Aikaterini Stamou is a Research Associate in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hertfordshire. She has previously worked as a Senior Research Associate at Coventry University and worked on a range of Bioengineering and Biomechanics projects at the University of Portsmouth, Cranfield University and the National Technical University of Athens. She was awarded a PhD, in University of Portsmouth. Her PhD study is titled “Haemodynamic properties of the carotid artery”. It will focus on comprehending the manner in which the haemodynamic and vascular properties describing a stenosis at a carotid artery affect the loading of the wall plaque forming the stenosis. This loading has been shown to lead to plaque rupture. The main aim of her research is to investigate these forces at the carotid bifurcation and how they are affected by features such as blood flow rate, plaque geometry and vascular compliance.
Biomechanics (Modelling the response of ligaments and bones to rupture)Bioengineering (Cardiovascular modelling and simulation of hemodynamics)Medical Imaging (Imaging analysis of micro-CT images)