I was born in a small village in the west part of Greece, close to the local cities of Mesologgi and Agrinio and next to the biggest lake of Greece, Trixonida. After completing high-school, i moved to Patras to study engineering. Upon the end of my studies i moved to USA, then to Switzerland, France and some time later back to Switzerland. Recently i moved to Abu-Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, living somewhere in-between Europe and Asia.



  • 01/09/2021-  : Assistant Professor, NYUAD, United Arab Emirates
  • 08/2018- 31/08/2021:  Research Associate, ETH Zurich, Schweiz, Computational modeling of materials:from biostructures to meta-structures (Prof. Dr. D. Mohr)
  • 09/2017-07/2018:  Research Associate, ETH Zurich, Schweiz, Data-driven and physics based multiscale tendon modeling: from molecules to tissues (Dr. P. Hadjidoukas)
  • 04/2017-08/2017:  PostDoc, LEM3, CNRS, France: Metamaterials of controlled static and dynamic properties. (Prof. Dr. J.F. Ganghoffer )
  • 09/2015-03/2017:  Software developer, Modeller and Consultant, Software Engineering Cubus AG, Zurich Switzerland
  • 07/2012-08/2015:  PhD, ETH Zurich, MAVT, Schweiz, On the Analysis, Simulation and Structural Design of Helical Constructions, (Dr. G. Kress)
  • 08/2011-06/2012:  MS, UC Berkeley, USA, Structural Engineering, Mechanics and
    Materials (SEMM)

A detailed bio can be found in: CV_NK