• 189 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
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Thomas has over 18 years of work experience in both industrial and academic research domains, more specifically, in Autonomous Systems, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Embedded Systems, Software, Electronics and Avionics Systems Design. In his professional industrial career has functioned as a Lead Design Engineer, Design Engineer, Software/Embedded Software Engineer, Electronics Design Engineer, Systems Engineer, Marine Electronics and Software Engineer. He has collaborated with a number of Major Aerospace and Marine Companies in UK, Europe and in the US. As a Lead Design Engineer has been in direct communication with EASA and he has certified a product to DAL level (Aerospace Safety-Critical Systems) while at the same time leading different teams of engineers. He is an expert on Aerospace Avionics standards (e.g. DO178B, DO254 and ARP4754), and on full design product lifecycle at systems, electronic hardware, and software/embedded software level.


Thomas is a Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering (Avionics), as well as a member of the Institute for Future Transport and Cities (IFTC) Research Centre at Coventry University. He is a Module leader of Avionics Systems I and II. He has designed research projects related to Autonomous Navigation, Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and Renewable Energy.


He has worked as a Research Associate at the University of Kent on INTERREG funded research project on Autonomous Navigation. During this post, he designed novel real-time path planning and computer vision algorithms, designed autonomous navigation systems and he taught and supervised a number of undergraduate and postgraduate students in Autonomous Navigation, Computer Vision, Software, Embedded Software, Systems, Electronics, and Mathematics.

Research Interests

Autonomous Systems Design, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Vehicles, Avionics Systems Design, Autopilot Design, Autonomous Navigation, Collision Avoidance, Real-time Path Planning, Swarms, Local Positioning, Control, Embedded Systems, Sensors, Data Fusion, Software and Hardware Design, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Image Processing, Pattern Recognition. Also, Avionics Safety-Critical Systems, as well as Renewable Energy Systems.

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Collision avoidance Engineering & Materials Science
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Hydrogenation Engineering & Materials Science
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Intermetallics Engineering & Materials Science
metal hydrides Physics & Astronomy
Phase change materials Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2004 2019

  • 189 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 6 Article
  • 3 Paper
  • 1 Conference proceeding
  • 1 Abstract
2 Citations (Scopus)
13 Downloads (Pure)

Heat management on rectangular metal hydride tanks for green building applications

Gkanas, E., Statheros, T. & Khzouz, M., 19 Jul 2019, In : International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 44, 35, p. 19267-19274 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
metal hydrides
1 Citation (Scopus)

Sustainable hydrogen production via LiH hydrolysis for unmanned air vehicle (UAV) applications

Khzouz, M., Gkanas, E., Girella, A., Statheros, T. & Milanese, C., 22 Jun 2019, In : International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. (In-press), p. (In-press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

hydrogen production
Hydrogen production
12 Citations (Scopus)
28 Downloads (Pure)

Hydrogenation behavior in rectangular metal hydride tanks under effective heat management processes for green building applications

Gkanas, E., Khzouz, M., Panagakos, G., Statheros, T., Mihalakakou, P., Siasos, G. I., Skodras, G. & Makridis, S. S., 1 Jan 2018, In : Energy. 142, p. 518-530 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Heat transfer coefficients

Novel hybrid-powered stand alone autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (AUV) ground base station

Gkanas, E. & Statheros, T., 29 Aug 2018. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Unmanned vehicles
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
Base stations
Solar wind
20 Citations (Scopus)
40 Downloads (Pure)

PCMs for Residential Building Applications: A Short Review Focused on Disadvantages and Proposals for Future Development

Bland, A., Khzouz, M., Statheros, T. & Gkanas, E., 28 Aug 2017, In : Buildings. 7, 3, 18 p., 78.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Phase change materials
Latent heat
Energy storage
Thermal conductivity