Dr Asimina Kazakidi

Senior Lecturer

Biomedical Engineering

Personal statement

Dr Asimina Kazakidi is a Senior Lecturer in Biofluids Mechanics at the University of Strathclyde, where she initially joined as Lecturer in 2016. Prior to that, Asimina was a Research Fellow at the Foundation for Research & Technology – Hellas (FORTH), in Greece, and Research Associate at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, within the cardiovascular science research theme funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). She obtained her Ph.D. in Biofluid Dynamics from the Department of Aeronautics at Imperial College London, where she also completed an MSc in ‘Engineering and Physical Science in Medicine’ at Department of Bioengineering. Asimina (Melina) has an extended experience in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). Her work has focused on complex biofluid mechanics problems, utilising a range of CFD methods. She has a specialised knowledge in all aspects of numerical simulation technology processes and in the communication of complex results.


Has expertise in:

    Dr Asimina (Melina) Kazakidi has an extended experience in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), focusing on complex biofluid mechanics problems and utilising a range of CFD methods, from finite volume and immersed boundary to spectral/hp element methods. She has specialized knowledge in all aspects of numerical simulation technology processes and communication of complex results. She is passionate about problem solving in the fields of cardiovascular hemodynamics, synthetic jet technology and robotic locomotion.

Prizes and awards

The Scottish Cardiovascular Forum (SCF) poster prize for PhD/early career post-doctoral researchers (£75)
EPSRC CDT in Medical Devices and Healthcare Technologies EngD Studentship
Mac Robertson Postgraduate Travel Scholarship
EPSRC EP/N032861/1 Short Research Visit (SRV) grant
EPSRC Strathclyde Research Studentship Scheme (SRSS) Student Excellence Award (SEA) (1619)
Strathclyde International Strategic Partners (ISPs) Joint PhD Cluster Fund

More prizes and awards


Calibration of patient-specific boundary conditions for coupled CFD models of the aorta derived from 4D flow-MRI
MacDonald Black Scott, Maclean Craig, Hall Barrientos Pauline, Ritos Konstantinos, McQueen Alistair, Kazakidi Asimina
Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology Vol 11 (2023)
Patient-specific computational haemodynamics associated with the surgical creation of an arteriovenous fistula
Hyde-Linaker George, Hall Barrientos Pauline, Stoumpos Sokratis, Kingsmore David Brian, Kazakidi Asimina
Medical Engineering & Physics Vol 105 (2022)
Characterization of flow dynamics in the pulmonary bifurcation of patients with repaired Tetralogy of Fallot : a computational approach
Boumpouli Maria, Sauvage Emilie L, Capelli Claudio, Schievano Silvia, Kazakidi Asimina
Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine Vol 8, pp. 703717 (2021)
Hemodynamics in the aorta and pulmonary arteries of congenital heart disease patients : a mini review
Johnston Lauren, Boumpouli Maria, Kazakidi Asimina
Journal of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Sciences Vol 5, pp. 1-5 (2021)
Hemodynamic abnormalities in the aorta of Turner syndrome girls
Johnston Lauren, Allen Ruth, Hall Barrientos Pauline, Mason Avril, Kazakidi Asimina
Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine Vol 8 (2021)
Blood flow simulations in the pulmonary bifurcation in relation to adult patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot
Boumpouli Maria, Danton Mark HD, Gourlay Terry, Kazakidi Asimina
Medical Engineering and Physics Vol 85, pp. 123-138 (2020)

More publications


"Numerical Modelling in Biomedical Engineering", MSc in Biomedical Engineering, Semester 2

Research interests

• biofluid mechanics

• computational fluid dynamics

• cardiovascular flows 

• bio-inspired robotic locomotion

Professional activities

Blood Flow Analysis of the Aortic Arch using Computational Fluid Dynamics in a Coupled 3D-0D Framework
Computational haemodynamics in arterial geometries in relation to atherosclerosis and obesity-induced vascular changes
Invited speaker
Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Visiting researcher
Computational haemodynamics in arterial geometries in relation to obesity-induced cardiovascular diseases
13th World Congress in Computational Mechanics Minisymposium
8th World Congress of Biomechanics Pre-Conference Workshop

More professional activities


Digital twin guided minimally invasive, intelligent and intuitive surgery (MI-3 Surgery)
Shu, Will (Principal Investigator) Kazakidi, Asimina (Co-investigator) Luo, Xichun (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 01-Jan-2023
STEM Equals- Rational design of novel microfluidics devices for evaluating nanomedicine in vitro biological fate
Rattray, Zahra (Principal Investigator) Kazakidi, Asimina (Co-investigator) Sandison, Mairi (Co-investigator) Perrie, Yvonne (Co-investigator)
Nanotechnology in health has emerged as a promising solution to addressing unmet clinical need. While demonstrating significant promise and industrial uptake- pipeline attrition rates for nanomedicines remain high, significantly hampering the bench-to-clinic translation of nanomedicines. This is in part due to a lack of models adequately measuring and predicting biological fate. This project uses computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to aid the rational design of microfluidics devices mimicking human blood vasculature. It is anticipated that using CFD, we will be able to design more physiologically-relevant models of blood flow that can be used in the evaluation of nanomedicine biological fate.
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2021
Aortic arch haemodynamics in adult women with Turner syndrome: A numerical investigation into obesity-related factors (UK-Canada doctoral exchange scheme: Globalink Research Placement)
Kazakidi, Asimina (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2022
Computational modelling of the right ventricle and pulmonary valve
Kazakidi, Asimina (Principal Investigator)
07-Jan-2019 - 13-Jan-2019
Identifying the key anatomical features that affect blood flow in the pulmonary arteries of congenital heart patients
Boumpouli, Maria (Principal Investigator) Kazakidi, Asimina (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 28-Jan-2019
Perfusion optimisation for design of vascular grafts used in the treatment of aortic disease
Kazakidi, Asimina (Principal Investigator) Ritos, Konstantinos (Co-investigator)
15-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2022

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