Dr. Sgouridis is an associate professor of Engineering Systems and Management at Masdar Institute, Khalifa University. He is focused on investigating the conditions for facilitating a complete transition to renewable energy or Sustainable Energy Transition (SET). He works with energy, transportation, and economic models in order address questions related to making the energy transition a reality. Dr. Sgouridis co-developed a concept of energy currency, Ergo, and was instrumental in establishing the Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium. He served as head of the Institute Center for Smart and Sustainable Systems (2013-2014). For the Zayed Future Energy Prize (ZFEP) he has been actively contributing as a member and previous chair of the review committee for years 2010-2017. He is also involved as a member of the jury for the MIT Climate Colab competitions from 2014-present. Prior to his role at MI, Dr. Sgouridis supported governmental and private organizations including the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Port Authority of Thessaloniki, and the Hellenic Army. At MIT he obtained a PhD in Engineering Systems, and a dual MSc in Technology and Policy and Transportation. He holds a BS (Hons.) in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. When not in front of a class or a computer, he enjoys time with family, climbing rocky areas from RAK to Tajikistan, kayaking and cycling.