Control Group

Cambridge University Department of Engineering

Dr Ioannis Lestas


Ioannis Lestas is a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge. He was was born in Cyprus (Limassol) and was chosen to participate in International Physics, Maths, Chemistry Olympiads (2 Bronze medals in International Chemistry Olympiads and first prizes in several national mathematics and physics competitions). After two years of military service as an infantry officer he joined the Engineering Department at the University of Cambridge (Trinity College). He graduated in 2002 with a BA (Starred First) and an MEng (Distinction) in Electrical and Information Sciences being consistently each year in the top 1-3% of his class. His MEng project was done in association with McLaren International. During 2002-2006 he was a PhD student in Control Theory at the University of Cambridge as a Gates Scholar and Trinity College Research Scholar. In October 2006 he was elected to a Junior Research Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge (one stipendiary position in sciences and one in humanities were awarded after an international competition with more than 500 applicants per year) and was awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship in 2008 (985 742 USD award). Since October 2009 he is an official Fellow of Clare College and a Director of Studies in Engineering at Cambridge. A more detailed CV can be found here.

Dr Lestas is now a University Lecturer in Electrical Power Systems, in the Electrical Engineering Division. His homepage can be found here.