Faris Nizamic was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in 1985. In 2009 he graduated as engineer of electrical engineering at the Department for Computer Science and Informatics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo. During his studies, he founded a Local Committee of Electrical Engineering Students’ European Association in Sarajevo. After obtaining his engineering diploma, he worked for two years in the software development industry.
In the fall of 2011, he moved to The Netherlands, to pursue his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science. As part of a Distributed Systems research group at the University of Groningen he specialized in the fields of service-oriented systems, smart energy systems, and sustainability. His Ph.D. thesis “A Smart Energy System for Sustainable Buildings” was published as a book by Amazon.com.
During his PhD research Faris published several scientific papers, of which one was nominated for the best paper award. He also received two significant Green Mind Award grants for making buildings of the University of Groningen energy-efficient and more sustainable. Moreover, he was awarded with numerous titles for promising start-ups, the most important of which was the Pioneers Community Award 2015. At the moment, Faris is one of the Founders and the CEO of Sustainable Buildings BV.
In January 2019, Faris was selected by The Dutch Financial Times among top 50 young entrepreneurial talents under 35 who set the innovation tone in the Netherlands and beyond.