Dr Vlachos is a highly seasoned technical expert with more than 15 years of experience in working with large corporation and educational institutes worldwide in the areas of smart grid as scientific expert, project manager, commissioning expert, and consultant. He also holds a Bachelor and a PhD on Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of institute. Dr Vlachos has been working closely with both academia and industry in more than 10 countries worldwide in projects that merge the worlds of energy and ICT.
Among these projects are the privatization of the power sector in Nigeria and the Ras Al-Khair power and desalination plant in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which as of January 2017, is the
world’s largest hybrid water desalination plant. Dr Vlachos has authored more that 40 scientific publications in international journals and conferences with more that 800 references from third-parties. He has been also awarded with the “Ericsson Award of Excellence in Telecommunications” and his biographical profile is included in the 2009 Edition of Marquis Who’s Who in the World. His current research interests include Internet of Things, blockchains and distributed ledger technologies in the energy sector, as well as cybersecurity. Dr Vlachos is a member of the advisory board of the Hellenic Blockchain Hub and the coordinator of the respective Energy Working Group.