The University of Southampton

Michail Pligouroudis 

Lecturer TF- ECS Demonstrators Administrator - Part III Projects Coordinator

Michail is an electronics engineer and entrepreneur with multiple honorary awards for academic excellence. Currently working in the position of the Demonstrators’ Administrator of the ECS Labs.

Experienced as a laboratory demonstrator for undergraduate students and a mentor for postgraduates. Trained in Equality Diversity and Inclusion, Academic Integrity, Orientation to Teaching & Demonstrating (OTD) and teaching skills for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Experienced in organizing and chairing academic events and conferences. Nominated for two continuous years for the Vice-Chancellor awards in mentoring receiving 4.9/5 feedback from MSc students.

Inventor of a patent candidate for a second one and experienced in R&D management and Analog/Digital electronics designing (speciality FPGAs) in nuclear accelerators and industrial applications. Trained on Data Acquisition systems and intellectual property strategies from CERN and Intellectual Property Office respectively.  He worked in the past as an inter-engineer in the renowned research institute for heavy-ion acceleration GSI in Germany. He founded an electronics consultancy company, specialized in FPGAs and PCB designing. The company is fully equipped with a high-end laboratory offering testing and fabrication services for digital and analogue electronics.

Some of his ideas/projects ranked amongst the top 5 innovative business ideas in the UK from the Royal Academy of Engineering. He is awarded by the Ministry of Defence for his contributions to the Military Engineering Department.


Research interests

  • Hardware accelerated algorithms on multicore FPGA platforms.
  • Efficient Sparse Matrix Vector Multiplication formatting.
  • Switched Capacitor Integrators.
  • Low-cost PCB fabrication methods through polarised light.


  • Creation of a Printed Circuit Board through polarised light (ID: 1007856)
  • Liquid flow sensor apparatus (under construction)


  • M. Pligouroudis, R. A. G. Nuno and T. Kazmierski, "Modified Compressed Sparse Row Format for Accelerated FPGA-Based Sparse Matrix Multiplication," 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Seville, Spain, 2020                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • M. Pligouroudis, A. Khiat, A. Serb, T. Prodromakis, “Reconfigurable memristor-based Gain Instrumentation Amplifier,” International Conference on Memristive Materials, Devices & Systems (MEMRISYS 2017) , Athens Greece
  • M. Pligouroudis, K. Papadimitriou, D. Evans, T. Prodromakis, “A dual Switched-Capacitor integrator architecture for versatile, real-time amperometric biosensing”, ISCAS 2017 International Conference

  • P. Zumbruch, M. Traxler, M. Pligouroudis, “The credit-card sized, general purpose controls platform: HadCon2”, GSI Scientific report, Darmstadt, 2013

  • M. Pligouroudis, “One-Wired multichannel ADC”, White Paper, Darmstadt, 2013

  • M. Pligouroudis, M. Traxler, “Remote waveform generator & digital random generator “, White Paper, Darmstadt, 2013


  • ELEC1204 
  • ELEC1201
  • ELEC6233
  • ECS Labs Demonstrators Administrator 
  • 3rd Year Project Supervisor/Examiner
  • MSc students Supervisor
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