Nicholas Stergiou, PhD
Nicholas Stergiou, PhD
- Assistant Dean and Director, Division of Biomechanics and Research Development, College of Education
- Distinguished Community Research Professor and Founding Chair, Department of Biomechanics
- Director, Center for Research in Human Movement Variability (MOVCENTR)
- Professor, Department of Environmental Agricultural and Occupational Health, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center
About Dr. Stergiou
Dr. Nick Stergiou is the Distinguished Community Research Chair in Biomechanics and Professor as well as the Director of the Biomechanics Research Building and the Center for Research in Human Movement Variability at the University of Nebraska at Omaha where his primary appointment is. Recently he was also appointed as the Assistant Dean and Director of the Division of Biomechanics and Research Development. He is the Founding Chair of the first ever academic Department of Biomechanics that graduates students with a BS in Biomechanics. His secondary appointment is as a Professor of the Department of Environmental, Agricultural, and Occupational Health of the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His research focuses on understanding variability inherent in human movement and he is an international authority in the study of Nonlinear Dynamics. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and have been inducted to the National Academy of Kinesiology and as a Fellow to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and the American Society of Biomechanics. Dr. Stergiou’s research spans from infant development to older adult fallers, and has impacted training techniques of surgeons and treatment and rehabilitation of pathologies, such as peripheral arterial disease. He has received more 40 million dollars in funding from NIH, NASA, NSF, the US Department of Education, and many other agencies and foundations. He has received the largest grant in the history of his University, a NIH P20 grant that was worth 10.1 million dollars. This grant allowed him to develop the Center for Research in Human Movement Variability. Recently, he was able to renew this grant by receiving another 10.3 million dollars. He has also several inventions and has procured a private donation of $6 million to build the 23,000 square feet Biomechanics Research Building that has opened in August of 2013. This is the first building dedicated to biomechanics research in the world. It is also the first building on his campus exclusively dedicated to research. Recently was able to procure 11.6 million in private donations to build a 30,000 square feet expansion to this building which opened in October of 2019.