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Dr. Stavros Kalaitzidis

Associate Professor
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Office hours

  • Monday 11:00-14:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 – 14:00
  • Wednesday 11:00-14:00
  • Thursday 11:00-14:00

Portfolio

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

Researcher Profile 

 

Research Interests

  • Economic Geology
  • Peat & Coal Geology
  • Ore Geology
  • Organic Petrology
  • Environmental Applications of Coals
  • Environmental Impacts of coal utilization
 

Teaching

  • Geol_01
  • GEO_082   Seminar: Studying in the Department of Geology
  • GEO_607   Ore Geology
  • GEO_711E Insights in Ore Geology
  • GEO_825E Introduction to Exploration and Mining Geology
  • 4th Year Geology Field Trip
  • GE_EM02   Environmental impacts from exploitation of earth materials – Rehabilitation of landscape and the environment
  • GE_EM04   Instrumental Methods of the analysis of Earth Materials
 

Publications

  • Pirouei, M., Kolo, K., Kalaitzidis S.P., 2019. Listvenitization in Iraqi Kurdistan: a new insight in the geological evolution of the Zagros Ophiolites and implications for mineral exploration. Geochem. Exploration, (in press Oct 2019).
  • Ogala, J.E., Kalaitzidis, S., Rizos, A-M., Christanis, K., Omo-Irabor, O.O., Adaikpoh, E.Z., Ejeh, O.I., Papaefthymiou, H., 2019. Petrographic and mineralogical study of extended outcrops of lignite layers in Agbor area, southern Nigeria. J. of African Earth Sciences (in press Oct 2019).
  • Shalaby, M.R., Osli, L.N., Kalaitzidis, S, Islam, Md.A., 2019. Thermal maturity and depositional palaeoenvironments of the Cretaceous-Palaeocene Source Rock Taratu Formation, Great South Basin, New Zealand. J. Petrol. Sci. Eng., 181.
  • Petrounias, P., Rogkala, A., Giannakopoulou, P.P., Tsikouras, B., Lampropoulou, P., Kalaitzidis, S., Hatzipanagiotou, K., Lambrakis, N., Christopoulou, M.A., 2019. An experimental study for the remediation of industrial waste water using combination of low cost mineral raw materials. Minerals, 9, 207; doi:10.3390/min9040207.
  • Ogala, J.A., Kalaitzidis, S., Christanis, K, Omo-Irabor, O.O., Akinmosin, A., Yusuf, C.U., Pasadakis, N., Constantinopoulos, M., Papaefthymiou, H., 2019. Geochemical and organic petrological study of bituminous sediments from Dahomey Basin, SW Nigeria. J. Mar. Petrol. Geol., 99: 577-595.
  • Giannakopoulou, P.P., Petrounias, P., Tsikouras, B., Kalaitzidis, S., Rogkala, A., Hatzipanagiotou, K., Tombros, S.F., 2018. Using factor analysis to determine the interrelationships between the engineering properties of aggregate from igneous rocks in Greece. Minerals, 8, 580; doi:10.3390/min8120580.
