Konstantinos (Kostas) Sierros received a B.S. (2001) in mechanical engineering from the University of Newcastle (UK) and an M.S. (2002) in polymer engineering and science from the University of Birmingham (UK). He earned his Ph.D. (2006) from the University of Birmingham (UK) in materials science and engineering. He is an associate professor with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at WVU. Kostas' current research is focused on multifunctional ink materials and novel additive manufacturing approaches. Applications include energy (i.e. harvesting, storage), sensing, and soft robotics. He is the founder and advisor of WVU's Human Powered Vehicle Design Team and he is also interested in design-based teaching approaches. When not teaching/researching, Kostas enjoys long distance running, reading, and coloring.