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Kalaitzakis Kostas

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Full Name:Kalaitzakis Kostas
Category:Faculty (Faculty)
Academic Level:Professor Emeritus
Academic Department:ECE (School of Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Location:Office: 145Α-23, Science/ECE Building (Λ), 2nd Floor


Speciality: Electronic system design, Renewable energy sources, Power Electronics, Sensors, Measurement and control systems, Bioengineering applications.

Short CV: Kostas Kalaitzakis was born in Chania-Crete-Greece in 1954. He received his degree in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens/Greece (NTUA) in 1977 and his PhD from the School of Electrical Engineering of the Democritus Univ. of Thrace/Greece in 1983. He is currently Professor in the Technical Univ. of Crete/Greece. He served as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Georgia Institute of Technology/USA.


  • Ph.D. from the School of Electrical Engineering of the Democritus Univ. of Thrace/Greece, 1983
  • B.Sc. in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens/Greece (NTUA), 1977

Research Areas:

  • Sensors, transducers and measurement units based on new techniques (fuzzy, neural, data fusion).
  • Renewable energy sources systems (autonomous or interconnected to the power system).
  • Design and development of inverters and converters with maximum power tracking (MPPT).
  • Design and development of electronic control units , based on fuzzy logic, neural networks and genetic algorithms, for industrial applications.
  • Energy management and optimization Systems with renewable energy sources (EMS)
  • Energy management and saving in buildings (BMS)
  • Bioengineering and biomedical systems
  • Water desalination systems powered by renewable energy sources
  • Desing and development of electronic systems for agricultural applications

Sector: Electronics and Computer Architecture Division

Laboratory: Circuits, Sensors and Renewable Energy Sources Laboratory

Courses: "Electric Circuits Analysis", "Electric Measurements and Sensors" and "Special Topics in Electric Measurements Systems"

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