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.

Expertise

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    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)
Recipient
1/2/2020
EPSRC CDT in Medical Devices and Healthcare Technologies EngD Studentship
Recipient
15/5/2019
Mac Robertson Postgraduate Travel Scholarship
Recipient
13/5/2019
Short Research Visit (SRV) grant
Recipient
17/1/2019
EPSRC Strathclyde Research Studentship Scheme (SRSS) Student Excellence Award (SEA) (1619)
Recipient
14/3/2018
Strathclyde International Strategic Partners (ISPs) Joint PhD Cluster Fund
Recipient
1/9/2017

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Publications

Computational mechanics in pediatric medicine : an overview
Kazakidi Asimina, Flamini Vittoria
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)
Haemodynamic analysis of a patient-specific aortic arch geometry using 4D-MRI and computational fluid dynamics in a coupled 3D-0D framework
Black Scott, Ritos Konstantinos, Maclean Craig, Brodie Robbie, Kazakidi Asimina
14th World Congress in Computational Mechanics and ECCOMAS Congress 2020 (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)
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)
Fluid-structure interaction simulation of multiple bifurcations in arm under transient boundary conditions due to flow mediated dilation
Hyde-Linaker George, Black Richard, Kazakidi Asimina
23rd Annual Meeting Scottish Cardiovascular Forum 2020 (2020)

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Teaching

"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
Speaker
27/2/2020
Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Visiting researcher
22/11/2019
Computational haemodynamics in arterial geometries in relation to atherosclerosis and obesity-induced vascular changes
Invited speaker
22/11/2019
Computational haemodynamics in arterial geometries in relation to obesity-induced cardiovascular diseases
Speaker
21/5/2019
13th World Congress in Computational Mechanics Minisymposium
Organiser
25/7/2018
8th World Congress of Biomechanics Pre-Conference Workshop
Organiser
8/7/2018

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Projects

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-2021
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
Blood flow simulations in the aortic valve
Kazakidi, Asimina (Principal Investigator)
20-Jan-2018 - 06-Jan-2019
Computational models of blood flow in the abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)
Kazakidi, Asimina (Principal Investigator)
20-Jan-2018 - 06-Jan-2019

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Address

Biomedical Engineering
Graham Hills Building

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