Professor Nikos Hatziargyriou received the Diploma in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from NTUA (National Technical University of Athens) in 1976 and the MSC and PhD degrees in Electrical Power Engineering from UMIST, Manchester, in 1979 and 1982, respectively. From 1984 he is with the Power Division of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of NTUA, where he is full professor, since 1995. From February 2007 until September 2012 he was Deputy CEO of the Public Power Corporation (PPC), the national Utility in Greece, responsible for the Transmission and Distribution Divisions, island DNO (Distribution Network Operation) and the Center of Testing, Research and Prototyping. In April 2013 he was elected co-Chair of EU Advisory Council of the Technology Platform of SmartGrids, where he has been a member of the first Executive Committee serving as chairman of the WG on "Generation and Storage". He is member of the "Energy Committee" of the Athens Academy of Science. He was Vice-president of the "Centre of Renewable Energy Sources" in Greece, Vice-Chair of PPC Renewables, Chair of the Association of Hellenic Electricity Undertakings (HELAS), member of Board of Directors of EURELECTRIC and member of the EU DSO for SmartGrids (EDSO). He is member of CIGRE, currently chair of CIGRE SC C6 "Distributed Generation and Distribution Networks" and chair of the strategic CIGRE WG "Networks of the Future". He is Fellow Member of IEEE, member of the Power Engineering and Computer Society and past-chair of the Power System Dynamic Performance Committee, chair of the IEEE Greek Power Section and chair of the IEEE Greece Section. Dr. Hatziargyriou has participated in more than 60 DD&D projects funded by the European Commission, the Greek and EU Electric Power Industry and the Greek State. These projects have dealt with the integration of Renewable and Distributed Generation in the planning and operation of modern power systems, SmartGrids, Microgrids, Island Systems, Electric Vehicles, etc. In most of these projects he was or is the scientific responsible or main researcher. He was project coordinator of the EC funded projects CARE, MORE CARE, MICROGRIDS, MORE MICROGRIDS, and MERGE. He is author of more than 160 journal publications and 500 conference proceedings papers. He has 8603 citations (7175 from 2008), h-index 43 (37), i10-index 129 (102) according to Google Scholar.