  • Wulf, S, Hardiman, M, Staff, R.A, Koutsodendris, A, Appelt, O, Manning, C.J., Ottolini, L, Schmitt, A., Smith, V.C., Tomlinson, E.L., Blockley, S.P.E., Lowe, J.J., Knipping, M., Kotthoff, U., Milner, A.M., Müller, U.C., Christanis, K., Kalaitzidis, S, Tzedakis, C., Schmiedl, G., Pross, J., 2018. The MIS 1 – MIS 5 cryptotephra record of Tenaghi Philippon, Greece: independent dating of a high-resolution climate archive in the Eastern Mediterranean region Quat. Sci. Rev., 186: 236-262.
  • Mirza, T.A., Kalaitzidis, S.P., Sarkhel, H.M., Saman, Gh.R., Petrou, X., 2017. Geochemistry and genesis of sulfide ore deposits in Sharosh village, Qandil Series Kurdistan Region-NE Iraq. Arab. J. Geosci., 10: 428 (DOI 10.1007/s12517-017-3210-y).
  • Suárez-Ruiz, I., Valentim, B., Borrego, A.G., Bouzinos, A., Flores, D., Kalaitzidis, S., Malinconico, M.L., Marques, M., Misz-Kenan, M., Predeanu, G., Montes, J.R., Rodrigues, S., Siavalas, G., Wagner, N., 2017. Development of a petrographic classification of fly ash components from coal combustion and co-combustion. (An ICCP Classification System, Fly Ash Working Group – Commission III). Int. J. Coal Geol., 183: 188-203.
  • Kus, J., Araujo, C.V., Borrego, A.G., Flore, D., Mendonça Filho, J.G., Hackley, P.C., Hámor-Vidó, M., Kalaitzidis, S., Kommeren, C.J., Kwiecińska, B., Mastalerz, M., Menezes, T.R., Misz-Kennan, M., Nowak, G., Petersen, H.I., Rallakis, D., Suarez-Ruiz, I., Sýkorová, I., Životic, D., (2017). Identification of alginite and bituminite in rocks other than coals: results of Round Robin Exercises of the Identification of Dispersed Organic Matter Working Group of the ICCP. Int. J. Coal Geol., 178: 26-38.
  • Pickel, W., Kus, J., Flores, D., Kalaitzidis, S., Christanis, K., Cardott, B., Misz-Kennan, M., Rodrigues, S., Hentschel, A., Hamor-Vido, M., Crosdale, P., Wagner, N., 2017. Classification of Liptinite - ICCP System 1994. Int. J. Coal Geol., 169: 40-61.
  • Avramidis, P., Kalaitzidis, S., Iliopoulos, G., Papadopoulou, P., Nikolaou, K., Papazisimou, S., Christanis, K. and Wijngaarden, G.J. van., 2017. The so called ‘Herodotus Springs’ at Keri Lake in Zakynthos Island western Greece: a sedimentological and palaeoecological approach. Quat. Int., 439: 37-51.
  • Pross, J., Koutsodendris, A., Christanis, K., Fischer, T., Fletcher, W.J., Hardiman, M., Kalaitzidis, S., Knipping, M., Kotthoff, U., Milner, A.M., Müller, U.C., Schmiedl, G., Siavalas, G., Tzedakis, P.C., Wulf, S., 2015. The 1.3-Ma-long terrestrial climate archive of Tenaghi Philippon, northeastern Greece: Evolution, exploration, and perspectives for future research. Newsl. Stratigr, 48/3: 253-276.
  • Iordanidis, A., Georgakopoulos, A. and Kalaitzidis, S., 2014. Petrographic composition and palaeoenvironment of the Amynteo lignite deposit, northern Greece. Energy Sources Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, 36/24: 2715-2724.

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Dr. Harilaos Tsikos

Assistant Professor
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Office hours

  • Monday 10:00-13:00
  • Tuesday 10:00-13:00
  • Thursday 10:00-13:00

Educational Qualifications: BSc (University of Athens), MSc/PhD (Rhodes University)

Postdoctoral Experience

·        University of Johannesburg, South Africa (1999-2000)

·        University of Oxford, UK (2000-2003)

·        University of Aberdeen, UK (2004-2005)

Academic experience

·        Rhodes University, South Africa (2005-2021)

Researcher Profile 

  • ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1352-2655
  • Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=m4ufB_oAAAAJ&hl=en

 

Research Interests

  • Low-temperature geochemistry
  • Paleoceanography
  • Sedimentary Ore Deposits

 

Teaching

  • Geol_019 Geochemistry
  • Geol_075 Environmental and Applied Geochemistry

 

Recent publications

  • Hagemann S, Hensler AS, Figueiredo e Silva RC & Tsikos H (2020) Light stable isotope (O, H, C) signatures of BIF-hosted iron ore systems: implications for genetic models and exploration targeting. In: Isotopes in economic geology, metallogenesis and exploration, SGA Special Publication (in press).
  • Chukwuma K., Tsikos H & Wagner N (2021) Control of variability of primary grain assemblages on the stratigraphic differences in diagenetic processes and products in organic-rich sediments. Sedimentary Geology, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/sedgeol.2021.105966.
  • Siahi M, Tsikos H, Rafuza S, Oonk PBH, Mason PRD, Mhlanga XR, van Niekerk D, & Harris C (2020): Insights into the processes and controls for the absolute abundance and distribution of manganese in Precambrian iron formations. Precambrian Research, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2020.105878
  • Albarede F, Thibon F, Blichert-Toft J & Tsikos H (2020) Chemical Archaeoceanography. Chemical Geology, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2020.119625.
  • Rasmussen B, Muhling J, Zi JW, Tsikos H & Fischer WW (2020) A 1.25 Ga depositional age for the "Paleoproterozoic" Mapedi red beds, Kalahari Manganese Field, South Africa: New constraints on the timing of oxidative weathering and hematite mineralization. Geology 48, 44-48.
  • Van Breugel Y, Cowan AK & Tsikos H (2019) Geochemical study of weathered coal, a co-substrate used in bioremediation of South African coal discard dumps. Minerals 9/772; doi:10.3390/min9120772.
  • Thibon F, Blichert-Toft J, Albarede F., Foden J & Tsikos H (2019) A critical evaluation of copper isotopes in Precambrian Iron Formations as a paleoceanographic proxy. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 264, 130-140.
  • Papadopoulos A, Tzifas IT & Tsikos H (2019) The potential for REE and associated critical metals in coastal sand (placer) deposits of Greece: a review. Minerals 9/469, doi: 10.3390/min9080469.
  • Fairey BJ, Timmerman MJ, Sudo M & Tsikos H (2019) The role of hydrothermal activity in the formation of Proterozoic, karst-hosted manganese deposits in the Postmasburg Mn field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa. Minerals 9/408, doi:10.3390/min9070408.
  • Rasmussen B, Muhling JR, Tosca NJ & Tsikos H (2019) Evidence for anoxic shallow oceans at 2.45 Ga: Implications for the rise of oxygenic photosynthesis. Geology 47, 622-626.
  • Tzifas I, Papadopoulos A, Misaelides P, Godelitsas A, Goettlicher J, Tsikos H, Karydas A, Luvizotto G, Petrelli M, Gamaletsos P, Kantarelou V, Hatzidimitriou A, Noli F & Kontofakas A (2019) New insights into mineralogy and geochemistry of allanite-bearing Mediterranean coastal sands from Northern Greece. Geochemistry 79, 247-267.
  • Thibon F, Blichert-Toft J, Tsikos H, Foden J, Albalat E & Albarede F (2019) Dynamics of oceanic iron prior to the Great Oxygenation Event. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 506, 360-370.
  • Gale AS, Jenkyns HC, Tsikos H, van Breugel Y, Damsté JSS, Bottini C, Erba E, Russo F, Falzoni F, Petrizzo MR, Dickson AJ & Wray DS (2019) High-resolution bio- and chemo-stratigraphy of an expanded record of Oceanic Anoxic Event 2 (Late Cenomanian–Early Turonian) at Clot de Chevalier, near Barrême, SE France (Vocontian Basin). Newsletters on Stratigraphy 52, 97-129.

 

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Dr. Kimon Christanis

Professor
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Office hours

  • Monday 10:00-11:00
  • Wednesday 10:00-11:00
  • Friday 12:00-13:00

Portfolio

Educational Qualifications: Diploma (NTU Athens), PhD (Braunschweig, Germany)

Researcher Profile 

 

Research Interests

  • Peat/Coal Geology
  • Organic Petrology
  • Environmental impacts from peat/coal utilization
  • Non-energy applications of peat and coal
 

Teaching

  • GEO_045  Energy Sources
  • GEO_061Ε Coal Geology
  • GEO_075  Geothermal Energy
  • GEO_611  Seminar on scientific and CV writing
  • GE_EM02  Environmental impacts from exploitation of earth materials – Rehabilitation of landscape and the environment
 

