Kostas Latoufis’s CV

Kostas Latoufis received a BEng and MEng degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Imperial College London (UK) in 2000. Since 2004, he has been working as a researcher in the Electric Power Division of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in the area of Distributed Energy Resources, and is currently a PhD student in the Fluids Division of the NTUA School of Mechanical Engineering. He has co-founded the Rural Electrification Research Group (RurERG) of the NTUA, a group which conducts interdisciplinary research with the aim of providing open source technical solutions on small wind and pico-hydro systems for rural energy access. His research interests include off-grid renewable energy systems, axial flux permanent magnet generators, locally manufactured small wind turbines, rural electrification development projects, small wind turbine blade design and science, technology and society (STS) studies. He is an IEEE member, a member of the technical chamber of Greece and a member of the executive board of the Wind Empowerment association, a global network for the promotion of locally manufactured small wind turbines.

  • K. Latoufis, A. Konstantinidis, S. Giala-Fikari and N. Hatziargyriou, “Comparison of Coreless and Soft Magnetic Composite Core Axial Flux Permanent Magnet Generators for Locally Manufactured Pico-Hydro Plants”, IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES), Chennai, India, December 18-21st 2018
  • K. Latoufis, A. Rontogiannis, V. Karatasos, P. Markopoulos and N. Hatziargyriou, “Thermal and Structural Design of Axial Flux Permanent Magnet Generators for Locally Manufactured Small Wind Turbines”, XXIIIth International Conference on Electrical Machines (ICEM’2018), Alexandroupoli, Greece, September 3-6th 2018
  • K. Latoufis, A. Tympas, “Makeshift Engineering: Practising the Craft of Locally Manufactured Small Wind Turbines”, European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) 2018 Conference, Lancaster, UK, 25-28th July 2018
  • K. Latoufis, T. Pazios, K. Chira, N. Korres and N. Hatziargyriou, “Open Design and Local Manufacturing of Small Wind Turbines: Case Studies in Ethiopia and Nepal”, IEEE PES Power Africa Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, June 26-29th 2018
  • K. Latoufis, A. Tympas, “Makeshift Engineering: Resilience through Adaptive Design in Locally Manufactured Small Wind Turbines”, 17th Annual STS Conference, Graz, Austria 7-8th May 2018
  • A. Tympas, K. Latoufis, “’We Got the News from the Wind’: A Historiographical Context for Puzzling Episodes of Wind Electricity”, How New Are the Renewables? Historicizing Energy Transitions, Deutsches Museum Munich, Germany 21-23rd February 2018
    K. Latoufis, A. Tympas, “Wind Craft: Harnessing the Wind with Locally Manufactured Small Wind Turbines”, Making Futures: Green alternatives and STS Interventions, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland, 24-25th November 2017
  • K. Latoufis, A. Tympas, “The Answer is Blowing in the Wind: Grassroots Technological Networks of Wind Energy”, Radical Hope: Inspiring Sustainability Transformations through Our Past, Rachel Carson Center, Munich, Germany, 3-4th July 2017
  • K. Latoufis, A. Troullaki, T. Pazios and N. Hatziargyriou, “Design of Axial Flux Permanent Magnet Generators Using Various Magnetic Materials in Locally Manufactured Small Wind Turbines”, XXIIth International Conference on Electrical Machines (ICEM’2016), September 2016
  • V. Kostakis, K. Latoufis, M. Liarokapis and M. Bauwens, “The convergence of digital commons with local manufacturing from a degrowth perspective: Two illustrative cases”, Journal of Cleaner Production, September 2016
  • Latoufis, K., Pazios, T., & Hatziargyriou, N., “Assessment of locally manufactured small wind turbine technology”, CIGRE/IEC International Symposium, Cape Town, South Africa, October 26-30th 2015
  • G. Dafermos, P. Kotsampopoulos, K. Latoufis, I. Margaris, B. Rivela, F. P. Washima, P. Ariza-Montobbio, J. López , “Transforming the Energy Matrix: Transition Policies for the development of the distributed Energy Model”, Journal of Peer Production, Issue 7, July 2015
  • K. Latoufis, T. Pazios and N. Hatziargyriou, “Locally Manufactured Small Wind Turbines: Empowering communities for sustainable rural electrification”, IEEE Electrification Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 1 , March 2015
  • A. Vassilakis, G. Messinis, V. Kleftakis, K. Latoufis, T. Pazios, N. Hatziargyriou, “Small community Test site: Meltemi”, 6th International Conference on Integration of Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources, IRED, Japan, November 2014
  • G. Messinis, K. Latoufis, N. Hatziargyriou, “Design, Construction and Cost Minimization of a Coreless Axial Flux Permanent Magnet Generator for Small Wind Turbine Applications”, 7th Int. PV-Hybrid and Mini-Grid Conference, Bad Hersfeld, Germany, 10-11th April 2014
  • G. Messinis, K. Latoufis, N. Hatziargyriou, “Design aspects of coreless axial flux permanent magnet generators for low cost small wind turbine applications”, EWEA 2014, Barcelona, Spain, March 2014

    K. Latoufis, A. Gravas, G. Messinis, N. Hatziargyriou, “Locally manufactured open source hardware small wind turbines for rural electrification”, Boiling Point Magazine, Issue 62, 2013

