A warm welcome to Giorgos Marinou who has just joined the ORB group as a new PhD student.

Giorgos completed his Master Studies at the University of Sheffield, UK. He specialised in Clinical Biomechanics and specifically Subject-Specific Musculoskeletal Modeling whilst carrying out his studentship at the Insigneo Institute for in-silico Medicine. His thesis involved the assessment of the repeatability of a subject-specific musculoskeletal modelling pipeline, concerning patients suffering from juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

Starting his PhD at ORB, he aims to investigate the applicability of soft robotics within optimization based design and control of exoskeletons in clinical and industrial applications.