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Dr Asimina Kazakidi


Biomedical Engineering

Personal statement

Dr Asimina Kazakidi read Physics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She subsequently obtained an MSc in ‘Engineering and Physical Science in Medicine’ at Imperial College London, UK, Department of Bioengineering. She obtained her Ph.D. in Biofluid Dynamics, from the Department of Aeronautics, also at Imperial College London, where she remained as a post-doctoral research associate at the National Heart and Lung Institute, within the cardiovascular science research theme funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). As a research fellow, Asimina conducted research at the Foundation for Research & Technology – Hellas (FORTH), Institute of Computer Science, in Greece, participating in EU projects for future and emerging technologies and leading an individual EU-Greek research fellowship on the hydrodynamics of aquatic locomotion. She joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Strathclyde in 2016 as a Lecturer. 


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

Supporting Postdoctoral Researchers
Scholarships for post-graduate studies

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Propulsive efficiency in drag-based locomotion of a reduced-size swimmer with various types of appendages
Kazakidi Asimina, Tsakiris Dimitris P., Ekaterinaris John A.
Computers and Fluids, (2018)
Impact of arm morphology on the hydrodynamic behavior of a two-arm robotic marine vehicle
Kazakidi Asimina, Tsakiris Dimitris P., Ekaterinaris John A.
IFAC-PapersOnLine Vol 50, pp. 2304-2309, (2017)
Effects of compliance in pedundulatory locomotion over granular substrates
Sfakiotakis Michael, Chatzidaki Avgousta, Evdaimon Theodoros, Kazakidi Asimina, Tsakiris Dimitris P.
2016 24th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED), pp. 532-538, (2016)
Multi-arm robotic swimmer actuated by antagonistic SMA springs
Sfakiotakis Michael, Kazakidi Asimina, Evdaimon Theodoros, Chatzidaki Avgousta, Tsakiris Dimitris P.
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2015, pp. 1540-1545, (2015)
A numerical investigation of flow around octopus-like arms : near-wake vortex patterns and force development
Kazakidi A., Vavourakis V., Tsakiris D.P., Ekaterinaris J.A.
Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering Vol 18, pp. 1321-1339, (2015)
CFD study of aquatic thrust generation by an octopus-like arm under intense prescribed deformations
Kazakidi Asimina, Tsakiris Dimitris P., Angelidis Dionysios, Sotiropoulos Fotis, Ekaterinaris John A.
Computers and Fluids Vol 115, pp. 54-65, (2015)

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"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

Supporting Postdoctoral Researchers
Scholarships for post-graduate studies

more professional activities


A computational model of blood flow in normal and diseased arteries
Kazakidi, Asimina (Principal Investigator)
The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, Vacation Scholarships for Undergraduates
Period 24-Jul-2017 - 01-Sep-2017
Blood flow dynamics in the surviving adult congenital heart patient
Boumpouli, Maria (Post Grad Student) Danton, Mark (Research Co-investigator) Gourlay, Terry (Academic) Kazakidi, Asimina (Principal Investigator)
Strathclyde Research Studentship Scheme (SRSS) Research Excellence Awards (REA) Project (1208)
Period 01-Oct-2017 - 30-Sep-2020
Kazakidi, Asimina (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Aug-2017 - 31-Dec-2020
Design and Development of a Delivery Device for an Injectable Collagen Scaffold by Computational and Experimental Analysis (ESR-15) for BrainMatTrain H2020 MSCA ITN ETN (676408)
Kazakidi, Asimina (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Sep-2017 - 31-Aug-2020
Correlation of mouse aortic arch hemodynamics with endothelial transcription factor expression and activity
Kazakidi, Asimina (Researcher)
Funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) PI: CR Ethier. Co-I: J Mason,W Gsell, PD Weinberg
Period 01-Apr-2009 - 01-Dec-2009
Hydrodynamic investigation of aquatic locomotion with respect to elongated, biologicallyinspired robotic devices
Kazakidi, Asimina (Principal Investigator)
Funded by European Social Fund (ESF) - General Secretariat of Research & Technology (GSRT). Project number PE7(281)
Period 01-Apr-2012 - 01-Apr-2015

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Biomedical Engineering
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