  • K. Latoufis, G. Messinis, P. Kotsampopoulos, N. Hatziargyriou “Axial flux permanent magnet generator design for low cost manufacturing of small wind turbines”, Wind Engineering, Volume 36, No. 4, 2012
  • Diana Craciun & Vincent Helmbrecht, Anastasios Kyritsis & Stathis Tselepis, Nikos Hatziargyriou & Kostas Latoufis, Peter Funtan & Philipp Strauss, Abraham Ellis, Roland Bründlinger, “Harmonised Procedures on Photovoltaic Modules Long-Term Energy Yield Measurements and Performance Evaluation under Outdoor Conditions”, 27th EU PVSEC, Frankfurt, Germany, 24-28 September 2012
  • K. Latoufis, “Open source hardware small wind turbines as a technology for sustainable degrowth”, 3rd International Conference on Degrowth Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity , Venice, September 19-23 2012
  • K. Latoufis, A. Gravas, G. Messinis, N. Hatziargyriou, “Performance of locally manufactured small wind turbines for rural electrification applications ”, 7th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems – SDEWES, Ohrid July 1-6 2012
  • K. Latoufis, A. Gravas, G. Messinis, N. Korres, N. Hatziargyriou, “Locally manufactured open source hardware small wind turbines for sustainable rural electrification”, 3rd World Summit for Small Wind, 15-16 March 2012, Husum, Germany
  • P. Kotsampopoulos, G. Messinis, A. Gkravas, K. Latoufis, N. Hatziargyriou, “Design, construction, simulation and performance of axial flux small wind turbines”, EWEA 2011, Brussels, Belgium, March 2011
  • K. Latoufis, P. Kotsampopoulos, “Design, construction and simulation of a small scale axial flux wind turbines”, International Workshop on Small Scale Wind Energy for Developing Countries, Pokhara, Nepal, November 2010
  • Κ. Τρουλάκη, Κ. Λατούφης, “Comparison of different magnetic materials for locally manufactured axial flux small wind turbine generators in off-grid applications”, 8ο Συνέδριο Φοιτητών Ηλεκτρολόγων Μηχανικών και Μηχανικών Υπολογιστών, Απρίλιος 2015, Πάτρα
  • Α. Τσιτσιμελής, Κ. Λατούφης, “Design and Optimization of Axial Flux Permanent Magnet Generators with the use of Evolutionary Algorithms for Grid-Tied Small Wind Turbines in Rural Electrification Applications”, 7ο Συνέδριο Φοιτητών Ηλεκτρολόγων Μηχανικών και Μηχανικών Υπολογιστών, Απρίλιος 2014, Θεσσαλονίκη
  • Σ. Γκιάλα – Φήκαρη, Κ. Λατούφης, “Μελέτη σχεδίαση και κατασκευή μικρού υδροηλεκτρικού συστήματος με υδρογεννήτρια 350W για αγροτικές εφαρμογές χαμηλού κόστους”, 6ο Συνέδριο Φοιτητών Ηλεκτρολόγων Μηχανικών και Μηχανικών Υπολογιστών, Απρίλιος 2013, Πάτρα
  • Γ. Μεσσήνης, Κ. Λατούφης, “Βελτιστοποίηση, προσομοίωση και κατασκευή μικρής ανεμογεννήτριας για εφαρμογές χαμηλού κόστους και μελέτη της AC και DC σύνδεσης “, 5ο Συνέδριο Φοιτητών Ηλεκτρολόγων Μηχανικών και Μηχανικών Υπολογιστών, Απρίλιος 2012, Ξάνθη
  • Α. Γκράβας, Κ. Λατούφης, “Μέτρηση της καμπύλης ισχύος μικρών ανεμογεννητριών και βελτιστοποίηση του κόστους παραγωγής ενέργειας για εφαρμογές χαμηλού κόστους “, 5ο Συνέδριο Φοιτητών Ηλεκτρολόγων Μηχανικών και Μηχανικών Υπολογιστών, Απρίλιος 2012, Ξάνθη
  • Α. Καπετανάκη, Κ. Λατούφης, “Μελέτη,κατασκευή και δοκιμή σε πραγματικές συνθήκες πολυκρυσταλλικού φωτοβολταικού πλαισίου και ανιχνευτή MPPT για σύνδεση σε σύστημα συσσωρευτών για εφαρμογές χαμηλού κόστους “, 5ο Συνέδριο Φοιτητών Ηλεκτρολόγων Μηχανικών και Μηχανικών Υπολογιστών, Απρίλιος 2012, Ξάνθη
  • Π. Κοτσαμπόπουλος, Κ. Λατούφης, “Μελέτη, Κατασκευή και προσομοίωση της λειτουργίας μικής ανεμογεννήτριας αξονικής ροής”, 4ο Συνέδριο Φοιτητών Ηλεκτρολόγων Μηχανικών και Μηχανικών Υπολογιστών, Νοέμβριος 2010, Πάτρα
  • Κ. Λατούφης, Π. Κοτσαμπόπουλος, Κ. Παντζίρης και Ν. Χατζηαργυρίου, “Κατασκευή μικρής ανεμογεννήτριας στο Ε.Μ.Π.”, Ανεμολόγια, Ιούνιος 2010

Contact

email: latoufis@power.ece.ntua.gr