I was born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1992. I studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Thessaly in Volos, Greece. During my undergraduate studies, I specialized in Computational and Continuum Mechanics under the supervision of Prof. Nick Aravas. In 2015, I obtained the diploma in Mechanical Engineering and decided to pursue doctoral studies in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics in the United States.
That pursuit brought me to the J.A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University, where I joined the Bertoldi group, and since 2015 I have been conducting research in the fields of Soft Robotics and Mechanical Metamaterials under the supervision of Prof. Katia Bertoldi.
In my research I use a combination of numerical models, finite element simulations, analytical solutions and experiments to study the behavior of non-linear solids structures and devices.
Throughout my graduate studies I had the opportunity to be a teaching assistant for both graduate and undergraduate level courses for a total of 3 academic semesters. Furthermore, I also mentored 3 students, in 3 independent research projects for a total of 2 years. In November of 2018, I obtained the Abaqus Structural Analysis Associate Certification by Dassault Systemes.
I seek to acquire new skills, interact and collaborate with people, face new challenges and use my skill-set to solve complex problems.