Peer-reviewed articles

22. Kazakidi A, Tsakiris DP, Ekateriaris JA 2016.
Arm morphology and hydrodynamic behavior of a two-arm robotic swimmer
Robotics & Automation Letters (newly launched Journal), under review

21. Sfakiotakis, M., Kazakidi, A., Tsakiris, D.P., 2015
Octopus-inspired multi-arm robotic swimming
Bioinsp. Biomim. 10 (3), 035005 (pp. 1-22) (Impact factor 2013: 2.534)

20. Kazakidi A., Tsakiris D.P., Angelidis D., Sotiropoulos F., Ekaterinaris J.A. 2015
CFD Study of Aquatic Thrust Generation by an Octopus-like Arm Under Prescribed Deformations
Computers & Fluids 115, 54-65 (Impact factor 2013: 1.532)

19. Kazakidi, A., Vavourakis, V., Tsakiris, D.P., Ekaterinaris, J.A., 2015
A numerical investigation of flow around octopus-like arms: near-wake vortex patterns and force development
Comp. Meth. Biomech. Biomed. Eng. 18 (12), 1321-1339 (Impact factor 2013: 1.793)

18. Sfakiotakis M, Kazakidi A, Evdaimon T, Chatzidaki A, Tsakiris DP 2015.
Multi-arm Robotic Swimmer Actuated by Antagonistic SMA Springs.
IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Int. Rob. Syst. (IROS'15), 28 September-2 October 2015, Hamburg, Germany, to appear

17. Kazakidi A, Zabulis X, Tsakiris DP 2015.
Vision-based 3D motion reconstruction of octopus arm swimming and comparison with an 8-arm underwater robot.
IEEE Int. Conf. Rob. Autom. (ICRA'15). 26-30 May 2015, Seattle, WA, USA, pp. 1178-1183

16. Vavourakis, V., Kazakidi, A., Tsakiris, D.P., Ekaterinaris, J.A., 2014
A nonlinear dynamic finite element approach for simulating muscular hydrostats
Comp. Meth. Biomech. Biomed. Eng. 17 (8), 917-931 (Impact factor 2013: 1.793)

15. Sfakiotakis, M., Kazakidi, A., Chatzidaki, A., Evdaimon, T., Tsakiris, D.P. 2014
Multi-arm Robotic Swimming with Octopus-inspired Compliant Web
2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2014), September 14–18, 2014, Chicago, Illinois, USA, pp. 302-308
Nominated for the “IROS Best Paper Award” (1 of 6 finalists) and the “IROS2014 JTCF Novel Technology Paper Award” (1 of 3 finalists)

14. Kazakidi, A., Tsakiris, D.P., Sotiropoulos, F., Ekaterinaris, J.A., 2014
A Computational Fluid Dynamic Study of Intense Cephalopod-like Motions
44th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, in: AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition (AVIATION 2014), June 16 - 20, 2014, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, pp. 1-15

13. Liu, Q., Kazakidi, A., Medeiros, M. A.F., Theofilis, V. 2013
Numerical simulation of a synthetic jet with OpenFOAM
International Conference on Instability and Control of Massively Separated Flows, September 4-6, 2013, Prato, Italy, pp. 1-6 (ISBN 978-3-319-06259-4)

12. Sfakiotakis, M., Kazakidi, A., Tsakiris, D.P. 2013
Turning Maneuvers of an Octopus-inspired Multi-arm Robotic Swimmer
21st Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED'13), June 25-28, 2013, Chania, Greece, pp. 1343-1349 (doi: 10.1109/MED.2013.6608894)

11. Sfakiotakis, M., Kazakidi, A., Pateromichelakis, N., Tsakiris, D.P. 2013
Octopus-inspired Eight-arm Robotic Swimming by Sculling Movements (Multimedia: here)
2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2013), May 6-10, 2013, Karlsruhe, Germany, pp. 5135–5141
(doi: 10.1109/ICRA.2013.6631314)

10. Van Doormaal, M., Kazakidi, A., Wylezinska, M., Hunt, A., Tremoleda, J.L., Gsell, W., Weinberg, P.D., Ethier, C.R., 2012
Hemodynamics in the mouse aortic arch computed from MRI-derived velocities at the aortic root
Data Supplement: here
J. R. Soc. Interface 9 (76), 2834–2844 (Impact factor 2012: 4.907)

