Dr. Solovyev graduated in Electrical Engineering from Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnic University with an M.Sc. degree in 2007 and his Ph.D. degree in 2015. He has a decade of experience in high voltage technology, including diagnostic of outdoor insulation, condition assessment, failure investigation and reliability of high voltage installations. His past positions before joining Hitachi Energy in 2017 have included Assistant Professor at PEIPK in Russia and Specialist at STRI in Sweden. He has published more than 50 technical papers.