Herbert De Gersem is born in 1971 and obtained the MSc and PhD degrees in electrical engineering at the KU Leuven (Belgium) in 1994 and 2001, respectively. From 2001 to 2006, he worked as a postdoc at TU Darmstadt (Germany). Since 2006, he is an associated professor at the KU Leuven. Since 2014, he is a full professor at the TU Darmstadt (www.temf.de). He authored and co-authored more than 130 publications in international journals. His major research topics are electromagnetic field simulation with volumetric discretisation methods (finite element method, finite integration technique, discontinuous Galerkin method) and the application thereof to electrical energy transducers (machines, actuators, transformers) and accelerator components (conventional and superconductive magnets and resonating cavities).