The directorate of the association.

Prof. Antonello Monti

1st President

Before joining RWTH in Aachen, Prof. Monti was Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of South Carolina (USA). During his tenure at USC he has been Associate Director of the Virtual Test Bed (VTB) project, which focuses on computational simulation and visualisation of modern power distribution systems that fully integrate power electronics into the network design. He has developed the real-time extension of VTB for Hardware in the Loop applications and has designed innovative tools supporting the automatic generation of VTB native models. He worked on expanding the limits of real-time simulation thanks to the application of PC clusters and FPGA technology. He was the director of the Real Time and Electromechanics Laboratory (REM Lab). He started his academic career at Politecnico di Milano after 4 years of industrial experience in Ansaldo Industria.

Dipl.-Ing. Bettina Schäfer

2nd President

Dipl.-Ing. Bettina Schäfer received her Diploma Degree in Electrical Engineering from RWTH Aachen University in 1994. As of then she worked in the telecommunications area for the company Ericsson at different locations in Germany and in the U.S., covering various positions in product and solution management, verification and system management. She joined the Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems in 2011, working as research associate for the FP7 project FINSENY. As of the end of 2011, she holds the position of Chief Engineer of the institute ACS.