Dr Konstantinos Gyftakis

Lecturer in Electrical Machines



+44(0)131 6505210


4.111 Faraday Building

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Engineering Discipline: 

  • Electronics and Electrical Engineering

Research Institute: 

  • Energy Systems


Konstantinos N. Gyftakis was born in Patras, Greece, in May 1984. He received the Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Patras, Patras, Greece in 2010. He pursued a Ph.D in the same institution in the area of electrical machines condition monitoring and fault diagnosis (2010-2014). Furthermore, he worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in the Dept. of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, UK (2014-2015). Then he worked as Lecturer (2015-2018) and Senior Lecturer (2018-2019) in the School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics and as an Associate with the Research Institute for Future Transport and Cities, Coventry University, UK. Additionally, since 2016 he has been a member of the “Centro de Investigação em Sistemas Electromecatrónicos” (CISE), Portugal.

Since 2019, he has been a Lecturer in Electrical Machines and a Member of the Institute for Energy Systems, University of Edinburgh, UK.

His research interests focus in the fault diagnosis, condition monitoring and degradation of electrical machines. He has authored/co-authored more than 80 papers in international scientific journals and conferences and a chapter for the book: “Diagnosis and Fault Tolerance of Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Drives”, IET, 2018. He is an IEEE Member, as well as member of the IEEE IAS and IEEE IES.

Academic Qualifications: 

  • Ph.D, "Electromagnetic Analysis of Faults and Development of New Diagnostic Methods in Induction Motors", Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras, Greece (2015).
  • Diploma (5-year) in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras, Greece (2010).

Research Interests: 

  • Condition monitoring of electrical machines.
  • Fault diagnosis of electrical machines.
  • Fault prognosis of electrical machines.
  • Design of electrical machines.
  • Electromagnetic analysis of electrical machines. 
  • Insulation degradation.