Personal profile

Research Interests

Advanced modelling, design, perdormance and reliability of power semiconductor devices and power electronic converters; Efficient and reliable power and energy conversion; Batteries for automotive applications

Vision Statement


My research includes addressing issues associated with the functionality, efficient performance and reliability of power and photovoltaic semiconductor devices by means of modelling, simulation, design, fabrication and evaluation of novel concepts both in Silicon and wide bandgap materials such as Silicon Carbide and Gallium Nitride.



Neophytos received the Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA Hons) in Electrical and Information Science (2008), the Master of Engineering (MEng) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (2009) and the PhD in Power (2014) from the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

Currently he is a Lecturer in Electrical Engineering at the School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics, Coventry University. He is also an associate member of the Faculty Research Centre for Mobility and Transport, Coventry University, and an Academic Collaborator at the High Voltage Microelectronics and Sensors Group, University of Cambridge.


Education / Academic qualification

Doctorate, University of Cambridge


Degree, University of Cambridge


Degree, University of Cambridge


External positions

Academic Collaborator, University of Cambridge

1 Jun 2015 → …

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Research Output 2011 2017

3C-SiC material parameters for accurate TCAD modeling and simulation

Arvanitopoulos, A., Perkins, S., Gyftakis, K. N., Antoniou, M. & Lophitis, N. May 2017 The 10th International Conference on Silicon Epitaxy and Heterostructures: ICSI-10. p. 115-116 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Silicon carbide
Computer aided design
Gallium nitride
Electronics industry
Power electronics

A comprensive Comparison of the Static Performance of Commercial GaN-on-Si Devices

Perkins, S., Arvanitopoulos, A., Gyftakis, K. N. & Lophitis, N. 29 Jul 2017 The 5th IEEE Workshop on Wide Bandgap Power Devices and Applications (WiPDA 2017). Vol. (in press), p. (in press)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Gallium nitride
MOSFET devices
High electron mobility transistors
Thermal conductivity

Breakdown Resistance Analysis of Traction Motor Winding Insulation under Thermal Ageing

Gyftakis, K. N., Panagiotou, P., Lophitis, N., Howey, D. A. & McCulloch, M. D. 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Traction motors
Thermal stress
Electric properties
Thin films

Investigation of Traction Motor Windings' Insulation Capacitance at Switching Frequencies under Accelerated Thermal Stress

Panagiotou, P., Gyftakis, K. N., Lophitis, N., McCulloch, M. D. & Howey, D. A. 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Traction motors
Switching frequency

On the Investigation of the “Anode Side” SuperJunction IGBT Design Concept

Antoniou, M., Lophitis, N., Udrea, F., Bauer, F., Vemulapati, U. R. & Badstuebner, U. 22 Jun 2017 In : IEEE Electron Device Letters. 38, 8, p. 1063-1066 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBT)

Activities 2014 2016

  • 3 Publication peer-review

IEEE Electron Device Letters (Journal)

Lophitis, N. (Peer Reviewer)
2016 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review

IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (Journal)

Lophitis, N. (Peer Reviewer)
2016 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review

IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices (Journal)

Lophitis, N. (Peer Reviewer)
2014 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review


Master of Arts (Cantab)

Neophytos Lophitis (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Honorary degree