I'm Steffen Vogel

Computer Engineer

  • Age 32
  • Born in Baden, Switzerland
  • Raised around Darmstadt, Germany
  • Living now in Simmerath, Germany
  • Languages learned English, French, Basic, C, C++, JS, PHP, Java, VHDL, Tcl, Assembly, SQL, Bash, Erlang, Go
  • Occupation Research Associate

About Me

Welcome to my personal website! My name is Steffen Vogel, I am a German EECS student at the RWTH Aachen University with interests in reconfigurable & high performance computing and their application in the fields of real-time simulation.

On this site you can find my extended resumé, contact information as well as my contributions to various open source projects and scientific publications.

In 2007, I started my blog at noteblok.net. It is my personal notebook for various tech and work related bits like my open-source and electronics projects.

In order to contact me, you can leave a message in the contact form below, send me a mail or use one of the social media sites linked on my Keybase.io account.

Professional Skills

C / C++
Matlab / Simulink
Xilinx Vivado / ISE / XPS / HLS
MPI & OpenMP

My Tools


Hardware Projects




A fnordlicht compatible controller for LED strips

A self-made LED matrix for TETRIS




RWTH Mikrocontroller Board


Camera-based Solder Paste Dispensing




St Petersburg

Photography Travelling

Photography Travelling

Work Experience

01.2023 - ?

Software Specialist / R&D Engineer

OPAL-RT Germany GmbH

Following my time at the university of Aachen, I continue to work in the area of Real-time Simulation with my future OPAL-RT.

05.2017 - 12.2022

Research Assistant: Doctoral Candidate

Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems, RWTH Aachen University

Starting a Ph.D. in the ICT4Energy team of the Institute.
Advisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Antonello Monti

08.2016 - 01.2017


OPAL-RT Technologies Inc.

During this five month-long internship in OPAL-RT's eFPGAsim team, I worked extensively with MATLAB Simulink and Xilinx tools to implement FPGA-based solvers for power electronics simulation.

04.2014 – 07.2016

Science Assistant: Internet distributed power grid simulation

Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems, RWTH Aachen University

Implementing real-time communication tools based on RT-Linux, OPAL-RT and RTDS simulators. Supervisor: M.Sc. Marija Stevic

04.2014 – 08.2014

Exercise Instructor: Hands-on sessions computer science 4

Chair for Operating Systems, RWTH Aachen University

Undertaking exercises on system / parallel programming, x86-Assembly and more

10.2011 – 04.2012

Student Tutor: C / C++ programming laboratory

Institute for Man- Machine Interaction, RWTH Aachen University

Supervising and examination a practical course on C / C++ programming

09.2011 – 08.2013

Student Lecturer: Micro controller study group

Institute for Man- Machine Interaction, RWTH Aachen University

Giving introductory lectures on micro controller programming based on the Atmel ATmega family.

Former employers


10.2014 – Present

M.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Engineering

RWTH University, Aachen

10.2010 – 10.2014

B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Engineering

RWTH University, Aachen

08.2001 – 06.2009


Justus-Liebig-Schule (Gymnasium)



A full list of my publication can be found at Zotero.

