M. Cengiz Taplamacioglu graduated from Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey. He received the M.Sc. degrees in Industrial Engineering from Gazi University and also in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical, Electronics and System Engineering from University of Wales, Cardiff, UK. He is a Professor of the Electrical and Electronics Engineering since 2000. His research interests and subjects are high voltage engineering, corona discharge and modelling, electrical field computation, measurement and modelling techniques, optical HV measurement techniques, power systems control and protection, lighting techniques, renewable energy systems and smart grid applications.