Dr Asimina Kazakidi

Senior Lecturer

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

EPSRC CDT in Medical Devices and Healthcare Technologies EngD Studentship
Mac Robertson Postgraduate Travel Scholarship
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
The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland - Vacation Scholarships for Undergraduates

more prizes and awards


Preface to the special issue on : "29th international conference on parallel computational fluid dynamics"
Drikakis Dimitris, Fossati Marco, Kazakidi Asimina, Emerson David R
Computers and Fluids Vol 175, pp. 1 (2018)
Computation of blood flow in the pulmonary bifurcation : towards a more effective treatment for adults with congenital heart disease
Boumpouli Maria, Danton Mark, Gourlay Terry, Kazakidi Asimina
BioMedEng18 Proceedings BioMedEng18 (2018)
Flow simulation of a collagen solution in syringes with different geometries
Syntouka IM, Riches P, Busby G, Kazakidi A
BioMedEng18 Proceedings BioMedEng18 (2018)
Blood flow in an intracranial aneurysmal artery with a dual-layer stent
Johnston Lauren, Flamini Vittoria, Kazakidi Asimina
BioMedEng18 Proceedings BioMedEng18, pp. 382 (2018)
A computational fluid dynamic investigation of the obesity-altered hemodynamics in children and adolescents
Kazakidi Asimina
13th World Congress in Computational Mechanics (2018)
Haemodynamic analysis in arterial models in relation to pulmonary valve treatment in adults with congenital heart disease
Boumpouli Maria, Danton Mark, Gourlay Terence, Kazakidi Asimina
13th World Congress in Computational Mechanics (2018)

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

13th World Congress in Computational Mechanics Minisymposium
8th World Congress of Biomechanics Pre-Conference Workshop
29th International Conference on Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics

more professional activities


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
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
Computational models of blood flow in the abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)
Kazakidi, Asimina (Principal Investigator)
20-Jan-2018 - 06-Jan-2019
Computational Modelling of Blood Flow in Helical Bifurcations
Kazakidi, Asimina (Principal Investigator)
20-Jan-2018 - 06-Jan-2019
Blood flow simulations in the aortic valve
Kazakidi, Asimina (Principal Investigator)
20-Jan-2018 - 06-Jan-2019

more projects


Biomedical Engineering
Graham Hills Building

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