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Dr. Ioannis Iliopoulos

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Office hours

  • Tuesday 10:00-11:00
  • Wednesday 13:00-14:00
  • Friday 10:00-11:00


Educational Qualifications: BSc (Patras), PhD (Patras)

Researcher Profile 


Research Interests

  • Metamorphic Petrology
  • Industrial minerals
  • Sustainable Development
  • Archaeometric Studies with Emphasis on Evaluation and Provenance of ancient ceramics and Stone artefacts


  • Geol_017 Computer applications in Earth Sciences
  • Geol_035 Petrology of Igneous and Metamorphic rocks
  • Geol_039 Geological Excursion V
  • Geol_040 Industrial minerals
  • Geol_050 Methods on Research and Analysis of Minerals and Rocks
  • Geol_071 Metamorphism in the Hellenic region
  • Geol_078 Protection of the Geological, Geographic and Human Heritage
  • GEO_OME02 Earth Materials and Environmental Applications
  • GEO_OME03 Advanced topics in Mineralogy/Petrology/Ore Geology
  • GEO_OME04 Earth Materials and Sustainable Development
  • GEO_OME05 Instumental Methods of the analysis of Earth Materials
  • GEO_OME12 Archaeometric approaches for the study of ancient ceramic and stone artefacts
  • OC_O02 Seafloor Mapping for Marine Heritage



  • Xanthopoulou, V., Iliopoulos, I., Katsonopoulou, D., and Katsarou, S. (in press) Standardized patterns in the ceramic craft at early Bronze Age Helike, Achaea, Greece. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences.
  • Xanthopoulou, V., Iliopoulos, I., and Avramidis, P. (2021) Assessment of clayey raw material suitability for ceramic production, in the Northern Peloponnese, Greece. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences (2021) 13:50. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12520-021-01297-1
  • Xanthopoulou, V., Iliopoulos, I., and Liritzis, I. (2021) Mineralogical and Microstructure Analysis for Characterization and Provenance of Ceramic Artifacts from Late Helladic Kastrouli Settlement, Delphi (Central Greece). Geosciences 2021, 11, 36. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences11010036
  • Lara, C., and Iliopoulos, I., (2020). Ceramic technology, ethnic identification and multiethnic contacts: the archaeological example of the Cuyes river valley (south-eastern Andes of Ecuador). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. 33: #102557.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2020.102557
  • Liritzis, I., Xanthopoulou, V., Palamara, E., Papageorgiou, I., Iliopoulos, I., Zacharias, N., Vafiadou, A., Germanos Karydas A., (2020). Characterization and provenance of ceramic artifacts and local clays from Late Mycenaean Kastrouli (Greece) by means of p-XRF screening and statistical analysis. Journal of Cultural Heritage, 46: 61-81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.culher.2020.06.004
  • Lampropoulou, P., Laskaris, N., Petrounias, P., Giannakopoulou, P.P., Rogkala, A., Kalampounias, A.G., Tsigrou, P., Katagas, C.G., and Iliopoulos, I., (2020). Petrogeochemical approaches to the characterization of obsidian derived from Nychia area (Milos Island, Greece) using combined methods. Microchemical Journal, 156, article no. 104843. DOI: 10.1016/j.microc.2020.104843
  • Xanthopoulou, V., Iliopoulos, I., and Liritzis, I., (2020). Characterisation techniques of clays for the archaeometric study of ancient ceramics: a review. Scientific Culture, 6(2): 73-86. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3724849
  • Liritzis, I., Bednarik, R., Polymeris, G., Iliopoulos, I., Zacharias, N., Kumar G., Vafiadou, A. and Bratitsi, M., (2019). Daraki-Chattan rock art constrained osl chronology and multianalytical techniques: a first pilot investigation. Journal of Cultural Heritage, 37, 29-43.
  • Bourli, N., Kokkaliari, M., Iliopoulos, I., Pe-Piper, G., Piper, D., Maravelis, A., & Zelilidis, A., (2019), Mineralogy of siliceous concretions, cretaceous of Ionian zone, western Greece: Implication for diagenesis and porosity, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 105, 45 – 63.
  • Bratitsi M., Liritzis I., Vafiadou A., Xanthopoulou V., Palamara E., Iliopoulos I., Zacharias, N., (2018). Critical assessment of chromatic index in archaeological ceramics by Munsell and RGB: novel contribution to characterization and provenance studies. Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry, 18(2), pp.175-212.
  • Vitale, S., Marketou, T., McNamee, C., Moutafi, I., Vika, E., Mantello, C., Morrison, J.E., Iliopoulos, I., Passa, K.-S., Moulo, K., Blackwell, N.G. and Ballan, E., (2017). The Serraglio, Eleona, and Lancada Arcaeological Project (SELAP): report on the results of the 2011 to 2015 study seasons. In: Annuario della Scuola Archeologica di Atene e delle missioni Italiane in Oriente, vol. XCIV, serie III, 16, 2016, pp. 225-286.
  • Liritzis, I., Zacharias, N., Al-Otaibi, F., Iliopoulos, I., Katagas, C., & Shaltout, M. (2016). Chronology of construction and occupational phases of nawamis tombs, sinai based on OSL dating. Geochronometria, 43(1), 121-130. doi:10.1515/geochr-2015-0041
  • Tsikouras, Β., Passa, K.-S., Iliopoulos, I., & Katagas, C., (2016). Microstructural Control on Perlite Expansibility and Geochemical Balance with a Novel Application of Isocon Analysis: An Example from Milos Island Perlite (Greece). Minerals, 6(3), 80
  • Katsonopoulou, D., Iliopoulos, I., Katsarou S., & Xanthopoulou, V., (2016). Craftsmanship of big storage pithoi in the Early Helladic settlement of Helike, Achaea. BAR S2780 Proceedings of the 6th Symposium of the Hellenic Society for Archaeometry, Edited by E. Photos-Jones in collaboration with Y. Bassiakos, E. Filippaki, A. Hein, I. Karatasios, V. Kilikoglou and E. Kouloumpi.  British Archaeological Reports Ltd.
  • Aravadinou, E., Xypolias, P., Chatzaras, V., Iliopoulos, I., & Gerogiannis, N. (2015). Ductile nappe stacking and refolding in the Cycladic Blueschist unit: insights from Sifnos Island (south Aegean Sea), International Journal of Earth Sciences, Special Issue on Eastern Mediterranean Tectonics.

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