People

Charalambos A. Charalambous

Director

Charalambos A. Charalambous was born in Nicosia Cyprus in 1979. He holds an Associate Professor (tenured) position within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cyprus as of January 2016. His academic qualifications include a first Class B.Eng. Degree in E.E.E from UMIST, U.K in 2002 and a Ph.D. in Electrical Power Engineering from the University of Manchester in 2006, which was sponsored by the prestigious O.R.S award scheme and Intertek CAPCIS. In 2005 and upon the submission of his PhD thesis, he was employed by the National Grid High Voltage Research Centre of The University of Manchester, until June 2010. From June 2010 until December 2015 he was an Assistant Professor within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cyprus.  He is a Member of the IEEE, IEΤ, and the Technical Chamber of Cyprus. His research activity is characterized by the robust links with industry, both locally and internationally: Alstom Grid Technology Centre (UK), National Grid (UK), Intertek CAPCIS (UK), ELEMKO SA (GR), Electricity Authority Cyprus (CY), Transmission System Operator (CY), Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority (CY) and Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CY). He is currently leading the Power Systems Modeling Laboratory (PSM) at the University of Cyprus.

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Dr. Mathaios Panteli

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

    Academic Qualifications: BEng Degree, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, July 2009. PhD, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, March 2013

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    Mr. Antonis Lazari

    PhD Candidate

      Academic Qualifications: M.Eng. (Honours) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Bristol, UK 2010. Research Topic: Loss Evaluation of Power Transformers Serving Large Scale Renewable Energy Plants
      Qualifying Exam: Passed

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      Mr. Alexandros Nikolaidis

      PhD Candidate

        Academic Qualifications: M.Eng (Honours) in Electrical Engineering 2010, Democritus University of Thrace (GR), M.Sc. in Sustainable Energy, 2012, University of Cyprus. Research Theme: Power Systems Planning, Flexibility & Risk Management
        Qualifying Exam: Passed

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        Mr. Antreas Demetriou

        PhD Candidate

          Academic Qualifications: M.Eng. (Honours) in Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, (GR) 2013. Research Topic: Risk Management Applications in Lightning Protection of PV Systems

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          Mr. Konstantinos Metallinos

          Research Assistant

            Academic Qualifications: B.Eng. (Honours) in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cyprus (CY) 2013. M.Sc in Electrical Engineering, University of Cyprus, 2014. Research Topic:Load Modelling Considering the Impact of D.G

            Mr. Andreas Panagiotopoulos

            ICT Support

              Academic Qualifications: M.Eng. (Honours) in Electronic Engineering, Techical Institute of Piraeus , (GR) 2006. MSc in Digital Communications & Networks, University of Pireus, (GR) 2009. MBA in Business Telecommunications, Athens University of Economics and Business, (GR) 2011.
               

              Former Associates

              Dr Stylianos Hirodontis

              Research Associate – Fall 2011- Fall 2012 Academic Qualifications: B.Eng (Honours) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2006, UMIST, UK, MSc in Electrical Power Engineering with Business, 2008, University of Strathclyde, PhD in Electrical Power Engineering, 2010, The University of Manchester. Research Topic: Life- Cycle Loss Evaluation of Distribution Transformers.

              Mr. Savvas Constantinou

              Software Developer – Fall 2013 Academic Qualifications: M.Eng in Computer Engineering and Informatics University of Patras 2012, MSc in Information Security, University College London (UCL), UK, 2013.

               

               

              Alumni Postgraduate Students

              Mr. Andreas Andreou

              MSc Graduate – Fall 2012
              Thesis: “Life Cycle Loss Evaluation of Transmission Lines”

              Mr. Alexandros Nikolaidis

              MSc Graduate – Fall 2012
              Thesis: “Indices to Assess the Integration of Renewable Energy Resources in Transmission Systems”

              Mr. Christos Kallonas

              MSc Graduate – Fall 2013
              Thesis: “Earthing Design Assessments for Large Scale Photovoltaic Systems”

              Mr. George Frangou

              MSc Graduate – Fall 2013
              Final Year Project: “Lightning Protection Assessments of Large Scale Photovoltaic Systems”

               

               

              Alumni Undergraduate Students

              Mr. Andreas Papandreou

              Spring 2010
              Thesis: “Validation of SC and OC tests on Power Transformer ATP Models”

              Mr. Andreas Georgiou

              Spring 2011
              Thesis: “Modeling and Validation of Ferroresonance Conditions in HV networks”

              Mr. Panagiotis Philippou

              Spring 2011
              Thesis: “An IEEE 80 based G.U.I for Designing Earthing Systems for GIS substations”

              Mr. Panagiotis Papadopoulos

              Spring 2012
              Thesis: “An IEEE 80 based G.U.I for Designing Earthing Systems for GIS substations”

              Mr. Yiannis Ioannou

              Spring 2012
              Thesis: “On the Equivalence of the IEEE-Test Bus Systems on the Cyprus Transmission Network”

              Mr. Antonis Geropapa

              Spring 2012
              Thesis: “An IEC 62305-2 based G.U.I for Lightning Protection Risk Assessments”

              Mr. Constantinos Tilliros

              Spring 2012
              Thesis: “An IEC 62305-2 based G.U.I for Lightning Protection Risk Assessments”

              Mr. Natsikas Fotis

              Spring 2012
              Thesis: “Impact of Volumetric Retail Electricity Tariff Designs on PV Net-Metering Compensation Mechanisms”

              Ms. Stylianou Christina

              Fall 2013
              Final Year Project: “A thorough Net-Metering Policy Analysis for the Electricity Market of Cyprus”