Curriculum Vitae

Katerinopoulos E. Athanassios Professor
Director of the Museum Mineralogy and Petrology


Natural Sciences Bachelor Degree, Athens University (1974)
Ph.D. in Geology, Athens University
Post Doctoral Research (Southampton, Leicester, Salzburg)

Positions in the University

Assistant in the Laboratory of Mineralogy and Petrology, Athens University (1977-1984)
Lecturer in the Section of Mineralogy and Petrology, Athens University (1985-1993)
Assist. Professor in the Section of Mineralogy and Petrology, Athens University (1994-1999)
Assoc Professor in the Section of Mineralogy and Petrology, Athens University (2000-2009)
Professor in the Section of Mineralogy and Petrology, Athens University (2009-today)


Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Applied Mineralogy Industrial Minerals.
Laboratory and theoretical


Award of the Academy of Athens
Award of the Society of Greek Litterateurs
Award of the Union of Greek Minerals and Fossils Collectors

Positions in the University

Delegate of the Department of Geology in the Senate Board of Athens University (1989 91)
Member of the Board of the Museum of Mineralogy and Petrology, Athens University (1997-99)
Director of the Museum of Mineralogy and Petrology, Athens University (2000-today)

Other Positions

Founding member of «The Greek Association of Mineral and Fossil Collectors» and President of the Board (1987- 91)
Delegate of Geologists in the Geotecnical Chamber of Greece (1989-91, 1993-95)
Member of the Board of the Geological Society of Greece(1990-91)
General Secretary of the Geological Society of Greece (1994-95)

Participation in 22 national or international research projects....more

Recent Papers

Voudouris P. Katerinopoulos A. (2004).New occurrences of mineral megacrysts in tertiary magmatic-hydrothermal and epithermal environments in Greece. Doc. Natur. 151, 1-21.

Voudouris P. & Katerinopoulos A. & Melfos V. (2004). Alpine type fissure minerals in Greece.  Doc. Natur. 151, 23-45.

Katerinopoulos Α., Solomos Ch. and Voudouris P. (2005). Lavrion smithsonites: A mineralogical and chemical study of their coloration. 8th Biennial SGA Meeting. 9/30, 983-986.

P. Voudouris, V. Melfos, A. Katerinopoulos (2006). Precious stones in Greece: mineralogy and geological environment of formation. 12th Quadrennial IAGOO Symposium. Moscow. 

Katerinopoulou A., Katerinopoulos A., Bieniok A., Knop E., Magganas A. & Amthauer G. (2007). Crystal chemistry, structure analyses and phase transition experiment on an omphacite from eclogitic metagabbro from Syros Island, Greece. Miner Petr. 91, p 117-128.

Katerinopoulos A. (2008). Variscan basic dykes in the Pelagonian (Northern Greece and South FYROM): Geodynamic significance based on petrological, geochemical and geochronological studies. Chemie der Erde Geochemistry, 68, 93-103.

Katerinopoulos A. (2008). Neoproterozoic and Variscan SHRIMP ages for zircons from the Baba Mountain granitic complex, basement of the Hellenides Alpine orogenic belt. N. Jb. Min. Abh. 184/3, 269-283.

Katerinopoulou A., Katerinopoulos A., Voudourιs P., Bieniok A., Musso M., & Amthauer G. (2009).  A multi-analytical study of the crystal structure of unusual Ti-Zr-Cr-rich andradite from the Maronia skarn, Rhodope massif, western Thrace, Greece. Miner. Petr. Volume 95, Numbers 1-2, 113-124

Siidra, O.I.; Krivovichev, S.V.; Chukanov, N.V.; Pekov, I.V.; Magganas, A.; Katerinopoulos, A.; Voudouris, P. (2011) The crystal structure of Pb5(As3+O3)Cl7 from the historic slags of Lavrion, Greece - a novel Pb(II) chloride arsenite. Min. Mag., 75, 2, 2011, pp. 337-345.
V. Pekov, N.V. Chukanov, A. E. Zadov, P. Voudouris, A. Magganas, A. Katerinopoulos (2011) Agardite-(Nd) NdCu6(AsO4)3(OH)63HO from the Hilarion Mine, Lavrion, Greece: Mineral description and chemical relations with other members of the agardite zalesiite solid-solution system Journal of Geosciences, 56/3 ;

V. Pekov, N.V. Chukanov, A.G. Turchkova, V.O. Yapaskurt, V.S. Rusakov1, D.I. Belakovskiy, P. Voudouris, A. Katerinopoulos, A. Magganas. (2011) A kankite-like arsenate-sulphate mineral from the oxidized ores of Lavrion, Greece Abstract // VI Mineral Diversity Research and Preservation;, Sofia.

Pekov, I.V., Chukanov, N.V., Yapaskurt, V.O., Rusakov, V.S., Belakovskiy, D.I., Turchkova, A.G., Voudouris, P., Katerinopoulos, A. and Magganas, A. (2012) Hilarionite, IMA 2011-089. CNMNC Newsletter No. 12, February 2012, page 154; Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 151155.

Books (in Greek):

Systematic Mineralogy (1992)
Applied Mineralogy-Industrial Minerals (1994)
Theophrastus “On Stones” (1993) (Translation to modern Greek)
The world of minerals (2007) Book (in Greek and English)
Minerals of the Lavrion mines (1994)