Biography

Dr Spyros Skarvelis-Kazakos, MIET MIEEE FHEA

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Dr Skarvelis-Kazakos joined Sussex in July 2015 and is now a Senior Lecturer in Power Electronics. He is a member of the Dynamics, Control and Vehicle (DCV) Research Group. Prior to joining the University of Sussex, he was a Lecturer in Sustainable Electrical Power Engineering at the University of Greenwich. He has successfully attracted over £300k of research funding for 6 research projects from the UK’s innovation agency (TSB / Innovate UK), H2020 MSCA and the industry (Arup), to work on distributed agent-based controllers, energy storage and microgrids.

He is the main and second supervisor of three PhD students and has also managed two Research Fellows and a Research Assistant. He has participated as lead user, co-investigator and researcher in international multidisciplinary EU projects on biofuels for Combined Heat and Power (CHP) generators (Interreg Ecotec 21), control and grid integration of Electric Vehicles (FP7 MERGE) and testing an intelligent control system he had developed (FP7 DERri).

Before his first academic post, he completed his PhD thesis at Cardiff University, under the supervision of Dr. Liana Cipcigan and Prof. Nick Jenkins. He also has experience working in consultancy (Garrad Hassan – now DNV GL) and research centres (Centre for Renewable Energy Systems [CRES] in Greece), where he worked on the FP6 project EU-DEEP (The birth of a EUropean Distributed EnErgy Partnership).

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