Giannis Giakas
Associate Prof in Biomechanics



Giannis is an Assosiate Professor at the University of Thessaly and the Lab Director of the Kinesiology Department of IRETETH / CERTH. He has been appointed as the Director of the School of Lifelong Learning at the University of Thessaly in 2016. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Derby since 2012
Giannis received his BSc in Sports Science from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - Greece (1993) and his PhD in Biomechanics from Manchester Metropolitan University - UK (1998). He started working as a Lecturer at Staffordshire University in 1997, and promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1998 where he stayed until 1999. He then received a Research Fellowship at the University of Manchester's Medical School (1999-2001) and a Research Fellowship at the University of Ioannina's Medical School (2002-2003). Formally, he joined the University of Thessaly in 2004.

He has been an elected Treasurer of the International Society of Biomechanics (2001-2005) and a member of the Council of the ISBS (2006-2008) and Treasurer of the Greek Society of Biomechanics (2006-2008). He is an active referee of many biomechanical journals (e.g. Journal of Biomechanics, Clinical Biomechanics, Gait and Posture etc).


  • Number of Publications in Impact Factor Journals > 75 (SCOPUS)
  • Number of Citations: >1550 (scopus)
  • h-index: 23
  • Funding 2004-2014  > 5,000,000 Euro
  • Number of European Projects: 16
  • Number of Greek funded projects: 3


His main research interestes are:
Signal processing
Assistive devices
Gait analysis