Publications

  • Ogala, J.E., Kalaitzidis, S., Rizos, A.M., Christanis, K., Omo-irabor, O.O., Adaikpoh, E.O., Ejeh, O.I., Papaefthymiou, H. (in press). Petrographic and mineralogical study of extended outcrops of lignite layers in Agbor area, southern Nigeria. J. Afr. Earth Sci.
  • Kern, O.A., Koutsodendris, A., Machtle, B., Christanis, K., Scholz, C., Kotthoff, U., Pross, J., Schukraft, G. (in press). XRF core scanning yields reliable semiquantitative data on the elemental composition of highly organic-rich sediments: Evidence from the Furamoos peat bog (Southern Germany). Sci. Tot. Environ.
  • Oskay, R.G., Christanis, K., Salman, M. (2019). Coal features and depositional environment of the Northern Karapınar–Ayrancı coal deposit (Konya, Central Turkey). Turkish J. Earth Sci. 28, 260-274.
  • Ogala, J.E., Kalaitzidis, S., Christanis, K., Omo-Irabor, O.O., Akinmosin, A., Yusuf, C.U., Constantinopoulos, M., Papaefthymiou, H., Pasadakis, N. (2019). Geochemical and organic petrological study of bituminous sediments from Dahomey Basin, SW Nigeria. Mar. Petrol. Geol. 99, 577–595.
  • Christanis, K. (2017). Greece. In: Mires and peatlands of Europe. Status, distribution and conservation (Joosten, H., Tanneberger, F. and Moen, A., eds), 425-43, Schweizerbart Sci. Publ. [ISBN 978-3-510-65383-6].Pickel, W., Kus, J., Flores, D., Kalaitzidis, S., Christanis, K., Cardott, B.J., Misz-Kennan, M., Rodrigues, S., Hentschel, A., Hamor-Vido, M., Crosdale, P., Wagner, N. (2017). Classification of liptinite – ICCP System 1994. Int. J. Coal Geol. 169, 40-61.
  • Oskay, R.G., Christanis, K., Inaner, H., Salman, M., Taka, M. (2016). Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction of the eastern part of the Karapınar-Ayrancı coal deposit (Central Turkey). Int. J. Coal Geol. 163, 100-111.
  • Alnawafleh, H., Tarawneh, K., Siavalas, G., Christanis, K., Iordanidis, A. (2016). Geochemistry and Organic Petrography of Jordanian Sultani Oil Shale. Open J. Geol. 6, 1209-1220.
  • Christanis, K. (2016). The Philippi Peatland (Greece). In: C.M. Finlayson et al. (eds.), The Wetland Book, 6 pp., Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.

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Dr Helene Simoni

Laboratory Teaching Staff
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Office hours

  • Monday 10:00-11:00
  • Wednesday 10:00-11:00
  • Friday 12:00-13:00

Portfolio

Educational Qualifications: BA (Athens), MA (Leicester), PhD (Patras)

Researcher Profile 

 

Research Interests

  • Landscape Archaeology
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Cultural Resource Management
  • Local History
  • Urban Archaeology
 

Teaching

  • Geol_012 Cartography & Introduction to GIS
  • Geol_024 Geographic Information Systems
  • Geol_033 Digital Remote Sensing
  • Geol_066 Hydrology with GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Geol_078 Protection of the Geological, Geographic and Human Heritage
  • GEO_822E GIS and Remote Sensing in Applied Geology. Data Analysis and modeling
  • PED_320 Introduction to Greek Culture & Civilization
 

Publications

  • Simoni H. & E. Georgoudaki 2020: The University of Patras, Greece, its city, and international students: insights from multiple cartographic perspectives, European Planning Studies, 28:2, 213-233, DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2019.1632270
  • Simoni H. 2018: Mapping Places and Relations: Representations of the city of Patras and its reflections in the academia through cartography, in: Matiu O. (ed.): ReValue. Rethinking the value of Arts and Culture. 11th Interdisciplinary Conference of the University Network of the European Capitals of Culture, Proceedings, Aarhus, 8-11 November 2017. Sibiu: Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu Press, 51- 66.
  • Ριζάκης, Α., Κ. Παπαγιαννόπουλος & Ε. Σιμώνη, 2018: Συμβολή στη μελέτη των ρωμαϊκών κτηματολογίων στη Δυμαία χώρα με τη χρήση Γεωγραφικών Συστημάτων Πληροφοριών/ A GIS application on the study of Roman cadastres in Dyme, Achaia. Στο: Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στην Πελοπόννησο (ΑΕΠΕΛ1). Πρακτικά του Διεθνούς Συνεδρίου, Τρίπολη, 7-11 Νοεμβρίου 2012, 561-570.
  • Αργυρόπουλος B., Ε. Σιμώνη, Κ. Παπαγιαννόπουλος (επιμ.) 2017, Αρχαιολογικοί χώροι και μνημεία του Δήμου Δυτικής Αχαΐας. Πρακτικά Ημερίδας 19 Σεπτεμβρίου 2016. Κάτω Αχαΐα: Εφορεία Αρχαιοτήτων Αχαΐας – Δήμος Δυτικής Αχαΐας
  • Simoni, H. & K. Papagiannopoulos, 2017: Integrating Local History and Landscape Archaeology: two case studies from western Greece. Journal of Greek Archaeology 2, 321-337
  • Παπαγιαννόπουλος, K. & Σιμώνη, Ε. (επιμ.) 2017. Οι ρίζες των Σουδενιωτών. Τοπική Ιστορία και Αρχαιολογία των μετακινήσεων/ The roots of Soudeniotes. Local History and Archaeology of the movements (Λουσικά: Σύλλογος Σουδενιωτών Πατρών & Περιχώρων).
  • Simoni H., 2016: Geographical Information Systems in Urban Archaeology and Urban Planning. A case study from a Greek modern city, built on top of an ancient city, Oxford: BAR International Series 2812

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Dr. Paraskevi Lampropoulou

Laboratory Teaching Staff
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Office hours

  • Monday to Friday 10:00-15:00

Portfolio

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

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Research Interests

  • Characterization of minerals and rocks: Investigation and Uses
  • Utilization of byproducts on the production of new friendly to the environment materials (as ceramics, aggregates, concrete, cement)
 

Teaching

  • Geol_001 Mineralogy I
  • Geol_009 Mineralogy II
  • GEO_OME05 Instrumental Methods of the analysis of Earth Materials
  • GEO_OME03 Advanced topics in Mineralogy/Petrology/Ore Geology
 

Publications

  • Tzevelekou T., Lampropoulou P., Giannakopoulou P. P., Rogkala A., Koutsovitis P., Koukouzas N., Petros Petrounias P (2020). Valorization of slags produced by smelting of metallurgical dusts and lateritic ore fines in manufacturing of slag cements. Applied. Sciences. 10(13), 4670
  • Lampropoulou  P.,  Petrounias P., Giannakopoulou P. P.,  Rogkala A.,  N. Koukouzas N., Tsikouras B., Hatzipanagiotou K. (2020). The effect of chemical composition of ultramafic and mafic aggregates on their physicomechanical properties as well as on the produced concrete strength. Minerals 10 (5), 406.
  • Lampropoulou P., Laskaris N., Petrounias P., Giannakopoulou P. P., Rogkala A., Kalampounias A. G.,  Tsigrou P., Katagas C. G.,  Iliopoulos I. (2020). Petrogeochemical approaches to the characterization of obsidian derived from Nychia area (Milos island, Greece) using combined methods. Microchemical Journal 156, 1.
  • Petrounias P., Rogkala A., Giannakopoulou P. P., Tsikouras B., Lampropoulou P., Kalaitzidis  S., Hatzipanagiotou K., Lambrakis,  N. Christopoulou M. (2019). An Experimental Study for the Remediation of Industrial Waste Water Using a Combination of Low Cost Mineral Raw Materials. Minerals 9(4), 207.    https://doi.org/10.3390/min9040207 (2.380).
  • Nikolakopoulos K., Lampropoulou P., Fakiris E., Sardelianos   D., Papatheodorou G. (2018).  An Integrated Methodological Scheme Consisted of Synergistic Use of UAV and USV Data and Petrographic Analyses for the Investigation of Beachrock Formations: A Case Study from Syros island, Aegean Sea, Greece. Minerals. 8(11), 534.
  • Petrounias P., Giannakopoulou P.P., Rogkala A., Stamatis P.M., Tsikouras  B., Papoulis D, Lampropoulou P.,  Hatzipanagiotou K. (2018). The Influence of Alteration of Aggregates on the Quality of the Concrete: A Case Study from Serpentinites and Andesites from Central Macedonia (North Greece). Geosciences. 8 (115), 2- 17.
  • Nikolakopoulos K.G., Lampropoulou P., Papoulis D., Rogkala A., Giannakopoulou P. P.,  Petrounias P. (2018). Combined Use of Remote Sensing Data, Mineralogical Analyses, Microstructure Studies and Geographic Information System for Geological Mapping of Antiparos Island (Greece). Geosciences.8 (96), 2 - 16.
  • Lampropoulou P., Katagas C., Iliopoulos  I., Papoulis D. (2013): New periclase- magnesium aluminate spinel refractories from sintered high purity dead burned magnesite and new various presynthesized spinel- based compositions (I): Study in terms of mineralogical composition, microstructure, thermal expansion and cold crushing strength. Refractories and Industrial Ceramics. 53 (5), 310-316. DOI: 10.1007/s11148-013-9517-7 (0.494).

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