Dr. Efstathios Kaliviotis

Dr. Stathis Kaliviotis is the research coordinator of the Biorhelogy Laboratory. His background is in Mechanical Engineering,  and he was elected as Assistant Professor at the Cyprus University of Technology in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering in September 2014. Prior to this appointment he was a Lecturer in Engineering at King’s College London, University of London (2009 – 2013), where he established the Biofluids and Biorheology Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He also completed his Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Research  (September 2005 – June 2009)  at the same institution.

Dr Kaliviotis is a member of the Advisory Committee and Cyprus Representative in the European Society for Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation, member in the Hellenic Society of Rheology, member of the Steering Committee in the European Research Community on Flow Turbulence and Combustion – Special Interest Group in Biofluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer (ERCOFTAC SIG37). He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation and the Journal of Cellular Biotechnology.

Research Associates

Dr. Andreas Passos

Dr. Andreas Passos

Dr. Andreas Passos is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Biorheology Laboratory. He has a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from UCL and he joined the Biorheology  Laboratory in July 2020.  He is involved in the DIACTMOND research project and his research includes examining blood flow in microchannels, red blood cell velocimetry in the microscale, image analysis, and other device development related issues.



Research Students


Dimitris Pasias

Dimitris studied Mechanical Engineering  at Imperial College London, and obtained a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from  Cyprus University of Technology. His interest in Fluid and Biofluid Mechanics led him to  a relevant project in the Biorheology Laboratory. His work on passive microscale haemodynamics, fluidics, and rheology is aimed to a better understanding of blood flow in microfluidic applications.




Marinos Louka

Marinos Louka

Marinos studied Electrical Engineering  at the University of Cyprus, and completed a  Masters in Biomedical Engineering in our Department. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Biomeedical Engineering, in which he is working on the development of algorithms for image processing, with the aim to characterize the microstructure of blood under various pathological conditions.




Despoina Kokkinidou

Despoina is a PhD candidate in the Biorheology and  BioLISYS laboratories. She holds a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Cyprus University of Technology, and she has obtained a MSc in Medical Engineering from the University of Stuttgart (Germany). Her master studies focused on the area of optical systems and methods in medical engineering, biomechanics and bionic. She is currently investigating the effects of cardiovascular stenting on blood physiology and rheology.


Andonis Nikolaidis

Andonis Nikolaidis is a Mechanical Engineer pursuing a Masters Degree in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering at CUT. He joined the Laboratory in December 2020 and he studies red blood cell flow in the microscale using image analysis, and other velocimetry techniques.



Charalampos Vryovidis

Charalampos Vryovidis is a Mechanical Engineering Student in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering at CUT. He joined the Laboratory in 2020 working on the development of microfluidic applications. He continues to contribute in the  activities of the Lab as an Undergraduate Research Assistant.




Former Research Students and Associates


Alina Shaikhlislamova

Alina is an Implants and Medical equipment Design Engineer, and she holds a Master’s degree in Biotechnical and Medical Assemblies, from the Saint Petersburg State Electrotechnical University (LETI). She is involved in the design of a Point-of-Care diagnostic system  for the monitoring of blood analytical indices.



Dr. Harrison Seidner

Dr. Harrison Seidner is a visiting Research Associate. He is based at Egeblad Laboratory in Stony Brook University. In the Biorheology Laboratory he contributed in a study, aiming to elucidate the effects of cardiovascular implants on the rheological characteristics of blood.




Eleni Dimosthenous

Eleni has joined the Laboratory as a Research Assistant in April 2020 to develop of a microfluidics system for the examination of the effects of cardiovascular implantation on blood. She completed her MSc studies on the same research topic.




Within CUT

Prof. Andreas Anayiotos, Dept. Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science and Engineering (BioLiSys group)

Dr. Georgios Constantinides, Dept. Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science and Engineering (Nano/Micro Mechanics of Materials Laboratory)

Dr. Kyriakos Kalli, Dept. Department of Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Informatics (Nanophotonics Research Laboratory).

Dr. Panagiotis Keivanidis, Dept. Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science and Engineering (Device Technology and Chemical Physics Lab).

Dr. Photis Papademas, Dept.  Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology and Food Science (Dairy Science and Technology Group).

Dr. Konstantinos Kapnisis, Dept. Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science and Engineering (BioLiSys group).

Dr. Loucas Koutsokeras, Dept. Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science and Engineering (Research Unit for Nanostructured Materials Systems).


Prof. Stavroula Balabani, Dept. Mechanical Engineering, University College London, UK.

Prof. Nadia Antonova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria.

Prof. Alexander Priezzhev, Physics dept., Moscow Lomonosov State University, Russia.

Prof. John Wiliams, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK.

Dr. Dong Xu, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Tianjen University, China.