Pieter De Raedt

Pieter De Raedt

Pieter De Raedt (°1973) obtained a Master in Electrical Engineering at the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) in 1996. The thesis Aerodynamic Identification using Neural Network Models was performed at Linköping University (Sweden) with the support of the Erasmus student exchange program. Since then he has held the positions of design engineer at a technical engineering office, consultant in a telecommunication company, instrumentation engineer at an industrial contractor and of product manager, power dispatcher and data quality manager (current position) at a leading operator in the energy business. As an amateur photographer, Pieter De Raedt has been documenting the visual changes in the western industrial society for more than 10 years. His work has been selected in various expositions.


PhD research

History and heritage of the Belgian power industry (1885-2015)

Date2015 - 2021
SupervisorsInge Bertels and Ine Wouters

The aim of the PhD research is to contibute to a more holistic and yet more practical understanding of the history and the heritage of the Belgian power industry. Both the organisational stages and the technical realisations of the Belgian power industry will be identified, interpretated and compared to those of neighboring countries. The study of primary sources combined with a countrywide field survey will furthermore allow to identify objects which are emblematic of the particular way in which the history of electric power materialised in Belgium.