Olivier BETHOUX was born in Lyon, France, in 1967. He received the M.Sc. degree from Ecole Centrale de Lille in 1990.
From 1992 to 1997, he worked as a Research Engineer in the Alcatel Alsthom research center, on power converters and electrical drives. Successful candidate of "Agrégation de Génie Electrique" (1997), he joined the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Electronique et de ses Applications (ENSEA) as Associate Professor of Electrical engineering , in 1999. He studied new control strategies for the series multi-cells power converter.
In October 2005, he received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, from the University of Cergy-Pontoise. In September 2006, he joined the Laboratoire de Génie Électrique de Paris and the IUT of Cachan, University of Paris XI as an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering. His main research interests and experience include analysis, design, and control of electric machines, variable speed drives for traction and propulsion applications, and fault diagnosis of electric drives. His current area of research includes advanced control techniques for ac drives, robust control for energy management with new power sources like fuel cell and photovoltaic systems and micro smart grid.