jan_desmetJan J. M. Desmet (M’01) was born in Kortrijk, Belgium, on March 30, 1960. He received the polytechnical engineer degree from the polytechnic in Kortrijk Belgium in 1983 and the M.S degree in electrical engineering in 1993 from the V.U.Brussels Belgium. Since 1984 he is member of the staff of the Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen Dept. P.I.H. He is professor at the Dept. P.I.H. teaching variable speed drives and industrial electric measurement techniques. His research interests include variable speed drives, rational use of electrical energy and power quality. He is also IASTED and IEEE member, member of SC77A (IEC) and TC210 (CENELEC).