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 multidisciplinary design approaches and Systems Engineering tools and methods in the development and validation of rehabilitation technologies 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. The goal of Optimus is to increase its student's and staff member's engagement with the DPM department. To achieve this goal, Optimus offers a platform that stimulates informal contact between its employee members and student members.
Additionally, I am one of the 5 co-founders and co-directors of the Non-Profit Organization Authentia. In Authentia my role is to be Director of Transfer. The directive of Transfer is aiming to establish an exchange contract with at least one institute from Greece that previously had no connection with the University of Twente. Additionally, we attempt to facilitate with a partial scholarship and receive scholars from Hellenic academic institutes for their internship/thesis conduction in one of the University of Twente research groups or companies of the surrounding ecosystem. If you want to be part of Authentia or contribute in any way to the Directive of Transfer please contact me or visit our website or our pages on Facebook and LinkedIn!
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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.
Verbonden aan Opleidingen
Vakken Collegejaar 2021/2022
Vakken Collegejaar 2020/2021
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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