Vasileios Asimakopoulos

PhD Student



Continence and Skin Technology Group

Room 105a

First floor, Wolfson House

2-10 Stephenson Way



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My background is in Physics, in which I did an Undergraduate Degree at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. In the fourth year of my studies I did an individual project titled ‘Forbush reductions of the intensity of cosmic rays of the 23rd solar cycle, between the years 1996 and 2002’. Following that, I completed a Masters Degree at UCL in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Imaging. My project was on the development of a new porosimetry-based method for characterising the absorption properties of super absorbent polymers.  Having very much enjoyed my Masters project supervised by Professor Alan Cottenden, and developing a good relationship with him, I decided to pursue a PhD project with him. In September 2008, I began the studentship currently titled ‘The experimental validation of a theoretical model for measuring friction between skin and nonwoven fabrics’.