Mohammadreza Aghaei is a senior researcher and lecturer in the field of renewables, photovoltaics, enabling technologies, and energy systems. He received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy in 2016. He was a postdoctoral scientist at Fraunhofer ISE and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin-PVcomB, Germany, in 2017 and 2018, respectively. He has been a guest scientist at the University of Freiburg, Germany since 2017. He completed two years of postdoc studies at Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands. Currently, he is a senior scientist at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and co-leader of an EU H2020-funded project 'COLLECTiEF.” Dr. Aghaei has been appointed as an adjunct professor at the Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran. He is also a senior lecturer at the University of Freiburg. He was the chair of COST Action PEARL PV’s Working Group 2: Reliability and Durability of PV. Dr. Aghaei is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He has a very strong international profile and more than 10 years of research experience in renewable energy systems. He was involved in several national and EU-funded research projects dealing with photovoltaics, energy systems, and smart and autonomous technology. He has authored numerous publications in internationally refereed journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings. He has also supervised several master’s and Ph.D. students.