Dr. Arthouros Zervos is Professor at the National Technical University of Athens. In 1974 he received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering, in 1975 his Master of Science in Engineering, both from the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences of Princeton University, U.S.A. He continued his studies at the Universite P.et M.Curie in Paris, where he took his Diplome d’Etudes Approfondies (D.E.A) de Mecanique Experimentale des Fluides- Aerodynamique in 1978 and his Diplome de Docteur – Ingenieur in 1981.
Since 2013 he has been Chair of the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21). Dr. Zervos has served as President of the European Wind Energy Association (2001-2013), President of the European Renewable Energy Council (2000-2012) and Chairman of the Global Wind Energy Council (2005-2010), while also serving from 2009 to 2015 as Chairman and CEO of PPC S.A. and Chairman of PPC Renewables. Professor Zervos has more than 25 years of high level expertise in policy, science, research and technology across the European renewable energy sector. He led key European renewable energy bodies and has acted as policy advisor to Governments, EU bodies and policy fora. As Faculty Member at the National Technical University of Athens, he has been teaching courses on wind energy, renewable energy sources and aerodynamics.
Since 2003 he is responsible for the Wind Energy Specialization of the European Renewable Energy Master. He is also President of the European Renewable Energy Council, Chairman of the Global Wind Energy Council and President of the European Wind Energy Association and a member of the Steering Committee of the European Wind Energy Technology Platform. From 1990 to 1995 he worked as a scientific officer in the Renewable Energy Unit of DG Research of the European Commission in Brussels. He is the author of more than 180 publications in international magazines and conference proceedings. He was the lead author of the White Paper on Renewable Sources of Energy for the EC in 1997. He is member of the Advisory Board of the International Journal of Sustainable Energy and Editor of the Wind Energy Journal and of the IET Renewable Energy Generation Journal. He has been the Chairman of 18 international conferences and has participated in more than 220 international conferences.