Konstantinos N. Gyftakis
Konstantinos N. Gyftakis was born in Patras, Greece (1984). He received the Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Patras, Patras, Greece in 2010. He pursued a Ph.D in the same institution in the area of electrical machines condition monitoring and fault diagnosis (2010-2014). Then he worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in the Dept. of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, UK (2014-2015). He is currently a Lecturer, School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics, Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing and an associate with the Research Centre for Mobility and Transport, Coventry University, UK. His research activities are in fault diagnosis, condition monitoring and degradation of electrical machines. He has authored/co-authored more than 40 papers in international scientific journals and conferences.

Ph.D, Electromagnetic Analysis of Faults and Development, University of Patras, Patras, Greece, 2015.
DIploma on Electrical and Computer Engineering, Power and Energy, University of Patras, Patras, Greece, 2010.
Kappatou, J.; Gyftakis, K. N.; Safacas, A. N.: ''FEM Study of the Rotor Slot Design Influences on the Induction Machine Characteristics''; Advanced Computer Techniques in Applied Electromagnetics, Wiak, S., Krawczyk, A. and Dolezel, I. (Editor), 30, 247-252 pp., IOS Press (978-1-58603-895-3), Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2008.
Gyftakis, K. N.; Cardoso, A. J. M.; Antonino-Daviu, J. A.: ''Introducing the Filtered Park’s and Filtered Extended Park’s Vector Approach to Detect Broken Rotor Bars in Induction Motors Independently from the Rotor Slots Number''; Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Vol. 93, No. , pp. 30-50, September, 2017.
Sumislawska, M.; Gyftakis, K. N.; Kavanagh, D. F.; McCulloch, M.; Burnham, K. J.; Howey, D. A.: ''The Impact of Thermal Degradation on Properties of Electrical Machine Winding Insulation Material''; IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Vol. 52, No. 4, pp. 2951-2960, July / August, 2016.
Garcia-Perez, A.; Amezquita-Sanchez, J. P.; Morinigo-Sotelo, D.; Gyftakis, K. N.: ''Vibration Analysis as a Diagnosis Tool for Health Monitoring of Industrial Machines''; Shock and Vibration, Vol. 2016, No. , pp. 2, June, 2016.
Gyftakis, K. N.; Antonino-Daviu, J. A.; Garcia-Hernandez, R.; McCulloch, M.; Howey, D. A.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''Comparative Experimental Investigation of Broken Bar Fault Detectability in Induction Motors''; IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Vol. 52, No. 2, pp. 1452-1459, March / April, 2016.
Gyftakis, K. N.; Sumislawska, M.; Kavanagh, D. F.; Howey, D. A.; McCulloch, M.: ''Dielectric Characteristics of Electric Vehicle Traction Motor Winding Insulation under Thermal Ageing''; IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Vol. 52, No. 2, pp. 1398-1404, March / April, 2016.
Kim, J.; Shin, S.; Lee, S. B.; Gyftakis, K. N.; Drif, M.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''Power Spectrum-Based Detection of Induction Motor Rotor Faults for Immunity to False Alarms''; IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 1123-1132, September, 2015.
Gyftakis, K. N.; Katsantonis, I.; Kappatou, J.: ''Optimization of the Electromagnetic Characteristics of a 3-phase Squirrel Cage Induction Motor using FEM''; Materials Science and Engineering A, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 65-72, March, 2014.
Gyftakis, K. N.; Kappatou, J.: ''The Zero-Sequence Current as a Generalized Diagnostic Mean in Δ-Connected Induction Motors''; IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 138-148, March, 2014.
Gyftakis, K. N.; Panagiotou, P. A.; Kappatou, J.: ''Application of Wedges for the Reduction of the Space and Time-Dependent Harmonic Content in Squirrel-Cage Induction Motors''; Journal of Computational Engineering, Vol. 2013, No. 2013, pp. 1-9, November, 2013.
Gyftakis, K. N.; Spyropoulos, D. V.; Kappatou, J.; Mitronikas, E. D.: ''A Novel Approach for Broken Bar Fault Diagnosis in Induction Motors through Torque Monitoring''; IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 267-277, June, 2013.
Gyftakis, K. N.; Kappatou, J.: ''A Novel and Effective Method of Static Eccentricity Diagnosis in 3-Phase, PSH-Induction Motors''; IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 405-412, June, 2013.
Gyftakis, K. N.; Kappatou, J.: ''The Impact of the Rotor Slot Number on the Behaviour of the Induction Motor''; Advances in Power Electronics, Vol. 2013, No. 2013, pp. 1-9, January, 2013.
Kappatou, J.; Gyftakis, K. N.; Safacas, A. N.: ''Investigation of the stator semi-magnetic wedges influences on the behaviour of a Cage Asynchronous Motor through time stepping Finite Element Analysis''; International Review of Electrical Engineering, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 285-291, February, 2011.
Gyftakis, K. N.; Kappatou, J.; Safacas, A. N.: ''Study of Asynchronous Motors with asymmetrical rotor slots under FEM steady-state analysis''; International Review of Electrical Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 6, pp. 2601-2609, December, 2010.
Gyftakis, K. N.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''A New Vector Approach to Detect Stator Faults in Induction Motors''; IEEE Workshop on Electrical Machines Design, Control and Diagnosis, Nottingham, UK, pp. 232-237, April, 2017.
Fawzal, A. S.; Cirstea, R. M.; Gyftakis, K. N.; Woolmer, T. J.; Dickison, M.; Blundell, M.: ''The Fan Design Impact on the Rotor Cooling of Axial Flux Permanent Magnet Machines''; International Conference on Electrical Machines, Lausanne, Switzerland, pp. 2725-2731, September, 2016.
Gyftakis, K. N.; Antonino-Daviu, J. A.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''A Reliable Indicator to Detect Non-Adjacent Broken Rotor Bars Severity in Induction Motors''; International Conference on Electrical Machines, Lausanne, Switzerland, pp. 2910-2916, September, 2016.
Morinigo-Sotelo, D.; Romero-Troncoso, R. J.; Antonino-Daviu, J. A.; Gyftakis, K. N.: ''Reliable Detection of Broken Rotor Bars in Induction Motors via MUSIC and ZSC Methods''; International Conference on Electrical Machines, Lausanne, Switzerland, pp. 2881-2886, September, 2016.
Antonino-Daviu, J. A.; Gyftakis, K. N.; Garcia-Hernandez, R.; Razik, H.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''Comparative Influence of Adjacent and Non-adjacent Broken Rotor Bars on the Induction Motor Diagnosis through MCSA and ZSC Methods''; Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Yokohama, Japan, pp. 01, November, 2015.
Sumislawska, M.; Gyftakis, K. N.; Kavanagh, D. F.; McCulloch, M.; Burnham, K. J.; Howey, D. A.: ''The Impact of Thermal Degradation on Electrical Machine Winding Insulation''; IEEE International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electrical Machines, Power Electronics & Drives, Guarda, Portugal, pp. 232-238, September, 2015.
Gyftakis, K. N.; Drif, M.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''Thorough Investigation of the Third Current Harmonic in Delta-Connected Induction Motors Suffering from a Stator Inter-Turn Fault''; IEEE International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electrical Machines, Power Electronics & Drives, Guarda, Portugal, pp. 7-13, September, 2015.
Gyftakis, K. N.; Antonino-Daviu, J. A.; Garcia-Hernandez, R.; McCulloch, M.; Howey, D. A.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''Comparative Experimental Investigation of Broken Bar Fault Detectability in Induction Motors''; IEEE International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electrical Machines, Power Electronics & Drives, Guarda, Portugal, pp. 461-467, September, 2015.
Gyftakis, K. N.; Sumislawska, M.; Kavanagh, D. F.; Howey, D. A.; McCulloch, M.: ''Dielectric Characteristics of Electric Vehicle Traction Motor Winding Insulation under Thermal Ageing''; International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering, Rome, Italy, pp. 313-318, June, 2015.
Belahcen, A.; Gyftakis, K. N.; Martinez, J.; Climente-Alarcon, V.; Vaimann, T.: ''Condition Monitoring of Electrical Machines and its Relation to Industrial Internet''; IEEE Workshop on Electrical Machines Design, Control and Diagnosis, Torino, Italy, pp. 233-241, March, 2015.
Gyftakis, K. N.; Lee, S. B.; Kappatou, J.; Antonino-Daviu, J. A.: ''Identification of the Broken Bar Fault in Induction Motors with Rotor Air Ducts Through the Torque Spectrum''; International Conference on Electrical Machines, Berlin, Germany, pp. 1614-1620, September, 2014.
Gyftakis, K. N.; Spyropoulos, D. V.; Kappatou, J.; Mitronikas, E. D.: ''Taking Advantage of the Induction Motor Inherent Eccentricity Aiming to Discriminate the Broken Bar Fault from Load Oscillations''; International Conference on Electrical Machines, Berlin, Germany, pp. 1933-1939, September, 2014.
Pallis, I. K.; Gyftakis, K. N.; Kappatou, J.: ''FEM Study of the Bar Number Impact on the Stator Core Losses of the Cage Induction Motor''; IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Annual Conference, Vienna, Austria, pp. 2863-2868, November, 2013.
Gyftakis, K. N.; Kappatou, J.: ''Evaluation of the Broken Bar Fault Detectability Depending on the Rotor Bar Number''; IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Annual Conference, Vienna, Austria, pp. 2798-2803, November, 2013.
Gyftakis, K. N.; Athanasopoulos, D. K.; Kappatou, J.: ''Evaluation of Different Broken Bar Fault Diagnostic Means in Double-Cage Induction Motors with FEM''; IEEE International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electrical Machines, Power Electronics & Drives, Valencia, Spain, pp. 36-42, August, 2013.
Gyftakis, K. N.; Kappatou, J.: ''The Zero-Sequence Current Spectrum as an On-Line Static Eccentricity Diagnostic Mean in Δ-Connected PSH-Induction Motors''; IEEE International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electrical Machines, Power Electronics & Drives, Valencia, Spain, pp. 302-308, August, 2013.
Gyftakis, K. N.; Athanasopoulos, D. K.; Kappatou, J.: ''Broken Bar Fault Diagnosis in Single and Double Cage Induction Motors Fed by Asymmetrical Voltage Supply''; IEEE International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electrical Machines, Power Electronics & Drives, Valencia, Spain, pp. 402-406, August, 2013.
Gyftakis, K. N.; Athanasopoulos, D. K.; Kappatou, J.: ''Study of Double Cage Induction Motors with Different Rotor Bar Materials''; International Conference on Electrical Machines, Marseille, France, pp. 1450-1456, September, 2012.
Gyftakis, K. N.; Panagiotou, P. A.; Kappatou, J.: ''The Influence of Semi-magnetic Wedges on the Electromagnetic Variables and the Harmonic Content in Induction Motors''; International Conference on Electrical Machines, Marseille, France, pp. 1469-1474, September, 2012.
Spyropoulos, D. V.; Gyftakis, K. N.; Kappatou, J.; Mitronikas, E. D.: ''The Influence of the Broken Bar Fault on the Magnetic Field and Electromagnetic Torque in 3-phase Induction Motors''; International Conference on Electrical Machines, Marseille, France, pp. 1868-1874, September, 2012.
Gyftakis, K. N.; Kappatou, J.: ''The Impact of the Rotor Slot Number on the Behaviour of the Induction Motor''; International MARINELIVE Conference on “All Electric Ship”, Athens, Greece, pp. 1-6, June, 2012.
Kappatou, J.; Gyftakis, K. N.; Pallis, I. K.: ''Modern Evolutions on Electrical Machines Design and Analysis''; MARINELIVE Workshops on Propulsion Systems, Electric Machines and Power Converters, Athens, Greece, pp. , January, 2012.
Gyftakis, K. N.; Kappatou, J.: ''The rotor bar material’s influences on the induction motor behaviour''; International Symposium on Electromagnetic Fields in Mechatronics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Funchal Madeira, Portugal, pp. 1-8, September, 2011.
Gyftakis, K. N.; Katsantonis, I.; Kappatou, J.: ''Optimization of the Electromagnetic Characteristics of a 3-phase Squirrel Cage Induction Motor using FEM''; GRACM International Congress on Computational Mechanics, Athens, Greece, pp. 1-10, June / July, 2011.
Gyftakis, K. N.; Kappatou, J.; Safacas, A. N.: ''FEM study of asynchronous cage motors combining NEMA's classes A and D slot geometry''; International Conference on Electrical Machines, Rome, Italy, pp. 1-6, September, 2010.
Kappatou, J.; Gyftakis, K. N.; Safacas, A. N.: ''A study of the effects of the stator slots wedges on the behaviour of an induction machine''; International Conference on Electrical Machines, Vilamoura, Portugal, pp. 1-6, September, 2008.
Kappatou, J.; Gyftakis, K. N.; Safacas, A. N.: ''Influences of the stator slot wedges material on the performance of a Cage Asynchronous Motor''; IEEE Conference on Electromagnetic Field Computation, Athens, Greece, pp. 1-4, May, 2008.
Kappatou, J.; Gyftakis, K. N.; Safacas, A. N.: ''FEM Study of the rotor slot design influences on the Induction Machine characteristics''; International Symposium on Electromagnetic Fields in Mechatronics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic, pp. 1-6, September, 2007.
Ali, O. A. M., ''Flux Based Monitoring of Induction Motors'', Supervisor: Gyftakis, K. N., Coventry University, UK, 2016.
Koay, B., ''Degradation of Motor Winding Insulation'', Supervisor: Gyftakis, K. N., Coventry University, UK, 2016.
Mohamed, A. S. A., ''Electromagnetic Analysis of Induction Motor with FEM'', Supervisor: Gyftakis, K. N., Coventry University, UK, 2016.
Algeregni, A., ''Analysis of Induction Motors with Air-Ducts'', Supervisor: Gyftakis, K. N., Coventry University, UK, 2016.
Coventry University Excellence Award (2016)
Coventry Excellence Awards 2016, Technology in Learning Initiative, awarded to Dr Andrew Tickle, Ms Cristina Fratila, Dr Kostas Gyftakis and Dr David Jones for the Flipped Classroom Videos and Digital Badging for Increased Student Engagement Initiative.
2nd best paper award (2010)
Award for second best paper entitled: "Study of the Skewing Influence on the Electromagnetic Characteristics of the Induction Machine using FEM", presented in the 4th Student Conference of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 4ο ΣΦΗΜΜΥ, 4th ECESCON, Patras, Greece, 19-20 Nov. 2010.
Thalis 2002 (2002)
Award for the Contest: "Thalis 2002", by the Greek Mathematical Society