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Dr Stelios Ioannou

LECTURER IN ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING


SIoannou2@uclan.ac.uk

+357 24694146

Qualifications

PhD in Electrical Engineering (University of South Florida, 2008)

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (University of South Florida, 2004)

Minor in Engineering Management (University of South Florida, 2004)

Graduate Certificates in Wireless Engineering and Technology Management (University of South Florida, 2004)

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (University of South Florida, 2002)

National Higher Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering (Higher Technical Institute, 1998)

 

Specialization

Controls and Robotics, Energy and Power Systems for Unmanned Systems, Power Electronics

 

Employment Track

Lecturer, UCLan Cyprus (2018 – Present)

Special Scientist, University of Cyprus (2016 – 2018)

Associate Lecturer, UCLan Cyprus (2016-2018)

Educator STEM / Computers / Computer Science, The Grammar School (2016 – 2018)

Adjunct Lecturer / Scientific Collaborator, European University (2014 – 2016)

Associate Research Scientist, The Cyprus Institute (2013 – 2015)

Post-Doctoral Fellow, The Cyprus Institute (2009 – 2013)

Adjunct Lecturer, Frederick University (2009 – 2011)

Visiting Lecturer, University of South Florida (2008 – 2009)

Research Associate, University of South Florida (2002 – 2008)

 

Memberships (Academic/Professional)

  • Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • First Class Licensed Electrical Engineer with the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ETEK) – Unlimited KVA for any voltage levels
  • First Class Licensed Electrical Engineer with the Cyprus Electromechanical Services (EMS) – Unlimited KVA for any voltage levels
  • Licensed Engineering Intern with the Florida Board of Professional Engineers

 

Research Interests

As a researcher, Dr Ioannou has been involved in multidisciplinary research involving unmanned robotic systems, optimization of energy and power systems, power quality, electronics and embedded systems. There are two main approaches in his research activities, the first is aimed towards theoretical results (e.g. controllability, stability and optimization) and the other is focused on application issues. He is a strong believer in pursuing research activities in cooperation with other universities, public entities and the private sector. The research outcomes should aim for technologies that are simple yet powerful, efficient, useful, cost-effective and suitable for commercialization.

  • Unmanned Ground and Aerial Systems (border monitor and patrol, forest fire monitoring, mapping of archeological sites, etc)
  • Optimization of energy and power systems (characterization and evaluation of fuel cells, lithium and super-capacitor technologies for mobile robotic applications as well as standalone and grid connected systems)
  • Power quality (lightning protection, insulation and thermal analysis of electronic equipment via a high current impulse generator etc)
  • Electronics and embedded systems (use of microcontrollers and sensor integration)

 

Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Teaching and Course Leadership 

  • Modules Leadership/Delivery (current and past): Power System Operation and Control, Digital Electronics, Electronic Engineering Practice, Electronic System Applications, Electronic Systems, Introduction to Design and Engineering Lab, Wireless and Mobile Computing, Electronics II, Programming Principles I, Assembly Language, Electric Circuits II, Electric Circuits II Laboratory, Computer Fundamentals and Applications, Digital Circuits, Transmission Lines and Waves, Senior Design Project, Electrical Systems 1, Electrical Systems 2

 

