geochronology, palaeoenvironmental studies, geoarchaeology


Dr. Evangelos Tsakalos is an Environmental Scientist/Geochronologist, specialized in luminescence dating. He graduated the School of Applied Sciences of the University of Brighton (BSc (Hons) in Environmental Sciences) and holds an MSc degree in Environmental Management and Sustainability, (Edinburgh Napier University). In 2016, he was awarded a PhD degree by the Department of Geology, University of Patras for his Thesis in Geochronology. His research on geochronology has produced important findings and published in top international scientific journals, while he has also delivered numerous scientific talks at international conferences. Dr Tsakalos has participated in several national and international research projects and has established collaborations (nationally and internationally) with several research groups (e.g., the University of Kyoto, University of Cyprus, University of Science and Technology of China). His research focuses on developing new methods and protocols for luminescence measurements to refine temporal records in archaeology, geology and geomorphology.


Tsakalos, Evangelos, Efstratiou, Nikos, Bassiakos, Yannis, Kazantzaki, Maria and Filippaki, Eleni, Early Cypriot Prehistory: On the Traces of the Last Hunters and Gatherers on the Island—Preliminary Results of Luminescence Dating Current Anthropology, The University of Chicago Press Chicago, IL, Volume 62, Pages: 412–425, 2021 [doi]

Tsakalos, Evangelos, Lin, Aiming, Kazantzaki, Maria, Bassiakos, Yannis, Nishiwaki, Takafumi and Filippaki, Eleni, Absolute dating of past seismic events using the OSL technique on fault gouge material—a case study of the nojima fault zone, SW Japan Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, Volume 125, Pages: e2019JB019257, 2020 [doi]

Tsakalos, Evangelos, Kazantzaki, Maria, Bassiakos, Yiannis and Filippaki, Eleni, High Resolution Stratigraphy and Evolution of Sperchios Delta Plain-Greece Based on Optical Dating of Quartz and Feldspar Bulletin of the Geological Society of Greece, Volume 7, Pages: 94–95, 2019 [doi]

Tsakalos, E, Lin, A, Bassiakos, M Kazantzaki1 Y and Nishiwaki, E Filippaki1 T, Absolute Dating of Neotectonic Events: A Feasibility Study on Gouge Material from the Nojima and Asano Faults, NW Awaji Island, Japan Bulletin of the Geological Society of Greece, Volume 7, Pages: 171–172, 2019 [doi]

Kazantzaki, M, Tsakalos, E, Rondoyanni, Th, Bassiakos, Y and Filippaki, E, Middle Pleistocene Luminescence Ages on Coastal Sediments from North Evoikos Gulf: Overcoming Quartz Saturation by Elevated-temperature Infrared Stimulated Luminescence (IRSL) from Feldspars Bulletin of the Geological Society of Greece, Volume 7, Pages: 96–97, 2019 [doi]

Theodorou, George, Bassiakos, Yiannis, Tsakalos, Evangelos, Yiannouli, Evyenia and Maniatis, Petros, The use of CT scans and 3D modeling as a powerful tool to assist fossil vertebrate taxonomy Euro-Mediterranean Conference, Pages: 79–89, 2018 [doi]

Lin, Aiming, White, Joseph Clancy, Lin, Weiren and Tsakalos, Evangelos, Deciphering Active Faults: Properties, Processes and Activity Assessment II Posters AGU Fall Meeting 2018, 2018 [doi]

Kazantzaki, M, Tsakalos, E, Lin, A and Nishiwaki, T, Luminescence and Esr Dating of Fault Gouge Materials from the Nojima Fault AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, Volume 2018, Pages: T23D–0407, 2018 [doi]

Discher, Michael, Mauz, Barbara, Martin, Lo"ic, Durcan, Julie A, King, Georgina E, Tsakalos, Evangelos, Christodoulakis, John and Lang, Andreas, Calculating or simulating the dose rate? A comparison Radiation Measurements, Elsevier, Volume 120, Pages: 202–208, 2018 [doi]

Tsakalos, Evangelos, Dimitriou, Elias, Kazantzaki, Maria, Anagnostou, Christos, Christodoulakis, John and Filippaki, Eleni, Testing optically stimulated luminescence dating on sand-sized quartz of deltaic deposits from the Sperchios delta plain, central Greece Journal of Palaeogeography, Elsevier, Volume 7, Pages: 130–145, 2018 [doi]

Tsakalos, Evangelos, Athanassas, Constantin, Tsipas, Polychronis, Triantaphyllou, Maria, Geraga, Maria, Papatheodorou, George, Filippaki, Eleni, Christodoulakis, John and Kazantzaki, Maria, Luminescence geochronology and paleoenvironmental implications of coastal deposits of southeast Cyprus Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, Springer, Volume 10, Pages: 41–60, 2018 [doi]

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