involved in the H2020 and FP7 projects SafeDrive, OPERA4FEV, SuperLIB, Smart EV-VC, Batteries20202, GO4SEM, FIVEVB, ELIPTIC, MOBILITY4EU, COLHD, FUTURE-RADAR, OBELICS, REDIFUEL, CEVOLVER, and RENAISSANCE, which he coordinates. His main research interests are electric and hybrid propulsion systems, the performances of electric-vehicle fleets under real-life conditions, including in a V2G perspective, as well as the development of CO2-neutral Sustainable Local Energy Systems. Thierry Coosemans is an active member of EARPA, EGVIA and Flux 50