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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Laboratory of Electromechanical Energy Conversion

University Campus of Patras

GR-26504 Rion-Patras



Georgios Kampitsis

Assistant Professor 


I am currently working as a tenure track Assistant Professor at the University of Patras, Greece, in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, since December 2022. My research is focused on the optimum utilization of wide band gap (WBG) devices, mainly Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN) for power electronics with increased efficiency and power density.

Short Curriculum Vitae

In September 2022 I was accredited the assistant professor position on power electronics and renewable energy sources by the Greek Ministry of Education, at the University of Patras. Prior to that, I have been working as a postdoctoral researcher/fellow in world-renowned universities across 3 European countries. 

In 2020 I joined the Imperial College London (ICL) where I held an EU Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship on micro-converters for distributed energy resources.The project introduces a radical redesign of the power conversion stages of renewable energy sources, to ensure their large-scale incorporation in future smart grids. 

Before that, I secured a Fellowship co-funded by Greece and EU at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), on efficient power distribution system in data centers.

 From 2017 until the end of 2019, I have been working as a postdoctoral researcher at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, on the development and control of high switching frequency, high power density converters with GaN transistors for potentially large energy saving applications. In 2018 I was involved in the Space X - Hyperloop competition as team leader of the EPFL electronics design team. The EPFL group and I won the third place in this global competition for our prototype high-speed transportation vehicle (reaching 200 km/h) that we built in just six months. 

In 2016 I received my Ph.D degree in electrical and computer engineering from the NTUA. I designed and developed high efficiency inverters and dc/dc converters, with Silicon Carbide power devices for photovoltaic (PV) applications. 

My findings have been disseminated in 19 high-impact journal papers (among which 1 Nature and 12 IEEE Transactions) and 18 international conference papers that have attracted over 1150 total citations. I have secured and successfully led 2 prestigious individual fellowships and I have supervised 12 master students and co-supervised 2 PhD candidates. 

  • Power Electronics II (ECE_ΒΚ809)
  • Electric Machines (ECE_Υ623)


  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE Member)
  • Marie Curie Alumni Association
  • Wilbe Fellows 
  • Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE)


Industrial Collaborations

Electrical Engineering Consultant 

  • Imperial College Consultants LTd and 
  • External contractor with Hexisence Sàrl, Switzerland


Research Projects

  1. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship, European Commission, “Microconverters for Distributed Energy Resources -MiDER” (Grant Agreement 891035), 2020-2022 , ICL, UK (Individual Fellow)
  2. Human Resources Development, Education and Lifelong Learning,  in the context of the project Reinforcement of Postdoctoral Researchers - 2nd Cycle (MIS-5033021), co-funded by Greece and EU, “Efficient Power Distribution System in Data Centers”, 2020, State Scholarships Foundation, NTUA, GR (Individual Fellow)
  3. High-efficiency power converters for potentially-large energy-savings applications, Swiss Federal Office of Energy SFOE, 2017-2019, EPFL, CH, (Researcher)
  4. SYNERGASIA, under Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship, "ANTI-SiC – Design and Development of a Solar Inverter utilizing Silicon Carbide Transistors” (Project 09SYN-32-1181), 2011-2014, NTUA, GR (Researcher)


Selected Publications

  1. R. van Erp, R. Soleimanzadeh, L. Nela, G. Kampitsis, and E. Matioli, “Co-designing electronics with microfluidics for more sustainable cooling,” Nature, vol. 585, no. 7824, pp. 211–216, Sep. 2020, doi: 10.1038/s41586-020-2666-1.
  2. G. Kampitsis, E. Batzelis, A. Kolokasis, E. Matioli, and B. C. Pal, “A Generalized Phase-Shift PWM Extension for Improved Natural and Active Balancing of Flying Capacitor Multilevel Inverters,” IEEE Open J. Power Electron., pp. 1–14, 2022, doi: 10.1109/OJPEL.2022.3209540.
  3. G. Kampitsis, E. Batzelis, P. D. Mitcheson, and B. C. Pal, “A Clamping-Circuit-Based Voltage Measurement System for High-Frequency Flying Capacitor Multilevel Inverters,” IEEE Trans. Power Electron., vol. 37, no. 10, pp. 12301–12315, Oct. 2022, doi: 10.1109/TPEL.2022.3174062.
  4. G. Kampitsis, S. Papathanassiou, and S. Manias, “Comparative evaluation of the short-circuit withstand capability of 1.2kV silicon carbide (SiC) power transistors in real life applications,” Microelectron. Reliab., vol. 55, no. 12, pp. 2640–2646, Dec. 2015, doi: 10.1016/j.microrel.2015.09.012.
  5. L. Nela, G. Kampitsis, J. Ma, and E. Matioli, “Fast-Switching Tri-Anode Schottky Barrier Diodes for Monolithically Integrated GaN-on-Si Power Circuits,” IEEE Electron Device Lett., vol. 41, no. 1, pp. 99–102, Jan. 2020, doi: 10.1109/LED.2019.2957700.


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