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Office phone: +32 4 366 26 89Room 0/13 in building B37, Sart Tilman campus
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Postal address:
University of Liège, Dept. Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Sart Tilman B37, B-4000 Liège, Belgium
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e-mail: t.vancutsem@ulg.ac.be

Current positions

International working groups

  • IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) - PES (Power and Energy Society):

  • Ongoing international working groups:

    • member of CIGRE Working Group B5.14 on Wide-area protection and control technologies
    • member of IEEE Working Group on Dynamic Security Assessment
    • member of IEEE Working Group on Voltage Stability
    • chair of IEEE Task Force on Tests systems for voltage stability and Security assessment
    • member of Joint CIGRE/CIRED Working Group C4-C6-35 on Modelling and dynamic performance of inverter based generation in power system transmission and distribution studies
    • member of IEEE Task Force on Contribution to Bulk System Control and Stability by Distributed Energy Resources connected at Distribution Networks
  • Completed international working groups:

    • member of CIGRE Working Group C4.6
    • member of CIGRE Task Force 38.02.23 on Coordinated Voltage Control in Transmission Networks
    • member of CIGRE/IEEE joint Task Force on Stability Terms and Definitions
    • Contributor to the Voltage stability assessment: concepts, practices and tools report of IEEE Power System Stability Subcommittee
    • member of CIGRE Task Force 38.02.19 on System protection schemes in power networks
    • member of CIGRE Working group 34.08 on Protection against Voltage Collapse
    • member of CIGRE Task Force 38.02.11 on Indices predicting voltage collapse including dynamic phenomena

Teaching

  • Courses at the University of Liège
  • Lecturer in the "Chaire Réseau électrique" of Ecole Centrale de Lille (France)
  • lectures at Universities of Manchester (UK), Seville, Pontificia Comillas Madrid (Spain), etc.
  • tutorials at conferences : IEEE ISGT Europe 2013, IEEE PES General Meeting 2009, PSCC 2008, etc.
  • in-house courses at Hydro-Québec (Canada), instructor in EES-UETP courses, etc.

Member of Scientific committees of conferences and Advisory board of projects

  • Technical Program Committee of the PSCC (Power System Computation Conferences): Sevilla 2002, Liège 2005, Glasgow 2008, Stockholm 2011, Wroclaw 2014, Genoa 2016, Dublin 2018
  • International advisory committee of IEEE PES PowerTech conferences: Porto 2001, Bologna 2003, St Petersburg 2005, Lausanne 2007, Bucharest 2009, Trondheim 2011, Eindhoven 2015, Manchester 2017
  • Technical program committee of the IREP Symposia : Onomichi 2002, Cortina d’Ampezzo 2004, Buzios 2010, Rethymnon 2013, Espinho 2017
  • International advisory committees of several other conferences
  • International advisory board of SOSPO (Secure Operation of Sustainable P0wer Systems), Danish Technical University, Copenhagen, Denmark

Scientific distinctions/awards

  • Prize paper award of the IEEE PES Power System Dynamic Performance Committee (2017)
  • Best paper award at 8th IFAC Symp. on Power Plant & Power System Control (2012)
  • Prize paper award of the IEEE PES Power System Dynamic Performance Committee (2011)
  • Membre émérite de la SEE (Société de l'Electricité, de l'Electronique et des technologies de l'information et de la communication) (France) (2007)
  • Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) for Contributions to voltage security analysis and control (2005)
  • Prize paper award of the IEEE PES Power System Dynamic Performance Committee (2005)
  • Médaille André Blondel de la SEE (France) (1997)
  • Prix Adolphe Wetrems de l'Académie royale de Belgique (1995)
  • Sebastian de Ferranti premium from the IEE council (session 1992/1993)
  • Prix André Leroux des Amis de l'ULg (1984)
  • Prix SRBE pour mémoire de fin d'études (1979)

Awards received by my PhD students:

  • 2016 Research and Development award of SRBE (Royal Belgian Society of Electrical Engineers): Gilles Chaspierre, for his Master thesis "Dynamic modeling of photovoltaic units in response to voltage disturbances"
  • B. Papadias award for high-quality student paper at IEEE PES 2015 PowerTech conference (Eindhoven): Lampros Papangelis
  • The paper presented by Frédéric Plumier at the IEEE PES General Meeting (Washington DC, July 2014) was selected as one of only four "best of the best" conference papers
  • Petros Aristidou won one of the two best student papers at CIGRE Conf. on Innovation for secure and efficient transmission grids (Brussels, 2014)
  • B. Papadias award for high-quality student paper at IEEE 2013 PowerTech conference (Grenoble): Petros Aristidou
  • B. Papadias award for high-quality student paper at IEEE 2009 PowerTech conference (Bucarest): Adamantios Marinakis
  • B. Papadias award for high-quality student paper at IEEE 2007 PowerTech conference (Lausanne): Bogdan Otomega