Full Professor

Guus Pemen

Group / Unit
Electrical Energy Systems
Floor / room

Research Profile

Guus Pemen is Full Professor and Chair of the Electrical Energy Systems group. He leads research on smart grids, power grid components, power quality and EMC and pulsed power technology. His research on pulsed power technology focuses on advanced, repetitive, nanosecond pulsed power methods for the generation, characterization and utilization of atmospheric pressure, transient plasmas. He also studies pulsed-power-driven transient plasmas for air and water purification, medical applications, plasma activated water and energy applications. Pemen is board member of Dutch Power and member of the strategic advisory board of the topsector program Urban Energy. He also holds memberships of the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society, Cigre, the International Bioelectrics Consortium and the International Society on Pulsed Power Applications. Among his achievements are the development of an online monitoring system for partial discharges in turbine generators and a pulsed-corona tar cracker. He is the founder of the Dutch Generator Expertise Centre.

Academic Background

Guus Pemen obtained his BSc in Electrical Engineering from the College of Advanced Technology Breda in 1986. He worked as a researcher for TU/e from 1987 to 1991 and for KEMA T&D Power in Arnhem from 1991 to 1998. He joined the Electrical Energy Systems group of the Electrical Engineering department of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) as a postdoc in 1998. He received his PhD from TU/e in 2000, was appointed Assistant Professor in 2002, Associate Professor in 2011 and Full Professor and chair of the group in 2017.

Educational Activities

  • High voltage technology
  • Electrical power engineering and system integration
  • Pulsed power technology
  • Pulsed power driven chemistry of plasmas
  • Electrical power systems
  • Spectrum of electrical engineering

Ancillary Activities

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