I. PhD Thesis
T. E. Tsovilis, “Statistical lightning attachment model: lightning incidence estimation and shielding design”, High Voltage Laboratory, Department of Electrical Energy, School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Oct. 2010 (in Greek). Supervisor: Professor P. N. Mikropoulos.

II. Publications in Scientific Journals
J1. P. N. Mikropoulos and T. E. Tsovilis, “Striking distance and interception probability,” IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 1571-1580, Jul. 2008
J2. P. N. Mikropoulos and T. E. Tsovilis, “Interception probability and shielding against lightning,” IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 863-873, Apr. 2009.
J3. P. N. Mikropoulos and T. E Tsovilis, “Estimation of lightning incidence to overhead transmission lines,” IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 1855-1865, Jul. 2010.
J4. P. N. Mikropoulos and T. E Tsovilis, “Interception probability and proximity effects: Implications in shielding design against lightning,” IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 1940-1951, Jul. 2010.
J5. P. N. Mikropoulos and T. E Tsovilis, “Lightning attachment models and maximum shielding failure current of overhead transmission lines: Implications in insulation coordination of substations,” IET Gener. Transm. Distrib., vol. 4, no. 12, pp. 1299-1313, Dec. 2010.
J6. P. N. Mikropoulos and T. E Tsovilis, “Estimation of the shielding performance of overhead transmission lines: The effects of lightning attachment model and lightning crest current distribution,” IEEE Trans. Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, vol. 19, no. 6, pp. 2155-2164, Dec. 2012.
J7. P. N. Mikropoulos and T. E Tsovilis, “Statistical method for the evaluation of the lightning performance of overhead distribution lines,” IEEE Trans. Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 202-211, Feb. 2013.
J8. Z. G. Datsios, P. N. Mikropoulos and T. E Tsovilis, “Estimation of the minimum shielding failure flashover current for first and subsequent lightning strokes to overhead transmission lines,” Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 113 (SI), pp. 141-150, Aug. 2014.
J9. P. N. Mikropoulos, T. E Tsovilis and S. G. Koutoula, “Lightning performance of distribution transformer feeding GSM base station,” IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, vol. 29, no. 6, pp. 2570-2579, Dec. 2014.
J10. Y. Méndez Hernández, T. E. Tsovilis, F. Asimakopoulou, Z. Politis, W. Barton, M. and Martínez Lozano, “A simulation approach on rotor blade electrostatic charging and its effect on the lightning overvoltages in wind parks,” Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 139 (SI), pp. 22-31, Oct. 2016.

III. Publications in Conference Proceedings
C1. P. N. Mikropoulos and T. E. Tsovilis, “Experimental investigation of the Franklin rod protection zone,” in Proc. 15th Int. Symp. High Voltage Eng., Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2007, paper no. T4-461.
C2. P. N. Mikropoulos and T. E. Tsovilis, “Interception radius and shielding against lightning,” in Proc. 29th Int. Conf. Lightning Protection, Uppsala, Sweden, 2008, paper no. 4-10.
C3. P. N. Mikropoulos, T. E. Tsovilis, and T. Ananiadis, “The effect of an earthed object on the interception radius of the Franklin rod: An experimental investigation,” in Proc. Med Power’08, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2008, paper no. 77.
C4. P. N. Mikropoulos, T. E. Tsovilis, T. E. Chatzidimitriou, and P. Vasilaras, “Software development for direct lightning stroke shielding of substations,” in Proc. Med Power’08, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2008, paper no. 78.
C5. P. N. Mikropoulos and T. E. Tsovilis, “Lightning attachment models and maximum shielding failure current: Application to transmission lines,” in Proc. Power Tech., Bucharest, Romania, 2009, paper no. 233.
C6. P. N. Mikropoulos and T. E. Tsovilis, “A statistical method for lightning incidence calculations in transmission lines,” in Proc. 16th Int. Symp. High Voltage Eng., Cape Town, South Africa, 2009, paper G-5.
C7. P. N. Mikropoulos and T. E. Tsovilis, “Lightning attachment models and perfect shielding angle of transmission lines,” in Proc. 44th UPEC, Glasgow, Scotland, 2009, paper no. 203.
C8. P. N. Mikropoulos, T. E. Tsovilis, and D. E. Zlitidis, “Software development for the evaluation of the shielding performance of overhead transmission lines,” in Proc. 45th UPEC, Cardiff, Wales, 2010, paper no. 84.
