Lieven Vandevelde (1968, Eeklo, Belgium) graduated in electrical & mechanical engineering (main subject: electrical power engineering) at Ghent University in 1992 and is since then with the Electrical Energy Laboratory (EELAB), Department of Electromechanical, Systems and Metal Engineering (EMSME), Ghent University. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical & mechanical engineering from Ghent University in 1997, and has conducted research in various domains of electrical power engineering. Since 2004, he has been member of the professorial staff and has been coordinating the research on electric power systems at EELAB. In this research, renewable energy and its integration in electric power systems play a prominent role. Since mid 2011, he has been director of Power-Link, which focuses on energy transition projects. He is member of EnerGhentIC, the interdisciplinary community of Ghent University researchers working on the energy challenges.