Dr George Konstantopoulos
Senior Lecturer

EPSRC UKRI Innovation Fellow

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Dr G. Konstantopoulos, Dipl. Eng, PhD, MIEEE, FHEA
Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering
University of Sheffield
Sheffield
S1 3JD
Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 5637
Email: g.konstantopoulos@sheffield.ac.uk
Website: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/staff/gck
Room: C12, Amy Johnson Building


Biopic

Dr George Konstantopoulos is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Automatic Control & Systems Engineering (ACSE), University of Sheffield. He received his 5-year Diploma (equivalent to MEng) and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Patras, Greece, in 2008 and 2012, respectively. From 2011 to 2012, he worked as an Electrical Engineer at the Greek Public Power Corporation (PCC) in the area of renewable systems integration to the medium voltage grid. Since 2013, he has been with the Department of ACSE, University of Sheffield, holding the positions of Research Associate, Research Fellow, Lecturer and Senior Lecturer working in the area of control design and analysis of power converters in smart grid applications. Dr Konstantopoulos is currently an EPSRC UKRI Innovation Fellow in the priority area of cheap and clean energy technologies. He is a member of the IEEE, a certified engineer and member of the National Technical Chamber of Greece, and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

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.

Patents

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