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Ioannis is working as a PhD candidate at the Division of Energy Systems Analysis (KTH-dESA). He initially joined the division in February 2016 to develop his Master Thesis ``Electrified Africa – Associated investments and costs`` using the Open Source Energy Modelling System (OSeMOSYS) tool. During his work as a research engineer and PhD candidate he has developed national energy systems models for long-term energy strategies as well as he has been involved in capacity building activities in energy modelling tools. He has developed the energy model for Paraguay in collaboration with UN/DESA, UNDP and the Government of Paraguay using the OSeMOSYS tool to investigate scenarios related to the national energy, economic, and development priorities. Also, he was involved on the SIM4NEXUS (EU H2020) project, leading the development of the electricity model of Greece, to analyze country´s energy policies in collaboration with the National Technical University of Athens and the University of Thessaly. Prior to his work in dESA, he has worked as a consultant for UN/DESA to support energy and water policy development in Mauritius and as a research assistant for the Urban and Regional Innovation (URENIO) Research Unit of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. During the years 2011-2013 he has undertaken various internships in the industrial, and academic fields. Ioannis holds an MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering (KTH, Sweden) and a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (UTH, Greece).