C9. P. N. Mikropoulos, T. E. Tsovilis, Z. G. Datsios, and N. C. Mavrikakis, “Effects of simulation models of overhead transmission line basic components on backflashover surges impinging on GIS substations,” in Proc. 45th UPEC, Cardiff, Wales, 2010, paper no. 72.
C10. P. N. Mikropoulos and T. E. Tsovilis, “Lightning interception probability and shielding performance of overhead transmission lines,” in Proc. 30th Int. Conf. Lightning Protection, Cagliari, Italy, 2010, paper no. 1274.
C11. P. N. Mikropoulos, T. E. Tsovilis, I. Manousaridis, G. Laloumis, and A. Dramis, “Lightning risk assessment of a 170 kV GIS substation connected to the Hellenic transmission system through underground cables,” in Proc. Med Power ’10, Agia Napa, Cyprus, 2010, paper no. 166.
C12. P. N. Mikropoulos, T. E. Tsovilis, Z. Politis, and A. G. Kagiannas, “Evaluation of fast-front overvoltages arising at a 20/0.4 kV distribution transformer,” in Proc. Med Power ’10, Agia Napa, Cyprus, 2010, paper no. 191.
C13. Z. G. Datsios, P. N. Mikropoulos, and T. E. Tsovilis, “Shielding failure current of overhead transmissions lines generated through an ATPDraw object,” in Proc. IPST, Delft, The Netherlands, 2011, paper no. 38.
C14. Z. G. Datsios, P. N. Mikropoulos, and T. E. Tsovilis, “Impulse resistance of concentrated tower grounding systems simulated by an ATPDraw object,” in Proc. IPST, Delft, The Netherlands, 2011, paper no. 39.
C15. P. N. Mikropoulos and T. E. Tsovilis, “A statistical method for the estimation of induced-voltage flashover rate of unshielded overhead distribution lines,” in Proc. 17th Int. Symp. High Voltage Eng., Hannover, Germany, 2011, paper B-23.
C16. Z. G. Datsios, P. N. Mikropoulos, and T. E. Tsovilis, “Insulator string flashover modelling with the aid of an ATPDraw object,” in Proc. 46th UPEC, Soest, Germany, 2011, paper no. 102.
C17. Z. G. Datsios, P. N. Mikropoulos, and T. E. Tsovilis, “Estimation of the minimum shielding failure current causing flashover in overhead lines of the Hellenic transmission system through ATP-EMTP simulations,” in Proc. 31st Int. Conf. Lightning Protection, Vienna, Austria, 2012, pp. 1-5, paper no. 272.
C18. P. N. Mikropoulos, T. E. Tsovilis, and P. P. Papaioannou, “Software development for the evaluation of the lightning performance of overhead distribution lines on the basis of the statistical method,” in Proc. 47th UPEC, London, UK, 2012, paper no. 141.
C19. Z. G. Datsios, P. N. Mikropoulos, Z. Politis, A. G. Kagiannas and T. E. Tsovilis, “Protection of distribution transformer against arising or transferred fast-front overvoltages: Effects of surge arrester connection conductors length,” in Proc. 18th Int. Symp. High Voltage Eng., Seoul, South Korea, 2013, paper OB2-04.
C20. P. N. Mikropoulos and T. E. Tsovilis, “Evaluation of lightning incidence to ESE rods,” in Proc. 18th Int. Symp. High Voltage Eng., Seoul, South Korea, 2013, paper OB2-06.
C21. P. N. Mikropoulos, T. E. Tsovilis, and A. S. Pori, “Evaluation of lightning attachment and coupling models for the estimation of the lightning performance of overhead distribution lines,” in Proc. 32th Int. Conf. Lightning Protection, Shanghai, China, 2014, pp. 1212-1216.
C22. Y. Méndez Hernández, T. Tsovilis, F. Asimakopoulou, Z. Politis, W. Barton, and M. Martínez Lozano, “A simulation approach in electrostatic charging of rotor blades and its effects on transferred overvoltages in wind parks,” in Proc. 32th Int. Conf. Lightning Protection, Shanghai, China, 2014, pp. 1838-1849.
