Sonja Monica BERLIJN received her M.Sc. degree from the TUE, Eindhoven, the Netherlands in 1994, her PhD degree from TUG, Graz, Austria, in 2000 and her MBA from Melbourne University in 2012.
She has been working at the High Voltage Laboratory of KEMA; the Netherlands, and at STRI in Sweden. From 2008 to 2014 she has been working at the overhead line department at Statnett and she was responsible for a number of R&D activities and for the electromechanical and insulation co-ordination design of the world's largest voltage upgrading project.
In 2012 she became manager for the R&D program 'Lean Line'. In 2014 she became both acting SVP for Statnett's R&D and part-time professor in Power Systems at the NMBU. From 2015 to April 2021 she was SVP R&D for Statnett.
In January 2021 she became professor in sustainable integrated energy systems at KTH and in April 2021 Head of School for Electrotechnical Engineering and Data Sciences at KTH.
In 2020/2021 she became IEEE senior member and got elected fellow in the Swedish Royal Acadamy for Engineering Sciences (IVA).