L. Barbierato et al., “Digital Real-Time Power System Co-simulation via Distributed Transmission Line Model,” in 2023 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2023 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe (EEEIC / I&CPS Europe), Jun. 2023, pp. 1–6. doi: 10.1109/EEEIC/ICPSEurope57605.2023.10194853. Download
M. Syed et al., “Applicability of Geographically Distributed Simulations,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, pp. 1–15, 2022, doi: 10.1109/TPWRS.2022.3197635. Download
A. Estebsari, S. Vogel, R. Melloni, M. Stevic, E. Bompard, and A. Monti, “Frequency Control of Low Inertia Power Grids with Fuel Cell Systems in Distribution Networks,” IEEE Access, pp. 1–1, 2022, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2022.3187099. Download
S. Vogel et al., “Distributed Power Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing Using a Grid-Forming Converter as Power Interface,” Energies, vol. 13, no. 15, Art. no. 15, Jan. 2020, doi: 10.3390/en13153770. Download Download
M. H. Syed et al., “Real-Time Coupling of Geographically Distributed Research Infrastructures: Taxonomy, Overview and Real-World Smart Grid Applications,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, pp. 1–1, 2020, doi: 10.1109/TSG.2020.3033070. Download
C. Olk et al., “InFIS - Integrated Research Infrastructure,” in 2019 4th IEEE Workshop on the Electronic Grid (eGRID), Nov. 2019, pp. 1–7. doi: 10.1109/eGRID48402.2019.9092675. Download Download Download
S. Vogel et al., “Improvements to the Co-simulation Interface for Geographically Distributed Real-time Simulation,” in IECON 2019 - 45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Oct. 2019, pp. 6655–6662. doi: 10.1109/IECON.2019.8926918. Download Download
D. Ryan et al., “Deriving policies from connection codes to ensure ongoing voltage stability,” Energy Informatics, vol. 2, no. 1, p. 19, Sep. 2019, doi: 10.1186/s42162-019-0081-3. Download
M. Mirz, S. Vogel, G. Reinke, and A. Monti, “DPsim—A dynamic phasor real-time simulator for power systems,” SoftwareX, vol. 10, p. 100253, Jul. 2019, doi: 10.1016/j.softx.2019.100253. Download
A. Monti et al., “A Global Real-Time Superlab: Enabling High Penetration of Power Electronics in the Electric Grid,” IEEE Power Electronics Magazine, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 35–44, Sep. 2018, doi: 10.1109/MPEL.2018.2850698. Download Download
S. Vogel et al., “Distributed Real-Time Simulation and its Applications to Wind Energy Research,” in 2018 IEEE International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems (PMAPS), Jun. 2018, pp. 1–6. doi: 10.1109/PMAPS.2018.8440410. Download Download
M. Stevic, S. Vogel, and A. Monti, “From Monolithic to Geographically Distributed Simulation of HVdc Systems,” in 2018 IEEE 19th Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL), Jun. 2018, pp. 1–5. doi: 10.1109/COMPEL.2018.8460045. Download Download
M. Mirz, S. Vogel, B. Schäfer, and A. Monti, “Distributed real-time co-simulation as a service,” in 2018 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Electronics for Sustainable Energy Systems (IESES), Jan. 2018, pp. 534–539. doi: 10.1109/IESES.2018.8349934. Download Download Download
S. Vogel, M. Mirz, L. Razik, and A. Monti, “An open solution for next-generation real-time power system simulation,” in 2017 IEEE Conference on Energy Internet and Energy System Integration (EI2), Nov. 2017, pp. 1–6. doi: 10.1109/EI2.2017.8245739. Download Download
M. Stevic et al., “Multi-site European framework for real-time co-simulation of power systems,” Transmission Distribution IET Generation, vol. 11, no. 17, pp. 4126–4135, 2017, doi: 10.1049/iet-gtd.2016.1576. Download
Steffen Vogel, Markus Mirz, and Antonello Monti, “Demonstration of prototype of Laboratory infrastructure,” H2020 RESERVE, Deliverable D4.1, 2017. [Online]. Available: http://re-serve.eu/deliverables.html
M. Stevic et al., “Virtual integration of laboratories over long distance for real-time co-simulation of power systems,” in IECON 2016 - 42nd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Oct. 2016, pp. 6717–6721. doi: 10.1109/IECON.2016.7793422. Download Download Download
E. Bompard et al., “A multi-site real-time co-simulation platform for the testing of control strategies of distributed storage and V2G in distribution networks,” in 2016 18th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE’16 ECCE Europe), Sep. 2016, pp. 1–9. doi: 10.1109/EPE.2016.7695666. Download
S. Vogel, “Development of a modular and fully-digital PCIe-based interface to Real-Time Digital Simulator,” Aachen, Aug. 2016. [Online]. Available: https://www.steffenvogel.de/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2015/11/Master_Thesis_Steffen_Vogel.pdf Download
C. F. Covrig et al., A European Platform for Distributed Real Time Modelling & Simulation of Emerging Electricity Systems. in JRC Technical Reports. European Union: JRC Science Hub, 2016. [Online]. Available: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/publication/european-platform-distributed-real-time-modelling-simulation-emerging-electricity-systems Download
M. Stevic, S. Vogel, A. Monti, and S. D’Arco, “Feasibility of geographically distributed real-time simulation of HVDC system interconnected with AC networks,” in 2015 IEEE Eindhoven PowerTech, Jun. 2015, pp. 1–5. doi: 10.1109/PTC.2015.7232700. Download Download Download
S. Vogel, “Camera-based PCB Analysis for Solder Paste Dispensing,” Aachen, May 2015. [Online]. Available: https://www.noteblok.net/2015/05/26/seminar/ Download
S. Vogel, “Self-referencing Page Tables for the x86-Architecture,” Jan. 2015, [Online]. Available: https://www.noteblok.net/2015/01/22/abstract-on-my-bachelor-thesis/ Download
M. Stevic and S. Vogel, “Geographically Distributed Simulation: a backbone platform for studying integration of offshore wind energy,” Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems, RWTH Aachen University, Infrastructure Access Report, Dec. 2014. [Online]. Available: http://www.marinet2.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/DistSimOffshoreWind_SINTEF_infrastructure_access_report.pdf Download
S. Vogel, “Eine generische Speicherverwaltung mit Hilfe von Seitentabellen für ein minimalistisches Betriebssystem,” Aachen, Jun. 2014. [Online]. Available: https://www.noteblok.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2014/06/Self-mapped_Page-Tables_Vogel_Thesis.pdf Download
Richard Marston, Markus Mirz, and Steffen Vogel, Pintura - Graphical CIM Editor. Aachen, Germany: RWTH Aachen University. [Web Browser]. Available: http://fein-aachen.org/projects/pintura/

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