Grigoris is a Research Associate in the department of Bioengineering focusing on the development of affordable, functional prosthetic and orthotic devices for patients in low-to-middle income countries. Previously, he was working within the Centre for Blast Injury Studies (CBIS) at Imperial College London focusing is on the response of the lower limb in under-body blast and the effect of the posture on the injurious outcome. He received his PhD in heel biomechanics under blast conditions in 2016 from Imperial College. After graduating, he participated for 6 months in a project funded by Find A Better Way aiming to develop functional and sustainable prosthesis for knee disarticulation amputees in landmine-affected countries.
Before joining Imperial College, he graduated from the department of Mechanical Engineering at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. His final year thesis included the ergonomics analysis of the driving posture in the cockpit of a racing car as a member of the Aristotle Racing Team which leaded to applying for the MSc course in Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London where he graduated from in 2012.
His scientific interests include computational modelling including forward and inverse finite element modelling of biological structures, experimental and computational derivation of complex material properties, lower limb biomechanics, and implants and prosthetics design. A list of Grigoris's publications can be found on Google Scholar.
et al., 2019, Material properties of human lumbar intervertebral discs across strain rates, Spine Journal, Vol:19, ISSN:1529-9430, Pages:2013-2024
et al., 2019, Experimental platforms to study blast injury, Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps, Vol:165, ISSN:2052-0468, Pages:33-37
et al., 2019, Lower limb posture affects the mechanism of injury in under-body blast, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Vol:47, ISSN:0090-6964, Pages:306-316
et al., 2017, The contribution of the glenoid labrum to glenohumeral stability under physiological joint loading using finite element analysis, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Vol:20, ISSN:1025-5842, Pages:1613-1622
et al., 2018, The posture of the lower limb alters the mechanism of injury in under-body blast, International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury, IRCOBI, Pages:758-759, ISSN:2235-3151