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

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
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


Computational mechanics in pediatric medicine : an overview
Kazakidi Asimina, Flamini Vittoria
14th World Congress in Computational Mechanics (2020)
Multi-parameter computational model of flow mediated dilation with fluid-structure interaction coupled with lumped parameter approaches
Hyde-Linaker George, Black Richard Anthony, Flamini Vittoria, Kazakidi Asimina
14th World Congress in Computational Mechanics (2020)
Patient-specific blood flow simulations in the pulmonary bifurcation of patients with tetralogy of fallot
Boumpouli M, Sauvage E, Capelli C, Schievano S, Gourlay T, Kazakidi A
14th World Congress in Computational Mechanics (2020)
A computational investigation of cardiovascular haemodynamic abnormalities in turner syndrome patients
Johnston L, Allen R, Hall-Barrientos P, Mason A, Kazakidi A
14th World Congress in Computational Mechanics (2020)
Blood flow analysis of the aortic arch using computational fluid dynamics in a coupled 3D-0D framework
Black Scott, Ritos Konstantinos, Maclean Craig, Brodie Robbie, Kazakidi Asimina
23rd Annual Meeting Scottish Cardiovascular Forum 2020 (2020)
Computational haemodynamics in Turner syndrome patient-specific aortae with PC-MRI obtained boundary conditions
Johnston Lauren, Allen Ruth, Hall-Barrientos Pauline, Mason Avril, Kazakidi Asimina
23rd Annual Meeting Scottish Cardiovascular Forum 2020 (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
Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Visiting researcher
Computational haemodynamics in arterial geometries in relation to atherosclerosis and obesity-induced vascular changes
Invited speaker
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


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 modelling of cell-cell interactions with regard to cancer progression
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
Computational Modelling of Blood Flow in Helical Bifurcations
Kazakidi, Asimina (Principal Investigator)
20-Jan-2018 - 06-Jan-2019

more projects


Biomedical Engineering
Graham Hills Building

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