Dr George Konstantopoulos
Dr G. Konstantopoulos
Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering
University of Sheffield
Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 5637
Fax: (+44) (0)114 222 5683
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.
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.
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.
- Konstantopoulos G & Zhong Q (2018) Current-Limiting DC/DC Power Converters. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. View this article in WRRO
- Zhong Q & Konstantopoulos G (2017) Current-limiting Three-phase Rectifiers. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 65(2), 957-967. View this article in WRRO
- Zhong Q & Konstantopoulos G (2016) Current-Limiting Droop Control of Grid-Connected Inverters. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 64(7), 5963-5973. View this article in WRRO
- Konstantopoulos G & Zhong Q (2016) Nonlinear Control of Single-Phase PWM Rectifiers with Inherent Current-Limiting Capability. IEEE Access, 4, 3578-3590. View this article in WRRO
- Zhong Q, Konstantopoulos G, Ren B & Krstic M (2016) Improved Synchronverters with Bounded Frequency and Voltage for Smart Grid Integration. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 9(2), 786-796. View this article in WRRO
- Konstantopoulos G, Zhong Q & Ming W (2016) PLL-less Nonlinear Current-limiting Controller for Single-phase Grid-tied Inverters: Design, Stability Analysis and Operation Under Grid Faults. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 63(9), 5582-5591. View this article in WRRO
- Konstantopoulos G, Zhong Q, Ren B & Krstic M (2016) Bounded Integral Control of Input-to-State Practically Stable Nonlinear Systems to Guarantee Closed-Loop Stability. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 61(12), 4196-4202. View this article in WRRO
- Konstantopoulos GC, Zhong Q-C, Ren B & Krstic M (2015) Stability analysis and fail-safe operation of inverters operated in parallel. International Journal of Control, 88(7), 1410-1421. View this article in WRRO
- Konstantopoulos GC, Zhong Q-C, Ren B & Krstic M (2015) Bounded droop controller for parallel operation of inverters. Automatica, 53, 320-328. View this article in WRRO
- Alexandridis AT, Konstantopoulos GC & Zhong Q-C (2015) Advanced Integrated Modeling and Analysis for Adjustable Speed Drives of Induction Motors Operating With Minimum Losses. IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 30(3), 1237-1246.
- Konstantopoulos GC & Alexandridis AT (2015) Enhanced Control Design of Simple DC-DC Boost Converter-driven DC Motors: Analysis and Implementation. Electric Power Components and Systems, 43(17), 1946-1957.
- Zhong Q-C, Ma Z, Ming W-L & Konstantopoulos GC (2015) Grid-friendly wind power systems based on the synchronverter technology. Energy Conversion and Management, 89, 719-726.
- Konstantopoulos GC & Alexandridis AT (2014) Full-Scale Modeling, Control, and Analysis of Grid-Connected Wind Turbine Induction Generators With Back-to-Back AC/DC/AC Converters. IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, 2(4), 739-748.
- Alexandridis AT & Konstantopoulos GC (2014) Modified PI speed controllers for series-excited dc motors fed by dc/dc boost converters. Control Engineering Practice, 23(1), 14-21.
- Konstantopoulos GC, Alexandridis AT & Mitronikas ED (2014) Bounded nonlinear stabilizing speed regulators for VSI-fed induction motors in field-oriented operation. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 22(3), 1112-1121.
- Konstantopoulos GC & Alexandridis AT (2013) Non-linear voltage regulator design for DC/DC boost converters used in photovoltaic applications: Analysis and experimental results. IET Renewable Power Generation, 7(3), 296-308.
- Konstantopoulos GC & Alexandridis AT (2012) Generalized Nonlinear Stabilizing Controllers for Hamiltonian-Passive Systems With Switching Devices}. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology.
Conference proceedings papers
- Paspatis AG, Konstantopoulos GC, Mayfield M & Nikolaidis VC (2018) Current-Limiting Droop Controller with Fault-Ride-Through Capability for Grid-Tied Inverters. 2017 IEEE PES ISGT Europe Conference Proceedings View this article in WRRO
- Konstantonpoulos G & Zhong Q (2015) Boundedness of Synchronverters. Proc. of the European Control Conference (ECC2015) (pp 1050-1055). Linz, 15 July 2015 - 17 July 2015.
- Konstantopoulos GC & Zhong QC (2015) Current-limiting non-linear controller for single-phase AC/DC PWM power converters. Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Vol. 2015-July (pp 1029-1034)
- Konstantopoulos GC, Zhong QC, Ren B & Krstic M (2015) Bounded integral control for regulating input-to-state stable non-linear systems. Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Vol. 2015-July (pp 4024-4029)
- Konstantopoulos GC, Zhong QC, Ren B & Krstic M (2014) Bounded droop controller for accurate load sharing among paralleled inverters. Proceedings of the American Control Conference (pp 934-939)
- Konstantopoulos GC & Alexandridis AT (2013) Design and analysis of a novel bounded nonlinear controller for three-phase ac/dc converters. Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (pp 3659-3664)
- Konstantopoulos GC & Alexandridis AT (2013) Stable parameter-free nonlinear controller for AC/DC voltage source converters. 2013 21st Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2013 - Conference Proceedings (pp 131-136)
- Konstantopoulos GC & Alexandridis AT (2012) Novel dynamic nonlinear control scheme for three-phase AC/DC voltage source converters. 2012 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2012, Proceedings (pp 638-643)
- Konstantopoulos GC & Alexandridis AT (2011) Stability and convergence analysis for a class of nonlinear passive systems. Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (pp 1753-1758)
- Konstantopoulos GC & Alexandridis AT (2011) Dynamic performance analysis and experimental verification of a boost converter driven by a new nonlinear controller. 2011 19th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2011 (pp 295-300)
- Konstantopoulos GC & Alexandridis AT (2011) An innovated nonlinear voltage regulator for DC/DC converters: Theoretical and experimental results on PV appplications. IET Conference Publications, Vol. 2011(579 CP) (pp 83)
- Konstantopoulos GC & Alexandridis AT (2009) Simple energy based controllers with nonlinear coupled-dissipation terms for overhead crane systems. Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (pp 3149-3154)
- Braitor A-C, Konstantopoulos G & Kadirkamanathan V () Power sharing of parallel operated DC-DC converters using current-limiting droop control. MED 2017 - 25th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation View this article in WRRO
- Konstantopoulos G & Zhong Q () Nonlinear control of dc/dc power converters with inherent current and power limitation. 24th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation View this article in WRRO
- Zhong Q & Konstantopoulos G () Nonlinear Current-Limiting Control for Grid-tied Inverters. 2016 American Control Conference View this article in WRRO
- Paspatis AG & Konstantopoulos GC () Current-limiting Droop Control with Virtual Inertia and Self-Synchronization Properties. 43th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2017) Proceedings View this article in WRRO
- Konstantopoulos G () Enhanced Bounded Integral Control of Input-to-State Stable Nonlinear Systems. The 20th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control View this article in WRRO
- Konstantopoulos G & Alexandridis A () Bidirectional dc/dc power converters with current limitation based on nonlinear control design. Mediterranean Conference on Control & Automation : [proceedings]. IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control & Automation View this article in WRRO
- Dedeoglu S & Konstantopoulos G () Three-Phase Grid-Connected Inverters Equipped with Nonlinear Current-Limiting Control. Proceedings of The 12th International UKACC Conference on Control View this article in WRRO