Merlin Rijlaarsdam is a senior consultant and project manager for Power System Research in Brussels. He is responsible for special projects and for maintaining Power Systems Research Components Databases. Merlin holds a business administration degree from the University of South Africa specialized in economics and industrial psychology. He has more than 12 years experience in the automotive business working for General Motors and Allison Transmission. Merlin has been with Power Systems Research team since April 2014.