Emmanouil Agrafiotis

Emmanouil Agrafiotis

Graz University of Technology
Institute of Biomechanics
Stremayrgasse 16/2
8010 Graz, Austria

Phone: 0316-873-35510
Phone (overseas): ++43-316-873-35510
E-mail: agrafiotis@tugraz.at




9/15 - 9/17: M.Sc. Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, University of Applied Sciences Vienna, Austria
9/08 - 7/15: B.Sc. Materials Science and Technology, University of Crete, Greece

Professional Appointment

Since 5/23: Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Biomechanics, Graz University of Technology
10/17 - 4/23: Doctoral Student, Institute of Biomechanics, Graz University of Technology

Research Experience

1/17 - 9/17: Master Thesis: "Design of a Mock Circulatory Loop for In Vitro Evaluation of Left Ventricular Assist Devices", Graz University of Technology, Austria
2/16 - 6/16: Master’s Fibrin Project: "Study of Fibrin-Fibroin Hydrogels: A new Biomaterial Composition for the Generation of Ligamentous Tissue embedded with Adipose-derived Stem Cells", University of Applied Sciences, Vienna, Austria
7/13 - 10/14: Bachelor Thesis: "Comparative Study of Mesenchymal Stem Cells Derived from Bone Marrow and Wharton’s Jelly and the Interaction with Natural Biomaterials", Medical School, University of Crete, Greece

Awards and Honors

11/19: Award from Graz University of Technology, Medical University of Graz and University of Graz for inventing a "Cardiac Simulation Device", presented during the event "Von der Wissenschaft zur Innovation"
6/17: Award of the ASAIO Mock Circulation Loop Challenge with title "Development of a Mock Circulatory Loop for In Vitro Testing of Ventricular Assist Devices", provided during the ASAIO 63rd Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, USA
(ASAIO = American Society for Artificial Internal Organs)
6/16: Poster Award from the study program "Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine" in the category Master students "Project Laboratory Poster" for the Master Project on "Fibrin-Fibroin Hydrogels New Biomaterial Composition for the Generation of Ligamentous Tissue", University of Applied Sciences, Vienna


Cardiac Simulation Device – EP 19 17 9022


E. Agrafiotis, D. Zimpfer, H. Mächler and G.A. Holzapfel [pdf]
Review of systemic mock circulation loops for evaluation of implantable cardiovascular devices and biological tissues.
Journal of Endovascular Therapy, in press.
E. Agrafiotis, C. Mayer, M. Grabenwöger, D. Zimpfer, P. Regitnig, H. Mächler and G.A. Holzapfel [pdf]
Global and local stiffening of ex vivo-perfused stented human thoracic aortas: a mock circulation study.
Acta Biomaterialia, 161:170-183, 2023.
E. Agrafiotis, M.A. Geith, M.A. Golkani, V. Hergesell, G. Sommer, S. Spiliopoulos and G.A. Holzapfel [pdf]
An active approach of pressure waveform matching for stress-based testing of arteries.
Artificial Organs, 45:1562-1575, 2021.
M.A. Geith, L. Nothdurfter, M. Heiml, E. Agrafiotis, M. Gruber, G. Sommer, T.G. Schratzenstaller and G.A. Holzapfel [pdf]
Quantifying vascular damage by investigating stent-triggered mechanical and morphological alterations in coronary arteries.
Acta Biomaterialia, 116:285-301, 2020.
M.A. Geith, J.D. Eckmann, D.Ch. Haspinger, E. Agrafiotis, D. Maier, P. Szabo, G. Sommer, T.G. Schratzenstaller and G.A. Holzapfel [pdf]
Experimental and mathematical characterization of coronary polyamide-12 balloon catheter membranes.
PLoS ONE, 15:e0234340, 2020.
A. Batsali, C. Pontikoglou, E. Agrafiotis, E. Kouvidi, I. Mavroudi, A. Damianaki, M.-C. Kastrinaki and H. Papadaki
Emerging roles of Wisp-1 and SFRP4 in proliferation and differentiation potential of Wharton's jelly mesenchymal stem/stromal cells.
Blood, 214:4375, 2014.

Biographical Sketch

Emmanouil Agrafiotis was born in Kozani, Greece in 1990. After the completion of his Bachelor’s studies in Materials Science and Technology from the University of Crete in Greece, he moved to Austria to continue his studies in the Master’s program of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Applied Sciences in Vienna. During his Master’s studies, he joined the Institute of Biomechanics in Graz University of Technology for developing a cardiovascular simulator in collaboration with the Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiac Surgery, at the Medical University of Graz.