Dr George Konstantopoulos

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Dr G. Konstantopoulos
Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering
University of Sheffield
S1 3JD
Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 5637
Fax: (+44) (0)114 222 5683
Email: g.konstantopoulos@sheffield.ac.uk
Website: http://gkonstantopoulos.staff.shef.ac.uk/


I am a Lecturer in the Department of Automatic Control & Systems Engineering (ACSE), University of Sheffield. I received my 5-year Diploma (equivalent to MSc) and my Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Patras, Greece, in 2008 and 2012, respectively, both with First Class honours. During my post-graduate studies, I received scholarship from the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (I.K.Y.) after successful nationwide examinations in the field of Electrical and Computer Engineering. From 2011 to 2012, I worked as an Electrical Engineer at the Greek Public Power Corporation (PCC) in Patras, Greece, in the area of renewable systems integration to the medium voltage grid. After completing my 9-month military obligations between 2012 and 2013, I joined the Department of ACSE, University of Sheffield, as a Research associate in 2013 and I was promoted to a Research Fellow in 2014, working in the area of control design and analysis of power converters in smart grid applications. I am a member of the IEEE and a member of the National Technical Chamber of Greece.

Research Interests

My research interests lie in the intersection of the ‘control systems’ and ‘power systems’ research areas, in particular:

  • Advanced control design of power electronic converters;
  • Nonlinear modelling and control of renewable energy systems (PV, wind power, etc.);
  • Nonlinear stability of microgrids and smart grids;
  • Control design of electrical drives and vehicles;
  • Fault ride-through control of grid-tied converters (inverters, rectifiers);
  • Conditions for stability of power networks;
  • Fundamental nonlinear control theory.

PhD projects

I am currently offering projects in the areas of ‘nonlinear control in microgrids and smart grids’. For details please see https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/acse/research-degrees/available/gk1

Grant awards, studentships

  • EPSRC, EPSRC-UKRI Innovation Fellowship, G. Konstantopoulos, 'Affordable and clean energy via resilient and autonomous micro-grids', 06/2018-06/2021, £515,137.
  • Innovate UK, G. Konstantopoulos, I. Esnaola, D. Bauso, ‘ADvanced multi-Energy management and oPTimisation time shifting platform (ADEPT)’, 08/2017-08/2018, £604,175 (Sheffield £151,800).
  • Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, G. Konstantopoulos, M Walker, M. Mayfield, ‘Developing smart and resilient micro-grids in rural Africa’, 01/2017-12/2017, £5,930.
  • Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, M. Pourkashanian, G. Konstantopoulos, C. Jones, M. Walker, S. Chaudhury, ‘Sustainable rural electrification in the developing world using microgrid integration of biogas and other renewable energy sources: A study of the engineering and behavioural challenges, and human/technology interaction’, 09/2017-09/2021, PhD studentship.
  • EPSRC, Summer vacation bursary programme, G. Konstantopoulos, ‘Control design technologies for the power electronic system of electric vehicles’, 06/2016-08/2016, £2,700.


Q.-C. Zhong, and G. C. Konstantopoulos, Current-Limiting Droop Controller, UK Patent GB1521725.0, Appl. 10 Dec. 2015.

Selected publications

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers