Position
Research Collaborator
Telephone
+30 210 650 3389
About/Biography
EDUCATION
1. First degree in Physics 1971, University of Patras, School of Physical Sciences, Greece.
2. Masters, (M.Sc.), in Opto-Electronics, 1973, University of Essex, School of Physical Sciences, U.K.
3. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Physics, 1976, University of Essex, School of Physical Sciences, U.K.

PRESENT POSITIONS
• Research Director, Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, NCSR “Demokritos”.
• Head of the Laboratory of Archaeometry, NCSR "Demokritos".

PROFESSIONAL DISTINCTIONS¬
• Chairman of the Standing Committee of the International Symposium on Archaeometry since 2002.
• President of the International Association ASMOSIA (Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones used in Antiquity), since 2000.
• Editor of the International Scientific Journal Archaeometry.
• Editor of the European Physical Journal Plus.
• Editor of the International Journal of Archaeology.
• Editor of the Science and Technology for Archaeological Research Journal

¬RESEARCH FIELD
Archaeometry, Archaeological Sciences: Developing and applying scientific techniques and methodologies for the study of cultural heritage and the paleoenvironment. Specialisations include: Radiocarbon dating, marble provenance determination, technology of ancient ceramics and vitreous materials, characterisation of pigments and wall paintings, and paleodiet studies.

ACHIEVEMENTS
• Setting up in 1986 the first Laboratory of Archaeometry in Greece at NCSR “Demokritos”. Its main target being the development and application of scientific techniques and methodologies for the scientific study of archaeological materials, artifacts and Monuments.
• Setting up and running the first and only one Radiocarbon Dating facility in Greece. It has already contributed significantly to the absolute dating of ancient cultures and the evolution of civilisation in Greece, from the Paleolithic period until the recent historical times, with more than 2500 samples.
• Development of innovative methodology for the investigation of ancient ceramic technology based on a range of techniques.
• Development of an integrated methodology based on EPR spectroscopy, Grain Size Measurements, Stable Isotope Analysis and Optical examination for determining the provenance and movement of marble in Antiquity.
• Developing of extensive databases of ancient marble quarries and marble outcrops across the Mediterranean.

OVERALL NUMBER OF SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: 180
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS: 9
PRESENTATIONS IN CONFERENCES: 230
SUPERVISION OF Ph.D.’s: 14
ORGANIZATION OF CONFERENCES: 10