Maria ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS

Geologist & Chemist, Professor Emeritus

University of Athens, Faculty of Geology & Geoenvironment

Tel/Fax+30 210 -7284214, e-mail: econom@geol.uoa.gr,

http://users.uoa.gr/~econom, Google scholar citations

 

EDUCATION

1971 B.Sc. Geology, University of Athens

1975 B. Sc., Chemistry, University of Athens

1979 Ph.D. Thesis, University of Athens (Economic Geology)

1984 Post Doctorate Thesis, University of Athens (Economic Geology)

Post-Doctoral research (as Researcher Visitor or Researcher Fellow) at the Imperial College (University of London), U.S. Geological Survey, Reston (Virginia), University of Toronto (Mining Geology), University of Leeds and University of Manchester.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Full Professor, Department of Geology & Geoenvironment, University of Athens (1993-2014)

Director of the Postgraduate programme Applied Environmental Geology (2001-2014), in the frame of the EPEAEK II Project.

) Undergraduate: (1) Descriptive/Genetic Models of Ore deposits, (2) Metallogeny of ore Deposit types associated with ophiolite complexes and (3) Methods for rock and ore analysis.

She has organized the Chemical Laboratory at the Department of Geology, including the determination of platinum-group element (Os, Ir, Ru, Rh, Pt, Pd) Au, after preconcentration following the Nickel and PbO fire assay technique.

) Postgraduate, Chapters in: (1) Applied Environmental Geology, (2) Management of primary raw materials (3) Methods of Environmental Research and Environmental Reports.

Post graduate Theses (Supervisor)

Ph.D. Theses

Konstantopoulou, G, P. (1990). Distribution of platinumsgroup elements and gold in chromite ores and host rocks of the Vourinos ophiolite complex. Ph.D. thesis, Univ. Athens, pp. 272.

Nikolaidou, A. (1996). Distribution of selenium and other trace elements in sulfide ores from the Chalkidiki peninsula, Greece. Ph.D. thesis, Univ. Athens, pp 254.

Megremi I. (1910). Controlling factors of the mobility and bioavailability of Cr and other metals at the environment of Ni-laterites, Ph.D thesis, Univ. of Athens, pp. 316.

Kiousis, G. (2012). Research on the origin of precious and other metals in porphyry Cu-Au-Pd-Pt deposits sustainable development. Ph. D Thesis. Univ. of Athens, pp. 249.

Tsoupas, G. Platinum-group element mineralization in chromitites from the Veria ophiolite complex, northern Greece (in progress).

Kalatha, S. Genesis of Bauxitic and Ni-laterites - enrichment processes in rare earth elements (in progress).

Kampouroglou, E. Investigation of the contamination by arsenic and heavy metal in Neogene carbonate basins of Attica potential sources (in progress).

Christidis, Ch. The Platinum-group element mineralization at the Pontokerasia, Kilkis, porphyry copper deposit-Sustainable development (in progress).

 

M.Sc. Theses

Raptis St. (2016). Investigation of the role of organic matter to the bio-availabiliti and bio-accumulation of Cr(VI), and its significance to the environmental health (in progress).

Spendoni Th. (2016). Environmental impact of Pt, Pd, Rh and Au from catalytic converters along roadsides of Attica, Greece (in progress).

Olivotos Sp. (2015). Thermodynamic Controls on the Formation and Stability of Platinum-Group Elements and their environmental significance. Msc Thesis, University of Athens, 102p.

Tsioumpri M. (2014). Selenium uptake in Trifilium alexandrinum and Lactuca sativa under varying pH conditions, M.Sc Thesis, University of Athens, pp.130.

Asyminas G. (2012). Assessment of the environmental impact by chromium and other heavy metals in soil and groundwater of the Assopos basin: the role of the organic matter to the metal bio-availability. Msc Thesis, University of Athens, pp 190.

Kampouroglou, E. (2012) Investigation of the contamination in the carbonate basin of Varnavas (Attica) by arsenic and heavy metals. M.Sc Thesis, University of Athens, pp. 153.

Theodoratou Ch. (2011). Assessment of the contamination by Cr (VI) and other heavy metals at the Oropos area: interaction in the system soil-plant-water, M.Sc Thesis, University of Athens, pp.195.

