My name is George (Georgios) Christidis and I am a PhD graduate in Electrical Engineering and a Power Electronics Engineer. I was a member of the Laboratory of Electromechanical Energy Conversion (LEMEC), in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (ECE), University of Patras (UPAT), Greece. My field of study is Power Electronics and my PhD dissertation is on solar microinverters, under Prof. Emmanuel Tatakis, from 2010 to 2016.
After graduating from the Hellenic American Educational Foundation in 2005, in Athens (where I grew up), I earned my diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering, from my current university in 2010, with a specialization in the area of Electronics.
My PhD thesis examines the design of the DC/AC inverters found in Photovoltaic modules, focusing on the power efficiency and volume optimization as well as the modeling and application of new wide band gap semiconductor devices, through mathematical analysis, computer simulation and experimental validation.
My research interests include the analysis, design, simulation and construction of DC/DC and DC/AC converters for use in renewable energy systems, waste heat recovery systems and aeronautical and space applications, as well as the modeling and implementation of SiC power electronics devices. To conduct several experiments for the above, I designed and programmed a PIC Multiboard, for which I released the design and source code.
In my spare time, I am an amateur cyclist, both on the road or on the mountain. I log my rides on Strava. When I am not cycling, I run or swim, or I play the bass. Photographs of my short early bassist career are hard to find.