National Technical University of Athens - School of Mechanical Engineering
 
Control Systems Lab
Evangelos Papadopoulos Research Group

Photo Mechanical Engineer - Diploma Student
Location: Building M, Basement, Room -104
Phone: +(30) 210-772-2643
Email:  nikolena.chr@gmail.com
Networking: https://gr.linkedin.com/in/nikolena-christofi

Mechanical Engineering student, with specialisation on Air and Earth Transportation Means.

Her recent 1,5 year internship experience at the European Space Agency (ESA) involved leading a Space Orbital Robotics Educational Project in ESTEC (European Space Research and Technology Centre).

Currently undertaking a diploma thesis at the space lab of the NTUA; member of the space emulator project team at the CSL.

Involved in the coordination of training events and events on education as a member of the NGO Board of the European Students of Technology (BEST) and in the training of its members, as a graduated soft skills trainer.

Research Interests

Aerodynamics; Space Robotics

Ongoing Work

Diploma Thesis on the Dynamic Modelling, Planning and Control of a space robot emulator.

Past Work

Head of the orbital robotics educational project at ESA - 2014/2015. Her duties involved the hardware and software design and implementation of an educational robotic orbital platform and the development of a curriculum-based 10-lesson plan for Upper Secondary Level Students based on IB Physics Curriculum.

Publications

Edurobotics | 25 Nov ’16

OrbiLEP: Introducing Orbital Robotics to Secondary Education, Edurobotics 2016 International Conference, Springer book series ’Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing’, Nikolena Christofi, Evangelos G. Papadopoulos, Iosif S. Paraskevas.

EIIC | 10-14 Aug ’15 

 European Education Trends and BEST as an Open Social Learning Organisation, The 4th Electronic International Interdisciplinary Conference (EIIC 2015), Nikolena Christofi, Marta Cortesao, Egle Brovkaite, Aggeliki Marini.

RiE | 20-22 May ’15

 Orbital Robotics: A new Frontier in Education, 6th International Conference on Robotics in Education, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland, Nikolena Christofi, Monica Talevi, Joana Holt, Kjetil Wormnes, Iosif S. Paraskevas, Evangelos G. Papadopoulos.

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