Atsarou C. (2011). Distribution of chromium and other heavy metals in groundwater, soil and crops at the Avlona area, Attica: factors controlling their bioavailability. Msc thesis, University of Athens, pp. 197.

Kondou M (2009) Iron bio-leaching in bauxites. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Athens, pp 141

Gemeni, V. (2009). Carbon Dioxide (CO2) mineralization. Sequestration of CO2 emissions from the lignite-fired power plant of Ptolemais, W. Macedonia, M.Sc. Thesis, University of Athens, pp 135.

Marouli D. (2009).The chatacterization of pyrolysis by-products of lihnite and copyrolysis of lignite with biomass their environmental impact. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Athens, pp 101.

Kalatha, S. (2005). Assessment of the environmental impact, associated with the mining activity at the Ermioni area (Argolis), Greece, using GIS. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Athens, pp 261.

Kiousis, G. (2004). Sustainable development of the Cu-Au-Pd porphyry deposit of the Skouries, Chalkidiki peninsula, N. Greece. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Athens, pp 202.

Megremi, I. (2001). Distribution of Cr, Ni, Mn and Zn in Fe-Ni nlaterites from the area of Artaki, Evia, and theit environmental impact. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Athens, pp. 110.

Metsios C. (1999). Mobility of selenium and its environmental impact. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Athens, pp 132.

 

Member of the Advisory or/and Examination Committee

Ph.D. Theses, at the Athens University: 14

Ph.D. Theses, External Examiner of Ph.D.: 4

M.Sc. Theses: 7

 

RESEARCH INTEREST

Her scientific interests include: Geochemistry of ore deposits, the ore-forming processes associated with mafic-ultramafic rocks, including chromite, sulphides, bauxitic and Fe-Ni-laterite deposits, platinum-group elements (PGE, PGM), porphyry Cu-AuPdPt systems, and environmental contamination caused by natural processes and anthropogenic activities.

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATORS

More than 25 National and International projects/contracts, in conjunction with:

Prof. Dr. A. Naldrett, University of Toronto (Canada), Dr. M. Foose, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, U.S.A), Prof. D. Buchanan, Dr. S. Parry, Imperial College, Dr. H. Prichard (U.K.), Dr. A. Panayiotou, Geological Survey (Cyprous), Prof. Dr. M. Zhelyaskova-Panayotova, University of Sofia (Bulgaria), Prof. S. Karamata, Z. Maksimovic, University of Beograd (Serbia), Prof. Dr. M. Tarkian, University of Hamburg (Germany), Prof. Dr. A. Tashko & . Sinojmeri, Technical University of Tirana (Albania), Dr. M. Ohnenstetter, BRGM (France), Prof. Dr. G. Garuti & Dr. F. Zaccarini, University of Modena (Italy), Prof. R. Frei, University of Copenhagen (Finland), Prof. Dr. Sotnikov & Dr. A. Berzina, Russian Acad. of Science, Novosibirsk (Russia), Prof. Dr. A. Al-Boghdady, University of Menoufia (Egypt).

 

LIST OF SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (International Journals)

A.    Chromite and platinum-group Element (PGE)

 

OLIVOTOS, S. AND ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M. (2016). Gibbs Free Energy of Formation for Selected Platinum-Group Minerals (PGM). Geosciences, 6 (2) 1-13, doi:10.3390/geosciences 6010002 www.mdpi.com.
Economou-Eliopoulos, M., Tsoupas, G. and Kiousis, G. (2013). Exploration for Platinum-group elements (PGE) in various geotectonic settings of Greece. In: The Geology of Greece, Emmanuel Skourtsos, and Gordon S. Lister (Eds.), Journal of the Virtual Explorer, Electronic Edition, ISSN 1441-8142, volume 42.

ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS M. (2010). Platinum-group elements (PGE) in various geotectonic settings: Opportunities and risks. Hellenic Journal of Geosciences, vol. 45, 65-82 67

PETROU, A.L. AND ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M. (2009). Platinum-group mineral formation: Evidence of an interchange process from the entropy of activation values. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 73, 56355645. Available online at www.elsevier.com/locate/gca

PETROU, A.L. AND ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M. (2009). The activation energy values estimated by the Arrhenius equation as a controlling factor of platinum-group mineral formation. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 73, 1625-1636. Available online at www.elsevier.com/locate/gca

AHMED H., ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS M. (2008). Diversity of platinum-group minerals in podiform chromitites of the late proterozoic ophiolite, eastern desert, egypt: genetic implications. Ore Geology Reviews, 33 (1), p. 33.

TSOUPAS, G. AND ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M. (2008). High PGE contents and extremely abundant PGE-minerals hosted in chromitites from the Veria ophiolite complex, northern Greece. Ore Geology Reviews 33, 319. Available at www.elsevier.com/locate/oregeorev

PRICHARD, H., ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M. AND FISHER, P.C. (2008). Contrasting Platinum-group mineral assemblages from two different podiform chromitite localities in the Pindos ophiolite complex, Greece. Canadian Mineralogist. 46/2, 329-341.

ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M., 2007. On the origin of the PGE-enrichment in chromitites associated with ophiolite complexes: the case of Skyros island, Greece. In: 9th SGA Meeting, Andrew et al (eds) "Digging Deeper" Dublin, 2007, vol 2: 1611- 1614.

AL-BOGHDADY A. and ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS M., 2005. Fluid inclusions in chromite from a pyroxenite dike of the Pindos ophiolite complex. Chemie Erde, 65: 191-202. Available on line at www.elsevier.de/chemer

TSOUPAS, G. & ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M., 2005. Extremely abundant platinum-group minerals in chromitites hosted in the Veria ophiolite complex, northern Greece. In: Platinum 10th Inter. Platinum Symposium Platinum-Group Elements from Genesis to Beneficiation and Environmental Impact, Finland, August 8-11, 2005: 592-997.

ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS M. 2001. Geochemical constrains on the origin, geotectonic setting and exploration for chromite deposits in ophiolite complexes. In 6th Biennial SGA-SEG Meeting, Krakow, Mayer (ed), Balkema, Rotterdam: 573-576.

ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS M., 2000. Geochemical constrains on the exploration of chromite deposits. Proc. Mineral Wealth, Athens 2000: 195-205.

GARUTI G., ZACCARINI F. & ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS M., 1999. Paragenesis and composition of laurite from chromitites of Othrys (Greece): implications for Os-Ru fractionation in ophiolitic upper mantle of the Balkan peninsula, Mineralium Deposita, 34: 312-319.


ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS M., SAMBANIS G. & KARKANAS P., 1999. Trace element distribution in chromitites from the Pindos ophiolite complex, Greece: implications for the chromite exploration. In Mineral Deposits, Stanley (ed), Balkema, Rotterdam: 713-716.

ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS M., TARKIAN M. & SAMBANIS G., 1998. On the geochemistry of chromite ores from the Pindos ophiolite complex. Chemie Erde, 59: 19-31.

Economou-Eliopoulos M., Parry S. & Christidis, G., 1997. Platinum-group element (PGE) content of chromite ores from the Othrys ophiolite complex, Greece. $th Biennial SGA meeting, Turku, Filand. In: Mineral Deposits, Papunen (Ed), A.A. Balkema Publishers, Rotterdam, 414-417.

 

ZHELYASKOVA - PANAYOTOVA M. & ECONOMOU - ELIOPOULOS M., 1988. Platinum group elements (PGE) and gold in chromite ores from Bulgaria, Proc. of 4th Congress of the Geological Society of Greece, Athens, 23 (2): 195 - 206.

TASHKO A., ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS M. & ECONOMOU G., 1998. An overview of the PGE in the Bulqiza ophiolite complex, Albania. Proc. 8th Intern. Congress of the Geol. Soc. Greece, v. 23 (3) 193-201.

ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS M. & ZHELYASKOVA-PANAYOTOVA M., 1998. Comparative study of the geochemistry of chromite ores from the Kempirsai (Urals) and Rhodope (Balkan peninsula) ophiolite massifs. . Proc. 8th Intern. Cogress of the Geol. Soc. Greece v. XXXII (3) 203-211.

