My general background is in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on dynamic system analysis, modeling and control. I graduated with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering (2012) from Budapest University of Technology and Economics and continued my studies under a full merit-based scholarship from British Council at King’s College London, where I received a MSc in Assistive Technology (2014). I completed a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cyprus (2011). I have taught several courses as a visiting lecturer and instructor at graduate and undergraduate level at the University of Cyprus, Cyprus University of Technology and Frederick University. Currently I am employed as an Assistant Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department, Nazarbayev University, where I teach control and dynamics related courses. Besides my academic career I have worked in industry as a consultant engineer where I designed mechanical plants for buildings, pumping stations and other applications. Furthermore I am involved in product development and entrepreneurship in general.
My research is focused in rehabilitation robotics and engineering, haptic interfaces and vibrotactile displays and dynamic systems analysis and modeling. Currently I am involved in the following projects:
- Design and analysis of minimally actuated robotic mechanisms for upper limb rehabilitation.
- Dynamic analysis and modeling of a satellite attitude control system.
- Gearing and meshing analysis of 3D surfaces.
- Applied neurophysiology research for vibrotactile sensitivity of the hand.
- Haptic Interfaces for upper limb rehabilitation.
Xydas, E., Herodotou, P., Louca, L., Mueller, A., 2016 XIV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, MEDICON 2016. Springer Verlag, 57, p. 590-595
Dynamic performance analysis of minimally actuated 4-Bar linkages for upper limb rehabilitation
Xydas, E., Mueller, A., 2015 39th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 5A-2015,
Analysis and passive control of a four-bar linkage for the rehabilitation of upper-limb motion
Xydas, E., Louca, L., Mueller, A., 2015 Multiagent Network Systems; Natural Gas and Heat Exchangers; Path Planning and Motion Control; Powertrain Systems; Rehab Robotics; Robot Manipulators; Rollover Prevention (AVS); Sensors and Actuators; Time Delay Systems; Tracking Control Systems; Uncertain Systems and Robustness; Unmanned, Ground and Surface Robotics; Vehicle Dynamics Control; Vibration and Control of Smart Structures/Mech Systems; Vibration Issues in Mechanical Systems. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 3,
Synthesis and analysis of a Chebyshev's straight line four-bar linkage for generating a minimum jerk velocity profile
Xydas, E., 2014 38th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 5A,
Robotic rehabilitation of people with multiple sclerosis with the use of a haptic nine-hole pegboard test
Xydas, E., Louca, L., 2012 ASME 2012 5th Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference Joint with the JSME 2012 11th Motion and Vibration Conference, DSCC 2012-MOVIC 2012. 1, p. 759-768
Upper limb assessment of people with multiple sclerosis with the use of a haptic nine hole peg-board test
Xydas, E., Louca, L., 2009 2008 Proceedings of the 9th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis. 2, p. 159-166
Upper limb motion profile during small to medium time-limited reaching tasks in A VR based robotic training environment
Xydas, E., Louca, L., 2008 Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007. 9 PART B, p. 1351-1359
Identification of kinematic traits in 3D reaching Tasks with the use of a haptic Nine-Hole Peg-Board Test: Comparison between healthy people and people with Multiple Sclerosis
Xydas, E., Louca, L., 2008 Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2008. p. 948-955
Design and development of a haptic peg-board exercise for the rehabilitation of people with multiple sclerosis
Xydas, E., Louca, L., 2007 2007 IEEE 10th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR'07. p. 906-916
Model reduction of modal representations
Louca, L., Xydas, E., 2006 Proceedings of 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 - Dynamic Systems and Control Division. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME),