ACG 150

Vassilios G. Agelidis, PhD

Fellow, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) & IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology)



Curtin University of Technology
Graduate Diploma, Business Administration
1996 – 2000

Curtin University of Technology
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering
1993 – 1997

Concordia University
Master of Applied Science, Electrical Engineering
1989 – 1992

Democritus University of Thrace
Bachelor, Electrical Engineering
1983 – 1988


Professor Vassilios G. Agelidis was born in Serres, Greece. He received the B.Eng. Degree in electrical engineering from the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, in 1988. He earned a master’s in applied science degree from Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in 1992, and a PhD degree in electrical engineering from Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, in 1997. He also holds a graduate diploma in business administration from the Curtin Graduate School of Business, Australia (2000), and a postgraduate diploma for teaching in the higher education sector (1994).

Prof. Agelidis has worked at Curtin University, (1993–1999), initially as Associate Lecturer, then as Lecturer and finally as Senior Lecturer; the University of Glasgow, U.K. (2000–2004) as Senior Lecturer and Research Manager for the Glasgow-Strathclyde Centre for Economic Renewable Power Delivery; Murdoch University, Perth, Australia (2005–2006) as Professor and Chair of Power Engineering; the University of Sydney, Australia (2007–2010), where he held the industry-funded EnergyAustralia Chair in Power Engineering; the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia (2010-2016) as the Director of the Australian Energy Research Institute and Chair in Power Engineering Professor. In 2015, he was with the ABB Corporate Research Centre, Västerås, Sweden, for a 6-month sabbatical. He also was a partial appointment researcher with ABB in Västerås, Sweden from September 2017 to February 2018. From October 2016 to December 2020, he was a professor at the Centre for Electrical Power and Energy, Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark. He has also been a visiting research professor at Beijing Jiaotong University, China, from 2011-2017 under the Chinese Government’s High-End Experts Program. He was a visiting research professor at UNITEN, a private university in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, owned by Tenaga Nasional Berhad (Electricity utility). He acted as a member of the International Advisory Board of Beijing Jiaotong University (2012-2017) and was a member of UNITEN’s International Advisory Council (2017-2020). He is currently a visiting fellow professor (2021-2022) at the American College of Greece in Athens, Greece and is a Mentor to the Outstanding Academic Fellows Program (2019-2023) at the Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology (NTNU) Trondheim, Norway.

Dr. Agelidis has received numerous awards and recognitions including notably the 2010 Electrica Awards First Prize, May 2010, €50,000, the outcome of an international technology innovation contest organized by AREVA Transmission & Distribution headquartered in Paris, France. In 2007, an Endeavor Executive Award ($25,000) from the Department of Education, Science and Technology, Commonwealth of Australia enabled his stay at the Seoul National University of Technology, South Korea for three months performing research while understanding the culture of Korea. Professor Agelidis received the Advanced Research Fellowship from the U.K.’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in 2004, probably the most competitive research fellowship awarded to the very few most promising young researchers in the UK. He was the Vice-President of Operations within the IEEE Power Electronics Society from 2006 to 2007. He was an Administrative Committee Member of the IEEE Power Electronics Society from 2007 to 2009 and the Technical Chair of the 39th IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference, Rhodes, Greece, 2008. He is a Fellow of the IEEE (Class of 2016), with the citation: for contributions to power electronics, renewable energy conversion and integration with electricity grid and the IET (UK). From 2017 to 2020 served two terms as a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Power Electronics Society.


Recent Publications


E. Acha, V.G. Agelidis, O. Anaya-Lara, T.J.E. Miller, “Power electronic control in electric systems”, Butterworth-Heinemann, ISBN 0750651261, January 2002.

Book Chapter

C. Sekar S., A.K. Singh, S.N. Singh, V.G. Agelidis, “Front-End Power Converter Topologies for Plug-In Electric Vehicles” Book Chapter, CRC Press, Emerging Power Converters for Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicles, 2021, eBook ISBN 9781003058472.

Invited International Conference Keynote Papers/Addresses

[1]       V.G. Agelidis, “The future of power electronics/power engineering education: challenges and opportunities”, keynote paper presented at the 1st IEEE Power Electronics Education Workshop (PEEW) 2005, Recife, Brazil, 16 June 2005, p. 1-8.

[2]       V.G. Agelidis, G.D. Demetriades and N. Flourenztou, “Recent advances in high-voltage direct-current power transmission systems”, keynote paper presented at the Chinese Power Electronics Conference, 24 September 2006.

[3]       Invited Lecture contribution title: “Enabling increased integration of renewable energy generation in the electricity network with hybrid energy storage technologies”, International Symposium on the Future of Renewable Energy, Celebrating the 120th Anniversary of Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) and organized by the HANERGY School of Renewable Energy (HASRE) at BJTU, Beijing 6-8 April 2016.

[4]       Invited keynote speech: Power Electronics for the Digital Utility: PMU Enabled Inverters”, Third International Conference on “Innovative Applications of Computational Intelligence on Power, Energy and Controls with their impact on Humanity (CIPECH-18), Krishna Institute of Engineering & Technology, Uttar Pradesh, India, 1 November 2018.

[5]        Invited keynote speech: “Utility power electronics: from energy converters to utility sensors”, 2019 International Symposium on Smart Energy and Sustainable Energy, Fuzhou, Fujian Province, P.R. China, June 2019.

[6]       Invited keynote speech: 8th International Conference on Renewable Power Generation (RPG), one of the IET’s most successful international events, 24-25 October 2019 in Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, P.R. China.

Invited International Conference Keynote Papers/Addresses

[1]       L. Xu, O. Anaya-Lara, V.G. Agelidis, E. Acha, “Development of prototype custom power devices for power quality enhancement”, in Proc. of IEEE 9th International Conference on Harmonics and Quality of Power (ICHQP), Orlando, Florida, USA, Oct 2000, p. 775-783.

[2]       C. Feng, V.G. Agelidis, “Analysis of PWM control methods for a five-level flying capacitor multilevel converter”, in Proc. of the 7th International Conference on Modelling and Simulation of Electric Machines, Converters and Systems (Electrimacs 2002), Montreal.

Recent Refereed Journal Papers

[1]       H. Gandoman, A. Ahmadi, A.M. Sharaf, P. Siano, J. Pou, B. Hredzak, V.G. Agelidis, “Review of FACTS technologies and applications for power quality in smart grids with renewable energy systems”, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 82, 2018, pp. 502-514.

[2]       Hasheminamin, V.G. Agelidis, A. Ahmadi, P. Siano, R. Teodorescu, “Single-point reactive power control method on voltage rise mitigation in residential networks with high PV penetration”, in Renewable Energy, 119, 2018, pp, 504-512.

[3]       Morstyn, A.V. Savkin, B. Hredzak, V.G. Agelidis, “Multi-agent sliding mode control for state of charge balancing between battery energy storage systems distributed in a DC Microgrid”, in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2018, 9 (5), art. no. 7852468, pp. 4735-4743.

[4]       Morstyn, B. Hredzak, V.G. Agelidis, “Network topology independent multi-agent dynamic optimal power flow for microgrids with distributed energy storage systems”, in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 9 (4), 2018, pp. 3419-3429.

[5]       Morstyn, B. Hredzak, V.G. Agelidis, “Control strategies for microgrids with distributed energy storage systems: An overview”, in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 9 (4), 2018, pp. 3652-3666.

[6]       Morstyn, B. Hredzak, R.P. Aguilera, V.G. Agelidis, “Model predictive control for distributed microgrid battery energy storage systems”, in IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 26 (3), 2018, pp. 1107-1114.

[7]       Khalid, R.P. Aguilera, A.V. Savkin, V.G. Agelidis, “A market-oriented wind power dispatch strategy using adaptive price thresholds and battery energy storage”, in Wind Energy, 21 (4), 2018, pp. 242-254.

[8]       B.W. Abeywardana, P. Acuna, B. Hredzak, R.P. Aguilera, V.G. Agelidis, “Single-phase boost inverter-based electric vehicle charger with integrated vehicle to grid reactive power compensation”, in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 33 (4), 2018, art. no. 7918621, pp. 3462-3471.

[9]       Khalid, R.P. Aguilera, A.V. Savkin, V.G. Agelidis, “On maximizing profit of wind-battery supported power station based on wind power and energy price forecasting”, in Applied Energy, 211, 2018, pp. 764-773.

[10]     R. Wickramasinghe, G. Konstantinou, J. Pou, V.G. Agelidis, “Interactions between indirect DC-voltage estimation and circulating current controllers of MMC-based HVDC transmission systems”, in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 33 (1), pp. 829-838.

[11]      Heidari, V.G. Agelidis, J. Pou, J. Aghaei, A.M.Y.M. Ghias, “Reliability worth analysis of distribution systems using cascade correlation neural networks”, in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 33 (1), 2018, pp. 412-420.

[12]      Misyris, D. Doukas, T.A. Papadopoulos, D.P. Labridis, V.G. Agelidis, “State-of-charge estimation for Li-ion batteries: A more accurate hybrid approach”, in IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 2019, 34(1),8424040, pp. 109-119.

[13]      S. Reza, F. Sadeque, M.M. Hossain, A.M.Y.M. Ghias, V.G. Agelidis, “Three-phase PLL for grid-connected power converters under both amplitude and phase unbalanced conditions”, in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 66 (11), November 2019, 8624618, pp. 8881-8891.

[14]      Iqbalridwan, M.T.N. Lin, and V.G. Agelidis, “Design and simulation of multi-function virtual grid-edge intelligent electronic device with standardized semantics based on IEC 61850 standard”, in International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Vol. 9, Issue 1, October 2019, pp. 2282-2287.

[15]      A. Hannan, M.S.H. Lipu, P.J. Ker, R.A. Begum, R.A, V.G. Agelidis, F. Blaabjerg, “Power electronics contribution to renewable energy conversion addressing emission reduction: Applications, issues, and recommendations”, Applied Energy, 2019, 251, 113404.

[16]      S. Reza, M. Ciobotaru, M.M. Hossain, V.G. Agelidis, “Robust estimation of voltage harmonics in a single-phase system”, IET Science, Measurement and Technology, 2019, 13 (5), pp. 662-670.

[17]      S. Reza, M.M. Hossain, V.G. Agelidis, “Fast and accurate frequency estimation in distorted grids using a three-sample based algorithm”, in IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, Vol. 13, Issue 18, 17 September 2019, pp. 4242-4248.

[18]      Al-Soeidat, T. Cheng, D.D.-C. Lu and V.G. Agelidis, “Experimental study of static and dynamic behaviours of cracked PV panels” in IET Renewable Power Generation, Vol. 13, Issue 16, December 2019, pp. 3002-2008.

[19]      Song, W. Mingli, S. Yang, Q. Liu, V.G. Agelidis, G. Konstantinou, “High-order harmonic resonances in traction power supplies: A review based on railway operational data, measurements, and experience”, in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Vol 35, Issue 3, March 2020, pp. 2501-2518.

[20]      S. Reza, M.M. Hossain, A.O. Nasif, V.G. Agelidis, “Fast Estimation of Phase Angle for Three-Phase Voltage Systems under Distorted Conditions”, IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, 2020.

[21]      Noman, F., A.A. Alkahtani, V.G. Agelidis, G. Alkawsi, J. Ekanayake, “Wind-energy-powered electric vehicle charging stations: Resource availability data analysis”, Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 2020, 10(16), 5654.

[22]      Alammari, A.A. Alkahtani, M.R. Ahmad, Z. Kawasaki, V.G. Agelidis, “Kalman filter and wavelet cross-correlation for VHF broadband interferometer lightning mapping”, Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 2020, 10(12), 4238.

[23]      Alkahtani, S.T.Y. Alfalahi, A.A. Athamneh, M.A. Hannan, V.G. Agelidis, “Power Quality in Microgrids including Supraharmonics: Issues, Standards, and Mitigations”, IEEE Access, 2020, 8, pp. 127104-127122, 9136692.

[24]      Mirhosseini, J. Pou, V.G. Agelidis, “Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Power Plant without Phase Angle Synchronization Able to Address Fault-Ride-Through Capability”, IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, 2020, 8(4), pp. 3467–3476, 8832213.

[25]      Abedinia, M. Bagheri, V.G. Agelidis, “Application of an adaptive Bayesian-based model for probabilistic and deterministic PV forecasting”, IET Renewable Power Generation, 2021, 15(12), pp. 2699–2714.

[26]      Aljanad, N.M.L. Tan, V.G. Agelidis, H. Shareef, H. “Neural network approach for global solar irradiance prediction at extremely short-time-intervals using particle swarm optimization algorithm”, Energies, 2021, 14(4), 1213.

[27]      S. Reza, M. M. Hossain and V. G. Agelidis, “A Method without Stability Issue for Robust Estimation of Three-Phase Grid Frequency,” in IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Industrial Electronics, doi: 10.1109/JESTIE.2021.3074886.

Recent Refereed International Conference Papers

[1]       Drambrosio, E. Guest, N. Mijatovic, V.G. Agelidis, “Design of power peak shaving controller for single-phase AC railway systems”, in Proc. of 53rd International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2018, art. no. 8542032.

[2]       S.A. Dahidah, H. Liu, V.G. Agelidis, “Reconfigurable Converter with Multiple-Voltage Multiple-Power for E-Mobility Charging”, in International Power Electronics Conference, IPEC-Niigata – ECCE Asia 2018, art. no. 8507550, pp. 3215-3222.

[3]       Dambrosio, N. Mijatovic, V.G. Agelidis, “Lumped parameter model of a 2×25 kV railway system based on Root-matching method”, in Proc. of ITEC Asia-Pacific 2018 – 2018 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, Asia-Pacific: E-Mobility: A Journey from Now and Beyond, art. no. 8433293.

[4]       I. Doukas, V.G. Agelidis, G. Papafotiou, G. Town, “Considerations for integrating PMU capabilities into grid-connected power electronics converters” in Proc. of 2018 IEEE Electronic Power Grid (eGrid), p.1-6.

[5]       Gong, V.G. Agelidis, “Ripple manipulator towards REG-integrated EV charging infrastructure system”, in Conf. Proc. of IEEE IECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference), 2020, pp. 5203–5209.