3mE Department BioMechanical Engineering (BME)

Dimitra Dodou


Assistant Professor

Department of BioMechanical Engineering
Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering 
Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD Delft, The Netherlands 

Room: 34 E-1-270
Telephone: +31 (0)15 278 4221  
Email: d.dodou@remove-this.tudelft.nl                          

Dr. Dimitra Dodou

Biographical Information

Birth date: 29 July 1979

Research Lines

2008-present   Assistant Professor
                         Delft University of Technology
                         Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
                         BioMechanical Engineering
                         Veni award: Strong and gentle grip to wet and soft tissues

2007-2008       Post-doc
                         Delft University of Technology
                         Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
                         Research subject: Biologically inspired adhesion

2006-2007       Post-doc
                         Max-Planck Institute for Metal Research
                         Department Arzt
                         Research subject: Reversible adhesion

2002-2006       PhD (cum laude)
                         Delft University of Technology
                         Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
                         Dissertation title: Colonic locomotion

Books

De Winter, J. C. F., & Dodou, D. (in press). Human subject research for engineers: A practical guide. SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology.

Journal Publications

Sakes, A., Van der Wiel, M., Dodou, D., & Breedveld, P. (in press). Endovascular crossing of chronic total occlusions using an impulse: An explorative design study. Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology.

Scali, M., Pusch, T. P., Breedveld, P., & Dodou, D. (2017). Needle-like instruments for steering through solid organs: a review of the scientific and patent literature. Journal of Engineering in Medicine. 231, 250–265.

Vakalopoulos, K. A., Wu, Z., Kroese, L. F., Jeekel, J., Kleinrensink, G. J., Dodou, D., Lam, K. H., & Lange, J. F. (2017). Sutureless closure of colonic defects with tissue adhesives: an in-vivo study in the rat. The American Journal of Surgery, 213, 151–158.

Sakes, A. Van der Wiel, M., Henselmans, P. W. J., Van Leeuwen, J. L., Dodou, D., & Breedveld, P. (2016). Shooting mechanisms in nature: a systematic review. PLOS ONE, 11, e0158277.

De Winter, J. C. F., & Dodou, D. (2016). National correlates of self-reported traffic violations across 41 countries. Personality and Individual Differences, 98, 145–152.

Sakes, A., Dodou, D., & Breedveld, P. (2016). Buckling prevention strategies in nature as inspiration for improving percutaneous instruments: A review. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 11, 021001.

Vakalopoulos, K. A., Wu, Z., Kroese, L. F., Van der Horst, P. H., Lam, K. H., Dodou, D., Jeekel, J. J., & Lange, J. F. (in press). Clinical, mechanical and immunohistopathological effects of tissue adhesives on the colon: an in-vivo study. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part B - Applied Biomaterials.

Lodder, J., Verkerke, G. J., Delemarre, B. J. M., & Dodou, D. (2016). Morphological and mechanical properties of the posterior leaflet chordae tendineae in the mitral valve. Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 230, 77–84.

De Winter, J. C. F., & Dodou, D. (2016). Common factor analysis versus principal component analysis: a comparison of loadings by means of simulations. Communications in Statistics - Simulation and Computation, 45, 299–321.

De Winter, J. C. F., Dodou, D., & Stanton, N. A. (2015). A quarter of a century of the DBQ: Some supplementary notes on its validity with regard to accidents. Ergonomics, 58, 1745–1769.

De Winter, J. C. F., Dodou, D., & Hancock, P. A. (2015). On the paradoxical decrease of self-reported cognitive failures with age. Ergonomics, 58, 1471–1486.

De Winter, J. C. F., & Dodou, D. (2015). A surge of p-values between 0.041 and 0.049 in recent decades (but negative results are increasing rapidly too). PeerJ, 3, e733.

Fan, C., Dodou, D., Breedveld, P., & Dankelman, J. (2015). Spatial orientation in pathway surgery. Surgical Endoscopy, 29, 2705–2719.

Fan, C., Jelinek, F., Dodou, D., & Breedveld, P. (2015). Control devices and steering strategies in pathway surgery. Journal of Surgical Research, 193, 543–553.

Vakalopoulos, K. A., Wu, Z., Kroese, L., Kleinrensink, G.-J., Jeekel, J. Vendamme, R., Dodou, D., & Lange, J. (2015). Mechanical strength and rheological properties of tissue adhesives with regard to colorectal anastomosis: an ex vivo study. Annals of Surgery, 261, 323–331.

