Nefeli Chatzistefani

Science and Mathematics

BSc, MSc in Applied Mathematics and Physics, National Technical University of Athens; MSc in Applied Mechanics, National Technical University of Athens; PhD in Biomedical Engineering, University of Warwick.

Dr. Chatzistefani has been a member of the Department of Science and Mathematics at Deree since September 2018. Her current teaching involves courses such as Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Applied Calculus and Mathematics for the Liberal Arts. Her prior experience in academia includes teaching courses in the areas of Applied Mathematics, Applied Mechanics and Biomedical Engineering. As an IATL/IAS early career fellow at Warwick, one of her main interests was to develop an interdisciplinary pedagogy that would teach students the mechanics of the human body through learning about human movement and exploring the relationship between mechanics and fun activities such as sports.

Dr. Chatzistefani’s research interests lie in the area of musculoskeletal modelling and interdisciplinary pedagogies. The basic aim of her PhD research has been to develop a mathematical/mechanical musculoskeletal model of the Achilles tendon – gastrocnemius muscle that gives as an outcome specific parameters for any individual studied and provides an integral component in the ultimate creation of a dynamic model of the human body. Her research contribution has been disseminated in scientific journals and international conference proceedings.