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Christian teaches various laboratory courses, including solar cells, C programming and supervising various student projects.

Research interests

Christian's research focuses on the integration of different energy sources to develop sustainable hybrid energy systems. He has experience in modelling complex energy systems, ranging in scale from household to a national energy infrastrucutre. In addition, Christian has contributed towards studies which analyse the effectiveness of hybrid energy technologies and their potential application in the energy transition towards more sustainable energy systems.

Education/Academic qualification

Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment, Master in Science, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

1 Sep 20121 Jun 2014

Materials Science (miscellaneous), Bachelor of Engineering, University of Alberta

1 Sep 20041 Jun 2008

External positions

Engineer, Focus Corporation

1 Jun 20101 Aug 2012


  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
  • QA76 Computer software

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Research Output

Energieopwek.nl: version 2.0

van Someren, C. & Visser, M., 2018

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/sitePopular

Flexigrow: all-electric: yes or no? A case study of future energy infrastructure

van Someren, C., Bialek, L. & Zomerman, E., 27 Jun 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterProfessional


Flexigrow: an analysis of future energy infrastructure

van Someren, C., Zomerman, E. & Bialek, L., 22 Jun 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOtherProfessional



  • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 2 Oral presentation
  • 1 Participation in conference

Sustainable Society Event 2019

Frank Pierie (Invited speaker), Christian van Someren (Participant), Leo Heijne (Participant), Jan Peter Nap (Participant), Mathieu Przybyla (Invited speaker), Anke de Boer (Invited speaker), Marloes Nieuwenhuis (Member of programme committee), Wim Elving (Member of programme committee), Carina Wiekens (Member of programme committee), Marjolein Annen (Invited speaker), Hanna Rots (Invited speaker)
24 Jan 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Flexigrow : overview of results

Lech Bialek (Speaker), Erika Zomerman (Speaker), Christian van Someren (Speaker)
2 Feb 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Een flexibel business model voor het ETP Wijster

Kathelijne Bouw (Speaker), Austin D'Souza (Speaker), Christian van Someren (Speaker)
27 May 2016

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Energy Summer School

Christian van Someren (Speaker)
18 Sep 201528 Sep 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


Christian van Someren (Participant)
30 Aug 20146 Sep 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference