Professor Anastasia S. Safigianni

Short Bio


Anastasia S. Safigianni was born in Greece in 1957. She received her Diploma-Engineering degree (with honours, 8.57) and Ph.D. degree (with honours, 10) from the Electrical Engineering Department of the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, in 1981 and 1987 respectively. The subjects of her Diploma and Phd Theses were relative to electromagnetic forces and losses in three-phase metal enclosed arrangements.

From 1981 until 1982 she worked as a scientific collaborator, from 1988 until 1993 as a Lecturer, from 1993 until 2000 as an Assistant Professor and from 2000 until 2014 as an Associate Professor at the Power Systems Laboratory of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. Since 2014 she has been working as Professor at the above Department.

She was elected as Head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the Democritus University of Thrace during the period September 2011-November 2015.

Her teaching interests include Power Systems and Electrical Installations of consumers. She was the supervisor of sixty five Undergraduate Student Diploma Theses Projects.

Her research interests include short-circuit losses and forces in metal enclosed arrangements, power systems planning and optimization, influence of extra low frequencies electric and magnetic fields on human being, distributed generation, smart grids and lighting systems. She was the supervisor of five MSC Theses and two Phd Theses. She has written and published over sixty journal and conference papers.

She has been a Technical Chamber of Greece member since 1981, a GIGRE member and an IEEE member since 1997 (senior member since 2011).

She has been responsible since 2000 for the international student exchanges for practical training, representing all the Departments of the Polytechnic School of the Democritus University of Thrace, through the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE).

In the year 2000 she contributed to the establishment of the IEEE Student Branch of Thrace and since then she has been the Counselor of this Branch.