Dr Kazakidi obtained her first degree in Physics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (major in Nuclear & Particle Physics). She subsequently studied an M.Sc. course in Engineering and Physical Science in Medicine at Imperial College London, UK. She obtained her Ph.D. in biofluid dynamics from the Department of Aeronautics, also at Imperial College London, in 2008. Her research involved computation of blood flow at arterial branches and investigation of the role of haemodynamics in the localization of atherosclerosis, under the supervision of Professors S.J. Sherwin (Department of Aeronautics) and P.D. Weinberg (Department of Bioengineering).

During 2009, Asimina (Melina) worked as a post-doctoral research associate at the National Heart and Lung Institute in UK. Her position was within the cardiovascular science research theme funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). She then joined the Computational Vision and Robotics Laboratory (CVRL) at ICS, FORTH. Between November 2009 and March 2012, she was involved at the OCTOPUS EU Project, funded by the European Union (FP7).

Since March 2012, Asimina is leading a project on hydrodynamics of aquatic locomotion (HYDRO-ROB), for which she applied and won a 3-year research grant via an European Social Fund (ESF) - General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) Action.


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Institute of Computer Science Foundation for Research & Technology - Hellas (FORTH) GR70013 Heraklion, Greece

Phone: +30 2810 391695
E-mail: kazakidi@ics.forth.gr