Dodou, D., & De Winter, J. C. F. (2015). Agreement between self-reported and registered colorectal cancer screening: a meta-analysis. European Journal of Cancer Care, 24, 286–298.

Loeve, A. J., Krijger, T., Mugge, W., Breedveld, P., Dodou, D., & Dankelman, J. (2014). Static friction of stainless steel wire rope-rubber contacts. Wear, 319, 27–37.

Dodou, D., & De Winter, J. C. F. (2014). Social desirability is the same in offline, online, and paper surveys: A meta-analysis. Computers in Human Behavior, 36, 487–495.

De Winter, J. C. F., & Dodou, D. (2014). Why the Fitts list has persisted throughout the history of function allocation. Cognition, Technology & Work, 16, 1–11.

De Winter, J. C. F., Zadpoor, A. A., & Dodou, D. (2014). The expansion of Google Scholar versus Web of Science: a longitudinal study. Scientometrics, 98, 1547–1565.

Bos, J., Doornebosch, E. W. L. J., Engbers, J. G., Nyhuis, O., & Dodou, D. (2013). Methods for reducing peak pressure in laparoscopic grasping. Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 227, 1292–1300.

Fan, C., Dodou, D., & Breedveld, P. (2013). Review of manual control methods for handheld maneuverable instruments. Minimally Invasive Therapies and Allied Technologies, 22, 125–135.

Dodou, D., & De Winter, J. C. F. (2012). Relationship between distal and proximal neoplasia. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 27, 764. 

Dodou, D., & De Winter, J. C. F. (2012). The relationship between distal and proximal colonic neoplasia: A meta-analysis. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 27, 361–370.

De Winter, J. C. F., Dodou, D., & Mulder, M. (2012). Training effectiveness of whole body flight simulator motion: A comprehensive meta-analysis. International Journal of Aviation Psychology, 22, 164–183.

De Winter, J. C. F., Dodou, D., & Mulder, M. (2012). Supplementary material for Training effectiveness of whole body flight simulator motion: A comprehensive meta-analysis. 

De Winter, J. C. F., & Dodou, D. (2012). Final response to the commentaries on "The Driver Behaviour Questionnaire as a predictor of accidents: A meta-analysis". Journal of Safety Research, 43, 99 .   

De Winter, J. C. F., & Dodou, D. (2012). Response to second commentary on "The Driver Behaviour Questionnaire as a predictor of accidents: A meta-analysis". Journal of Safety Research, 43, 94–98 .  

De Winter, J. C. F., & Dodou, D. (2012). Response to commentary on "The Driver Behaviour Questionnaire as a predictor of accidents: A meta-analysis". Journal of Safety Research, 43, 85–90 . 

De Winter, J. C. F., & Dodou, D. (2012). Factor recovery by principal axis factoring and maximum likelihood factor analysis as a function of factor pattern and sample size. Journal of Applied Statistics, 39, 695–710

De Winter, J. C. F., & Dodou, D. (2011). Predicting academic performance in engineering using high school exam scores. International Journal of Engineering Education, 27, 1343–1351. 

Dodou, D., Breedveld, P., De Winter, J. C. F., Dankelman, J., & Van Leeuwen, J. L. (2011). Mechanisms of temporary adhesion in benthic animals. Biological Reviews, 86, 15–32.

De Winter, J. C. F., & Dodou, D. (2010). The Driver Behaviour Questionnaire as a predictor of accidents: A meta-analysis. Journal of Safety Research, 41, 463–470.

Loeve, A. J., Bosma, J. H., Breedveld, P., Dodou, D., & Dankelman, J. (2010). Polymer rigidity control for endoscopic shaft-guide 'Plastolock' - A feasibility study. Journal of Medical Devices, 4, 045001.

De Winter, J. C. F., & Dodou, D. (2010). Five-point Likert items: t test versus Mann-Whitney-Wilcoxon. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 15 (11).

De Winter, J. C. F., Dodou, D., & Wieringa, P. A. (2009). Exploratory factor analysis with small sample sizes. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 44, 147-181.

Dodou, D., Breedveld, P., & Wieringa, P. A. (2008). Mucoadhesive films inside the colonic tube: performance in a 3D World. Journal of Royal Society Interface, 5, 1353–1362.

