My name is Tassos Natsakis and I am an associate professor at the ROCON lab of Technical University of Cluj-Napoca. My background is in Mechanical engineering and I have done extensive research on the biomechanics of human locomotion. More specifically I studied the behaviour of the human foot in-vitro, with the goal to understand and improve surgical procedures and medical implants. My current research area is in the intersection of the rehabilitation and robotic fields, having lead various research projects for the development of a robotic rehabilitator.
I am also actively collaborating with .lumen, a romanian start-up that builds glasses that help the blind live a better life. My work there deals with feedback mechanisms and with bridging the gap between the engineering and clinical investigation teams.
Besides research, I am very interested in teaching methods, knowledge management, and productivity, in an attempt to make my research more efficient, pleasant, and easier for others to understand.
PhD in Biomedical Engineering, 2015
KU Leuven, Belgium
MEng in Mechanical Engineering, 2010
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
A two year long research project funded by UEFISCDI exploring ideas on robotic rehabilitation
The gait simulator was the main experimental equipment that I developed during my PhD.
Alumni Business Camp is a yearly event that gathers Alumni of BEST to talk about… Business!
I was a volunteer at BEST (Board of European Students of Technology), for 5 years, being active in all levels of involvement
I am responsible for the following courses at Technical University of Cluj-Napoca:
Starting from the second semester of 2020-2021, I am also teaching at the Babeș-Bolyai University, as the department of Physics as an external collaborator