WP 7 Lead - Bayern Innovativ
Maximilian Irlbeck has been working at the ZD.B since January 2016 and since April 2020 at Bayern Innovativ due to the takeover of ZD.B through Bayern Innovativ. He is responsible for the topic platform “Digitization in the energy sector” and works on innovation for the future of energy. As coordinator of the topic platform, he is the contact person for all energy related questions at the ZD.B. Before working at the ZD.B, Mr. Irlbeck worked for 6 years at the TU München, at the chair for software & systems engineering at the department of informatics. He led several research projects in the energy sector, e.g. he was evaluating E-Energy, a research project with 6 model regions in Germany with a total volume of 160 Mio. Euros, for the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy from the ICT perspective. Maximilian is an expert in the field of reference architectures for smart energy systems and wants to bring forward new ideas for the future of energy in Europe.
Prof. Hermann de Meer
WP 4 Lead - University of Passau
Prof. De Meer is currently appointed as Full Professor of computer science (Computer Networks and Computer Communications Group) at the University of Passau, Germany. He is director of the Institute of IT Security and Security Law (ISL) at that University. He has been an Assistant Professor at Hamburg University, Germany, a Visiting Professor at Columbia University in New York City, USA, Visiting Professor at Karlstad University, Sweden, a Reader at University College London, UK, and a research fellow of Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). He chaired one of the prime events in the area of Quality of Service in the Internet, the 13th international workshop on quality of service (IWQoS 2005, Passau), the first international workshop on self-organizing systems (IWSOS 2006, Passau) and the first international conference on energy-efficient computing and networking (e-Energy 2010, Passau).
EASY-RES Advisory Board - ENTSO-E
Norela Constantinescu is leading the research and innovation team of European Networks for Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E). She also leads the work of drafting ENTSO-E R&D Research Plans and R&I projects monitoring and applications activity. She leads the work related to the participation of ENTSO-E in Horizon 2020 projects and coordinates the Research, Development and Innovation Committee of ENTSO-E formed out of 35 TSOs members and the activities related to Horizon 2020 Intensys4EU and TDX Assist projects. She is working with market design, renewable integration storage, digitization. She is also leading the development and the implementation of Research and Innovation strategy of ENTSO-E. She is member of Governing Board of ETIP SNET and member of the WG1 Power System and WG4 Digitalization and Customer of ETIP SNET. Before she was working for 6 years with European Commission DG Energy leading on the SET Plan activities and being responsible for wind research and innovation activities and smart cities and communities. She obtained a Master Degree in energy engineering from University Politechnica Bucharest, Romania, she holds an MBA from Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Solvay School and post graduate studies in Applied Computer Science from Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She has recently obtained a diploma from Florence School of Regulation for Power System Regulation and Network Codes.
Dr. Spyros Gkavanoudis
Technical Manager - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Spyros Gkavanoudis was born in Larissa, Greece, in 1983. He received the diploma degree in foto.jpgelectrical and computer engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2008, and the Ph.D degree in power electronics from the same university under the mentorship of Dr. Charis Demoulias, in 2014. Currently, he is a post-doctoral researcher in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His primary research activities lie in the fields of power electronic converters, wind energy conversion systems, modeling and contol of electrcal machines, microgrids and energy storage systems. In particular, his research focuses on the design of dedicated power and control systems for wind turbine generators. His doctoral dissertation discussed the integration of supercapacitor energy storage systems in inverter-interfaced wind turbine generators, in order to enhance their fault ride-through capability, as well as to improve wind power quality. Since 2008 he has been with the Electrical Machines Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki as a Research Assistant. He served as a teaching assistant the undergraduate courses of Electrical Machines (II & III), Power Electronics (I & II) and Electric Motion Systems. Currently he is also working as Electrical Engineer at ILVIEF Company, located in Volos. His main responsibilities are the study, design and commissioning of MV substations and LV distribution boards.
