Nikolaos (Nikolas) was born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1989. He received his Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) in November 2015. He also studied in Paris for a semester in 2011 as an Erasmus student in Université Paris–Est Créteil (UPEC).
During his studies, by specializing in Electrical Energy, through compulsory and elective courses, he gained a strong theoretical and practical background coupled with extensive laboratory experience in Electrical Power Systems, Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and High Voltage Engineering.
His Diploma Thesis “Experimental investigation of the characteristics of dc corona on smooth conductor in coaxial cylindrical and conductor–plane air gaps” was completed under the supervision of Professor Pantelis N. Mikropoulos, in the High Voltage Laboratory of AUTH.
In September 2016, as part of the INCITE ITN, Nikolas started his PhD thesis in G2Elab of Grenoble INP – Grenoble-Alpes (UGA) – CNRS. His goal is to study and develop fault detection and isolation methods for Renewable Energy Sources connected to grids.
Advisor: Bertrand Raison
Fault detection through monitoring of the AC variables in Grid Connected PV systems, N. Sapountzoglou, B. Raison, Proceedings of the Symposium de Génie Electrique, 3-5 July 2018, Nancy (FR)
A Grid Connected PV System Fault Diagnosis Method, N. Sapountzoglou, B. Raison, Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT)
A Fault Localization Method for Single-phase to Ground Faults in LV Smart Distribution Grids, N. Sapountzoglou, B. Raison, N. Silva, ELECTRIMACS 2019, May 2019, Salerno, Italy. pp.21 - 23.
Fault Detection and Localization in LV Smart Grids, N. Sapountzoglou, B. Raison, N. Silva, 13th IEEE PowerTech, Jun 2019, Milan, Italy.