Senior Principal Engineer, Controls & Optimization

GE Global Research

Dr. Rogier S. Blom is a research leader of advanced model-based controls for industrial applications and Senior Principal Engineer in the Controls & Optimization organization at GE Research. Since he joined GE in 2010, he has led multiple programs and teams developing advanced controls solutions in several of GE’s industrial verticals such as Renewables, Aviation, and Power Generation, as well as horizontals like Additive Manufacturing, Robotics, and Digital. His current focus areas include Floating Offshore Wind and Green Hydrogen. He is Principal Investigator of the ARPA-e funded project “Control Co-design and Co-Optimization of a Lightweight 12 MW Wind Turbine on an Actuated Tension Leg Platform”. Prior to joining GE, Rogier worked for 5 years in the Telecommunications industry in various leadership roles. Rogier has a M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Twente (cum laude) and a Ph.D. degree in Systems and Controls from Delft University of Technology, both in the Netherlands.

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