I am an electrical power engineer by training, holding the Personal Chair of Agile Energy Systems at the School of Engineering of the University of Edinburgh.
As a member of the Institute for Energy Systems I lead the Agile Energy Systems Research Group, conducting interdisciplinary research in the areas of renewable energy conversion and integration, smart grids, and robotics and smart materials for energy applications. Our group currently comprises 9 Doctoral and Postdoctoral Researchers and has already graduated an additional 10 PhDs. Our research has generated ~100 peer-reviewed publications.
My teaching includes courses on renewable energy, power and control engineering and research methods. I have a strong track record in developing and delivering courses and programme curricula at both under- and postgraduate levels.
My administrative roles include the School's Directorship of Internationalisation - Students, responsible for the strategic development and delivery of the School's international academic partnerships, while I am also the founding Programme Director of the MSc in Electrical Power Engineering and the 2-year MSc in Advanced Power Engineering.
BEng Electronics Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Crete (TEIC), 1999
Postgraduate Diploma in Communications, Control & DSP, University of Strathclyde, 2000
PhD in Electrical Power Engineering, University of Edinburgh, 2005
Professional Qualifications and Memberships:
Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET)
Control & Instrumentation Engineering 3 Course Organiser
3rd Year Mechanical Engineering / Electrical Engineering
Solar Energy & Photovoltaic Systems Course Organiser
MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems / Electrical & Advanced Power Engineering
Solar Energy Conversion 5 Course Organiser
5th Year MEng Undergraduate Programmes
Engineering Research Methods with Grand Challenge Course Organiser (2018-2021)
Core course for all Engineering MScs
I am a Senior Member of the IEEE and Member of the IET. I am also an active STEM Ambassador for East Scotland, having organised several events promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to the public and especially primary and high school children, specifically in the areas of renewable energy and robotics.