University of Twente
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, where 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.
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.