Pantelis N. Mikropoulos is Professor of High Voltage Engineering at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Thessaloniki, Greece. He was born in Kavala, Greece in 1967. He received the Diploma and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from AUTh in 1991 and 1995, respectively. He held postdoctoral positions at the University of Manchester, Manchester, U.K. (1997-1999) and at AUTh (2000-2001). He was senior engineer with Public Power Corporation SA, Greece (2000-2001) and Assistant Professor with Technological Educational Institute of Crete (2001-2003). In 2003, he joined AUTh where he teaches four undergraduate and two postgraduate courses in High Voltage Engineering, and since 2005 he has been the Director of the High Voltage Laboratory.
His research interests include the broad area of High Voltage Engineering with emphasis given to electrical discharges, dielectric strength of external insulation, lightning protection and earthing, insulation coordination for power systems, electrostatic field analysis, high voltage and high current measurement devices and techniques. He has authored or coauthored more than 100 scientific publications in international peer-reviewed journals and peer-reviewed conferences proceedings. Since 2008 he has been a member of the Editorial Board for the journal IET Science Measurement & Technology and serves as an Associate Editor for the journals IET Science Measurement & Technology (2016 -) and IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation (2016 –). He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a member of IET and CIGRE.