Kampitsis Georgios
Assistant ProfessorKampitsis Georgios Division of Electric Power Systems

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I am currently working as a tenure track Assistant Professor at the University of Patras, Greece, in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, since December 2022. My research is focused on the optimum utilization of wide band gap (WBG) devices, mainly Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN) for power electronics with increased efficiency and power density.

From 2020 to 2022 I have been working at Imperial College London as a Research Fellow under a Marie-Curie IF program. The project introduces a radical redesign of the power conversion stages of distributed energy resources (DER), to ensure their large-scale incorporation in future smart grids. Before that, I secured a Fellowship co-funded by Greece and EU at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), on efficient power distribution system in data centers. From 2017 until the end of 2019, I have been working on the development and control of high switching frequency, high power density converters with GaN transistors, as a postdoctoral researcher at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. In 2016 I received my Ph.D degree in electrical and computer engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). I designed and developed high efficiency inverters and dc/dc converters, with Silicon Carbide power devices, for photovoltaic (PV) applications and wireless power transfer systems (WPTS).

My findings have been disseminated in 19 high-impact journal papers (among which 1 Nature and 12 IEEE Transactions) and 18 international conference papers that have attracted over 1000 total citations.

Alongside my academic career, I have worked as a scientific consultant to start-up companies in Greece and the United Kingdom. Also, in 2018 I voluntarily participated in the 2018 Space X - Hyperloop competition as team leader of the EPFL electronics design team.



e-mail:   gkampitsis@upatras.gr



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