• 116 Citations
1968 …2010

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Jan H. Blom received the M.Sc. degree in electrical power engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology in 1966. He worked as research associate in the field of Magnetohydrodynamical power generation from 1966 to 1973 at Eindhoven University of Technology, where he obtained his Ph.D. in 1973. From 1973 to 1974 he was visiting professor at Stanford University in California, USA. From 1974 to 1981 he worked as associate professor at Eindhoven University of Technology as project manager of the ?MHD blow-down experiment?. In 1981 he joined KEMA NV, first as manager of the Electro technical Research department (1981-1984), then as deputy manager and manager of the R and D Division. In 1988 he was appointed as managing director of KEMA. He was chairman of the Board of Subsidiaries of KEMA in the USA, Russia and China. In 1998 he left KEMA and joined KPMG as senior consultant ?Knowledge management?. From January 2000 to 2008 he served as full professor in ?Electrical Power systems? in the Electrical Engineering Department of Eindhoven University of Technology. From 2002 to 2006 he served as Dean of the same department. From 2009 to 2011 he worked as manager of CC Benelux of KIC InnoEnergy. Currently he is consultant in the field of energy technology, and CEO of Keyknowledge BV. Jan Blom served as member and chairman of numerous committees in the field of energy technology. He was chairman of the ?Research Specific Committee? (Corech) of UNIPEDE, chairman of the ?Task Force Research? of Eurelectric, member of the Research Advisory Council of EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, USA) and member of the board of ECN (Energy Research Foundation). He was also member of the ?Academy of Technology and Innovation?, In 1980 he received the Siemens Award for outstanding achievement in the field of energy research. In 2009 he received the Hidde Nijland Penning.

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Theft detection and smart metering practices and expectations in the Netherlands

Kadurek, P., Blom, J. H., Cobben, J. F. G. & Kling, W. L., 2010, Proceedings of the Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe Conference, ISGT 2010, 11-13 October 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden,. Gothenburg: ISGT, p. 1-6

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

  • Flicker responses of different lamp types

    Cai, R., Cobben, J. F. G., Myrzik, J. M. A., Blom, J. H. & Kling, W. L., 2009, In : IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution. 3, 9, p. 816-824 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 44 Citations (Scopus)
    129 Downloads (Pure)

    Electricity networks of the future : various roads to a sustainable energy system

    Meeuwsen, J. J., Myrzik, J. M. A., Verbong, G. P. J., Kling, W. L. & Blom, J. H., 2008, Proceedings of the Conseil International des Grands Réseaux Électriques (CIGRE) Session 2008. Paris: CIGRE

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

  • Leven met energie

    Blom, J. H., 2008, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 32 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportInaugural speechAcademic

    Open Access

    New flicker weighting curves for different lamp types based on the lamp light spectrum

    Cai, R., Blom, J. H., Myrzik, J. M. A. & Kling, W. L., 2008, 13th International Conference on Harmonics and Quality of Power 2008 (ICHQP), Sept. 28 2008-Oct. 1 2008 , Wollongong, NSW. Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, p. 1-6

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 6 Citations (Scopus)
    116 Downloads (Pure)


    • 1 Consultancy
    • 1 Contributed talk

    Afscheidscollege, ISBN 978-90-386-1335-2 NUR 959, TU/e Eindhoven

    Jan Blom (Speaker)
    27 Jun 2008

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    Duurzaamheid duurt het langst, onderzoeksuitdagingen voor een duurzame energievoorziening, Amsterdam

    Jan Blom (Advisor)
    3 Jul 2007

    Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancyProfessional

    Student theses

    AC/DC power modulation for corona plasma generation

    Author: Ariaans, T., 31 Dec 2007

    Supervisor: Blom, J. (Supervisor 1) & Pemen, A. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    AC/DC pulsed power corona

    Author: Smits, G., 31 Dec 2006

    Supervisor: Blom, J. (Supervisor 1) & Pemen, A. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    Analysis and implementation of a redundant public address system for evacuation purposes

    Author: Poelstra, R., 31 Oct 2008

    Supervisor: Blom, J. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master

    Biogas conditioning using pulsed corona techniques

    Author: Nair, S., 2002

    Supervisor: Pemen, A. (Supervisor 1), van Heesch, E. (Supervisor 2) & Blom, J. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    De opbouw van een magneto-hydrodynamische proefopstelling

    Author: Blom, J., 31 Oct 1966

    Supervisor: Rietjens, L. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master