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Gyftakis Konstantinos

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Full Name:Gyftakis Konstantinos
Category:Faculty (Faculty)
Academic Level:Associate Professor
Academic Department:ECE (School of Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Location:Office: 141Α-24, Science/ECE Building (Λ), 1st Floor


Speciality: Electrical Machines, Fault Diagnosis and Prognosis of Electrical Machines, Condition Monitoring, Electromagnetic Analysis of Electrical Machines, Electrical Machine Design.

Short CV: Konstantinos N. Gyftakis is an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Technical University of Crete, Greece. 

He received his Diploma from the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras, Greece (2010) in the Sector of Electric Power Systems.  He then received his Ph.D from the same Dept. (2015) entitled: "Electromagnetic fault analysis in induction motors and development of new methods for their diagnosis". He worked as a Post Doctoral Research Assistant in the School of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, UK (2014-2015), under the FUTURE Electric Vehicles project, while the goal of his research was the understanding of the insulation degradation mechanisms in traction electric motors.  Morover, he worked as a Lecturer on Electrical Engineering, Coventry University, UK (2015-2019). Finally, he worked as a Lecturer on Electrical Machines, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, UK (2019-2022). 

He has been an elected International Steering Committee Member of the conference: IEEE Symposium on Diagnostics for Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Drives (IEEE SDEMPED) since 2020 and simultaneously was elected its Secretary. Furthermore, he serves as an Editor for the scientific journal IEEE Transactions n Energy Conversion and has served as Guest Editor in other journals as well. Additionally, he is an IEEE Senior Member and member of the following societies: IEEE IAS, IEEE IES και IEEE PELS. He regularly serves as invited Chair in IEEE Conferences and also annualy organisesSpecial Sessions in IEEE Conferences.  At the same time, he serves as regular reviewer of scientific papers for a plethora of scientifc journals and conferences in the field of electrical machines. FInally, he is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece. 

During his academic career, he has been invited as speaker or invited researcher by various Universities: a) Universita Politecnica de Valencia, Spain, b) Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal, c) Universidad de Valladolid, Spain, d) City University of London, UK, e) Korea University, S. Korea, f) Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain. 

His publications record includes more than 110 papers in International scientific journals and conferences and a chapter for the book: “Diagnosis and Fault Tolerance of Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Drives”, IET, 2018.

He has successfully supervised 2 Ph.D thesis as first supervisor and 1 as second supervisor. Moreover, he has successfully supervised an MRes thesis as second supervisor and more than 50 individual undergraduate and postgraduate projects as first supervisor. 


  • Ph.D ("Electromagnetic analysis of faults in induction motors and development of new diagnostic methods to detect them"), University of Patras, Greece, 2015
  • 5-year Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Electric Power Systems Sector), University of Patras, Greece, 2010

Research Areas:

  • Fault diagnosis, fault prognosis and condition monitoring of electrical machines.
  • Electromagnetic analysis, modelling and design of electrical machines.
  • 3-phase induction motors and generators.
  • 3-phase permanent magnet, low speed generators for renewables (remote wind, tidal and wave energy harvesting).
  • Permanent magnet motors for electric vehicle and inustrial applications. 
  • Salient pole synchronous generators for hydroplants. 
  • Synchronous cylindrical rotor generators.

Courses: Analysis of Electric Circuits (4th semester),

Courses under development to be delivered in September 2022 for the first time: Electrical Machines (7th semester), Advanced Electrical Machines (9th semester/MSc)

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