Dr. Athanasios Godelitsas
School of Science University of Athens
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Our NEW paper, on hydrothermal vent processes in the unique shallow-submarine arc-volcano Kolumbo (Santorini, Greece), just accepted in Scientific Reports

European Science Foundation (ESF) project, about Fe-bearing minerals in desert dust, just accepted in the frame of FIMIN Research Networking Programme in collaboration with Hebrew University

Our NEW paper, on the chemical and isotopic composition of human-body biominerals (cholesterol gallstones) just accepted in JTEMB

Proposal ENV-218 at ANKA Synchrotron, concerning Al-ore -Bauxite- from Hungary and Balkans, related to red mud from Ajka alumina plant (Hungary), received grade-A

On a ship - Info on my last trip on the E/V "NAUTILUS" can be found here

Our paper, on urban PM from Athens, has been published in NIM B. Read it here

ANKA Synchrotron Highlights 2011 Link



Highlights of Earth & Environmental Sciences See also: Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Mineral Surfaces & Nanogeoscience at Scoop.it!

Selected recent Discoveries [link]

Most important works on the Geology & the Environment of Greece [link]

Mineralogy and Geochemistry: Past, Present and Future [link]




University of Athens

NUSTRAP Group
 
Welcome!

Dr. Athanasios Godelitsas (born 9 August 1967) received his PhD in chemistry from Aristotle University (Greece) and then he did a postdoc in mineral surface science and nanogeoscience at the group of Prof. A. Putnis at University of Muenster (Germany). He is an Assist. Professor of Mineralogy-Mineral Chemistry at University of Athens (UoA, Greece) and a Visiting Professor of Environmental Mineralogy and Geochemistry at Complutense University of Madrid (Spain).

He is actively involved in a wide range of research areas in modern mineralogy, mineral-chemistry and geochemistry. For this purpose he is mainly using electron and atomic force microscopies, surface analytical techniques and accelerator/Synchrotron-based spectroscopies. He is member of the CNMNC of the International Mineralogical Association, the European Association of Geochemistry, the Geochemical Society (USA), the Hellenic Nuclear Physics Society, as well as founding member of the NUSTRAP Group of UoA. Dr. Godelitsas is currently responsible of the Committee of Mineralogy, Geochemistry & Economic Geology of the Geological Society of Greece and Vice-President of the International Natural Zeolite Association (INZA).

Research Interests
My main research interests are
  • Mineral Surface Science and Nanogeoscience
  • Microporous/Nanoporous Minerals and Rocks
  • Environmental Mineralogy and Geochemistry
  • Biomineralogy and Medical Geology
  • Mineral Atmospheric Particles

Coordination of recent Research Projects (funded by European Commission, KIT, ESF and DAAD)
  • Biogenic sulfur minerals in the environment of eastern Mediterranean volcanoes: the case of shallow-sea hydrothermal vents off Milos island, Greece (2014)
  • Investigation of Fe-bearing minerals in desert dust (and "red rain") and their role to the atmospheric inputs of Fe in eastern Mediterranean and Aegean Sea (2013)
  • The nature of uranium in sedimentary rocks of Epirus, NW Greece (2012)
  • Investigation of environmental/geological materials using Synchrotron radiation techniques (2012)
  • The nature of silver and gold in mining products of Chalkidiki, northern Greece (2012)
  • Distribution and speciation of contaminants in bauxite and red mud from Ajka alumina plant, Hungary (2012)
  • Elemental distribution and speciation in Saharan dust and urban particulate matter from Athens, Greece, using combined micro-XRF/-XANES/-XRD techniques (2011)
  • Distribution and speciation of mercury and other heavy metals in framboidal pyrites from lagoon sediments in NW Greece (2010)
  • Thorium chemistry in Greek bauxites and bauxite-tailings (red mud) using X-ray absorption spectroscopy (2009)
  • Elemental distribution in Saharan dust from red rain precipitated over Athens, Greece (2008)
  • Uranium distribution and speciation in carbonate rocks from the greater Attica region, Greece (2008)

Participation in recent Research Projects
  • Fabrication of Nanomaterials for CO2 Storage based on Geological Materials from Cyprus; University of Cyprus (2012-2014)
  • A multi-scale study of dissolution-crystallization processes relevant to biomineralization and environment; Complutense University of Madrid, Spain (2010-2012)
  • Center of Excellence in Low-energy Ion-Beam Research and Applications / LIBRA; NCSR "Demokritos", Greece (2009-2011)
  • Interaction processes between sulphate minerals and aqueous solutions: mineralogical and environmental implications; Complutense University of Madrid, Spain (2007-2009)
  • Transmission electron microscopic and spectroscopic study of diamondiferous UHP rocks from northern Greece; UoA, Greece, & Bayerisches Geoinstitut, Germany (2007)

Teaching
  • Mineralogy-Mineral Chemistry and Crystallography (undergrad)
  • Environmental Mineralogy and Geochemistry (postgrad)

Student Research Projects
Students who are interested in working with me may contact me directly

* NEW * Opportunity for student mobility (from UoA, Greece) to University of Oulu, Finland, within the frame of recent ERASMUS bilateral agreement (2014-2020)

Opportunity for postgraduate student mobility (from UoA, Greece) to University of Muenster, Germany, within the frame of recent ERASMUS bilateral agreement (2012-2015)

There are always possibilities for BSc, MSc and PhD projects in collaboration with mining companies exploiting metals and industrial minerals in Greece


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