My name is Kostas Nizamis (1988 Kavala,Greece) and I am an Assistant Professor in Multidisciplinary Design at the Design, Production, & Management (DPM) department at the University of Twente. I graduated as electrical and computer engineer (M.Eng) from the Democritus University of Thrace in Xanthi, Greece. After that, I acquired my degree in Biomedical Engineering (MSc.) at the University of Twente. Between November 2014 and February 2019, I performed my Ph.D. research in the department of Biomechanical Engineering, at the University of Twente, in Symbionics 1.3: Intention Amplifying in Hand Orthoses. In this project, we developed and tested a myocontrolled hand exoskeleton for people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpHjlFM0t3Y).
My current research interests involve the application of Systems Engineering tools methods, and processes in developing and validating technologies (rehabilitation, high-tech, robotics, smart objects, etc.) to address high-impact societal problems.
I am currently serving as the vice-chairman of the Optimus Association (https://www.utwente.nl/en/et/dpm/optimus/) of the DPM department of the University of Twente, and as Director of Transfer for the Non-Profit Organization Authentia (If interested visit our website or our pages on Facebook and LinkedIn!). Additionally, I am a member of the Young Academy Twente (Working group on Education).
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I am strongly committed to educational innovation through implementing challenge-based learning in order to bridge education with research and industry and promote the development of student’s 21st-century skills. Currently, I am the coordinator of the HTHT Minor Science 2 Society where I apply Challenge-Base Learning principles to facilitate interdisciplinary learning (https://www.utwente.nl/en/education/electives/minor/offer/htht-minors/#htht-%E2%80%93-minor-packages-215-ec).
Additionally, I am teaching design engineering and systems engineering for Mechanical engineering bachelor students and I am involved in the HTHT minor Biorobotics and the MSc. course Biomechatronics.
Currently, I am also serving as the secretary of the Programme Committee for the BSc. and MSc. of Industrial Design Engineering (more information here)
Verbonden aan Opleidingen
Vakken Collegejaar 2023/2024
Vakken Collegejaar 2022/2023
In de Pers
- Interview about the ending of Symbionics Project and future directions (https://www.imdi-sprint.nl/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/SPRINT-newsletter-46-november-2018-NED..pdf)
- Invited talk on Challenge-Based Learning at UT: Challenge-based education at the University of Twente – interdisciplinarity at work (https://www.4tu.nl/cee/events/webinar-series-challenge-based-education-at-ut/).
- Interview (from the 14:00 minute and on) on handling research data after concluding the research, by the Digital Competence Center (DCC): https://community.data.4tu.nl/2021/06/17/what-to-do-with-the-data-after-your-research/
- Web series about ECIU University - Episode 1
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