Dr. Christos–Spyridon Karavas holds a Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. He obtained his M.Sc. degree in the field of Automation Systems (Specialization in Control and Robotic Systems), and a PhD degree in the field of “Development of energy management systems based on computational intelligence for the design and control of autonomous microgrids”. Since 2014, he has participated as research fellow in several national and international research, innovation, and technical projects. His research interests include the design of stand-alone energy systems based on renewable energy sources, optimization of hybrid energy systems, evaluation of energy storage systems, optimum energy management in microgrids, distributed generation and demand side management in microgrids, and environmental and socio-economic assessment and evaluation of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. He has authored 16 publications in peer-reviewed journals and 30 international and national conference publications with over 700 citations of his work (h-index=10).