Asimina Vafiadou is Specialized Research and Teaching Staff in the laboratory of Archaeometry of the Department of Mediterranean Studies (expertise in archaeology and natural sciences). She studied Physics at the Physics Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She was a scholar of the Danish Institute of Athens for a 3 month research activity concerning issues on luminescence phenomena and luminescence dating of archaeological material at Risoe, The National Laboratory, in the department Nordic Center for Luminescence Research, as well as the State Scholarships Foundation for a doctoral thesis which was completed in 2007. Her research activity focuses on the study of the properties and dating of rock material, archaeological or geological, and archaeological ceramics. She has written papers on scientific journals and participated at conferences and workshops related to these subjects.