9. Vavourakis, V., Bampasakis, D., Kazakidi, A., Pateromichelakis, N., Ekaterinaris, J.A., Tsakiris, D.P. 2012
Generation of primitive behaviors for non-linear hyperelastic octopus-inspired robotic arm
IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), June 24-28, 2012, Roma, Italy, pp. 725-730
(doi: 10.1109/BioRob.2012.6290684)

8. Kazakidi, A., Vavourakis, V., Pateromichelakis, N., Ekaterinaris J.A., Tsakiris, D.P. 2012
Hydrodynamic Analysis of Octopus-like Robotic Arms
2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2012), May 14-18, 2012, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, pp. 5295-5300
(doi: 10.1109/ICRA.2012.6225037)

7. Sfakiotakis, M., Kazakidi, A., Pateromichelakis, N., Ekaterinaris, J.A., Tsakiris, D.P. 2012
Robotic Underwater Propulsion Inspired by the Octopus Multi-arm Swimming (Multimedia: here)
2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2012), May 14-18, 2012, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, pp. 3833-3839
(doi 10.1109/ICRA.2012.6225301)

6. Kazakidi, A., Plata, A.M., Sherwin, S.J., Weinberg, P.D., 2011
Effect of reverse flow on the pattern of wall shear stress near arterial branches
J. R. Soc. Interface 8 (64), 1594-1603 (Impact factor 2012: 4.907)

5. Kang, R., Kazakidi, A., Guglielmino, E., Branson, D.T., Tsakiris, D.P., Ekaterinaris, J.A., Caldwell, D.G., 2011
Dynamic model of a hyper-redundant, octopus-like manipulator for underwater application
2011 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2011), September 25-30, 2011, San Francisco, CA, pp. 4054-4059
(doi: 10.1109/IROS.2011.6094468)

4. Vavourakis, V., Kazakidi, A., Tsakiris, D.P., Ekaterinaris, J.A., 2011
A finite element method for non-linear hyperelasticity applied for the simulation of octopus arm motions
IV International Conference on Computational Methods for Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering (COUPLED PROBLEMS 2011), June 20-22, 2011, Kos Island, Greece, pp. 1-13

3. Kazakidi, A., Vavourakis, V., Ekaterinaris, J.A., Tsakiris, D.P. 2011
Computational investigation of octopus arm hydrodynamics
4th ANSA and mETA International Conference, June 1-3, 2011, Thessaloniki, Greece, pp. 1-9

2. Kazakidi, A., Sherwin, S.J., Weinberg, P.D., 2009
Effect of Reynolds number and flow division on patterns of haemodynamic wall shear stress near branch points in the descending thoracic aorta
J. R. Soc. Interface 6 (35), 539-548 (Impact factor 2012: 4.907)

1. Sherwin, S., Alastruey, J., Cookson, A., Doorly, D., Kazakidi, A., Parker, K., Peiro, J., Weinberg, P., 2008
Arteries and Algorithms: Multiple scale modelling of flow in the Cardiovascular system
Proc. 16th Annual Conference on the CFD Society of Canada, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, 9 - 11 June, 2008, pp. 1-7

Conference abstracts & posters

26. Kazakidi A, Sfakiotakis M, Zabulis X, Tsakiris DP 2015.
Octopus arm kinematic analysis for use in multi-arm underwater robotic swimmers.
IEEE Int. Conf. Rob. Autom. (ICRA’15), Late Breaking Results. 26-30 May 2015, Seattle, WA, USA, pp. 4136 [Poster]

25. Kazakidi, A., Gnanamanickam, E.P., Tsakiris, D.P., Ekaterinaris, J.A. 2014
A flow visualization study of single-arm sculling movement emulating cephalopod thrust generation
67th Ann. Meeting APS Division Fluid Dynamics, November 23-25, 2014, San Francisco, USA

24. Kazakidi1, A., Stefanou, S., Zabulis, X., Kuba, M., Ekaterinaris, J.A., Flash, T. Hochner, B., Tsakiris, D.P. 2014
3D Reconstruction of Octopus Arm Swimming Motion
7th World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB), July 6-11, 2014, Boston, USA

23. Kazakidi, A., Tsakiris, D.P., Sotiropoulos, F., Ekaterinaris, J.A. 2013
Numerical investigation of aquatic locomotion with cephalopod-like appendages
19th Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB2013), August 25-28, 2013, Patra, Greece

