Prof. Konstantinos G. Kyprianidis is a Full Professor in Energy Engineering within the Future Energy Center at Mälardalen University in Sweden. He leads the SOFIA research group (Simulation and Optimization for Future Industrial Applications) and is the Head of Research Education for Energy & Environmental Engineering. He has been the Principal Investigator of a large number of national and international research projects related to automation in the energy and process industry. Among others, he has been the Chief Engineer for the 5.75mEuro project FUDIPO funded by the European Commission. Prior to coming to MDH, he worked for Rolls-Royce plc in the United Kingdom. He has co-authored over 140 peer-reviewed publications and currently supervises 15 doctoral candidates and is the Chair of the ASME/IGTI Aircraft Engine Committee.