Paris Xypolias

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Dr. Paris Xypolias

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Office hours

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


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

Researcher Profile 


Research Interests

  • Structural Geology
  • Hard Rock Geology
  • Microtectonics
  • Tectonics/Geodynamics


  • Geol_028 Structural Geology
  • Geol_030 Geological Fieldtrip III
  • Geol_034 Geological Mapping (Sedimentary rocks)
  • Geol_038 Geological Fieldtrip IV
  • Geol_042 Photogeology
  • Geol_044 Geological Mapping (Crystalline rocks)
  • Geol_048 Geological Fieldtrip VI
  • GEO_CAD01 Structure and Mechanics of Lithosphere
  • GEO_CAD05 Processing and Analysis of Structural Data


  • Gerogiannis, N., Xypolias, P., Chatzaras, V., Aravadinou, E., Papapavlou, K. 2019. Deformation within the Cycladic subduction-exhumation channel: new insights from the enigmatic Makrotantalo nappe (Andros, Aegean). International Journal of Earth Sciences, 108, 817–843.
  • Zulauf, G., Dörr, W., Xypolias, P., Gerdes, A., Kowalczyk, G., Linckens, L. 2019. Triassic evolution of the western Neotethys: Constraints from microfabrics and U–Pb detrital zircon ages of the Plattenkalk Unit (External Hellenides, Greece). International Journal of Earth Sciences, 108, 2493-2529.
  • Martha, S.O., Zulauf, G., Dörr, W., Binck, J. J., Nowara, P.M., Xypolias, P. 2019. The Uppermost Unit south of the Dikti Mountains, eastern Crete: Constraints on the Tectonometamorphic evolution of the Internal Hellenides. Geological Magazine, 156, 1003-1026.
  • Xypolias, P., Gerogiannis, N., Chatzaras, V., Papapavlou, K., Kruckenberg, S.C., Aravadinou, E., Michels, Z. 2018. Using incremental elongation and shearing to unravel the deformation path in a complex transpressional zone. Journal of Structural Geology, 115, 64-81.
  • Gerogiannis, N., Xypolias, P. 2017. Retroward extrusion of high-pressure rocks: an example from the Hellenides (Pelion Blueschist Nappe, NW Aegean). Terra Nova, 29, 372-381.
  • Aravadinou, E., Xypolias, P. 2017. Evolution of a passive crustal-scale detachment (Syros, Aegean region): insights from structural and petrofabric analyses in the hanging-wall. Journal of Structural Geology, 103, 57-74.
  • Chatzaras, V., Dörr, W., Xypolias, P., Zulauf, G. 2016. Tracking the late Paleozoic to early Mesozoic margin of northern Gondwana in the Hellenides: paleotectonic constraints from U–Pb detrital zircon ages. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 105, 1881-1899.
  • Aravadinou, E., Xypolias, P., Chatzaras, V., Iliopoulos, I., Gerogiannis, N. 2016. Ductile nappe stacking and refolding in the Cycladic Blueschist unit: insights from Sifnos Island (south Aegean Sea). International Journal of Earth Sciences, 105, 2075-2096.
  • Martha, S.O., Dörr, W., Gerdes, A., Petschick, R., Schastok, J., Xypolias, P., Zulauf, G. 2016. New structural and U–Pb zircon data from Anafi crystalline basement (Cyclades, Greece): constraints on the evolution of a Late Cretaceous magmatic arc in the Internal Hellenides. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 105, 2031-2060.
  • Zulauf, G., Dörr, W., Krahl, J., Lahye, L., Chatzaras, V., Xypolias, P. 2016. U-Pb zircon and biostratigraphic data of high-pressure/low-temperature metamorphic rocks of the Talea Ori: Tracking the Paleotethys suture in central Crete, Greece. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 105, 1901-1922.

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