TARKIAN M., ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M. & SAMBANIS G., 1996. Platinum-group minerals in chromitites from the Pindos ophiolite complex, Greece. N. Jb. Miner. Mh., H.4: 145-160.

ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M. 1996. Platinum-group element distribution in chromite ores from ophiolite complexes: implications for their exploration. Ore Geology Reviews, 11, 363-381. Available on line at www.elsevier.com/locate/oregeorev

ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS M. & VACONDIOS I., 1995. Geochemistry of chromitites and host rocks from the Pindos ophiolite complex, northwestern Greece. Chemical Geology, 122, 99-108.Available at: www.elsevier.com/locate/chemgeo

Zhelyaskova-Panayotova M. & Economou-Eliopoulos M., 1993. Platinum-group element (PGE) and gold concentrations in oxide and sulfide mineralizations from ultramafic rocks of Bulgaria. An de L Universite, Sofia GGF, 1, 86, 196-218.

TARKIAN M., ECONOMOU - ELIOPOULOS M & ELIOPOULOS D., 1992. Platinum-group minerals and tetraauricuprite in ophiolitic rocks of the Skyros island, Greece. Mineralogy & Petrology 47: 55-66.

KONSTANTOPOULOU G. & ECONOMOU - ELIOPOULOS M., 1991. Distribution of Platinun-Group Elements and Gold within the Vourinos chromitite ores, Greece. Economic Geology, 86: 1672 - 1682.

KONSTANTOPOULOU G. & ECONOMOU - ELIOPOULOS M. , 1990. Geochemistry of the Vourinos chromite ores, Greece. Proc. Ophiolites and Oceanic Lithosphere, Troodos-87, Cyprus: 605-613.

ECONOMOU M., 1986. M.:Platinum-group elements (PGE) in chromite and sulfide ores related with ophiolites. In: M.J. Gallagher,R.A.Ixer, C.R. Neary,H.M. Prichard, London I.M.M. 441 - 453. 25.

PARASKEVOPOULOS G. & ECONOMOU M., 1986 On the origin of chromite ores of the Vourinos ophiolite complex, Greece. N. Jb. Miner. Abh.,154 (2): 179 - 192.

ECONOMOU M., 1984. On the chemical composition of the chromite ores from the Chalkidiki peninsula, Greece. Ofioliti, 9 (2): 123 - 134.

ECONOMOU, M., 1983. Platinum-group metals in chromite ores from the Vourinos ophiolite complex, Greece. Ofioliti 8: 339-356.

PARASKEVOPOULOS G. & ECONOMOU M., 1981. Genesis of magnetite ore occurrences by metasomatism of chromite ores in Greece. Neues Jahrb. Mineral. Abh.  140 (1), 2953.

SCARPELIS N. & ECONOMOU M., 1978. Genesis and metasomatism of chromite ore from thr Gomati area, Chalkidiki, Greece. Ann. Geol. Pays Hellen., 29: 716 - 728.

 

B.    PGE-potential in porphyry-Cu deposits

 

ELIOPOULOS, D., ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M. & ZELYASKOVA-PANAYIOTOVA, M. (2014). Critical factors controlling Pd and Pt potential in porphyry-Cu-Au deposits: Evidence from the Balkan Peninsula. Geosciences, 4, 39-49. www.mdpi.com/journal/geosciences.

ELIOPOULOs, D. & Economou-Eliopoulos, M., (2013). Palladium and Platinum in hydrothermal systems: The case of porphyry-Cy systems and sulfides associated with ophiolite complexes. 13th Intern Congress Geol. Soc. Greece. September 2013 (3), 1616-1627.

ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M., ELIOPOULOS, D. AND ZHELYASKOVA-PANAYOTOVA, M., 2007. Chlorides in the Skouries and Medet Porphyry Deposits of the Balkan Peninsula. In: 9th SGA Meeting, Andrew et al (eds) "Digging Deeper" Dublin, 2007, vol 2: 905-908.

ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M., 2007. On the origin of the PGE-enrichment in chromitites associated with ophiolite complexes: the case of Skyros island, Greece. In: 9th SGA Meeting, Andrew et al (eds) "Digging Deeper" Dublin, 2007, vol 2: 1611- 1614.

