photo_tsovilisThomas 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 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 Assistant 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 protection and earthing, insulation coordination for power systems, electromagnetic computation methods, high voltage and high current generation and measurement techniques. Within this field of research he took part to several industrial and research projects and supervised a number of Diploma Theses.

Dr. Tsovilis has coauthored more than 50 scientific publications in journals and conference proceedings and holds 8 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 the excellent academic performance and innovation during his doctoral research (2007).

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)

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