Prof. Dr Angèle Reinders
Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Netherlands
Dr Angèle Reinders is a full professor of ‘Design of Sustainable Energy Systems’ at the Department of Mechanical Engineering in Eindhoven University of Technology. She aims at an optimal use and integration of sustainable energy technologies in products, buildings and local infrastructures. In this design-driven research theme, improved designs of sustainable energy systems are explored and also developed by means of simulation, prototyping and testing. A strong interest exists in optimized applications of solar energy technologies in the context of buildings and mobility and affiliated energy technologies that support storage, enhanced user interactions and flexibility of sustainable energy.
Next to being a full professor at TU/e, Angèle Reinders is an Associate Professor at University of Twente and a visiting professor at the School of Photovoltaics & Renewable Energy Engineering of Photovoltaics & Renewable Energy Engineering of UNSW in Sydney. In the past she conducted research at – among others – Fraunhofer Institute of Solar Energy in Freiburg, the World Bank in Washington, D.C., ENEA in Naples, Center of Urban Energy in Toronto and in the remote areas of Papua in Indonesia. From 2010 to 2017 she was appointed as a full professor at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering in TU Delft.
She is known for her books at Wiley’s “The Power of Design” (2012) and “Photovoltaic Solar Energy From Fundamentals to Applications” (2017) and her involvement in the IEEE PVSC conference which she chaired in 2014 and 2017. In 2010 she co-founded the Journal of Photovoltaics for which she serves as an editor. In 2014 she received the PVSC Napkin Award in the USA for her contributions to the field of solar photovoltaics. Also she is involved in various tasks of the International Energy Agency PVPS program. Projects which she has been leading range from design-driven research projects on solar powered mobility to applied research on solar PV systems in islands to exclusively research-oriented projects like COST Action PEARL.