Dr Asimina Kazakidi

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Biomedical Engineering

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Personal statement

Dr Asimina Kazakidi is a Reader in Biofluid Mechanics at the University of Strathclyde, where she initially joined as Lecturer in 2016, promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2019. 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 the 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. Biofluid Mechanics (BioFLM) research group page: https://biofluidmechanics.com

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Area of Expertise

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.

Prize And Awards

Exploring the role of vascular perfusion in the development of deep tissue injury during transtibial prosthetic use
Recipient
4/2023
Real-time Digital Twin Assisted Surgery (DTAS)
Recipient
29/3/2023
Biofluid flow effects in polymeric membranes for a range of applications in health and environmental sustainability: computational modelling and experimental evaluation
Recipient
3/2023
Academic Returners Support Scheme Funding
Recipient
2023
Research & Developemnt Fund
Recipient
2023
Digital twin guided minimally invasive, intelligent and intuitive surgery (MI-3 Surgery)
Recipient
2021

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Publications

#806 Predicting arteriovenous fistula success using ferumoxytol-enhanced MRI (Fe-MRI) and computational flow dynamics (CFD)
Ker Robert, Hyde-Linaker George, Barrientos Pauline Hall, Kingsmore David, Kazakidi Asimina, Stoumpos Sokratis
Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation Vol 39 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1093/ndt/gfae069.784
Computational analysis of blood flow in healthy pulmonary arteries in comparison to repaired Tetralogy of Fallot results : a small cohort study
Boumpouli Maria, Black Scott MacDonald, Kazakidi Asimina
Fluids Vol 9 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.3390/fluids9040085
A mathematical model of blood loss during renal resection
Cowley James, Luo Xichun, Stewart Grant D, Shu Wenmiao, Kazakidi Asimina
Fluids Vol 8 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.3390/fluids8120316
Reconstruction and validation of arterial geometries for computational fluid dynamics using multiple temporal frames of 4D flow-MRI magnitude Images
Black Scott MacDonald, Maclean Craig, Hall Barrientos Pauline, Ritos Konstantinos, Kazakidi Asimina
Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology Vol 14, pp. 655-676 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1007/s13239-023-00679-x
Morphological characterisation of pediatric turner syndrome aortae : insights from a small cohort study
Johnston Lauren, Allen Ruth, Mason Avril, Kazakidi Asimina
Medical Engineering and Physics Vol 120 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.medengphy.2023.104045
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)
https://doi.org/10.3389/fbioe.2023.1178483

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Teaching

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

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Research Interests

• biofluid mechanics

• computational fluid dynamics

• cardiovascular flows 

• bio-inspired robotic locomotion

Professional Activities

Health and Care Futures: Thematic areas workshop
Participant
30/5/2024
Invited External PhD Examiner
Examiner
5/2023
Invited External PhD Examiner
Examiner
8/2022
Invited External PhD Examiner
Examiner
4/2021
Internal Examiner
Examiner
10/2020
Internal Examiner
Examiner
3/2020

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Projects

Exploring the role of vascular perfusion in the development of deep tissue injury during transtibial prosthetic use
Kazakidi, Asimina (Principal Investigator) Buis, Arjan (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 30-Jan-2027
Biofluid flow effects in polymeric membranes for a range of applications in health and environmental sustainability: computational modelling and experimental evaluation
Kazakidi, Asimina (Principal Investigator) Papaioannou, E (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2027
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Prosthetics & Orthotics | Popescu, Sava
Kazakidi, Asimina (Principal Investigator) Buis, Arjan (Co-investigator) Popescu, Sava (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 01-Jan-2027
Real-time Digital Twin Assisted Surgery
Shu, Will (Principal Investigator) Connolly, Patricia (Co-investigator) Kazakidi, Asimina (Co-investigator) Luo, Xichun (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2027
Real-time Digital Twin Assisted Surgery (DTAS)
Shu, Will (Principal Investigator) Kazakidi, Asimina (Co-investigator) Luo, Xichun (Co-investigator) Connolly, Patricia (Co-investigator) Stewart, Grant D (Co-investigator) Tsaftaris, Sotiris (Co-investigator) O'Neil, Kevin (Co-investigator)
EPSRC Transformative Healthcare Technology (THT) Phase 2 grant (EP/X033686/1)
Award: ~£4M, fEC: ~£4.9M (1 of only 5 funded projects in the UK)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2027
Computational modelling of vascular networks
Kazakidi, Asimina (Principal Investigator) Wisitponchai, Tanchanok (Researcher)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2025

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Dr Asimina Kazakidi
Reader
Biomedical Engineering

Email: asimina.kazakidi@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 3228