Delft University of Technology (TUDelft) (The Netherlands)
The Delft University of Technology is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive technical university in the Netherlands. With over 19,000 students and 2,500 scientists (including 400 professors), it is an establishment of both national importance and significant international standing. The University collaborates with other international educational establishments and research institutes and has partnerships with governments, branch organizations, numerous consultancies, the industry, and companies from the small and medium business sectors. TU Delft ranks 42nd on the 2014 THE World Reputation Rankings list.
The DC Systems, Energy Conversion & Storage (DCE&S) research group has the mission to perform excellent research and education related to the integration of renewable energy sources and energy storage in dc networks and future (dc) transmission grids. The group focuses on finding solutions to the challenges that are posed by electric mobility (charging with renewable energy and inductive charging), smart cities, dc systems, and the integration of renewable energy sources and energy storage (electric vehicles, batteries, fuel cells) in (micro)grids. DCE&S has strong background and expertise in power electronics, including system integration of wide bandgap devices. DCE&S consists of 30 researchers: 5 associate and assistant professors, 6 postdocs, 17 PhD students and young researchers and 2 technicians.
TUDelft, which is the WP6 leader, will play an important role in WP1, namely, in the definition of the comfort and air quality requirements necessary to establish rigorous baselines. The knowledge acquired in this task will then be exploited by TUDelft in WP6 for the quantification of the impacts of the ICT-based platform on energy consumption, comfort levels, indoor air quality, and environment preservation. In addition, TUDelft will support the development of the occupancy forecasting application in WP3.