Dodou, D., Breedveld, P., & Wieringa, P. A. (2006). Stick, unstick, restick sticky films in the colon. Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies, 15, 286–295.

Dodou, D., Bedaux, F., Van Heffen, R., Breedveld, P., & Wieringa, P. A. (2006). Grip to the colon by means of macroscopic adhesion‐controlled friction, The Journal of Adhesion, 82, 577–592.

Dodou, D., Breedveld, P., & Wieringa, P. A. (2006). The role of geometry in the friction generated on the colonic surface by mucoadhesive films. Journal of Applied Physics, 100, 015904.1-015904.13.

Dodou, D., Breedveld, P., & Wieringa, P. A. (2005). Mucoadhesives in the gastrointestinal tract: revisiting the literature for novel applications. European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, 60, 1–16.

Dodou, D., Breedveld, P., & Wieringa, P. A. (2005). Friction manipulation for intestinal locomotion. Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies, 14, 188–197.

Patents

Breedveld, P., & Dodou, D. (2011). Propulsion-unit and robot provided with such a propulsion-unit. US 20110306828.

Conference Proceedings

Scali, M., Kreeft, D., Breedveld, P., & Dodou, D. (2017). Design and evaluation of a wasp-inspired steerable needle. In Proceedings of the SPIE Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication VII Conference.

Sprang, T., Breedveld, P., & Dodou, D. (2016). Wasp-inspired needle insertion with low net push force. In N. F. Lepora, A. Mura, M. Mangan, P. F. M. J. Verschure, M. Desmulliez, & T. J. Prescott (Eds.), Living Machines 2016, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 9793 (pp. 307–318). Springer International Publishing.

De Winter, J. C. F., Kyriakidis, M., Dodou, D., & Happee, R. (2015). Using CrowdFlower to study the relationship between self-reported violations and traffic accidents. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE), Las Vegas, NV, 2518–2525.

De Winter, J. C. F., & Dodou, D. (2011). Preparing drivers for dangerous situations. A critical reflection on continuous shared control. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Anchorage, AK, pp. 1050–1056.

De Winter, J. C. F., Dodou, D., De Groot, S., Abbink, D. A., & Wieringa, P. A. (2009). Hands-on experience of manual control in a human-machine systems engineering course. In Proceedings of the 37th Annual SEFI Conference. Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Dodou, D., Breedveld, P., & Dankelman, J. (2008). Towards a different concept of grasping during minimally invasive surgery. In Proceedings of the 20th International Conference of Society for Medical Innovation and Technology. Vienna, Austria.

Dodou, D., Breedveld, P., & Dankelman, J. (2008). Grasping safely during minimally invasive surgery. In Proceedings of the 27th European Annual Conference on Human Decision Making and Manual Control. Delft, The Netherlands.

Dodou, D., Del Campo, A., & Arzt, E. (2007). Mucoadhesive micropatterns for enhanced grip with the colon. In Proceedings of the 29th Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (pp. 1457–1462). Lyon, France.

Dodou, D., Breedveld, P., & Wieringa, P. A. (2006). The role of geometry in the friction of (muco)adhesive films. In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Deformation, Yield and Fracture of Polymers (pp. 53–56). Kerkrade, The Netherlands.

Dodou, D., Girard, D., Breedveld, P., & Wieringa, P. A. (2005). Intestinal locomotion by means of mucoadhesive films. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Advanced Robotics (pp. 352–359). Seattle, WA.

Educational Activities

Member of the Board of Examiners of the faculty 3mE

External member of the Board of Examiners of the faculty EWI

Coordinator MSc track BioMechanical Design (Msc program Mechanical Engineering)

BM1210. Medical Instruments A: Clinical Challenges and Engineering Solutions (course responsible since 2010)

KT2800. Technische Heelkunde [Surgical Technology] (block coordinator since 2015)

BM1104. Experimental Design, Statistics, and the Human (instructor since 2013)

WBTP303. BSc Research Project (session chair since 2009; department coordinator since 2015)

WB2436. BioInspired Design (guest lecturer since 2009)

BM1230. Selected Topics in Tissue Biomechanics and Implants (guest lecturer in 2012)

BM3103. Medische Instrumenten (guest lecturer in 2007, 2009, 2010)

WB2408. Physiological Systems (guest lecturer in 2009)

Name author: Dimitra Dodou
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