Savvas Papadopoulos

savvas papadopoulos

Dr Savvas Papadopoulos

Lecturer in Electrical Engineering

Biography

Savvas Papadopoulos received the M. Eng. (Hons.) degree in electrical engineering from The University of Nottingham, U.K., in 2012, where he has also completed his Ph.D. degree in the Power Electronics, Machines and Control (PEMC) Group in 2016. Between 2016 to 2018 he held a Research Fellow position in the PEMC group working in the areas of power electronics and electrical drives. Since 2019 he has been appointed Lecturer in Electrical engineering at Edinburgh Napier University.

His main research interests include power electronics development for renewable energy sources, distributed generation and energy storage as well as electrification of transport

Research Groups

Esteem

Reviewing

  • Reviewer: IEEE Industrial Applications Society (IAS)
  • Reviewer: IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics (JESTPE)
  • Reviewer: IET Power Electronics Journal

 

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14 results

Considerations on the Development of an Electric Drive for a Secondary Flight Control Electromechanical Actuator

Journal Article
Giangrande, P., Galassini, A., Papadopoulos, S., Al-Timimy, A., Lo Calzo, G., Degano, M., …Galea, M. (2019)
Considerations on the Development of an Electric Drive for a Secondary Flight Control Electromechanical Actuator. IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, https://doi.org/10.1109/tia.2019.2907231
The more electric aircraft concept aims to improve the fuel consumption, the weight and both the maintenance and operating costs of the aircraft, by promoting the use of elect...

Optimal Advance Angle for Aided Maximum-Speed-Node Design of Switched Reluctance Machines

Journal Article
Rocca, R., Giulii Capponi, F., Papadopoulos, S., De Donato, G., Rashed, M., & Galea, M. (2020)
Optimal Advance Angle for Aided Maximum-Speed-Node Design of Switched Reluctance Machines. IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 35(2), 775-785. https://doi.org/10.1109/tec.2019.2959823
In the design processes of Switched Reluctance Machines that operate in wide constant power speed ranges, the maximum power available at maximum speed must be evaluated for ev...

Feasibility Study of Integrating Renewable Energy Generation System in Sark Island to Reduce Energy Generation Cost and CO2 Emissions

Journal Article
Robinson, S., Papadopoulos, S., Jadraque Gago, E., & Muneer, T. (2019)
Feasibility Study of Integrating Renewable Energy Generation System in Sark Island to Reduce Energy Generation Cost and CO2 Emissions. Energies, 12(24), 4722. https://doi.org/10.3390/en12244722
The island of Sark, located in the English Channel, has endured an electricity distribution crisis for the past few years, resulting in high electricity costs almost six times...

SMART: Modular Architecture for Reliable Transportation

Conference Proceeding
Papadopoulos, S., Galassini, A., Ruksnaitis, L., Farhat, N., Kiselychnyk, O., Midgley, W., & Degano, M. (2019)
SMART: Modular Architecture for Reliable Transportation. https://doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2019.8926931
This paper proposes a new ultra-reliable architecture for fully electric propulsion primarily aimed at the automotive sector. The system considers a direct drive arrangement, ...

Design of PMSM for EMA Employed in Secondary Flight Control Systems

Conference Proceeding
Giangrande, P., Al-Timimy, A., Galassini, A., Papadopoulos, S., Degano, M., & Galea, M. (2019)
Design of PMSM for EMA Employed in Secondary Flight Control Systems. https://doi.org/10.1109/esars-itec.2018.8607467
The more electric aircraft (MEA) initiative aims to improve weight, fuel consumption and maintenance costs of the aircraft, by increasing the use of electric power in actuatio...

Multi-Port Power Conversion Systems for the More Electric Aircraft

Conference Proceeding
Gu, C., Zhang, H., Buticchi, G., Sala, G., Galassini, A., Papadopoulos, S., & Degano, M. (2018)
Multi-Port Power Conversion Systems for the More Electric Aircraft. https://doi.org/10.1109/iecon.2018.8592915
In the framework of the More Electric Aircraft (MEA), weight reduction and energy efficiency constitute the key figures. In addition to these requirements, the safety and the ...

Analytical Approach for the Identification of an Optimal Design Space for Switched Reluctance Machines

Conference Proceeding
Rocca, R., Capponi, F. G., De Donato, G., Rashed, M., Papadopoulos, S., & Galea, M. (2018)
Analytical Approach for the Identification of an Optimal Design Space for Switched Reluctance Machines. https://doi.org/10.1109/icelmach.2018.8507017
This work presents a rigorous approach to simplify the design optimization process for Switched Reluctance Machines. First of all, the dimension of the Design Space is found t...

Mitigating the effect of series capacitance unbalance on the voltage reduction capability of an auxiliary CSI used as switching ripple active filter

Conference Proceeding
Papadopoulos, S., Rashed, M., Klumpner, C., & Wheeler, P. (2017)
Mitigating the effect of series capacitance unbalance on the voltage reduction capability of an auxiliary CSI used as switching ripple active filter. https://doi.org/10.1109/ecce.2016.7855244
The use of series connected capacitors for high voltage applications has been proven to be beneficial for voltage stress reduction across power semiconductors. In a 3-phase gr...

Experimental validation of a hybrid converter with enhanced switching ripple cancellation

Journal Article
Papadopoulos, S., Klumpner, C., Rashed, M., & Wheeler, P. (2016)
Experimental validation of a hybrid converter with enhanced switching ripple cancellation. IET Power Electronics, 9(12), 2360-2368. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-pel.2015.0984
This study presents the experimental evaluation of a proposed new three phase hybrid converter topology for medium voltage applications. The topology is based on the interconn...

Investigations in the Modeling and Control of a Medium-Voltage Hybrid Inverter System That Uses a Low-Voltage/Low-Power Rated Auxiliary Current Source Inverter

Journal Article
Papadopoulos, S., Rashed, M., Klumpner, C., & Wheeler, P. (2016)
Investigations in the Modeling and Control of a Medium-Voltage Hybrid Inverter System That Uses a Low-Voltage/Low-Power Rated Auxiliary Current Source Inverter. IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, 4(1), 126-140. https://doi.org/10.1109/jestpe.2015.2488631
Hybrid converters consist of a main inverter processing the bulk of the power with poor waveform performance and a fast and versatile auxiliary inverter to correct the distort...