Selective Publications 

  • Ioannou, Maria C. Argyrou, M. Darwish and CC Marouchos, “Modulation Processes in Power Electronic Converters”, 55th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC20), Virtual Conference, Italy, 2020.
  • Ioannou, Maria C. Argyrou, Paul Christodoulides and CC Marouchos, “Small Signal Transfer Functions and Mathematical Model of the Boost Power Converter”, 12th Mediterranean Conference on Power Generation, Transmission, Distribution and Energy Conversion (MEDPOWER2020), Virtual Conference, Cyprus, 2020.
  • Michael Chrysostomou, Nicholas Christofides, Ioannou, Alexis Polycarpou, “Multicell converters for energy efficient Power Supplies in the ICT industry”, 12th Mediterranean Conference on Power Generation, Transmission, Distribution and Energy Conversion (MEDPOWER2020), Virtual Conference, Cyprus, 2020.
  • Stylianos Hirodontis, Ioannou, Marios Raspopoulos, “An Adaptive Load Shedding Method for Blackout Prevention in Active Distribution Networks”, 12th Mediterranean Conference on Power Generation, Transmission, Distribution and Energy Conversion (MEDPOWER2020), Virtual Conference, Cyprus, 2020.
  • Michael Chrysostomou, Nicholas Christofides, Ioannou, Alexis Polycarpou, Christos Marouchos, “Efficient Power Supplies for future Micro-Datacentres: A review”, 12th Mediterranean Conference on Power Generation, Transmission, Distribution and Energy Conversion (MEDPOWER2020), Virtual Conference, Cyprus, 2020.
  • Stylianos Hirodontis, Ioannou, Marios Raspopoulos, “Load Shedding Schemes for Islanding Distribution Network Operation”, 12th Mediterranean Conference on Power Generation, Transmission, Distribution and Energy Conversion (MEDPOWER2020), Virtual Conference, Cyprus, 2020.
  • Ioannou, Maria C. Argyrou, CC Marouchos and M. Darwish, “Efficiency Investigation of a Grid Connected PV System with Power Smoothing”, 54th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC19), Romania, 2019.
  • Ioannou, CC Marouchos, M. Darwish and G. A. Putrus, “Efficiency Investigation of A Protection and Correction Solid State Device for Low-Voltage Distribution Networks”, 54th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC19), Romania, 2019.
  • Ioannou, K. Dalamagkidis, K. P. Valavanis, E. K. Stefanakos and P. H. Wiley, “Battery Capacity and Discharge Current Relationship for Lead Acid and Lithium Batteries”, 24th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED16), Greece, 2016.
  • Ioannou, K. Dalamagkidis, K. P. Valavanis, E. K. Stefanakos and P. H. Wiley, “Modeling, Simulation and Validation of the Electrical Power Consumption of Mobile Ground Vehicles”, 24th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED16), Greece, 2016.
  • A.Demetriou, S.Ioannou, A. Hadjipieri, I. E. Panayidou and A. Papasavva, “ERON – A Flexible Autonomous Surface Vessel”, 24th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED16), Greece, 2016.
  • A.Demetriou, S.Ioannou, A. Hadjipieri, I. E. Panayidou and A. Papasavva, “ERON – A PID Controlled Autonomous Surface Vessel”, 18th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference (MELECON2016), Limassol Cyprus, 2016.
  • Keleshis, S. Ioannou, M. Vrekoussis, Z. Levin, M. Lange, “Data Acquisition (DAQ) System dedicated for Remote Sensing applications on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)”, Second International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2014), March 2014.
  • A. Lange, A. Teller, S. Ioannou and C. Keleshis, “Employing Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Assessing Changes in the Hydrological Regime in the Eastern Mediterranean”, US-Egypt Workshop on Space Technology and Geoinformation for Sustainable Development, National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Science, Cairo, Egypt, June 14-17, 2010.
  • Ioannou, K. Dalamagkidis, K. P. Valavanis and E. K. Stefanakos, “Improving Endurance and Range of a UGV with Gimballed Landing Platform for Launching Small Unmanned Helicopters”, IEEE Transactions on System, Man and Cybernetics Part C, Applications and Reviews, Vol. 53, pg. 399–416, June 26, 2008.
  • Ioannou, E. K. Stefanakos and P. H. Wiley, “New MOV Failure Mode Identification Invention”, IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, Vol. 53, No. 3, pg.1068-1075, August 2007.
  • Ioannou, E. K. Stefanakos and P. H. Wiley, “State of the Art Lithium Battery Technology for Aero-modeling”, Model Aviation, Official Publication of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), 2007.
  • Ioannou, K. Dalamagkidis, K. P. Valavanis, E. K. Stefanakos and P. H. Wiley, “On Improving Endurance on Unmanned Ground Vehicles: The ATRV-Jr Case Study”, 14th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, June 28-30, 2006.
  • Dalamagkidis, S. Ioannou, K. P. Valavanis, E. K. Stefanakos, “A Mobile Landing Platform for Miniature Vertical Take-Off and Landing Vehicles”, 14th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, June 28-30, 2006.

 

 Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations 

  • Ioannou, “Small Signal Transfer Functions and Mathematical Model of the Boost Power Converter”, 12th Mediterranean Conference on Power Generation, Transmission, Distribution and Energy Conversion (MEDPOWER2020), Virtual Conference, Cyprus, 2020.
  • Stelios Ioannou, “An Adaptive Load Shedding Method for Blackout Prevention in Active Distribution Networks”, 12th Mediterranean Conference on Power Generation, Transmission, Distribution and Energy Conversion (MEDPOWER2020), Virtual Conference, Cyprus, 2020.
  • Ioannou, “Modulation Processes in Power Electronic Converters”, 55th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC20), Virtual Conference, Italy, 2020.
  • Ioannou, “Efficiency Investigation of a Grid Connected PV System with Power Smoothing”, 54th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC19), Romania, 2019.
  • Ioannou, “Efficiency Investigation of A Protection and Correction Solid State Device for Low-Voltage Distribution Networks”, 54th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC19), Romania, 2019.
  • Ioannou, “An Empirical Model for Runtime, Capacity and Discharge Current for Lead Acid and Lithium Batteries”, Seminar, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cyprus, Sept. 2016.
  • Ioannou, “Battery Capacity and Discharge Current Relationship for Lead Acid and Lithium Batteries”, 24th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED16), Greece, 2016.
  • Ioannou, “Modeling, Simulation and Validation of the Electrical Power Consumption of Mobile Ground Vehicles”, 24th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED16), Greece, 2016.
  • Ioannou, “ERON – A Flexible Autonomous Surface Vessel”, 24th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED16), Greece, 2016.
  • Manfred A. Lange, Marios Argyrides, Stelios Ioannou, and Christos Keleshis, “An Unmanned Research Airplane Facility at the Cyprus Institute: Current State and Perspectives”, EWACC2015 – Building Bridges, Cyprus, 2015.
  • Manfred Lange, Mihalis Vrekoussis, Jean Sciare, Marios Argyrides, Stelios Ioannou, and Christos Keleshis, “Unmanned Aerial Systems as Part of a Multi-Component Assessment Strategy to Address Climate Change and Atmospheric Processes”, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 2015.
  • Ioannou, “A Novel Optimization Algorithm for Energy and Power System Configuration for Mobile Applications”, Seminar on Control Systems and Robotics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Frederick University, March 2012.
  • Ioannou, “Introduction to Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution”, Seminar, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Nicosia, Dec. 2011.
  • Ioannou, “Power Quality Issues and Optimization of Energy and Power Sources of Mobile Systems”, UAS Workshop, Nicosia, Cyprus, March 2011.
  • Ioannou, “Power Quality and Optimization of Energy and Power Sources for Mobile Applications”, Seminar, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Nicosia, Cyprus, November 2010.

 

Selective Research Funding/ Grant Capture

  • Erasmus+, Joint Projects, (EAC/A03/2018), Introducing Recent Electrical Engineering Developments into undErgraduate cuRriculum (IREEDER), WP Renewable Energy Sources – Energy Storage Systems, Researcher, €53,000, 2019-2022
  • Research Promotion Foundation Cyprus, Program package for research, technological development and innovation 2008 (NewInfrastructure/NEKYP/0308/09), APAESO – Autonomous Flying Platforms for Atmospheric and Earth Surface Observations, Post-Doctoral Fellow, €689,300, 2009-2013
  • Clean Energy Research Center, USA, Power generation at the MW range; parabolic trough solar thermal power generation and central receiver solar thermal power, Research Associate, $20,000, 2008-2009
  • Unmanned Systems Laboratory, US Army Research Office (Grant # W91-11NF-06-1-0069) and SPAWAR (Grant # N00039-06-C-0062), USA, Endurance improvement and prediction of remaining energy of unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) with specialization on energy and power systems, Work Package Leader, $50,000, 2005-2008
  • Clean Energy Research Center, USA, Battery capacity and discharge current relationship for lead acid and lithium batteries, Primary Investigator, $50,000, 2005-2008.
  • Windermere Co., USA, Optimization of energy and power sources for man-portable applications (Fuel Cells, Super-Capacitors, Lithium –Ion, -Polymer Batteries, Hybrid Systems), Primary Investigator, $50,000, 2006-2007
  • Tampa Electric Co., USA, High Current Impulse Generator in compliance with US and European standards, Primary Investigator, $100,000, 2002-2004

 

Consultancy and CPD Training

  • Design and Supervision of several Residential and Commercial Electrical Installations

 

Scholarships/Awards

  • First Class Licensed Electrical Engineer – Unlimited KVA for any voltage Awarded by Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ETEK) (2020)
  • First Class Licensed Electrical Engineer – Unlimited KVA for any voltage Awarded by Cyprus Electromechanical Services (EMS) (2020)
  • Engineer Intern Awarded by Florida Board of Professional Engineers, USA (2004)
  • Full Scholarship for Graduate Studies (MSc and PhD) Awarded by Univ. of South Florida based on exceptional academic performance (2002 – 2008)
  • Outstanding TA and Dedicated Instructor Award by IEEE Student Branch at USF (2008)
  • Provost’s Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Teaching Assistant (2008)
  • Special Recognition at USF 5th Mini-Circuits EE Projects Poster Presentation Awarded by Univ. of South Florida (2002)
  • College of Engineering Dean’s List – Top 10% of Class (2000 – 2002)
  • Provost’s Scholars List – graduated with GPA higher than 3.5 out of 4.0
  • Special Recognition at USF 5th Mini-Circuits EE Projects Poster Presentation (2002)
  • Best Diploma Project in Electronics (HTI – 1998)
  • Accepted by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars – Top 20% of Class
  • Accepted by the Golden Key National Honor Society – Top 15% of Class

 

Other Scholarly and Outreach Activities

  • Member of the European COST Action ES0802 – UAS in Atmospheric Research
  • Reviewer at various peer-reviewed Journals in the areas of Energies, Applied Sciences, Processes and Sustainability
  • Review Editor at Frontiers in Electronics in the area of Power Electronics (2020 – Present)
  • Reviewer at MDPI Journals (2018 – Present)