Control Group

Cambridge University Department of Engineering

Dr Ioannis Lestas


Ioannis Lestas is a University Lecturer at the University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering and Fellow of Clare College. He graduated with a BA (Starred First) and an MEng (Distinction) in Electrical Engineering and Information Sciences from the University of Cambridge (ranked in the top 1-2%). Prior to that he 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). He has a PhD from Cambridge in Control Theory, which he completed as a Gates Scholar and Trinity College Research Scholar. He was elected to a Junior Research Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge and was awarded a five year Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship (985 742 USD award). He is also the recipient of a five year ERC starting grant (1.5 million EUR award). His work has been published in the leading journals in control theory, the leading journals in power systems, and high impact factor journals like Nature. His homepage can be found here.