Dr Aristides Kiprakis

Senior Lecturer in Power Systems

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Telephone: 

+44(0)131 6505586

Location: 

Faraday Building

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Engineering Discipline: 

  • Electronics and Electrical Engineering

Research Institute: 

  • Energy Systems

Research Theme: 

  • Electrical Power Conversion
  • Energy Policy, Economics and Innovation
  • Offshore Renewable Energy
  • Power Systems
Dr Aristides Kiprakis
Dr Aristides Kiprakis

Biography: 

I am a Senior Lecturer in Power Systems at the School of Engineering of the University of Edinburgh and Director of the MSc in Electrical Power Engineering. Within the School I am a member of the Institute for Energy Systems, where I research renewable energy conversion and integration, smart grids and energy efficiency. I am investigator and work package leader in several large collaborative UK and EU research projects with a total budget in excess of £24M such as the EPSRC Centre for Energy Systems Integration, the FP7 ITN ADVANTAGE and the EPSRC UKMER projects, and have co-authored more than 40 peer reviewed publications. I currently lead a group of 9 Doctoral and 3 Postdoctoral Researchers, all working in the areas of renewable energy and smart grids. My teaching includes courses on renewable energy and control engineering at both under- and postgraduate levels. I am a Senior Member of the IEEE and Member of the IET and a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Ambassador for East Scotland.

Academic Qualifications: 

  • BEng Electronics Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Crete (TEIC), 1999
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Communications, Control & DSP, University of Strathclyde, 2000
  • PhD in Electrical Power Engineering, University of Edinburgh, 2005

Professional Qualifications and Memberships: 

  • Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET)

Teaching: 

  • Control & Instrumentation Engineering 3 (Course Organiser)
  • Power Engineering Research Techniques (MSc EPE, Course Organiser)
  • Solar Energy Conversion 5 (Course Organiser)
  • Solar Energy & Photovoltaic Systems (MSc SES, Course Organiser)

Research Interests: 

My research interests include power systems modelling, operation and control, integration of renewable energy sources into the distribution network, energy storage & efficiency, demand side management and micro/smart grids. I am investigator and work package leader in several large collaborative UK and EU research projects with a total budget in excess of £18M.  A list with the grants I am associated with as investigator follows below.

Sep. 2016 – Oct. 2021 (60 months)
Centre for Energy Systems Integration (CESI)
Co-Investigator (WP6 – Multi-scale Architectures, Planning & Operation)
Funding body: EPSRC/Energy. Grant: EP/P001173/1.

Apr. 2016 – Mar. 2019 (36 months)
All Electric Drivetrain for Marine Energy Converters (EDRIVE-MEC)
Co-Investigator and Work Package Leader (WP3 – System Modelling & Control)
Funding body: EPSRC/Energy. Grant: EP/N021452/1.

Nov. 2014 – Oct. 2016 (24 months)
Extension of UKCMER Core Research (SUPERGEN+)
Co-Investigator and Work Package Leader (WP1 – Current to wire modelling of tidal arrays)
Funding body: EPSRC/Energy. Grant: EP/M014738/1.

Oct. 2014 – Jul. 2015 (8 months)
Using Energy Storage for Novel Control of Off-Grid and On-Grid Wave Energy Arrays (ESWECA)
Co-Investigator (WEC Modelling & Control)
Funding body: EPSRC/Energy. Grant: EP/M020231/1.

Jan. 2014 – Jan. 2018 (48 months)
ADVanced communicAtions and iNformaTion processing in smArt Grid systEms (ADVANTAGE)
Co-Investigator and Work Package Leader (WP4 - Intelligent Distribution Networks)
Funding body: EC/ FP7 Initial Training Networks (Marie Curie). Grant: FP7-607774.

Oct. 2013 – Oct. 2016 (36 months)
Optimal Design Tools for Ocean arrays (DTOcean)
Co-Investigator and Work Package Leader (WP3 – Offshore Electrical Infrastructure)
Funding body: EC/FP7 Energy. Grant: FP7-608597.

Jan. 2013 – Dec. 2016 (48 months)
New mechanisms and concepts for exploiting electroactive Polymers for Wave Energy Conversion (PolyWEC)
Co-Investigator (WP3 - Design & Control)
Funding body: EC/FP7 Energy. Grant: FP7-309139.

Oct. 2011 – Apr. 2014 (30 months)
Multiscale modelling to MAXimise DEmand SIde management – Part 2 (DESIMAX)
Project Lead (Edinburgh)
Funding body: EPSRC/Energy. Grant: EP/I000585/2.

 

Specialities: 

  • Power System Modelling
  • Distributed Generation
  • Renewable Energy
  • Smart Grids & Demand Side Management