Prof. Rik W. De Doncker
Director E.ON Energy Research Center and Research CAMPUS Flexible Electrical Networks
RWTH Aachen University
- Rik W. De Doncker, IEEE Fellow, received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the KULeuven, Belgium. After his PhD he spent 10 Years in US and worked as a Seniro Scientist at General Electric Company, NY and as CTO at SPCO Corparation, PA. Since Oct. 1996, he is professor at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, where he leads the Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA). In Oct. 2006 he was appointed director of the E.ON Energy Research Center at RWTH Aachen University. He is director of the German Federal Government BMBF Flexible Electrical Networks (FEN) Research CAMPUS. He has a doctor honoris causa degree of TU Riga, Latvia. He has published over 700 technical papers and is holder of more than 60 patents.