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Dr Georgios Orfanoudakis was born in Heraklion, Greece in 1983. He received his Diploma (MEng) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2007. He continued his studies in the University of Southampton, UK, from which he received an MSc on Sustainable Energy Technologies in 2008 and a PhD in the area of Power Electronics in 2013. He then worked as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Research Associate in a partnership between the University of Southampton and the UK company TSL Technology Ltd, also gaining industrial experience as a Power Electronics and Motor Control R&D engineer.
His cooperation with the Electrical Engineering department of the Technological Educational Institute of Crete, started in 2015 when he was appointed as an Associate teaching the courses “Power Electronics” and “Electric Drive Systems” and performing lab demonstrations on DC/AC “Electric Machines”. He also gave lectures in the department’s MSc program on “Energy Systems”. In 2019, Dr Orfanoudakis was elected as an Associate Professor of Power Electronics and Electric Drive Systems in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department of the Hellenic Mediterranean University.
The research interests of Dr Orfanoudakis are in the areas of power electronic converter topologies design and control, focusing on multilevel converters and photovoltaic (PV) inverters. Dr Orfanoudakis has participated in a number of research and R&D projects in the above areas. He has published, mainly as the primary author, 3 journal papers and 9 conference papers, while he has significantly contributed to 1 book and 5 patent applications. Dr Orfanoudakis is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) and the IEEE – Power Electronics Society (PELS).
|1||S. M. Sharkh, M. A. Abu-Sara, G. I. Orfanoudakis, and B. Hussain, “Power Electronic Converters for Microgrids”, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 978-0-470-82403-0, April 2014.||20|
|2||G. I. Orfanoudakis, M. A. Yuratich and S. M. Sharkh, “Nearest-Vector Modulation Strategies with Minimum Amplitude of Low-Frequency Neutral-Point Voltage Oscillations for the Neutral-Point-Clamped Converter”, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 28, no. 10, pp. 4485-4499, Oct. 2013.||62|
|3||G. I. Orfanoudakis, M. A. Yuratich and S. M. Sharkh, “Hybrid Modulation Strategies for Eliminating the Low-Frequency Neutral-Point Voltage Oscillations in the Neutral-Point-Clamped Converter”, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 28, no. 8, pp. 3653-3658, Aug. 2013.||30|
|4||G. I. Orfanoudakis, M. A. Yuratich and S. M. Sharkh, “Analysis of DC-link Capacitor Current in Three-Level Neutral-Point-Clamped and Cascaded H-Bridge Inverters”, IET Power Electronics, vol. 6, no. 7, pp. 1376-1389, Aug. 2013.||14|
|5||G. I. Orfanoudakis, E. Koutroulis, S. M. Sharkh and M. A. Yuratich, “Single-phase transformerless PV inverter topology with ac bypass and mid dc-link voltage clamping”, 19th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE 2017), 11–14 September 2017, Warsaw, Poland.||–|
|6||D. Papastefanakis, G. Orfanoudakis and K. Siderakis, “Designing the grid protections to accommodate distributed generation”, 11th International Conference on Deregulated Electricity Market Issues in South Eastern Europe (DEMSEE’16), 22-23 September 2016, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.||–|
|7||V. Kantere, G. Orfanoudakis, A. Kementsietsidis, and T. Sellis, “Query Relaxation across Heterogeneous Data Sources”, 24th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM ’15). 2015. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 473-482.||5|
|8||G. I. Orfanoudakis, S. M. Sharkh and M. A. Yuratich, “Capacitor size reduction for multiple inverter systems”, IET Conference on Renewable Power Generation (RPG 2011), 6 – 8 September 2011.||2|
|9||G. I. Orfanoudakis, S. M. Sharkh and M. A. Yuratich, “Circuit for reducing devices voltage stress due to DC-link capacitor voltage ripple in a Neutral-Point-Clamped inverter”, 14th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE 2011), 30 August – 1 September 2011.||–|
|10||G. I. Orfanoudakis, S. M. Sharkh and M. A. Yuratich, “Analysis of DC-link capacitor losses in three-level neutral-point-clamped and cascaded H-bridge voltage source inverters”, IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE 2010), 4 – 7 July 2010.||11|
|11||G. I. Orfanoudakis, S. M. Sharkh, M. A. Yuratich and M. A. Abu – Sara, “Loss comparison of two- and three-level inverter topologies”, 5th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2010), 19 – 21 April 2010.||33|