Georgios Kampitsis is currently holding a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship at Imperial College London. His multidisciplinary 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, where the end-users will assume a prosumer role. This will be achieved through optimal incorporation of the Wide Bandgap (WBG) technology and the disengagement from magnetic components.
Dr. Kampitsis has several publication in high-impact-factor journals, including 1 Nature paper (impact factor 42.778) and 10 IEEE Transactions. His expertise lies in the development and control of high-efficiency, compact power electronic converters utilizing Gallium Nitride (GaN) and Silicon Carbide (SiC) transistors, a research area that extends all the way from the physics of semiconductor devices to the power-system control.
During the first semester of 2020, Dr. Kampitsis worked as a consultant (external partner) for Hexisense Sarl, a successful Swiss startup company.
From 2017 until the end of 2019, Dr. Kampitsis has been working on the development and control of high switching frequency converters for potentially large energy saving applications (e.g. PV and street-lighting applications), as a postdoctoral researcher at the Power and Wide Bandgap Electronics Research Lab (PowerLab), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. During this period, he voluntarily participated in the SpaceX-Hyperloop world competition, as a team leader of the Electronics Design Team, and helped lead EPFL to the 3rd position.
In 2016 he received his Ph.D degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). His dissertation was focused on the development of high efficiency inverters and dc/dc converters for grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) systems with low-voltage-ride-through and frequency regulation capabilities. He was also actively involved on the development of wireless power transfer systems (WPTS) in the kW range for EV applications.
Remco van Erp, Reza Soleimanzadeh, Luca Nela, Georgios Kampitsis, Elison Matioli, “Co-designing electronics with microfluidics for more sustainable cooling”, Nature 585, pp. 211–216, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-2666-1
Luca Nela, Remco Van Erp, Georgios Kampitsis, Halil Kerim Yildirim, Jun Ma, Elison Matioli, “Ultra-compact, High-Frequency Power Integrated Circuits Based on GaN-on-Si Schottky Barrier Diodes”, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol 36, no 2, pp.1269 – 1273, 2020. 10.1109/TPEL.2020.3008226
Efstratios I Batzelis, Georgios Kampitsis, Stavros A Papathanassiou, “Power reserves control for PV systems with real-time MPP estimation via curve fitting”, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol 8, no 3, pp. 1269-1280, 2017. 10.1109/TSTE.2017.2674693
Eleni Gati, Georgios Kampitsis, Stefanos Manias, “Variable Frequency Controller for Inductive Power Transfer in Dynamic Conditions”, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol 32, no 2, pp. 1684-1696, 2017. 10.1109/TSTE.2017.2674693