prof.dr.ir. G.J.M. Smit (Gerard)

About Me

Gerard received his M.sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Twente. He then worked for four years in the research and development laboratory of Oce in Venlo. He finished his Ph.D. thesis entitled ”the design of Central Switch communication systems for Multimedia Applications” in 1994. He has been a visiting researcher at the Computer Lab of the Cambridge University in 1994, and a visiting researcher at Lucent Technologies Bell Labs Innovations, New Jersey in 1998.
Currently his interests are: low-power systems, energy management for smart energy systems.

Since 2006 he is full professor in the CAES chair (Computer Architectures for Embedded Systems) at the faculty EEMCS of the University of Twente. Prof. Smit has been and still is responsible of a number of research projects sponsored by the EC, industry and Dutch government in the field of energy management for Smart Grids.



Engineering & Materials Science
Energy Management
Hot Temperature
Linear Programming
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Smart Grid


Homan, B., Nebiolo, S. , Hoogsteen, G. , Hurink, J. L. , & Smit, G. J. M. (2019). Improving the Degree of Autarky of a 16 House Neighbourhood in the Netherlands: A case study. In 2019 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe: New Businesses for Energy Transition [491] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISGTEurope.2019.8905491
Hoogsteen, G. , Smit, G. J. M. , & Hurink, J. L. (2019). DEMKit: a Decentralized Energy Management Simulation and Demonstration Toolkit. In IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT-Europe) [439] IEEE Power & Energy Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISGTEurope.2019.8905439

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Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

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Courses Academic Year  2020/2021

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University of Twente
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
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7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands