1. Research Interests

My research activity mainly refers to issues of Economic Geology, Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrography.

Specifically my scientific activity includes:

1. Geochemical, mineralogical and fluid inclusion studies of magmatic-hydrothermal, porphyry and epithermal type mineralizations. Ore mineralogical study of rare metal (Re, Mo, Te, Bi) deposits.

2. Fluid inclusion studies in geothermal fields, caves and gemstones.

3. Carbon and oxygen isotopes study of carbonate rocks

4. Provenance determination of the raw materials of white marble archaeological artifacts, based on mineralogy and isotopic geochemistry.

5. Environmental geochemistry and mineralogy in sediments and water streams

 

2. Scientific - Laboratory Training

Microscopy on minerals: reflected light microscope, transmitted light microscope, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

X-Ray Diffraction of minerals: X-ray diffractometry (XRD) at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Mineral microprobe analysis at the Institute of Mineralogy and Geochemistry. University of Cologne, Germany.

Microthermometry for the study of fluid inclusions at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

 

3. Training Courses-Workshops 

1.      2014 - MDRU Short Course:Porphyry Cu(-Mo, Au) and Epithermal Au-Ag Deposits: Metallogeny, Alteration & Mineralization”, by Dr. Thomas Bissig and Dr. Farhad Bouzari, MDRU-UBC Vancouver, Canada, in Sofia Bulgaria, 26th-27th August.

2.      2014 - MDRU Short Course:Tectonic Units and Geodynamic Processes of the Greater Alpine Collision Zone: Eastern Alps to Western Turkey”, by Professor Stefan M. Schmid, Emeritus Professor, ETH Institut für Geophysik, Zürich, in Athens, 6th-7th June.

3.      2013 - 5th Thematic School on Conservation Science “Solutions to Questions of our Cultural Heritage by Physical and Chemical Methods in Theory and Practice” organized by the Vienna University of Technology, Austria, 17th-26th September.

4.      2011 - “Organizing and writing of Research Proposals“, organized by the Research Committee of the A.U.Th., Thessaloniki, 26-30 September

5.      2010 - 9th Freiberg Short Course in Economic Geology on “Magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE deposits: petrogenesis and exploration”. University of Freiberg, Germany, 6-10 December.

6.      2006-07 - "Special Training Program Workshop for Adult Educators" for the Certification System of the National Accreditation Centre of Vocational Training Structures and Accompanying Support Services (E.KE.PI.S.). Thessaloniki

7.      1992 - Participation at the Fluid Inclusions seminar: “Introduction to Fluid Inclusions Studies: Short Courses of Lectures and Practical Exercises”, organized by the Eidgenossische Technische Hochshule (ÅÔÇ), Zürich, Switzerland 2-5, February.

 

4. Stay at European Institutes and Universities for analytical methods training

1.    Institut für Archëometrie of TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany, through the Exchange Program between Greece and Germany IKYDA 2001 (December 2002)

2.    University of Sofia in Bulgaria, through the Inter-University Exchange Program between Universities of Sofia and Thessaloniki (December 2000 and June 2002): «Gold and elements of platinum group in mineral deposits in Bulgaria and Greece»

3.    University of Cologne in Germany (December 1993)

4.    Eidgenossische Technische Hochshule (ÅÔÇ), Zurich, Switzerland (February 1992).

5.    University of Sofia in Bulgaria, through the Inter-University Exchange Program between Universities of Sofia and Thessaloniki (February and March 1991)

6.    Universities of Heidelberg, Karlsruhe and Stuttgard in Germany (December 1990)

7.    Industrisko Energetski Kombinat Kostolac”, Kostolac of Yugoslavia through the Inter-University Student Exchange Program IASTE (August 1986).

 

5. Scientific collaborations with Research Groups and Laboratories 

1.      2019-2021 “Magmatism and metallogenesis in Greece” 1.           Co-working with Professor Reiner Klemd and Professor Karsten Haase (University of Erlangen, Germany) and Professor Panagiotis Voudouris (University of Athens).

2.      2014-2021 “Precious stones in Greece” Co-working with Professor Panagiotis Voudouris (University of Athens) and Dr. Stefanos Karampelas (Bahrain Institute for Pearls & Gemstones - DANAT).

3.      2013-2016 “Western Tethyan Metallogeny Project” Co-working with Professor Craig Hart, Dr. Aleksandar Miskovic, Dr. Matias Shanchez, Dr. Thomas Bissig (MDRU-UBC), Ass. Professor Panagiotis Voudouris (University of Athens) Mineral Deposit Research Unit (MDRU), The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada

4.      2012-2014 - “Archaeological and petrographic-geochemical study of the prehistoric chert quarries in Triadi of Thessaloniki” Co-working with the archaeologist Dr. Niels Andreasen, Archaeological Museum of Copenhagen, Denmark.

5.      2012-2018 - “Genesis of magnesites in Northern Greece” Co-working with Professor Ladislav and Assistant Professor Sabina Strmic-Palinkas Department of Geology, University of Zagreb, Croatia. Scientific agreement between the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the University of Zagreb

6.      2006-2020 - “Genesis of magmatic-hydrothermal ore deposits in Greece”, Co-working with Paul Spry (Iowa State University) and Panagiotis Voudouris (University of Athens)

7.      2006-2018 - "Gold in ore deposits in Greece and Bulgaria-mineralogical, archaeometric, ecological aspects”, Participation in the Exchange Program between the University of Thessaloniki and the University of Sofia, Bulgaria.

8.       1999-2006 - “Gold and platinum group elements from mineral deposits in Greece and Bulgaria”, Participation in the Exchange Program between the University of Thessaloniki and the University of Sofia, Bulgaria.

9.       1991-1992 - “Mineralogy and genetical models of gold and base-metal deposits from eastern Rhodope, Bulgaria and northern Greece”, Participation in the Exchange Program between the University of Thessaloniki and the University of Sofia, Bulgaria.

 

6. Reviewer in published works 

6.1. International and National Journals Reviewer

Acta Vulcanologica (2015)

Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences (2013, 2018)

Archaeological Prospection (2018, 2019, 2020)

Archaeometry (2011, 2012, 2013, 2018, 2020x2)

Bulletin of the Geological Society of Greece (2019, 2020)

Economic Geology (2015)

Environment and Pollution (2013)

Environments (2019)

European Mineralogical Union Notes in Mineralogy (2016)

Geologia Croatica (2015)

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (2020)

Journal of African Earth Sciences (2015, 2019)

Journal of Archaeological Science (2020)

Journal of Basic and Applied Research International (2015)

Journal of Cultural Heritage (2017)

Journal of Geochemical Exploration (2016)

Journal of Geosciences (2021)

Journal of Taibah University for Science (2020x2)

Mineralium Deposita (2013, 2020)

Minerals (2019x3, 2020x3)

Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie / Journal of Mineralogy and Geochemistry (2013)

Open Geosciences (2017, 2018)

Ore Geology Reviews (2017, 2019)

Romanian Journal of Mineral Deposits (2011)

Scientific Reports of Nature (2020)

Water (2020)

 

6.2. Conference Proceedings Reviewer

2018 Reviewer in a paper submitted at the 1st International Electronic Conference on Mineral Science (IECMS2018), section: Mineral Deposits, sponsored by the MDPI open access journal Minerals.

2016 Reviewer in papers submitted at the “14th International Conference of the Geological Society of Greece”

2015 Reviewer in papers submitted for the Special Volume in memoriam to Professor G. Eleftheriadis, A.U.Th.

2014 Reviewer in papers submitted at the “10th International Hydrogeological Congress” of the Hellenic Chapter of International Association of Hydrogeologists and IAH Cyprus Association of Geologists and Mining Engineers.

2013 Reviewer in papers submitted at the “13th International Conference of the Geological Society of Greece”.

2012 Reviewer in papers submitted at the International Conference: “Scientific Protection and Restoration of the Environment XI”.

2010 Reviewer in papers submitted at the “XIX Congress of the Carpathian Balkan Geological Association”.

2007 Reviewer in papers submitted at the “11th International Conference of the Geological Society of Greece”.

2005 Reviewer in papers submitted at the “2nd Scientific Conference of the Committee of Economic Geology, Mineralogy and Geochemistry of the Geological Society of Greece”.

2004 Reviewer in abstracts and papers submitted at the “10th International Conference of the Geological Society of Greece”.

2004 Reviewer in extended abstracts submitted at the “5th International Symposium on Eastern Mediterranean Geology”.

2000 Reviewer in papers submitted at the “1st Scientific Conference of the Committee of Economic Geology, Mineralogy and Geochemistry of the Geological Society of Greece”.

 

6.3. Books and Special Volumes Reviewer

2012 Reviewer in papers published in the book: “Ecological Water Quality – Water Treatment and Reuse”. Voudouris K. and Voutsa D. (eds). In Tech, Rijeka, Croatia, 496 p.

2021 Reviewer in the book “The Mines of Cyprus. History and Development. A Contribution to the Recording and Study of the Contemporary Mining Industry of Cyprus” by Dr. Georgios Maliotis for the Publications of the University of Cyprus, 322 p.

 

 

7. External reviewer in Research Proposals                                                               

2020 Reviewer in a scientific proposal submitted in the National Science Centre of Poland.

2021 Reviewer in two scientific proposals submitted at the IUGS Assessments UNESCO Global Geopark Nominations 2020/2021

2020 Reviewer in a scientific proposal submitted in the frame of the “2nd Call for H.F.R.I. Research Projects for the support of Postdoctoral Researchers – B’ Phase» of the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation.

2019 Reviewer in scientific proposals submitted at the General Secretariat for Research and Technology of Greece.

2019 Reviewer in a scientific proposal submitted at the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).

2018 Reviewer in a scientific proposal submitted at the GeoERA Secretariat and the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).

2014 Reviewer in a scientific proposal submitted at the State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) of Greece for the Program IKYDA 2015.

2013 Reviewer in 10 scientific proposals submitted at the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).

2013 Reviewer in a scientific proposal submitted at the Israel Science Foundation (ISF).

2012 Reviewer in a scientific proposal submitted at the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).

 

8. Editing

1. Melfos V., Voudouris P. (2020). Guest Editors at the Special Issue “Ore Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Rare Metal Deposits”. Minerals, 2020 (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/minerals/special_issues/Rare_Metal_Deposits).

2. Melfos V., Voudouris P. (2018). Guest Editors at the Special Issue “Magmatic-Hydrothermal Ore Deposits”. Geosciences, 2017 (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/geosciences/special_issues/Ore_Deposits).

3. Voudouris P., Karampelas S., Melfos V., Graham I. (2018). Guest Editors at the Special Issue “Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Gems”. Minerals, 2017 (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/minerals/special_issues/Gems).

4. Voudouris P., Melfos V. (2012). Guest Editors at the Special Issue “Advances in Rhenium Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Industrial Uses". Minerals, 2012 (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/minerals/special_issues/rhenium_mineralogy).

5. Christofides G., Kantiranis N., Melfos V., Soldatos T. (2012). Editors at the Scientific Annals of the School of Geology, Faculty of Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Special Volume 101, 145 p.

6. Chatzipetros A., Melfos V., Marchev P. and Lakova I. (2010). Editors at the Abstracts volume of the XIX Congress of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association, Geologica Balcanica, 39 (1-2), 435 p., ISSN: 0324-0894.

7. Filippidis A., Christofides G., Georgakopoulos A., Albanakis K., Vouvalidis K., Kantiranis N., Melfos V., Papazachos K. (2004). Editors at the Bulletin of the Geological Society of Greece, Volumes XXXVI/1-4, 2101 p.

8. 2013-20 Editorial Board at the “Romanian Journal of Mineral Deposits”.

 

9. Invited presentations and courses given at Workshops and Summer schools

1.            17. 10.2019. "The rocks as building materials in the monuments”. Invitation Boulouki Group: Itinerant Workshop for the Traditional Building Techniques. Mouchoustiou Monastery, Plaka of Tzoumerka, Ioannina

2.            8.4.2019. "Minerals and rocks in the Aegean: a diachronic relationship with the evolution of civilization" Invitation Open University of Thessaloniki in the frame of the seminars with a broader title: In the neighborhood of science Thessaloniki History Center

3.            10.5.2019. "Minerals and rocks in the Aegean: a diachronic relationship with the evolution of civilization" Invitation of CEE of Kilkis with the CEE of Stylida-Ypati in the framework of the National Environmental Education Network "Geo-environmental and Geomythological paths", entitled: "Geo-environmental routes to myth, legend and history" Lecture Hall of the Austrian-Hellenic Tobacco Store of the Municipality of Kilkis

4.            27.2.2019. “The wonderful world of minerals”. Invitation 1st PE.KE.S Central Macedonia, in the frame of the seminars for teachers in Science at A.U.TH. School of geology, A.U.TH.

5.            24.4.2018. ”Minerals: the gifts of the earthquakes and the volcanoes in Aegean”. Invitation: 2nd GEL of Oreokastro in the frame of the European Program e-HAND Erasmus+ “Enceladus” Lecture Hall of NOESIS

6.            8-11.9.2015. “The Green Thessalian Stone (Verde Antico): quarrying techniques and uses” Invitation to the General Intensive School on Conservation Science Historical and Folklore Museum of Larissa, Greece

7.            29.11.2014. “Quarrying techniques in antiquity and analyrical methods used in marble provenance studies” Invitation to the Workshop organized by the Volos Natural History Museum and the Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities of Volos. Lecture Hall of the Archaeological Museum of Volos.

8.            25.9.2014. “New technologies in mining” Invitation to the Technical Education on Resource Savings for Industrial Development (TE.R.S.I.D.), TEMPUS. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

9.            29.8.2014. “Fluid inclusions application in the exploration of porphyry-epithermal deposits. Examples from NE Greece” Invitation to the 2st Technical Meeting ôïõ Western Tethyan Metallogeny Project (WTMP), Sofia, Bulgaria. Project of the Mineral Deposit Research Unit (MDRU), The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada.

10.        14-18.7.2014. «Ancient white marbles: provenance studies and surface decay determination». Invitation to the General Intensive School on Conservation Science “Surface Processing of ceramic and cultural heritage materials” University of Seville - Spain

11.        20.3.2014. «Mineral resources exploitation, sustainable development and environmental protection». Invitation BEST (Board of European Students of Technology) course on Technology Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

12.        17-26.9.2013 “C-O stable isotopic geochemistry as a tool for determining the provenance of white marbles used in ancient Mediterranean” Invitation to the 5th Thematic School on Conservation Science “Solutions to Questions of our Cultural Heritage by Physical and Chemical Methods in Theory and Practice” Vienna University of Technology - Austria

13.        22-24.8.2013 “The Oligocene-Miocene intrusion-related Au systems at the Rhodope core complex, Greece” Invitation to the 1st Technical Meeting ôïõ Western Tethyan Metallogeny Project (WTMP) Project of the Mineral Deposit Research Unit (MDRU), The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada

14.          6-12.12.2011 “White marble in ancient buildings: quarrying techniques and provenance determination”. Invitation: Université Cadi Ayyad, Faculté des Sciences Semlalia, Marrakech, Morocco, Winter School 2011: L’ Ecole Intesive sur les Sciences de la Conservation du Patrimoine (EISCP). Musée de la Palmeraie

15.          27-28.12.2010 “Application of XRD, microscopy and stable isotopes for the provenance determination of ancient white marble artifacts” Courses at the Postgraduate students of the “Implementation of a Master's Course on Cultural Heritage Safeguarding in Morocco” (144968-TEMPUS-2008-GR-JPCR). University of Fez , Morocco

16.          21-22.7.2009 “Application of X-Rar Diffraction and optical Petrographic, Microscopy“. Courses at the 3rd Residential Summer School on Conservation Science: “Chemistry and Culture Euro Mediterranean Cooperation in Research and Education” organized under the Lifelong Learning Erasmus Intensive Programme. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

17.          24.6.2008 “Mineralogy, petrography and geochemistry of Neolithic stone artefacts and characterization of the raw materials provenance. Case studies from Greece”. Invitation: Yarmouk University, Irbid Jordan, TEMPUS program in collaboration with AUTh. Vocational Seminar on Cultural Heritage Preservation

18.        24.6.2008 “Ancient marble quarries in Greece and technology of stone extraction. Provenance studies of ancient white marble artifacts”. Invitation: Yarmouk University, Irbid Jordan, TEMPUS program in collaboration with AUTh. Vocational Seminar on Cultural Heritage Preservation.

 

10. Invited talks and speeches

1.      28.11.2019   Minerals and rocks of the Aegean: a permanent relationship with the development of the civilization”. Invitation: Aristotle Museum of Natural History of Thessaloniki (AMNHT) in the frame of the exhibition “Minerals and Humans”. Lecture Hall of the AMNHT, Port of Thessaloniki

2.      10.4.2019 “Decorative and ornamental stones in the monuments of Thessaloniki" Invitation Association "Friends of the monuments of Thessaloniki" Lecture Hall of the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

3.      9.11.2018 “The Green Thessalian Stone and the quarries of Chasanbali” Presentation of the Book. Invitation: Regional Administration (Prefereia) of Thessaly and Ephorate of Antiquities of Larisa. Lecture Hall of the Diachronic Museum of Larisa

4.      21.2.2017 “The quarrying techniques and the uses of the famous during antiquity Green Thessalian Stone”. Invitation: Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki. Lecture Hall “M. Andronikos” of the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.

5.      28.3.2014 “Minerals and precious stones of Greece. The tiny treasures of the Greek treasures” Event: “The geological history and the mineral wealth of Pieria district” Department of Logistics of the TEI of Central Macedonia in collaboration with the School of Geology A.U.Th., the Museum of Natural History of Volos and the Museum of the geological history of Olympos. Lectures Hall of the TEI in Katerini, Greece.

6.      28.3.2014 “Porphyry type ore deposits in northern Greece and their relation with high grades in precious, rare and critical metals” SGA Baltic Students Chapter and Department of Economic Geology AGH - University of Science and Technology Kraków, Poland.

7.      28.3.2014 “Economic crisis in Greece. Can the mineral resources play a key role in a sustainable development at one of the richest metallogenic provinces in south-eastern Europe?” SGA Baltic Students Chapter and Department of Economic Geology AGH - University of Science and Technology Kraków, Poland.

8.      28.3.2014 “Fluid inclusions as an exploration tool for hydrothermal deposits. Case studies from northern Greece” SGA Baltic Students Chapter and Department of Economic Geology AGH - University of Science and Technology Kraków, Poland.

9.      20.3.2014 “Mineral resources exploitation, sustainable development and environmental protection”. BEST (Board of European Students of Technology) Course on Technology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

10.  14.12.2013 "Minerals and rocks of Aegean: a permanent relationship with the development of the civilization" The Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest, Lecture Hall of the Science Center and Technology Museum of Thessaloniki "NOESIS".

11.  22.5.2013 "The water route at Retziki of Thessaloniki" Regional Association of Teachers for Environmental Education (PEKPE) of Central Macedonia, Greece. 1st High School of Pefka

12.  15.2.2013 - “The quarrying techniques and the uses of the famous during antiquity Green Thessalian Stone” Invitation: The Volos Natural History Museum and the Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities of Volos. Lecture Hall of the Archaeological Museum of Volos

13.  22.9.2012 - “Minerals and precious stones of Greece”. Invitation: The Volos Natural History Museum. Amphitheater “Metaxourgeion” Municipality of Volos city

14.  18-19.5.12 - "The ancient quarries in the area of Larisa as part of the Hellenic Cultural heritage. Provenance studies of marble archaeological findings" - Tour at the ancient quarries of Tempi and Chasanbali. Invitation: ÉÅ’ Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities of Larisa, in the frame of the International Day of Museums. Amphitheater of the Diachronic Museum of Larisa

15.  22.4.2012 - “Mineral resources, environment and economic development. Can they be combined?" Invitation: School of Sciences of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in the frame of the International Mother Earth Day. Building of Meteorology, AUTh

16.  22.2.2012 - “Minerals of the Greek Caves and conditions of formation”, Invitation: Hellenic Speleological Society, Branch of Northern Greece, School of Geology AUTh

17.  21.8.2010 - “The treasures of Kissavos – A diachronic relation of the mineral wealth and the Greek culture”, Invitation: Municipality of Melivoia and the 7th Ephorate of the Byzantine Antiquities of Larisa, Open Theatre of Velika

18.  10.10.2010 - “The Green Thessalian Stone and the quarries of Chasanbali” - Presentation of the Book Invitation: Mayor of Nesson Municipality, Primary School of Kalochorion

19.  7.3.2009 - “The geological-mineralogical heritage of Maronia. Geotopes and archaeological sites”, Invitation: Environmental Education Centre of Maronia, in the frame of the Seminar “The European path Å6”, Environmental Education Centre of Maronia

20.  26.3.2008 - “Minerals and precious stones in N. Greece –Minerals of the Caves”, Invitation: Hellenic Speleological Society, Branch of Northern Greece, School of Geology AUTh

21.  10.6.2007. “The mineral wealth of Maronia: a proposal for the establishing of a Natural History Muesum”. Invitation: Municipality of Maronia, Meeting “Municipality of Maronia, a centre of development and culture”. Maronia

22.  17.1.2007 - “Minerals and precious stones: the small hidden treasures of the Greek mountains”, Invitation: Hellenic Society of Climbers, Thessaloniki, Hall of the Society

23.  30.11.2005 - “The geological heritage of Thrace. An ongoing relationship of culture to the mineral wealth”, Invitation: Hellenic Society of Climbers, Thessaloniki, Hall of the Society

24.  31.10.2004 - “The Natural History Museum of Delasalle College: Classification, organizations and record of the mineral, rocks and fossil collections”,  Invitation: Director of Delasalle College during the Opening of the Natural History Museum, Delasalle College

25.  7.5.2004 - “Geology and Mineral Wealth of Milos island”, Invitation: 1st TEE of Stavroupoli, Thessaloniki, in the frame of the Environmental Project: “Renewable energy sources. The geothermal field of Milos island”, Cultural Foundation of Stavroupoli

26.  17.3.2004 - “Maronia: Geology, Mineral Wealth and Integration of Geotopes and Geoarchaeological sites”, Invitation: Rodopi Prefecture of the utilization of the Maronia cave, Cultural Centre of Maronia

27.  12.2002 - “Geology and genesis of the Tertiary porphyry copper-molybdenum deposits in the Rhodope metallogenetic province, Northern Greece”, Invitation: Professor Th. Seifert, Institute of Mineralogy, Freiberg University of Mining and Technology, Germany

28.  22.2.2002 - “Gemstones: research and prospects for their detection in Macedonia and Thrace”, Invitation: Geological Society of Greece at the Conference “Geology and Society. The contribution of geological exploration in northern Greece” for the 50 Years of the GSG, History Centre of Thessaloniki City

29.  13.4.2000 - “Quarrying and stone processing in Antiquity-Ancient Quarries”, Invitation: 1st SEK of Stavroupoli, Thessaloniki, specialty of “Maintenance Art and Archaeological Objects”, 1st TEE of Stavroupoli

 

11. Participation in the Organization of Conferences-Meetings-Lectures

1.      Member of the Organizing Committee of the Workshop «Biological diversity in past geological and historical periods» organized by the Faculty of Sciences of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki at the Ceremony Hall, Old Building of Faculty of Philoshophy, 29th November 2017.

2.      Member of the Organizing Committee of the Workshop «Urban Environment and Sustainable Development. Faculty of Sciences (AUTh): the comparative advantage of the city» organized by the Faculty of Sciences of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2nd October 2017.

3.      Member of the Organizing Committee of the Workshop "Exploration and Exploitation of Mineral Resources since Antiquity” organized by the School of Geology, AUTh, and the AUTh Student Chapter of the Society of Economic Geologists, at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 25th April 2017.

4.      Member of the Organizing Committee of the Workshop “New ideas and methods of Tectonic Geology in applied research - examples and applications” organized by the School of Geology, AUTh, at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 17th February 2017.

5.      Member of the Organizing Committee of the Workshop “Latest Developments in Research and Exploitation of Hydrocarbons in Greece and Cyprus” organized by the Department of Mineralogy, Petrology, Economic Geology, School of Geology, AUTh, at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 6th April 2016.

6.      Workshop-Seminar of the AUTh Student Chapter of the Society of Economic Geologists in collaboration with the Department of Mineralogy-Petrology- Economic Geology, AUTh: " The formation of magmatic-hydrothermal ore deposits: from magmas to exploration" by Dr. Andreas Audetat, at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 16th October 2015.

7.      Member of the Organizing Committee of the Workshop-Seminar of the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers in collaboration with the School of Geology, AUTh: "Integrated Geophysical Models. Theory, examples and implications on creativity" by Dr. Paolo Dell’Aversana, Technical Leader and Senior Researcher in Eni E&P, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 6th March 2015.

8.      Member of the Organizing Committee of the Workshop-Seminar of the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers in collaboration with the School of Geology, AUTh: “Basin and Petroleum Systems Modelling. Technology and Applications for Petroleum Exploration Risk and Resource Assessments” by Dr. Bjorn Wygrala, Telloglion Foundation, Thessaloniki, 26th March 2013.

9.      Organizer of the talk of Professor Ladislav Palinkas, Department of Geology, University of Zagreb, Croatia, entitled: Genesis of vein-stockwork cryptocrystalline magnesite from the Dinaride ophiolites. School of Geology, AUTh, 28th September 2012.

10.          Organization of the talks of Professor Paul Spry, Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, Iowa State University, USA, entitled: 1. The connection between Au and Te in hydrothermal gold telluride deposits and 2. Broken Hill-type Pb-Zn-Ag deposits: genesis and classification. In collaboration with the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG), the Department of Mineralogy, Petrology, Economic Geology, School of Geology, AUTh and the Committee of Economic Geology, Mineralogy and Geochemistry of the Geological Society of Greece. School of Geology, AUTh, 10th May 2012.

11.          Member of the Organizing Committee of the Conference: "Research, exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons in Greece: past, present, future", Thessaloniki, 16th March 2012.

12.          Member of the Organizing Committee of the Meeting: Konstantinos Soldatos – The Man, the Scientist, the Professor”, School of Geology, AUTh, 20th January 2012.

13.          Organizer of the Workshop-Seminar of the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers in collaboration with the Department of Mineralogy, Petrology, Economic Geology, School of Geology, AUTh: “Geological storage of CO2by Prof. Salvatore Lombardi, Thessaloniki, 14th March 2011.

14.          Treasurer of the Organizing Committee of the ×É× Conference of the Carpathian Balkan Geological Association, Thessaloniki, 23rd-26th September 2010.

15.          Organizer of the Workshop-Seminar of the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers in collaboration with the Department of Mineralogy, Petrology, Economic Geology, School of Geology, AUTh: “What Energy Future after the World Oil Production Peak?” by Mr Roland Geoffrois, Thessaloniki, 18th February 2010.

16.          Member of the Organizing Committee of the 2nd Conference of the Committee of Economic Geology, Mineralogy and Geochemistry of the Geological Society of Greece, Thessaloniki, 7th-9th October 2005.

17.          Member of the Organizing Committee of the 10th International Conference of the Geological Society of Greece, Thessaloniki 15th-17th April 2004.

18.          Member of the Organizing Committee of the Meeting of the Committee of Economic Geology, Mineralogy and Geochemistry of the Geological Society of Greece: “Aggregates and Building Stones”, Thessaloniki, 11th April 2003.

