Dr. ir. Reinhilde D’hulst received a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 2004, and obtained her PhD in the field of Power Electronics in 2009, both from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. Since 2009 she is with the Energy Technology department of the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) and EnergyVille, Belgium. She is involved in several national as well as European research projects related to Smart Grids, a.o. Linear (http://www.linear-smartgrid.be/?q=en
), EvolvDSO (FP7, http://www.evolvdso.eu/
), ELECTRA IRP (FP7, http://www.electrairp.eu
), REnnovates (H2020, www.rennovates.eu
),...The main focus of her work is development of smart grid solutions for electricity (distribution) grid-related issues, flexibility assessment and control algorithms for demand response, distribution grid modelling and simulation.