Hi, I’m Laurens.

I’m a PhD researcher within the Algorithmic Computing and Data mining for Climate integrated Energy System Models (ACDC-ESM) project. I’m working on the integration of large climate databases into energy system models, with the goal to find critical events for highly renewable energy systems.

The ACDC-ESM project is a cooperation between the departments of Information and Computing Science and Copernicus institute of sustainable development at Utrecht University, the Dutch transimission system operator (TenneT TSO B.V.) and the Royal Meteorological Institure of the Netherlands (KNMI).

My skills and experience lie in climate impact modelling, algorithmic data analysis of weather and climate data, extreme event assesment and in connecting energy and climate scientists.

I am open to discuss research with anyone, student or other.


  • Energy Meteorology
  • Data Analysis
  • Renewable Energy
  • Macro Energy systems
  • Applied Data Mining


  • PhD in Algorithmic Data Analysis, expected 2023

    Information and Computing Science, & Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University

  • MSc in Climate Physics, 2018

    Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht, Utrecht University

  • BSc in Physics, 2016

    Utrecht University