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DemandFlex Team

Senior Scientific Team

Estelle Cantillon is FNRS Research Director and professor of economics at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, an associate member at the Toulouse School of Economics, a research fellow at CEPR (London) and an elected member of the Belgian Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her current research focuses on market design applications to energy and the environment, in particular emissions markets and wholesale electricity markets, and on climate transition policies. She is the academic director of the Sustainable Development Initiative at the Solvay Brussels School and sits on the Board of Regents at National Bank of Belgium and on the Economics Council of OXERA. Estelle holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University and has held faculty appointments at Yale University, Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Estelle.Cantillon@ulb.be  /  Personal Web  /  Google Scholar  /  Phone: +32 2 650 38 40  

Pierre Henneaux holds a Master Sc. degree in Engineering Physics (2009) and a PhD in Applied Sciences (2013), both from the Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium). He is now an associate professor with the Université libre de Bruxelles in the field of power systems. Before joining the ULB in October 2018, he spent four years with Tractebel as Energy System Planning & Economics Expert. His specific field of expertise focuses on probabilistic methods applied to power systems, especially on reliability studies (probabilistic adequacy & security studies), on power system planning and on electricity markets. He is the secretary of the IEEE Working Group “Understanding, Prediction, Mitigation and Restoration of Cascading Failures”.

pierre.henneaux@ulb.be  /  Google Scholar  /  Linkedin  /   Phone: +32 2 650 26 62

Emmanuel Slautsky has been a professor of public law and comparative law at the Université libre de Bruxelles since 1 October 2018. He is also an affiliated researcher at the Leuven Center for Public Law from the KU Leuven. Emmanuel specialises in public law, comparative law and European law. He focuses on European administrative integration and the regulation of the network industries, in particular the electricity sector. Emmanuel has a PhD degree from the Université libre de Bruxelles (2016). His doctoral thesis focused on the institutional autonomy of the Member States of the European Union. During and after his thesis, Emmanuel carried out research stays at Sciences Po Paris, the University of Oxford, the KU Leuven and University College London. Emmanuel also holds a degree in public law from the Université libre de Bruxelles (2008) and a Magister Juris from the University of Oxford (Balliol College, 2009). Between 2009 and 2012, Emmanuel practiced public law and energy law at the Brussels Bar.

Emmanuel.Slautsky@ulb.be  /  Linkedin  /  Phone: +32 2 650 66 48

Mohamamd Moradzadeh is a Research Manager at the Université libre de Bruxelles focusing currently on energy transition and decarbonization projects. His research areas include smart grids, microgrids, integration of renewables, energy management, and dynamic stability of power systems. Mohammad holds a Ph.D. from Ghent University in Electrical Engineering, and has served in a variety of academic and consultancy roles across Europe, North America, and the U.K. He has collaborated with leading industries on handful of Belgian as well as EU research projects. Mohammad is a Senior Member of IEEE (SMIEEE), and a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (PHEA).

 mohammad.moradzadeh@ulb.be  /  Google Scholar  /  Linkedin  /  Phone: +32 2 650 26 62


Junior Scientific Team

Leticia Pieraerts is a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES). Her research focuses on market design and regulation of electricity markets, with a focus on the participation mechanisms for the demand-side.
Leticia holds a M.Sc. in Economics, and is currently undertaking a M.Res. in Economics at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics.

leticia.pieraerts@ulb.be  /  Linkedin


Marie Beudels is a PhD student in law at the ULB, under the framework of the Demandflex project. She is conducting her PhD under the supervision of Prof. Emmanuel Slautsky and is analysing the Belgian regulatory restrictions to the flexibility of electricity demand.
Marie graduated in 2017 from a Bachelor’s degree in law and in 2019 from a Master’s degree in law, both from the University of Liège. She did two Erasmus Belgiciae programs during her study years (University of Ghent and KULeuven). After her Master’s degree, Marie has completed a Master of Laws (LL.M) at Harvard Law School.

marie.beudels@ulb.be  /  Linkedin


Elise Viadere is a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES). She is conducting her PhD under the supervision of Prof. Estelle Cantillon, focusing on regulation of electricity markets and demand side flexibility.
Elise holds a M.Res. in Quantitative Economics from Université Paris-Dauphine PSL.

  elise.viadere@ulb.be  /  Linkedin


Jean-Luc Timmermans is a PhD student at BEAMS - Energy department of ULB. He is conducting his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Pierre Henneaux. He obtained his MSC degree in Electromechanical Engineering from Université catholique de Louvain in 2020. He worked as an engineer for the industry after his MSC degree for over a year.

jeanluc.timmermans@ulb.be   / Linkedin  

Updated on February 8, 2023