Please tell us about your role at PNDC
I am a smart grid research engineer, working within the “Advanced Power and Control Systems Team” while also supporting the work of other teams. My present areas of research include Naval Powers Systems, Grid Forming Converters, Geographically Distributed Real-Time Simulations (GD-RTS) and Testing through Power Hardware in the Loop (PHIL) architectures and most recently Hydrogen Electrolysers.
How long have you worked at PNDC?
I started working in PNDC in 2016 on a part-time basis while doing my PhD at the University of Strathclyde. I am working full time since 2018.
What was your background before joining PNDC?
I received my BSc in Automation Engineering from the Piraeus University of Applied Sciences and worked as a Production Engineer and Communications Engineer in Greece before moving to Scotland. Here I completed my MSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Strathclyde where I also started my PhD.
What do you enjoy most about working at PNDC?
The diversity of people and of projects.
What can we find you doing in your spare time?
Learning how to be a dad, furiously guarding my resin models from my daughter’s exploratory fingers, being concerned over the health of my plants, struggling at all board games involving dice. I love photography, astronomy, philosophy and psychology so most probably you will find me learning more about them or practicing them.
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