Alexander Phinikarides received his BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cyprus in 2007, where he earned the award for the best undergraduate senior design project titled "The design and implementation of a stand-alone photovoltaic system with data logging and remote monitoring via the internet." He then went on to gain his MSc in Microelectronic Systems Design from the University of Southampton in 2008, where he submitted his dissertation titled "Improving the cascode analogue-to-digital converter using switched-current techniques." Since 2009, Alexander has been at the PV Technology Laboratory as a PhD student and as the Technical Manager of the laboratory. His research interests include the assessment of degradation on photovoltaics (PV) through outdoor and indoor testing, statistical analysis of field measurements, quicker lifetime prediction and PV performance modelling. His work has been nominated and has won prestigious awards at international conferences and he has also been invited to present his work in Cyprus and internationally.