Ioannis joined the group of Energy & Resources at the Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development in Utrecht University as a postdoctoral researcher in September 2015. He holds a Dipl. Ing. degree from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, a M.Sc. degree (cum laude) in Sustainable Energy Technology from Delft University of Technology, and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Energy Systems from Eindhoven University of Technology. He has worked as a project engineer at Siemens Greece in the area of integrated command and control solutions. In 2009 he conducted a study on the effect of charging the batteries of electric vehicles on low voltage distribution grids at the Department of Innovation of Enexis, a Distribution System Operator in the Netherlands. His research interests are in the areas of planning and operation of power systems, demand side management, and renewable energy sources. He has contributed in securing research funding and performed research for several consortium based research projects including E.U. FP7 and Horizon 2020, and Dutch Top Sector Energy projects. He is active as a peer reviewer in several international journals (IEEE and IET), and as a member of scientific committees in international conferences. He is a registered engineer at the technical chamber of Greece since 2006.