Photo of the new professor at DTU Wind Energy, Nicolaos Cutululis

From Postdoc to Professor

Wednesday 20 Feb 19


Nicolaos Antonio Cutululis
DTU Wind Energy
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About Nicolaos A. Cutululis

  • Senior researcher at DTU Wind Energy from October 2010-now
  • Scientist at DTU Wind Energy from October 2006-2010
  • PostDoc at DTU Wind Energy from February 2005-2010
  • Teaching assistant at Dunarea de Jos University of Galati in Romania from October 1998-2005

  • Holds a PhD in ‘Contributions to the synthesis of control strategies for renewable energies systems with hybrid structures’ from Dunarea de Jos University of Galati in Romania

When he arrived to Denmark and DTU Wind Energy 14 years ago, he did not think he would become a Professor. However, Nicolaos A. Cutululis cannot wait to take on the new challenges.

In 2005, Nicolaos A. Cutululis moved to Denmark from Romania. The 31-year-old Greek/Romanian/Italian man wanted to work at the best department in the world, as he calls DTU Wind Energy:

”I came to Denmark and DTU Wind Energy as a Postdoc. When the opportunity to work at Risø presented itself, I could not say no to it, because it is the best department in the world in wind energy research and I got the chance to work with world’s best experts,” says Nicolaos A. Cutululis, also known as Nikos.

Professor in offshore wind power integration

For 8 years, Nikos has been working as a senior researcher at DTU Wind Energy. However, as of February 1. 2019, he has been working as a Professor at DTU Wind Energy. It as a position he will have for the upcoming five years.

“As a professor I have an increased responsibility. I just have to work double,” he says with a smile:

“I will be teaching within the field of offshore wind power integration and I will continue to be an active supervisor at MSc and, especially, PhD level. I hope my job as a professor will help to improve the strategic importance of integration as well as put more focus on offshore wind power.”

With the new position as a Professor, Nikos will continue working towards a 100% RES (renewable energy sources) power system:

“In five years I will still be working at DTU Wind Energy, bringing my small contribution to moving towards a 100% renewable energy source electric power system, with wind power being one of the – if not the main – electric power source,” he says.