19.          Member of the Organizing Committee of the 1st Conference of the Committee of Economic Geology, Mineralogy and Geochemistry of the Geological Society of Greece, “Mineral Wealth and Environment of Western Macedonia, Greece”, Kozani 12th-13th February 2000.

20.          Member of the Secretariat of the 2nd Symposium of the Hellenic Society of Archaeometry “Archaeometric and Archaeological Investigations in Macedonia and Thrace”, Thessaloniki 26th-28th March 1993.

 

12. Participation in the Organization of Field Trips

1. 2019 - Co-organizing a 15-days Field Trip at ore deposits of Bulgaria and N. Greece for the students and the Professors of the ETH Zurich. 16th-30th June 2019. Field trip guide: von Quadt A., Driesner Th., Peytcheva I., Vassileva R., Melfos V. (2019). Porphyry-epithermal Cu-Au, replacement/skarn Pb-Zn, replacement Pb-Zn-Au-Ag and podiform Cr deposit. IGP excursion, ETH Zurich, 57 p.

2. 2019 - Organizing a 6-days Field Trip at ore deposits of N. Greece for the students and the Professors of the University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia, Bulgaria. 23th-28nd June 2019. Field trip guide: Melfos V., Voudouris P., Rassios A. and Bogdanov K. (2019). Sofia University SEG student chapter. Field Trip 2019. Mineral deposits of Bulgaria and Greece, 17 p.2016 - Organizing a 3-days Field Trip at gold ore deposits in Thrace for the students and the Professors of the University “St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia, Bulgaria. 4th-6nd November 2016. Field trip guide: Melfos V. and Bogdanov K. (2016). A Field Guide to the Ore Deposits of NE Greece. In the frame of the cooperation between the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and the Sofia University SEG Student Chapter, 25 p.

2. 2014 - Co-organizing with P. Voudouris an one-day Field Trip at the ore deposits of Lavrion in the frame of the MDRU Short Course: “Tectonic Units and Geodynamic Processes of the Greater Alpine Collision Zone: Eastern Alps to Western Turkey” in Athens, 8th June 2014. Field trip guide: Voudouris P. and Melfos V. (2014). A Field Guide on the Intrusion-Related Polymetallic Ore System at Lavrion, Attica, Greece. Ed. Miskovic A. MDRU-UBC, 41 p.

3. 2013 - Co-organizing (P. Voudouris, V. Melfos, G. Falalakis, T. Baker) a 3-days Field Trip at gold ore deposits in Thrace and Chalkidiki for the students and the Professors of the Mineral Deposit Research Unit (MDRU), University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada. 16th-18th May 2013. Field trip guide: P. Voudouris, V. Melfos, G. Falalakis, T. Baker (2013). A Field Guide to Tertiary Gold Deposits of NE Greece. British Columbia University, with the support of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the University of Athens, 29 p.

4. 2012 - Organizing a 4-days Field Trip at gold ore deposits in Thrace and Chalkidiki for the students and the Professors of the University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia, Bulgaria. 19th-22nd October 2012. Field trip guide: Melfos V. and Bogdanov K. (2012). A Field Guide to the Ore Deposits of NE Greece. In the frame of the cooperation between the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and the Sofia University SEG Student Chapter, 19 p.

5. 2001 - Organizing a 3-days Field Trip at ore deposits in Macedonia and Thrace of the students of the University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and the University of “Mining and Geology” of Sofia, Bulgaria, 17th-19th October 2001. Field trip guide: Melfos V. (2001) A Geological Excursion in Northern Greece, 13 p.

 

13. Professional Memberships

1.      Society of Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA)

2.      Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) - Fellow Member since 2014

3.       Geological Society of Greece (EGE)

4.      Committee of Economic Geology, Mineralogy and Geochemistry of the Geological Society of Greece • Treasurer of the Committee since 1998

5.      Association of Greek Geologists (SEGG)

6.      Geotechnical Chamber of Greece (GEOTEE)