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
Direction Of Arrival
Energy Management
Hot Temperature
Linear Programming
Earth & Environmental Sciences


Homan, B. (2020). Batteries in Smart Microgrids. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036549578
de Goeijen, G. J. H. (2019). Developing a method for the operational control of an ecovat system. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036549097
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 Article 8905491 IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISGTEurope.2019.8905491
Hoogsteen, G. , Gerards, M. E. T. , Hurink, J. L. , Smit, G. J. M. , Mansour, O. , & Bijwaard, D. (2019). Combining distributed synchronized high frequency measurements with a control system for smart low voltage grids. In Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Electricity Distribution (CIRED 2019) (25 ed.). Article 1058 CIRED.
Quintero Pulido, D. F. (2019). Energy Storage Technologies for Off-grid Houses. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036548267

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7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands

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The Netherlands