Papaioannou Ioulia received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2004 where she continued her Ph.D. studies in Energy. She received her doctorate in 2010. She joined the JRC in 2010 as a grant- holder and later worked in the Association of Distributed Energy Resources Laboratories (DERlab e.V.) Her expertise is in the field of Smart Grids, Distribution grids, Distributed Generation and Renewables integration and Power quality.