Fully funded PhD studentship on solar integration available for British and EU nationals residing in the UK for 3 years. Starting in Autumn 2020. For more information: https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/phd-studentship-in-solar-photovoltaic-systems-integration/?p120249.
Efstratios (Stratis for short) Batzelis has been an “Engineering for Development” Research Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) at the Electrical & Electronic Engineering department since November 2019. Being an expert in solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and bridging the disciplines of power electronics and power systems, he is currently working on the technical challenges of solar integration in developing countries. His research focuses on modelling and control aspects of PV systems and microgrids, aiming at “grid-friendly” and resilient operation.
Prior to this appointment, Stratis held a 2-year EU Marie-Curie individual fellowship on “Photovoltaic Control & Integration”, and before that he was a Research Associate for 1 year working on the “JUICE – Joint UK-India Clean Energy Centre” consortium, both at the same department. He obtained his PhD degree at National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece in 2016.
Stratis is an experienced researcher with many IEEE publications, a funding track record of more than £1 million and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). He is an advocate of sustainable engineering and the fight against climate change. His research interests involve renewable energy technologies and distributed energy resources, mainly solar photovoltaics, power electronics control and power system stability.
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Batzelis E, Stavros P, Pal BC, 2018, PV system control to provide active power reserves under partial shading conditions, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Vol:33, ISSN:0885-8993, Pages:9163-9175
Batzelis EI, 2017, Simple PV Performance Equations Theoretically Well Founded on the Single-Diode Model, Ieee Journal of Photovoltaics, Vol:7, ISSN:2156-3381, Pages:1400-1409
Batzelis EI, Kampitsis GE, Papathanassiou SA, 2017, Power reserves control for PV systems with real-time MPP estimation via curve fitting, Ieee Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Vol:8, ISSN:1949-3029, Pages:1269-1280
Batzelis EI, Papathanassiou SA, 2016, A Method for the Analytical Extraction of the Single-Diode PV Model Parameters, Ieee Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Vol:7, ISSN:1949-3029, Pages:504-512