Short CV

Andreas Magganas
Professor of Mineralogy, Petrology and Mineral Chemistry
Director of the Section of Mineralogy and Petrology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Phone: +30 210 7274150; Fax: +30 210 7274190
Email: amagganas(at)


Personal Information: Name: Andreas Magganas, Father’s Name: Konstantinos, Place of Birth: Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Languages: Greek - Mother Tongue, English - Fluent written/oral skills

Academic Qualifications: PhD in Geological Sciences (1989) and BSc in Geology (1978), Department of Geology, University of Athens.

Appointments: 2010-today: Professor of Mineralogy, Petrology and Mineral Chemistry; 2000-2010: Associate Professor; 1994-2000: Assistant Professor; 1989-1994: Lecturer in Geology; 1981-1989: Research Assistant, Department of Geology and GeoEnvironment, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

Teaching Activities: Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses in Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology; Environmental Mineralogy; Analytical Mineralogy and Petrology; Petrography of Rock Forming Minerals; Medical Mineralogy; Origin, Restoration and Conservation of Ancient Building Stones and Artifacts.

Research Interests: Petrology of Igneous rocks; Ophiolites: Genesis, Evolution, Emplacement; Volcanism in Greece: From Triassic to Recent; Low to Very Low Metamorphism of Metabasic Rocks; Metasomatism; Chemistry and Structure of Rock Forming and New Minerals; Applied Mineralogy and Petrology, Archaeometry.

Scientific Lectures, Publications and Citations: I have given many lectures on Mineralogy and Petrology both in Greece and abroad (e.g. in Smith College, Northampton, MA, USA and University of Massachusetts, MA, USA). I have published more than 190 scientific articles in Greek and international journals, books and other publication forms of geological interest. In particular, apart from my PhD Thesis, 29 publications are in peer reviewed SCI journals, 27 refereed in conference publications, 4 are chapters in books of international publishers, 12 are in international journals, 47 are conference abstracts (excluding conference publications), 34 are articles in encyclopedias, field guides, reports, exhibition books etc.,  and 14 are university notes or books. My publications have more than 320 citations by Greek and foreign scientists.

Top Four Publications:

  • Magganas A., Sideris C. and Kokkinakis A. (1991). Marginal Basin - Volcanic Arc Origin of Metabasic Rocks of the Circum-Rhodope Belt, Thrace, Greece. Mineralogy and Petrology, 44, 235-252.

  • Magganas A. (2002). Constraints on the petrogenesis of Evros Ophiolite extrusives, NE Greece. Lithos 65, 165-182;

  • Koutsovitis P., Magganas A. and Ntaflos T. (2012). Rift and intra-oceanic subduction signatures in the Western Tethys during Triassic: The case of ultramafic lavas as part of an unusual ultramafic-mafic-felsic suite in Othris, Greece. Lithos, 144-145, 177-193.

  • Magganas A. and Koutsovitis P. (2015). Composition, Melting and Evolution of the Upper Mantle beneath the Jurassic Pindos Ocean Inferred by Ophiolitic Ultramafic Rocks in East Othris, Greece. International Journal of Earth Science. DOI 10.1007/s00531-014-1137-z.

Distinctions - Awards: Participation in the discovery of 3 new minerals (Agardite-Nd, Hilarionite and Nickeltsumcorite) and 3 new slag minerals; Awarded three times by the Academy of Athens (1989, 2003, 2014); Academic visitor/researcher in the Imperial College - UK (1985), University of Leicester - UK (1986) and Smith and Amherst Colleges (2008), Massachusetts, USA; Scholarships/funds: IKY-Greece, British Council, Erasmus and Socrates Programs (E.U.).

Member of Scientific Societies and Clubs: Mineralogical Society of America (MSA), International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI), Greek Geological Society, Scientific Society of Mining Wealth Technologists, European Network of Laboratories for Granites, Greek Speleological Society, Club of Greek Geologists, Club of Mineral and Fossil Collectors.