Prof Ioannis Liritzis CV in Brief

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Prof. Ioannis Liritzis (b. 2-11-1953, Delphi, Greece)


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Teaching & Research: Professor of Archaeometry Natural Sciences, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece (; Visiting Scholar (On Spring Term) University of California San Diego, USA (;; Visiting Professor (On Contract), King Saud University, SA, 2015-16); Visiting Distinguished Professor University of Henan (China)(2017- ).


Graduate of Physics (B.Sc), University of Patras, Greece, 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, and the Lab of Environmental Archaeology, Head of the Dept (2004-2006), and Director of the Laboratory of Informatics, at the Dept of Mediterranean Studies (2005-2010).

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.

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).

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 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 and studies area mainly SE Mediterranean, Middle East. He has taught Archaeometry (theory & laboratory), Environmental Archaeometry, Museology & Preventive Conservation, New Technologies in Archaeognostic Sciences, Archaeomaterials, Geoarchaeology & Paleoenvironment of SE Mediterranean, Dating Methods in Archaeology, Archaeoastronomy

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. And in 2014 Honorary & Guest Professor at Samara State Institute of Culture Russia. Invited Visiting professor at Univ de Bordeaux III, France (1995); Cairo and Sohag and Beni Suef Universities, Egypt (2000-2005), Tennessee Univ USA (2002), Edinburgh Univ (1988), University of California San Diego (2016- ), University of Coastal Carolina (2015), King Saud University, Riyadh (2015- ), University of Science & Technology of China, Hefei (2015), Visiting Distinguished Professor Henan University, China (2017- ). In 2010 he was elected Member of Local Council of the Municipality of Delphi, Greece, and Head of the Committee of Educational Strategy & Cultural Planning.

He has written 9 books (4 in English), more than 300 papers in mainly International cited journals, and mainly single or main/first author, in National Proceedings and Chapters in Books, and he has served as Editor or Co-Editor in 21 mainly international Volumes.

He has been elected as Member/ Fellow in 16 Greek and International Scientific Societies, and has carried several scientific Programmes funded by EU and Greek Ministries. He is founder of 2 International Journals (Mediterranean Archaeology & Archaeometry, & SCIENTIFIC CULTURE, He is Editor or Editor-in-Chief or Member of the Board in 22 International Journals (included in: ICI, Scopus, Scimago, Thomson Reuters).

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.

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.


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