C23. Y. Méndez Hernández, D. Ioannidis, G. Ferlas, E. Giannelaki, T. Tsovilis, Z. Politis, and K. Samaras, “An experimental approach of the transient effects of lightning currents on the overvoltage protection system in MW-class photovoltaic plants,” in Proc. 32th Int. Conf. Lightning Protection, Shanghai, China, 2014, pp. 1972-1977.
C24. Y. Méndez Hernández, T. Tsovilis, F. Asimakopoulou, Z. Politis, and M. Martínez Lozano, “Modelacion de la carga electrostatica en las palas y su efecto sobre el sistema de proteccion contra sobretensiones en aerogeneradores,” in Proc. II Exposición Industrial Internacional de Energia Eólica, Caracas, Venezuela, 2014, (in Spanish).
C25. Y. Méndez Hernández, D. Ioannidis, G. Ferlas, E. Giannelaki, T. Tsovilis, Z. Politis, and K. Samaras, “Analisis teoretico-experimental de voltajes y corrientes transitorios en granjas fotovoltaicas de gran escala,” in Proc. II Exposición Industrial Internacional de Energia Eólica, Caracas, Venezuela, 2014, (in Spanish).
C26. Y. Méndez Hernández, T. Tsovilis, F. Asimakopoulou, Z. Politis, W. Barton, and M. Martínez Lozano, “Elektrostatische Aufladung von Rotorblättern und deren Effekte auf das Überspannungsschutzsystem in Windparks,” in Proc. Beiträge der 6 ETG-Fachtagung Diagnostik elektrischer Betriebsmittel, Berlin, Germany, 2014 (in German).
C27. P. N. Mikropoulos, T. E. Tsovilis, and P. P. Papaioannou, “Software development for the evaluation of the lightning performance of overhead distribution lines,” in Proc. 19th Int. Symp. High Voltage Eng., Pilsen, Czech Republic, 2015, paper no. 250.
C28. P. N. Mikropoulos, T. E. Tsovilis, and V. S. Viktoratos, “Mobile application for the estimation of lightning incidence to vertical slender structures,” in Proc. 19th Int. Symp. High Voltage Eng., Pilsen, Czech Republic, 2015, paper no. 251.
C29. Z. G. Datsios, P. N. Mikropoulos, T. E. Tsovilis, and S. I. Angelakidou “Estimation of the minimum backflashover current of overhead lines of the Hellenic transmission system through ATP-EMTP simulations,” in Proc. Int. Colloquium on Lightning and Power Systems (CIGRE), Bologna, Italy, 2016, paper no. 32.
C30. G. Peppas, T. Tsovilis, E. Pyrgioti, Z. Politis, D. Micu and I. Gonos, “Lightning protection of pipeline systems,” in Proc. 32th Int. Conf. Lightning Protection, Estoril, Portugal, 2016, paper no. 128.
C31. G.D. Peppas, V.P. Charalambakos, E.C. Pyrgioti, T. Tsovilis, Z. Politis and I. F. Gonos, “A partial discharge study of ultrastable colloidal nanofluid impregnated paper,” in Proc. 20th Int. Symp. High Voltage Eng., Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2017, paper no. 336.
C32. Z. G. Datsios, P. N. Mikropoulos, T. E. Tsovilis and S. I. Angelakidou “Effect of concentrated tower grounding system modeling on the minimum backflashover current and BFR of 150 and 400 kV overhead transmission lines,” in Proc. 20th Int. Conf. High Voltage Eng. Applic., Athens, Greece, 2018.

IV. Patents 
P1. G. Kostakis, E. Giannelaki, T. Tsovilis, Z. G. Politis, and K. Samaras, “Devices and methods for overvoltage protection,” United States Patent US 2014/0055898 A1, February 27, 2014.
P2. G. Kostakis, E. Giannelaki, T. Tsovilis, and Z. G. Politis, “Devices and methods for providing an impulse circuit,” United States Patent US 2015/0061692 A1, March 5, 2015.
P3. T. Tsovilis, E. Giannelaki, F. Asimakopoulou, K. Bakatsias, and Z. G. Politis, “Modular overvoltage protection units,” United States Patent US 2015/0349523 A1, Dec. 3, 2015.
P4. Z. G. Politis, G. Kostakis, T. Tsovilis, and K. Bakatsias, “Devices for overvoltage, overcurrent and arc flash protection,” United States Patent US 2016/0276821 A1, September 22, 2016.