At the end of 2016 the SmartRue team comprises 12(11) Senior Researchers with PhDs, 17 (17) Researchers-PhD students, 5(5) researchers-non-PhD students and 5(3) Research Associates/ICT.
During the year it spent 747(804) k€ mainly for personnel, but also for travels, consumables, equipment, subscriptions in journals, books, etc., while its income was 875(791) k€. The main source of funding is EU RDD projects.
The team was involved in 3 undergraduate courses providing tutorials and laboratory exercises. 4 PhD candidates passed successfully the intermediate examination.
39 Diploma theses were completed in 2016, co-supervised by SmartRue researchers.
Research activity includes 3 EU projects completed (IGREENGrid, SuSTAINABLE, COTEVOS), 8 EU projects in progress (DREAM, NOBELGRID, SMARTER EMC2, ERIGRID, Shar-q, WISEGRID, GRIDSOL, TESTBED ), the 3 last just started. Collaboration with HEDNO continued within the agreed framework including studies, and consultancy. Significant effort to participate in Horizon programme.
The publishing activity comprises 20 (26) journal papers and 24 (24) conference papers. The team has participated in several conferences, tutorials, project meetings, etc.
Members of the group participate in CIGRE and IEEE WGs.
Nikos Hatziargyriou is included in the 2016 Thomson Reuters’ list of the top 1% most cited researchers in any field and discipline, as a result of SmartRue’s research work.