Graduate of Physics, University of Patras, Greece, and ex-student of Edinburgh University- PhD in Physics, Edinburgh University (1980). At present he is Professor at the Dept of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean, Rhodes Greece. He is Director (& Founder) of the Laboratory of Archaeometry, Head of the Dept (2004-2006), and Director of the Laboratory of Informatics, at the Dept of Mediterranean Studies (2005-2010).
His special field is Natural Sciences in Archaeology & Cultural Heritage, though during his carrier he has done research in a range of multidisciplinary fields all of which has been published (and cited) in international scientific journals.
Previous employment posts held include: Ministry of Culture, Dept of Underwater Archaeology (1984-1989), and Academy of Athens (1989-1999).
Postgraduate Studies were carried at MacMaster University and Edinburgh University.
Post Doctoral work (in intervals from some weeks to one year) has done in the University of Edinburgh, University of Oxford, Atomic Energy Research Establishment Harwell, Academy of Athens, University of Bordeaux III and University of Patras, Greece.
Administrative posts include: Head of the Dept, Director of Laboratory, Member of the Senatus University of the Aegean, Member of the School of Human Sciences, Member of the Temporal General Assembly of the Dept. of Archaeology, History and Cultural Management and of the Dept of Classics, at the University of Peloponnese, Member of Temporal General Assembly of the Dept. of Regional Economic Development Univ. of Central Greece, Member of the Executive Committee of National Recognition of Foreign Academic Diplomas (Responsible for Natural Sciences & in Humanities) 2005-2008, National Expert in 7th FP of European Union in the Programme Cooperation (SocioEconomical Sciences & Humanities) 2006-2009.
His research and educational activities focus in the interdisciplinary field of Physics and Archaeology. In general his research work refers to a wide spectrum of scientific field of natural sciences & humanities (prehistory, archaeology, art and philosophy). In particular, he has been involved in various subjects in depth with innovative ideas and alternative approaches, all of which have been published in international cited journals, e.g, Nature, Antiquity and many more, on archaeological sciences, nuclear physics, nuclear chemistry, archaeometry (in almost most special fields of the interdisciplinary subject such as nuclear dating, analytical techniques & characterization, archaeoastronomy, geophysical prospection), technology in Cultural Heritage, environmental archaeology, nuclear geophysics & geology, geophysics, palaeoenvironment, astronomy (solar activity and planets, solar-terrestrial relationships, aurorae), and on presocratic philosophy and ancient history of astronomy.
Materials studied include, ceramics, kilns, obsidians, monuments (granites, limestones, sandstones), mural paintings, bones, volcanics, terrestrial and sea sediments, wooden, and metals. The time span of his applications ranges from Palaeolithic to modern era.
In 2003 he was elected as Correspondent Member of the Academy of Sciences of Dijon, France. (Membre de Correspondance de l’ Academie de Sciences, Arts et Belles Lettres de Dijon), and in 2008 Member of the European Academy of Sciences & Arts, Saltzburg, Class IV Natural Sciences. Invited professor at Univ de Bordeaux III, France; Cairo and Sohag and Beni Suef Universities, Egypt, Tennessee Univ USA, Edinburgh Univ and other Institutes.
He has written 9 books (4 in English), more than 250 papers in mainly International cited journals, whereas a part (25%) in Greek Journals (mainly single or main author), National Proceedings and Chapters in Greek Books, and he has served as Editor or Co-Editor in 11 mainly international Volumes.
He has been elected as Member/ Fellow in 16 Greek and International Scientific Societies
He has carried several scientific Programmes funded by EU and Greek Ministries.
Amongst his innovative works are the novel methods of studying antiquity and materials culture, such as nuclear dating by luminescence of monuments, the diffusion dating of obsidian tools and recently of ancient metals, novel approaches in seismicity and solar terrestrial relationships and their impact on early and contemporary societies, deciphering early Greek natural philosophy.
His published work is referred to the ICI.
All of this research has been published in renowned journals.
He has a National and International reputation and Impact through his numerous, interdisciplinary and innovative works, participation and organization of International Symposia and Workshops, and Awards that have promoted World Archaeological Science on multileveled Issues (see topics, materials, World locations, and wide spectrum of ICI Journals in CV below). The main characteristic of his work is the in depth and multi applications in several fields of humanities tackled through new technologies and natural sciences.