22. Kazakidi, A., Stefanou, S., Zabulis, X, Kuba, M., Botvinnik, A., Hanassy, S., Sfakiotakis, M., Gutnick, T., Ekaterinaris, J.A., Flash, T., Hochner, B., Tsakiris, D.P. 2013
Motion reconstruction of arm swimming in the octopus vulgaris
19th Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB2013), August 25-28, 2013, Patra, Greece

21. Kazakidi, A., Tsakiris, D.P., Ekaterinaris J.A. 2012
Vortex formation in the vicinity of moving octopus-like arms
5th Symposium on Global Flow Instability and Control, September 19 - 22, 2012, Hersonissos, Crete, Greece, pp. 1-2

20. Kazakidi, A., Vavourakis, V., Pateromichelakis, N., Tsakiris, D.P., Ekaterinaris, J.A. 2012
Flow patterns around moving octopus-like arms
10th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, July 8-13, 2012, Sao Paulo, Brazil

19. Kazakidi, A., Kuba, M., Botvinnik, A., Sfakiotakis, M., Gutnick, T., Hanassy, S., Levy, G., Ekaterinaris, J.A., Flash, T., Hochner, B., Tsakiris, D.P. 2012
Swimming Patterns of the Octopus Vulgaris
22nd Annual Meeting of Neural Control of Movement Society, April 23-29, 2012, Venice, Italy

18. Van Doormaal, M., Kazakidi, A., Wylezinska, M., Hunt, A., Tremoleda, J.L., Gsell, W., Weinberg, P.D., Ethier, C.R. 2010
Computation of wall shear stress patterns in the mouse aortic arch using inflow velocities measured by phase-contrast MRI
Bioengineering 10 Conference, Nottingham, UK, September 2010

17. Kazakidi, A.,Wylezinska, M., Bohraus, Y., Van Doormaal, M., Tremoleda, J.L., Gsell, W., Weinberg, P.D., Ethier, C.R., 2010
Numerical modelling of blood flow in the mouse aortic arch using inflow velocities obtained by phase-contrast MRI
Proc. ASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conferenece (SBC2010), June 16-19, 2010, Naples, Florida, USA, SBC2010-19270, pp. 1-2

16. Kazakidi, A., Weinberg, P.D., Sherwin, S.J. 2008
Effects of reverse flow on wall shear stress patterns near branches in the descending thoracic aorta
Bioengineering 08 Conference, London, UK, 18-19 September 2008

15. Kazakidi, A., Weinberg, P.D., Sherwin, S.J. 2008
Simulation of flow in an idealised thoracic aorta: Influence of flow parameters on wall shear stress patterns and its relation to atherosclerotic lesions
7th EUROMECH Fluid Mechanics Conference, Manchester, UK, September 2008

14. Kazakidi, A., Weinberg, P.D., Sherwin, S.J., 2008
Computational modelling of blood flow in the thoracic aorta: relation to atherosclerotic lesion locations
Proc. Inaugural International Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EM08), Minneapolis, USA, 19-21 May 2008, 25

13. Kazakidi, A., Weinberg, P.D., Sherwin, S.J., Schneider, J.E., McAteer, M.A., Choudhury, R.P., Channon, K.M. 2008
Blood flow in the mouse aortic arch: relation to atherosclerotic lesion location
2008 Hounsfield Lecture, London, UK, 10 March 2008

12. Kazakidi, A., Nier, B.A., Sherwin, S.J., Weinberg, P.D. 2007
Arterial geometry and wall shear stress distribution near branches of the thoracic aorta
Fifth Physiological Flow Meeting: Size, Sex and Sight, London, UK, 3-4 September 2007

11. Kazakidi, A., Weinberg, P.D., Sherwin, S.J. 2007
Effects of flow in the localization of atherosclerosis
Fourth Physiological Flow Meeting: Respiratory Biomechanics & Physiological Fluid-Structure Interaction Problems, Manchester, UK, 2-3 April 2007

10. Kazakidi, A., Weinberg, P.D., Sherwin, S.J. 2007
Effects of flow in the localization of atherosclerosis
2007 Hounsfield Lecture and linked 2nd Symposium of the Cardiovascular Technology Network, London, UK, 27 February 2007

