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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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Projects 2014 2022

Community-based Virtual Power Plant

Wieczorek, A., Wieczorek, A., van Summeren, L., Verbong, G., Kirkels, A., Bombaerts, G., Jansen, R., Jansen, R., van der Avoird, M., Vereggen - Tielemans, T. & Vereggen - Tielemans, T.


Project: Research direct

Impuls projects between TU Eindhoven, RWS, and PON

Oldenziel, R., Oldenziel, R., Dekker, H., Petzer, B., Bek, P., Sun, Q., Jeekel, H., Verbong, G., Veraart, F., Wieczorek, A., Spahn, A., Kalmbach, K., Jansen, R., Vereggen - Tielemans, T., Benckhuijsen - Mertens, P. & Vereggen - Tielemans, T.


Project: Research direct

From automobility to smart mobility

Verbong, G., Manders, T., Salas Girones, E., Vrscaj, D., Jansen, R., Benckhuijsen - Mertens, P., Vereggen - Tielemans, T., Vereggen - Tielemans, T. & Wieczorek, A.


Project: Research direct

Energy Vision Development

Verbong, G., Verbong, G., Wieczorek, A., Chang Chang, C., Plaschek - Scale, J. & Jansen, R.


Project: Research direct

EU-InnovatE, Sustainable Lifestyles 2.0: End User Integration, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Verbong, G., Wieczorek, A., van Hout, J., Dohmen, R., Dohmen, R. & Jansen, R.


Project: Research direct

Research Output 1987 2019

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

Electric network analysis
network analysis

The role of users in sustainable innovation

Verbong, G. P. J., Wieczorek, A. J. & Verhees, B., 2019, Handbook of sustainable innovation. Boons, F. & McMeekin, A. (eds.). Edward Elgar

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Transforming mobility: the Dutch smart mobility policy as an example of a transformative STI policy

Salas Girones, E., van Est, R. & Verbong, G., 1 Aug 2019, In : Science and Public Policy. 14 p., scz032

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

innovation policy
science and technology
18 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Multi-level perspective

Community-based virtual power plants: a novel model for energy provision

van Summeren, L. F. M., Wieczorek, A. J. & Verbong, G. P. J., 20 Dec 2018, (In preparation) In : Unknown.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Activities 2014 2019

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

NWO Social Sciences and Humanities (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

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