M.N. Bañol Arias (Nataly)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Nataly Bañol Arias received the B.Sc. degree in industrial engineering from the Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira (UTP), Pereira, Colombia, in 2012, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the São Paulo State University (UNESP), Ilha Solteira, Brazil, in 2015, and 2019, respectively. From May 2017 to April 2018, she was a visiting Ph.D. student at the Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark. From March 2019 to July 2021 she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Electrical and Computing Engineering, Department of Systems and Energy at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, Brazil.

Currently, she is an Assistant Professor with the Power Electronics and EMC group at the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, conducting research on smart grids and sustainable energy systems. Her areas of research are the development of methodologies for the optimization, planning, and control of power electronic-based modern distribution grids including electric vehicles and renewable energy sources, flexibility markets, energy transition, decarbonization of energy systems, and development and deployment of microgrids.



Engineering & Materials Science
Digital Twin
Electric Vehicles
Energy Management Systems
Multiobjective Optimization


Silva, J. A. A., López, J. C., Guzman, C. P. , Arias, N. B., Rider, M. J., & da Silva, L. C. P. (2023). An IoT-based energy management system for AC microgrids with grid and security constraints. Applied energy, 337, Article 120904. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2023.120904
Hoogsteen, G. , Winschermann, L. , Nijenhuis, B. , Arias, N. B. , & Hurink, J. L. (2023). Robust and Predictive Charging of Large Electric Vehicle Fleets in Grid Constrained Parking Lots. In 2023 IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids (SmartGridComm) (pp. 1-6). Article 10333900 IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/SmartGridComm57358.2023.10333900
Santos, K. V. D., Higino Silva Santos, L. , Bañol Arias, N., López, J. C., Rider, M. J., & Silva, L. C. P. D. (2023). Optimal Sizing and Allocation of Distributed Energy Resources in Microgrids Considering Internal Network Reinforcements. Journal of Control, Automation and Electrical Systems, 34(1), 106-119. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40313-022-00934-x

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University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Carré (building no. 15), room C2439
Hallenweg 21
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Carré  C2439
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands