Johan received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K.U. Leuven), Leuven, Belgium, in 1996 and 2000 on the finite element solution of coupled thermalelectromagnetic problems and related applications in electrical machines and drives, microsystems, and power-quality issues. In 2000–2001, he was a Visiting Researcher with the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, U.K. In 2002, he was with the University of California, Berkeley. Currently, he is a full professor with K.U. Leuven, Head in EnergyVille as expert in Energy Storage. He conducts research on distributed generation, including renewable energy systems, power electronics and its applications (e.g., in drives, electric vehicles and smart grids).