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IEEE PES Outstanding Engineer Award

Dr Panagiotis Papadopoulos, Senior Lecturer and UKRI Future Leaders Fellow at University of Strathclyde, has been awarded the 2022 IEEE PES Outstanding Engineer Award. This award was established in 1994 by the PES Executive Board to recognise outstanding technical, professional and society contributions on behalf of the power engineer profession.

The IEEE UK and Ireland PES Chapter is honoured to have Dr Panagiotis Papadopoulos as a member and wants to express its warmest congratulations on this achievement and well-deserved success.

Panagiotis Papadopoulos is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering of the University of Strathclyde, working in the area of electric power systems. Panagiotis has received the Dipl. Eng. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, followed by a post-doctoral position at the University of Manchester. In 2019 he has been awarded a £1.2m UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowship on “Addressing the complexity of future power system dynamic behaviour”.

His research area is power system stability and dynamics, focusing on enabling improved and more secure system operation by tackling the increasing uncertainty and complexity from the integration of new technologies, on the way towards decarbonisation. He is also particularly interested in the application of measurement-based and data-driven methods as well as machine learning on power system online and offline security assessment, including the prediction of widespread events and blackouts.

He has authored more than 50 papers in international journals and conferences and is involved in several research projects in collaboration with industrial partners, including EPRI USA, National Grid, SP Energy Networks, SSE, Scottish Power Renewables, GE Grid Solutions and the Alan Turing Institute. He has also been the chair of the IEEE UK and Ireland, Power and Energy Society Chapter from 2019-2020 and is a member of the IET Engineering Policy Group Scotland.