Research Interests : Ceramics, functional materials, thermo-mechanical properties, finite element method (FEM), archaeological and traditional ceramics, pyrotechnology

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Research Interests
Ceramics, functional materials, thermo-mechanical properties, finite element method (FEM), archaeological and traditional ceramics, pyrotechnology
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Dr. Anno Hein studied physics and informatics at the University of Bonn and completed his degree in 1993 (Diplomphysiker). He continued with a PhD on the subject ‘Total Reflection XRF with Synchrotron Radiation at ELSA’, which he completed in 1996 (Dr. rer. nat). At the same time he was working in a research project on neutron activation analysis of archaeological ceramics until 1997. After an employment as software developer in Germany he came to Greece in 1998 as post-doctoral fellow at the Institute of Materials Science (IMS), N.C.S.R. “Demokritos”, in the frame work of the European TMR project GEOPRO. From 2002 to 2006 he hold a position as post-doctoral researcher at the IMS. From 2006 to 2010 he was working in several research projects at N.C.S.R. “Demokritos”, TEI of Athens and the University of Athens until he took a position as researcher at the IMS in 2010. The current main subjects of his research are the study of thermal and mechanical properties of functional ceramics and the study of production and dissemination of archaeological pottery in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. Up to now he has published 51 papers in peer-reviewed journals with more than 550 citations (h-factor 14).

Selected Publications

Hein, A., Tsolakidou, A., Iliopoulos, I., Mommsen, H., Buxeda i Garrigόs, J., Montana, G. and Kilikoglou, V., Standardisation of elemental analytical techniques applied to provenance studies of ancient ceramics, The Analyst 127, 4 (2002) 542-553.

Hein, A., Day, P.M., Quinn, P.S. and Kilikoglou, V., The Geochemical diversity of Neogene clay deposits in Crete and its implications on Provenance studies of Minoan pottery , Archaeometry, 46, 3 (2004), 357-384.

Hein, A., Georgopoulou, V., Nodarou, E. and Kilikoglou, V., Koan amphorae from Halasarna – Investigations in a Hellenistic amphorae production centre, Journal of Archaeological Science 35, 4 (2008) 1049-1061.

Hein, A. Müller, N.S., Day, P. M. and Kilikoglou, V., Thermal conductivity of archaeological ceramics: Impact of inclusions, porosity and firing temperatures, Thermochimica Acta 480 (2008) 35-42.

Hein, A., Karatasios, I. and Mourelatos, D., The Byzantine wall paintings from Mani (Greece) - Microanalytical investigation of pigments and plasters, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 395 (2009) 2061-2071.

Hein, A. and Kilikoglou, V., ceraDAT – Prototype of a web based relational database for archaeological ceramics, Archaeometry 54, 2 (2012) 230-243.

Randazzo, L., Montana, G., Hein, A. , Castiglia, A., Rondono, G. and Donato, D.I. , Moisture absorption, thermal conductivity and noise mitigation of earth plasters: The influence of mineralogical and textural characteristics, Applied Clay Science 132-133 (2016) 498-507.

Georgakopoulou, M., Hein, A., Müller, N.S. and Kiriatzi, E., Development and calibration of a WDXRF routine applied to provenance studies on archaeological ceramics, X-Ray Spectrometry 46, 3 (2017) 186-199.

Hein, A. and Kilikoglou, V., Compositional variability of archaeological ceramics in the Eastern Mediterranenan and implications for the design of provenance studies , Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 16 (2017) 564-572.

Coletti, C., Cultrone, G., Maritan, L., Dalconi, M. C., Hein, A., Molina, E. and Mazzoli, C., Recycling trachyte waste from quarry to brick industry: effects on petrophysical properties and durability of new bricks, Construction and Building Materials 166 (2018) 792-807.

Hein, A. and Kilikoglou, V., Digital modeling of function and performance of transport amphorae, International Journal of Ceramic Engineering & Science 2 (2020) .

Hein, A. and Kilikoglou, V., Ceramic raw materials. How to recognize them and locate the supply basins. Chemistry, Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 12 (2020) 180.