Thierry Coosemans obtained his PhD in Engineering Sciences from Ghent University in 2006. After several years in the industry, he became a member of the MOBI research team at the VUB, where he works now as the co-director of the EVERGI team on sustainable energy communities and Vice-president of the Electric Engineering and Energy Technology Department (ETEC). He is currently involved in the scientific support for the Green Energy Park Zellik, and had an active role in Flanders Make, the Living Labs Electric Vehicles Flanders and the VLAIO-funded projects ROLECS, MAMUET and OPTIBIDS. On a European level, Thierry was and is involved in the H2020 and FP7 projects SafeDrive, OPERA4FEV, SuperLIB, Smart EV-VC, Batteries20202, GO4SEM, FIVEVB, ELIPTIC, MOBILITY4EU, FUTURE-RADAR, OBELICS, REDIFUEL, CEVOLVER, BD4OPEM, INTERCONNECT and RENAISSANCE, which he coordinates. His main research interests are the development of CO2-neutral Sustainable Local Energy Systems, electric and hybrid propulsion systems, and the performances of electric-vehicle fleets under real-life conditions, including in a V2G perspective. Thierry Coosemans is an active member of EARPA, EGVIA, the Bridge Initiative and Flux 50.