At the end of 2017 the SmartRue team comprises 10(12) Senior Researchers with PhDs, 11 (17) Researchers-PhD students, 6(5) researchers-non-PhD students and 5(5) Research Associates/ICT.
During the year it spent 953,5 (747) k€ mainly for personnel, but also for travels, consumables, equipment, subscriptions in journals, books, etc., while its income was 960,7(875) k€. The main source of funding is EU RDD projects.
The EES Laboratory was further enhanced with new hardware and software facilities. The team was involved in 3 undergraduate courses providing tutorials and laboratory exercises. 4 PhD were graduated and 1 passed successfully the intermediate examination.
22 (39) Diploma theses were completed in 2017, co-supervised by SmartRue researchers.
Research activity includes 2 EU projects completed (DREAM, SMARTER EMC2), 7 EU projects in progress (NOBELGRID, ERIGRID, Shar-q, WISEGRID, GRIDSOL, TESTBED, idistributed PV). Significant effort to participate in Horizon programme. Significant activity in nationally funded projacts. Collaboration with HEDNO is increased within the agreed framework including studies, and consultancy and additional projects.
Remarkable activity in Rural Electrification projects and classes on environmental awareness in primary and secondary schools.
The publishing activity comprises 22 (20) journal papers and 24 (24) conference papers. The team has participated in many conferences, tutorials, project meetings, etc.
Members of the group participate in CIGRE, IEEE, EC WGs.
Nikos Hatziargyriou is included for the second successive year in the 2017 Thomson Reuters’ list of the top 1% most cited researchers in any field and discipline, as a result of SmartRue’s research work.