Participation in Research Projects

 

1.

2020-2021

“Petrographic study and isotopic analysis of the Leivithra SW wall” Faculty of Geology, A.U.Th. Financing: Ephorate of Antiquities of Pieria, Project Leader: Associate Professor V. Melfos

2.

2015-2016

“Provenance study of selected ancient millstones from Thasos island through a mineralogical and geochemical research” Faculties of Geology, A.U.Th. and MCF Archéologie grecque, Université Lille 3, France. Financing: CNRS - HALMA-IPEL - Université Lille 3 Project Leader: Assistant Professor V. Melfos

3.

2014

“Hydrochemical-Hydrogeological study of the water-supply area of Volos MunicipalityFaculties of Geology and Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Financing: Municipal Company For Water Supply And Sewerage Of Greater Volos Area (DEYAMV). Project Leaders: Assistant Professor K. Voudouris (2013-2014) and Professor I. Stratis (2008-2013).

4.

2013-2016

"Western Tethyan Metallogeny Project" Mineral Deposit Research Unit (MDRU), The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada, Faculties of Geology and Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Financing: MDRU, UBC, Vancouver, Canada Project Leader: Dr. Aleksandar Miskovic.

5.

2012

"Combined archaeological and petrographic-geochemical study of a newly discovered prehistoric chert quarry in Triadi of Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, Greece" Department of Mineralogy, Petrology, Economic Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Financing: INSTAP, Project Leaders: V. Melfos and Niels Andreasen.

6.

2012

"Mineralogical, petrographic and isotopic (C,O) study of marbles for ancient quarries in Macedonia. Contribution to the determination of marble archaeological implements for preservation or for identification of authenticity" Department of Mineralogy, Petrology, Economic Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Financing: Research Committee of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (87834), Project Leader: V. Melfos.

7.

2011

“Provenance of the raw materials from selected poros samples at the Ancient Theatre of Larisa”. Project without financing: Scientific Committee of the “Ancient Theatre of Larisa”. Project Leader: V. Melfos

8.

2010

“Provenance of the raw materials from selected marble samples at the Ancient Theatre of Larisa”. Project without financing: Scientific Committee of the “Ancient Theatre of Larisa”. Project Leader: V. Melfos

9.

2010-2011

"Organization of a Master Faculty at the Science of Conservation in Morocco”. Universities of Fez and Marrakech, Morocco. Scientific coordinator: Associate Professor E. Varella. TEMPUS programs in collaboration with AUTh

10.

2008

"Organization of a Master Program in Conservation Science at the University of Yarmuouk, Jordan”. Yarmouk University, Ibrid, Jordan. Scientific coordinator: Associate Professor E. Varella.
TEMPUS program in collaboration with AUTh: Vocational Seminar on Cultural Heritage Preservation

11.

2008

"Conservation, preservation and restoration of cultural monuments". Department of Architectural Engineering, AUTh. Scientific coordinator: Associate Professor Em. Stefanidou.

12.

2006-2007

Provenance of the raw materials of the chipped-stone artefacts through petrographic and geochemical analyses at the Neolithic excavation in Drakaina Cave, Kefalonia, Western GreeceFinancing: INSTAP. Project Leader: Dr G. Stratouli. 

13.

2005-2006

Research for the development of the karst caves in the region of N. Perivoli, Larissa

Faculty of Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Financing: Larisa Prefecture. Project Leader: Professor E. Tsoukala. 

14.

2004-2005

Petrographic and geochemical study of the lithic artefacts from the Neolithic excavation at the Mikro Vouni in Samothraki Department of Mineralogy, Petrology, Economic Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Financing: INSTAP. Project Leader: Professor M. Vavelidis. 

15.

2003-2005

 “Characterization of the lithic artefacts from the Neolithic excavations in Drakaina Cave, Kefalonia: a petrographic-geochemical approach for the determination of raw materials and sources Financing: INSTAP. Project Leader: Dr G. Stratouli. 

16.

2002-2004

Identification of sources of gold, silver, lead and copper in Macedonia and Thrace in antiquitySchool of Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in cooperation with the Institut für Archëometrie του TU Bergakademie Freiberg Germany. Program to promote exchanges and scientific cooperation between Greece and Germany IKYDA 2001, Project Leader: Professor M. Vavelidis. 

17.

2002-2003

Promotion, protection and sustainable use of the cave Polyphemus in Maronia, Prefecture of Rhodopi, ThraceFaculty of Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Financing: Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace. Project Leader: Professor S. Pavlides. 

18.

2000

Primary study of the ancient mining and metallurgical works in Kipouristra, Olympiada, ChalkidikiDepartment of Mineralogy, Petrology, Economic Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Financing: Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities and Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities of Thessaloniki, Project Leader: Professor M. Vavelidis.  

19.

1999

Preservation and management of the Rhodope mountain”, Natural history Museum of Crete, Financing: University of Crete. Project Leader: Professor M. Mylonas.

20.

1999-2000

Study of the old quarries in the broader area of Petrota, Evros prefecture. The role of the quarries in the preservation of the geological-quarrying and cultural heritage”, Department of Mineralogy, Petrology, Economic Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Financing: Municipality of Trigonon. Project Leader: Professor M. Vavelidis.

21.

1999-2000

ADAPT Lydia Lithos – Strategy project for protection and prediction of the industrial changes influence on the employment in the marble production industry”, Department of Mineralogy, Petrology, Economic Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Project Leader: Professor A. Tsirambides.

22.

1998-2000

Study of gold, silver and stone archaeological finds from the excavations of ancient Mesimvria-Zoni”, Department of Mineralogy, Petrology, Economic Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Financing: European Community through the Archaeological Museum of Komotini, Project Leader: Professor M. Vavelidis.

23.

1996-1998

 

Archaeometric research for the provenance of gold for archaeological finds in Macedonia dated from Neolithic time to late Hellenistic period”, Department of Mineralogy, Petrology, Economic Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Research Project PENED. Financing: General Secretariat for Research and Technology of Greece (1163), Project Leader: Professor M. Vavelidis. 

24.

1996

Magmatism, metallogenesis and exploitation of mineral resources in the area of Kavala-Paggaion in Eastern Macedonia”, Department of Mineralogy, Petrology, Economic Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Research Project PENED. Financing: General Secretariat for Research and Technology of Greece (91 243), Project Leader: Professor G. Christofides. 

25.

1995-1997

Provenance of gold for archaeological finds dated from the late Classical to Hellenistic times (Vergina, ancient Pydna, Derveni, Sedes, Stavroupoli)”, Department of Mineralogy, Petrology, Economic Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Financing: Research Committee of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (7661), Project Leader: Professor M. Vavelidis.