Steffen Vogel received his M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering from RWTH Aachen University, Germany in 2017 after completing an internship at OPAL-RT Technologies. Since 2017 he is research associate and Ph.D. student at the Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems, E.ON Energy Research Center, RWTH Aachen University. His current research interests are real-time power system simulators, distributed co-simulation and FPGA-accelerated realtime simulation. He is the main developer of VILLASframework a co-simulation toolkit for geographically distributed simulations.