About me

I am Associate Professor with the Department of Automatic Control, Lund University, Faculty of Engineering (August 2022 -).  I am WASP-affiliated faculty a member of the ELLIIT Strategic Research Area at Lund University. One part of my research team is located at the Division of Systems and Control (SYSCON) at Chalmers University of Technology. I serve as  Associate Editor for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, International Conference on Robotics and Automation, International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, the European Control Conference. I have been  a reviewer in the major scientific journals specialised in robotics and automatic control. I also serve as the treasurer of the IEEE Robotics Chapter in Sweden.

Previous Affiliations:

  • Division of Systems and Control (SYSCON), Department of Electrical Engineering (E2) at Chalmers University of Technology (2015-2022).
  • Dept. of  Robotics Perception and Learning (RPL former CVAP) at KTH, Royal Institute of Technology (2011-2021).


I received a Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a PhD from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), in 2004 and 2009 respectively.

Funding and Projects

I am PI for the collaborative WASP project (national) DARMA on Foundations of Deformable objects Manipulation. I am supervisor for academic and industrial Phd students funded by WASP and ELLIIT.

I was PI for the CHROMA [pHRI and human-robot cooperative object manipulation] funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR) and for the H2020 SARAFun project representing KTH and leading one of the core research WPs [robotic bimanual assembly].

Research interests

Robot control, robotic manipulation in human-centered environments, dual arm manipulation, force control, grasping control, robotic assembly, control of physical human-robot interaction, robot learning, multi-agent robotic systems, adaptive control and nonlinear control systems.


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