Thomas E. Tsovilis was born in Piraeus, Greece, in 1983. He received the M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2005 and 2010, respectively.

He held various managerial positions in the R&D department of Raycap Corporation at α global level, leading innovation in Surge Protective Devices. He was director of the High Current Labs of Raycap  in Drama (2012-2015) and Ljubljana (2016-2018). In 2018 he joined AUTh, where he serves as an Associate Professor of High Voltage Engineering.

He teaches four undergraduate and two postgraduate courses in High Voltage Engineering. His research interests include the broad area of high voltage engineering with emphasis given to electrical discharges, lightning & surge protection, earthing, insulation coordination for power systems, electromagnetic computation methods, high voltage & high current generation and measurement techniques. Within this field of research, he took part in several industrial and research projects and supervised a number of Diploma Theses.

Dr. Tsovilis has coauthored more than 90 scientific publications in journals and conference proceedings and he is the inventor of 9 international patents. He serves as a reviewer in several international journals and conferences. He was awarded a Scholarship under the framework of distinction funds from Aristotle University’s Research Committee for his excellent academic performance and innovation during his doctoral research (2007).  He is the recipient of the Myron Zucker Student-Faculty Grant Award from the IEEE Industry Applications Society in 2019 and 2022.

He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece, and IEEE (SM’18), 


Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Faculty of Engineering

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Electrical Energy

High Voltage Laboratory

GR-54124 Thessaloniki
Tel: +30 2310 995859
Email: tsovilis(at)

Office hours: Friday 12:00 – 14:00