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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. 

Research Interests

• biofluid mechanics

• computational fluid dynamics

• cardiovascular flows 

• bio-inspired robotic locomotion

Expertise & Capabilities

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.

Teaching Interests

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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Science, Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Doctor of Philosophy, Biofluid Dynamics, Imperial College London

Master of Science, Engineering and Physical Science in Medicine, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

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