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Nikolaos Paterakis is assistant professor of Power System Optimization and Electricity Markets with the research group Electrical Energy Systems at the TU/e department of Electrical Engineering. His research interests include applications of optimization and machine learning techniques in power system and electricity market problems, focusing mainly on the integration of renewables and smart grid enabling technologies. He has authored and co-authored more than 100 publications in related topics.

Academic background

Nikolaos Paterakis studied at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), where he received his Dipl.Eng. degree in 2013. In September 2013, he joined the Department of Electromechanical Engineering at the University of Beira Interior (Covilhã, Portugal). In 2015, he received his PhD in Industrial Engineering and Management (cum laude), working in the EU FP7 Project SiNGULAR. He then became a post-doctoral fellow at the department of Electrical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e, The Netherlands). In 2015 and 2016 he also was a consultant engineer in a research project funded by the Energy Market Regulatory Authority of Turkey (EPDK) where he worked closely with the Bosporus Distribution System Operator (Istanbul, Turkey). In 2017, he was appointed assistant professor in Power System Optimization and Electricity Markets with the research group Electrical Energy Systems at TU/e.


Embedding data-driven, scalable and risk-aware optimization techniques in all the levels of the power system is the key to enhancing the resilience of the grid, enabling new market models and combating societal challenges such as energy poverty.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Industrial Engineering & Management, University of Beira Interior

Sept 2013Dec 2015

Diploma in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Oct 2008Jul 2013


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