Dr. Charis Demoulias
Project Coordinator - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Dr. Demoulias S. Charis received the Dipl. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the AUTH, in 1984 and 1991, respectively. Currently he is Associate Professor with the Electrical Machines Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, AUTH. His research interests include power electronics, harmonics, electric motion systems, and the integration of renewable energy sources in the power grid. He has 50 publications in the fields of renewable energy sources, power quality and microgrids. From 1991 to 2003 he co-founded Alteren SA, a technical consulting company offering consultancy services in private and public energy-saving and renewable energy projects. From 1997-2003 he also acted as contractor for power quality projects (harmonic filters), industrial energy-saving projects and PV installations (stand-alone and grid-connected). He has participated as coordinator or partner in seven EU-funded projects and six national projects. Since 2011 he has been evaluator and reviewer of 25 EU-funded projects. He is senior member of IEEE and member of the Technical Chamber of Greece.
Dr. Kyriaki-Nefeli D. Malamaki
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Nefeli received her Diploma and PhD degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2012 and 2020, respectively. Currently, she is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the same University. Since 2013, she is research and teaching assistant led by Associate Prof. Charis Demoulias, at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of AUTH. Her research interests include power quality, interface of renewable energy sources with the grid, and power electronic converters
EASY-RES Advisory Board - Policy Director, SolarPower Europe
Aurélie Beauvais is the Policy Director of SolarPower Europe, the European association representing over 200 companies and organization active across the Solar value chain. She develops and steers the implementation of SolarPower Europe’s political strategy, with the aim of shaping the European regulatory environment to enhance business opportunities for solar power in Europe. Prior to joining Solar Power Europe, she headed the European Affairs department of the French Union of Electricity (UFE) from 2012 to 2017. She holds a Double Master’s degree in Political Sciences and Public Affairs, delivered by the Political Science Institute of Bordeaux (SciencesPo).
Dr. Juan Manuel Mauricio
WP 2, WP 6 - Universidad de Sevilla
Dr. Juan Manuel Mauricio received the degree in electrical engineering from the National University of Comahue, Neuquen, Argentina, in 2003, and the Master’s and Dr. Eng. degrees from the University of Seville, Seville, Spain, in 2007 and 2009, respectively. Since 2004, he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Seville, where he is currently an Associate Professor. His primary research interests include power systems and electrical machine control, renewable generation, voltage source converters-based applications, and electrical vehicles. He has 27 publications in the fields of power systems modelling and control and renewable energy sources. Since 2011 he co-founded Ingelectus SL, a technical consulting company offering consultancy services in electrical engineering including development and installation of power plant controllers for renewable plants around the world. He has participated as partner in two EU-funded projects and seven national projects. He is member of IEEE.
Dr. David Hutchison
WP 4 - Professor, Lancaster University
Prof. David Hutchison is Professor of Computing at Lancaster University and founding Director of InfoLab21. He has been working at Lancaster for more than 25 years. David served on the TPC of top conferences such as ACM SIGCOMM, IEEE Infocom, and served on editorial boards of Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Computer Networks Journal and IEEE TNSM, as well being editor of the Wiley book series in Computer Networks and Distributed Systems. He has helped build a strong research group in computer networks, which is well known internationally for contributions in a range of areas including Quality of Service architecture and mechanisms, multimedia caching and filtering, multicast engineering, active and programmable networking, content distribution networks, mobile IPv6 systems and applications, communications infrastructures for Grid based systems, testbed activities, and Internet Science. He now focuses largely on resilient and secure networking, with interests in the Future Internet and also the protection of critical infrastructures including industrial control systems. Within these area he has worked in various EU and research council projects, exceeding 25 with major leadership responsibilities. Within EASY-Res he will be responsible for the resilience strategies within WP4, specifically in Task 4.1 and 4.2
Dr. Andreas Mauthe
WP 4 - Lancaster University
Dr. A. Mauthe is Reader in Networked Systems, and Associate Dean for External Engagement and Internationalisation at the Faculty of Science and Technology at Lancaster. Andreass focuses his research on network management, and autonomic and resilient systems, alongside content networking and adaptive networks. He has been with Lancaster University since 2005; previous to that he worked in industry in the area of content management systems, where he led a group of more than 25 developers and software engineers. Within the project he will contribute through his expertise in ICT based systems architecture and resilience, which is central to the work in WP4. He will be leading Task 4.2 and contribute to structural resilience aspects of Task 4.1 the data processing and visualisation aspects of Task 4.3. Andreas played a leading role in more than 25 networking and systems projects in academia and industry (of which 10 were EU funded). He has collaborated internationally with partners across Europe and overseas, (co-)authored more than 150 peer-reviewed papers, and contributed to a number of research initiatives and standards.
