• 2422 Citations
1987 …2020

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Research profile

Geert Verbong is a Full Professor and Chair of System Innovations & Sustainability Transitions in the section of Technology Innovation & Society at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His areas of expertise include the history of technology, renewable energy technologies, power generation, energy, photovoltaics, distributed generation and grids. Geert’s research focuses on the introduction of renewable energy technologies and the future of energy systems.

Academic background

Geert Verbong has an MSc in Applied Physics and a PhD in Innovation Sciences and was senior researcher and co-editor of two series of books about the History of Technology in the Netherlands in the 19th and 20th century. Recent publications include a book on the history of renewable energy in the Netherlands (2001) and the Dutch Energy Research Centre (2005).

Geert has managed several research projects, funded by NWO and the Dutch Government (BSIK, EOS) and advises on policy. For four years, Geert acted as part-time research coordinator at the Brabant Center for Sustainable Development (Telos) at Tilburg University. Currently he is also research and education coordinator at the Eindhoven Energy Institute. He has been a core member of the Dutch Knowledge Network on System Innovations or Transitions, working on the social dimensions of smart grids and implementation of solar PV.

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Research Output

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
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  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
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  • The promise of peer-to-peer trading? The potential impact of blockchain on the actor configuration in the Dutch electricity system

    Buth, M. C., Wieczorek, A. J. & Verbong, G. P. J., 1 Jul 2019, In : Energy Research and Social Science. 53, p. 194-205 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 7 Citations (Scopus)
    4 Downloads (Pure)


    EU Citizens Award for Sustainable Energy Innovation

    Anna J. Wieczorek (Recipient), Luc F.M. van Summeren (Recipient), Geert P.J. Verbong (Recipient) & Aleid C. Groenewoudt (Recipient), 23 Jun 2020

    Prize: OtherDiscipline relatedProfessional

  • Nominee European Sustainable Energy Award for cVPP innovation

    Anna J. Wieczorek (Recipient), Luc F.M. van Summeren (Recipient), Geert P.J. Verbong (Recipient) & Aleid C. Groenewoudt (Recipient), Jun 2020

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

    Nominee IE&IS valorisation prize 2019

    Anna J. Wieczorek (Recipient), Luc F.M. van Summeren (Recipient), Geert P.J. Verbong (Recipient) & Aleid C. Groenewoudt (Recipient), Dec 2019

    Prize: TU/eOtherScientific

  • Activities

    Modeling the energy transition

    Geert P.J. Verbong (Speaker), N. Loomans (Speaker)
    1 Feb 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    Energy system transition & Transition Theory

    Geert P.J. Verbong (Speaker)
    31 Jan 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkScientific

    Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) (External organisation)

    Geert P.J. Verbong (Chair)
    Oct 2018Jun 2019

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committeeScientific

    Province of Noord-Brabant (External organisation)

    Geert P.J. Verbong (Chair)

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of boardProfessional

    Social Innovation and Transitions in Energy Program (SITEP), Professional training

    Anna Wieczorek (Responsible lecturer), G.P.J. Verbong (Lecturer)
    11 Nov 201512 Nov 2015

    Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancyProfessional

    Press / Media

    People power crucial for low-carbon future, new research shows

    Geert P.J. Verbong


    5 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    People power crucial for low-carbon future

    Geert P.J. Verbong


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Student theses

    A comparative assessment model for small scale energy utilities

    Author: Luttmer, M., 31 Dec 1997

    Supervisor: Verbong, G. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master

    A cost-based tariff structure for distribution system operators: the design and potential of dynamic network tariffs for a smart grid future with distributed generation

    Author: van der Vossen, M., 30 Nov 2011

    Supervisor: Slootweg, J. (Supervisor 1), Knigge, J. (External person) (External coach), Verbong, G. (Supervisor 2) & Cobben, J. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    A feasibility study of a decentral technology for the conversion of plastic waste into energy

    Author: Linssen - van Rijn, C., 31 Aug 2002

    Supervisor: Verbong, G. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master


    A feasibility study of very large-scale photovoltaic (VLS-PV) power generation systems in China

    Author: Wu, Z., 30 Apr 2009

    Supervisor: van der Vleuten, E. (Supervisor 1) & Verbong, G. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    Afvalpreventie bij de Nederlandse Spoorwegen

    Author: Slagboom, J., 31 Dec 1994

    Supervisor: Verbong, G. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master