Dr Kostas Kopsidas

Senior Lecturer

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I am a Senior Lecturer in Power System Planning, Operation and Reliability with the Electrical Energy and Power Systems Group of the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Manchester.

My educational qualifications include a Higher Technological Education degree in Electrical Engineering from the Institute of Piraeus (Greece, 2002) and a Class I BEng (Hons) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from UMIST (2004). I was also awarded an MSc (2005) with distinction in Electrical Power Engineering at The University of Manchester. I completed my postgraduate studies with a PhD (2009) in Electrical Power Engineering examining methods for improving the power transfer capacity of overhead power line systems. During my studies in Manchester, I was awarded the Scottish Power Power Learning Award as well as the UMIST Electrical & Electronic Engineering Prize twice.
My research focuses on electrical power network component design aspects and operation strategies to improve networks’ resilience and flexibility. I have been delivering CPD courses and technical seminars in the area of overhead line design and modelling and reliability/security assessments. I am convener of CIGRE WG C4.25, member of the IEEE Grid Code Task Force, and I am/was consultant for several activities with national and international companies (UKPN, Mott Macdonald, Balfour Beatty, National Grid, CEATI). I am/was a member of advisory boards of EU projects (Grid4EU), Quality assurance organisations (H.Q.A.A.A.) and industry (ECOFYS). I have published more than 50 research papers and reports. I have also been part of Arago technology since the start of the company, collaborating in the development and evaluation of overhead line composite cross-arm, an IET Innovations award winning technology.


BEng(Hons, Greece), BEng I class (Hons, UK), MSc (Distinction, UK), PhD (UK)

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

External positions

Member of External Experts Committee (EEC) , Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency (H.Q.A)


Substations Design Engineering Trainee, Public Power Corporation (PPC)

Nov 2001Apr 2002

Areas of expertise

Research Networks and Beacons

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2005 - MSc in Power Systems - With Distinction, UMIST (2004 - 2005)
  • 2004 - B.Eng. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering - Class I, UMIST (2002 - 2004)
  • B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus (1998 - 2002)

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