Dr. Angelos Marnerides
WP 4 - Lancaster University
Dr. Angelos K. Marnerides is Assistant Professor in Computer Networking in the School of Computing & Communications (SCC) at Lancaster University, UK. Prior to his current post, he was a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the department of Computer Science at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. In the past, he held postdoctoral appointments in the ECE department at Carnegie Mellon University, USA, in DCC at the University of Porto, Portugal and in SCC at Lancaster University, UK. He also held visiting researcher appointments in the SCC, Lancaster University, UK, and the EE department at University College London (UCL), UK. Dr. Marnerides has extensive research experience in the area of network resilience with particular interests in network security and smart-grid security. His research philosophy is in designing algorithms and systems with strong theoretical foundations and in providing practical data-driven implementations that are deployable in the real world. His research has been funded by several bodies in the UK (EPSRC, Innovate UK, GCHQ), the EU (FP6, FP7, H2020), the US (NSF) and Portugal (FCT). Within EASY-Res Dr. Marnerides will be working in all WP4 activities and concentrate on E2E security and resilience for the EASY-RES communication infrastructure.
Dr. Konstantinos Oureilidis
All WPs - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Dr. Konstantinos O. Oureilidis received his Diploma (2008) and PhD degrees (2015) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and his Bachelor degree in Business Administration from the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki (2015). Currently, he works with the Hellenic Power Exchange (HEnEX) and he is a post-doc researcher at AUTh. During the winter semester of 2016-2017, he was an adjunct lecturer for the course of Electric Motion Systems in AUTh and he was a lab assistant for the course of Power Electronics at the Department of Electrical Engineering of Western Macedonia University of Applied Sciences. During the academic years 2015-2017, he received funding from IKY Fellowships of Excellence for postgraduate studies in Greece – Siemens Program for his post-doc research. He has extensive experience with Horizon 2020, Med and solar-era.net Projects, while he was a member of the writing research team of EASY-RES. He has also worked as a freelancer conducting energy projects, technical and economical projects for investment laws, and inspecting the design and performance of photovoltaic projects. His fields of interest include the microgrids, control of power electronics, distributed generation, renewable energy sources and protection. He is a member of IEEE and member of the Technical Chamber of Greece.
Dr. Miloš Cvetković
WP 6 - TU Delft
Milos Cvetkovic is an Assistant Professor at TU Delft. He received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Belgrade, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA. Before joining TU Delft, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at MIT, Cambridge, USA. Milos is working on research challenges of renewable energy integration. He is interested in modeling and control of engineering and economic processes for easier integration of renewable generation and flexible demand. He is fond of combining mathematical methods with numerical simulations. He has strong knowledge of control theory and optimizations. Within EASY-RES he will mainly be working in WP6 on evaluation and validation.
WP 6 - TU Delft
Umer Mushtaq is a Ph.D. candidate at TU Delft. He received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan. He worked three years at Fatima Group LTD as a project and design engineer. In September 2013, he was awarded an Erasmus Mundus joint Master Degree Scholarship from EACEA European Union (Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency). He has a master degree in Sustainable Transportation and Electrical Power Systems. During this prestigious, integrated and international master degree programme, he studied at the University of Oviedo, Spain (Program Coordinator), the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal and the University of Nottingham, UK. In his master degree thesis at the University of Oviedo, Spain, he designed, developed and tested a prototype of Hybrid Reactive Power Compensation System (Hybrid-STATCOM) for low voltage applications with OPAL RT hardware in the loop system. Prior to his Ph.D. position, he worked at Grupo ISASTUR S.A Spain as design and commissioning engineer on electrical and instrumentation project of Skangas Oy LNG Terminal at Pori, Finland.
WP 7 - Bayern Innovativ
Andrea Deisenrieder joined ZD.B in August 2018 and Bayern Innovativ in April 2020 when Bayern Innovativ took over ZD.B. She is mainly working on dissemination and exploitation in EASY-RES and supports the topic platform “Digitization in the energy sector” of ZD.B. Prior to ZD.B, Andrea gained extensive experiences in international cooperation. She has been supporting diverse evaluations of global and regional development programs with international organizations and is dedicated to promoting sustainability in the energy sector and beyond. Andrea hold a Master’s degree in Sociology, Psychology, and Communications of Munich University.