George E. Georghiou is a Professor and a founding member of FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy, University of Cyprus. Prior to this, he was a Lecturer and the undergraduate course leader in Electrical Engineering at the University of Southampton, and a Research Fellow at the Electricity Utilization Group, University of Cambridge. Having graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA, MEng, MA all with distinction and a PhD, Dr Georghiou continued his work at the University of Cambridge in the capacity of a Research Fellow (1999-2002). Dr Georghiou is currently a member of the IEC committees on PV and is acting as an expert evaluator for Horizon Europe energy proposals. He also represented Cyprus on the SET plan steering committee and sits on the board of the Cyprus Energy Agency. Dr Georghiou has published over 400 papers in international journals and conference proceedings and his team has obtained research funding in excess of 25 million Euros from bodies such as the European Union, Industry (such as Honeywell, Q Cells etc), the National Funding Agency etc. Amongst his scholarly achievements, are five outstanding paper awards for the most significant technical scientific contributions and an innovation prize.
Professor Georghiou is an avid entrepreneur by nature. He has been involved in a number of start-ups (both in Cambridge and Cyprus) that have been formed to commercialise the technology that emanated from his team. His most recent work has received funding from Cyprus Seeds to commercialise the technology for early detection of faults in PV systems.