9. Kazakidi, A., Sherwin, S.J., Weinberg, P.D., 2006
Reverse flow in arterial branches influences wall shear stress patterns around branch ostia
BSCR & BAS joint Autumn Meeting: Biomechanical Signalling in Atherosclerosis, Cambridge, UK, 21-22 September 2006, published in: HEART 93(2), e2(U180) 2007

8. Kazakidi, A., Sherwin, S.J., Weinberg, P.D., 2006
Alteration of Reynolds number and flow partition modify wall shear stresses at arterial branches in a way that can explain age- and species-dependent patterns of arterial disease
5th World Congress of Biomechanics, Munich, Germany, 29 July-4 August 2006, published in: J. Biomechanics 39(Suppl. 1), S611

7. Kazakidi, A., Sherwin, S.J., Weinberg, P.D., McAteer M.A., Schneider J.E., Choudhury R.P., Channon K.M. 2006
Three-dimensional reconstruction of mouse aortic arch and proximal branches for flow computation
Third Physiological Flow Meeting: Imaging and Modelling for Interventional Planning, Oxford, UK, 18-19 April 2006

6. Bond, A.R., Kazakidi, A., Sherwin, S.J., Weinberg, P.D. 2005
Analysis of flow patterns around rabbit and mouse aortic branches
1rst Symposium of the Cardiovascular Technology Network, London, UK, 1 November 2005

5. Kazakidi, A., Sherwin, S.J., Weinberg, P.D. 2005
Effect of Reynolds number and flow division on the flow around rabbit and mouse intercostal ostia
Second Physiological Flow Meeting: Cardiovascular haemodynamics and modelling, Edinburgh, UK, 26-27 September 2005

4. Kazakidi, A., Weinberg, P.D., Sherwin, S.J. 2005
Computation of blood flow patterns around the aortic origins of intercostal arteries in relation to atherogenesis
Inaugural Physiological Flow Network Meeting: From models to man, Nottingham, UK, 11-12 April 2005

3. Kazakidi, A., Pitt, R., Sherwin, S.J., Watkins, N., Caro, C.G. 2005
Instabilities of steady and unsteady flows in two-dimensional symmetric stenotic channels: a numerical and an experimental investigation
Inaugural Physiological Flow Network Meeting: From models to man, Nottingham, UK, 11-12 April 2005

2. Kazakidi, A., Matenoglou, G., Passalidis, E., Logothetidis, S., 2003
Optical properties of p, i, n a-Si:H, TiNx and SiNx thin films for the deposition of photovoltaic cells by magnetron sputtering techniques
Proc. XIX Greek Conference on Solid State Physics & Materials Science (XIX GCSM), Thessaloniki, Greece, 21 - 24 September 2003, pp. 589

1. Kazakidi, A., Meyer, A., Funari, S.S., Dommach, M., Dohrmann, R., 2001
Microbeam WAXS of crystalline polymers using a new microslit system
HASYLAB Annual Report I, 963-964

Monographs

3. Kazakidi, A., 2008
Computational studies of blood flow at arterial branches in relation to the localization of atherosclerosis
PhD Thesis, Imperial College London

2. Kazakidi, A., 2004
In-vitro experiments in two-dimensional channels relevant to arterial haemodynamics
MSc Thesis, Imperial College London

1. Kazakidi, A., 2003
Development of Photovoltaic Cells by Techniques of Magnetron Sputtering
BSc Thesis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Books

Picture and description of Octopus robot in: "La Bionique : Quand la Science Imite la Nature", By: Agnès Guillot and Jean-Arcady Meyer, new updated version 2014.

Lectures - Seminars

Kazakidi, A., Fluid dynamics simulations and methods relevant to robotics. Seminar, Second Summer School on Embodied Intelligence, "Simulation and Modelling within Embodied Intelligence"
EMBODYi & Lampetra Projects, 27 June - 1 July, 2011, Zurich, Switzerland, June 2011 (link)

Kazakidi, A., Blood flow in the thoracic aorta and the mouse aortic arch. Seminar, Institute of Biomedical Technologies, Auckland University of Technology, NZ, December 2009

Kazakidi, A., Simulation of blood flow in arteries and its relation to atherosclerosis, Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research & Technology - Hellas (FORTH), August 2009 (link)

Kazakidi, A., Computation of blood flow at arterial branches: the role of haemodynamics in the localization of atherosclerosis. Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London, UK, February 2007

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