Dr George Makrides is the Head of Renewables and Grid integration group and the Quality Manager of the PV Technology Laboratory of the University of Cyprus. He has received his PhD by the University of Cyprus in 2012 and the MPhil degree in Engineering at Cambridge University in 2004, where he also received the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust scholarship. Prior to this he had received the BEng Honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Queen Mary University of London with a high overall mark (First class Honours). During his undergraduate degree he had received various awards for academic excellence. He has published over 100 papers in international journals and conference proceedings and has participated successfully in various local and European research funded projects. His work on the outdoor performance of PV technologies throughout the years, has been the initiation for the establishment of the PV outdoor infrastructure and testing centre in Cyprus for many manufacturers such as Honeywell, Q Cells, Tel-Solar, TSMC and others.