BERZINA, A.N., SOTNIKOV, V.I., ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M. ELIOPOULOS, D.G. (2007). First finding of merenskyite (Pd, Pt)Te2 in porphyry Cu-Mo ores in Russia. Russian Geology and Geophysics 48, 656658. www.elsevier.com//locate/rgg


ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M. & ELIOPOULOS, D., 2005. Mineralogical and geochemical characteristics of the Skouries porphyry Cu-Au-Pd-Pt deposit (Greece): evidence for the precious metal concentration. In: 8th SGA Meeting, Mao, J. & Bierlein, F.P. (Eds), Mineral Deposits Research Meeting the Global Challenge Beijing, August 18-21, 2005, vol 2: 1001-1004.

BERZINA A.N., SOTNIKOV V.I., ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M. and ELIOPOULOS, D.G., 2005. Distribution of rhenium in molybdenites from porphyry Cu-Mo deposits of Russia (Siberia) and Mongolia. Ore Geology Reviews, 26: 91-113. Available on line at www.elsevier.com/locate/oregeorev

KIOUSIS, G., ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M., PASPALIARIS, J. & MITSIS, J., 2005. Gold, palladium and platinum recovery, as by-product, from the Skouries porphyry Cu-Au deposit at Chalkidiki area, N. Greece preliminary results. In: 8th SGAMeeting, Mao, J. & Bierlein, F.P. (Eds), Mineral Deposits Research Meeting the Global Challenge Beijing, August 18-21, 2005: 991-994.

BERZINA, A.N., SOTNIKOV, V.I., ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M. & ELIOPOULOS, D.G., 2005. Factors controlling palladium and gold contents in the Aksug porphyry Cu-Mo deposit (Russia). In: 8th SGA Meeting, Mao, J. & Bierlein, F.P. (Eds), Mineral Deposits Research Meeting the Global Challenge Beijing, August 18-21, 2005, vol 1: 353-356.

ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M. & ELIOPOULOS, D.G., 2005. Contribution of mafic magmas and mafic rocks to Pd and Pt contents in porphyry Cu deposits : Evidence from the Skouries deposit, Greece. In: Platinum 10th Inter. Platinum Symposium Platinum-Group Elements from Genesis to Beneficiation and Environmental Impact, Finland, August 8-11, 2005: 326-329.

BERZINA A.N., SOTNIKOV V.I., ELIOPOULOS D.G. and ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS M. 2003. Rhenium in molybdenites from porphyry Cu-Mo deposits of Russia (Siberia) and Mongolia. In: Mineral Exploration and Sustainable Development, 7th Biennial SGA Meeting, Athens, Eliopoulos D. et al. (eds), Millpress, Rotterdam: 235-238.

SOTNIKOV, V.I., BERZINA, A.N., ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M. & ELIOPOULOS, D.G., 2001. Palladium, platinum and gold distribution in porphyry CuMo deposits of Russia and Mongolia. Ore Geology Reviews 16: 59-70. Available on line at www.elsevier.com/locate/oregeorev

ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS M. & ELIOPOULOS, D., 2001. Factors controlling the Pd and Pt potential of the Skouries porphyry-Cu deposit, Chalkidiki Peninsula, N. Greece. In 6th Biennial SGA-SEG Meeting, Krakow, Mayer (ed), Balkema, Rotterdam: 579-582.

ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS M. & ELIOPOULOS, D., 2000. Palladium, platinum and gold concentration in porphyry copper systems of Greece and their genetic significance. Ore Geology Reviews 16 (1-2): 28-40. Available on line at www.elsevier.com/locate/oregeorev

ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS M., ELIOPOULOS, D., ZHELYASKOVA-PANAYOTOMA, M. & PERANTONIS, G., 2000. Distribution of precious metals in porphyry CuMo deposits of Greece and Bulgaria. Proc. Mineral Wealth, Athens 2000: 143-151.

ELIOPOULOS, D.G., ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M., STRASHIMIROV, ST., KOVACHEV, V. & ZHELYASKOVA-PANAYOTOVA, M., 1995, Gold, Platinum and Palladium content in porpyry-Cu deposits from Bulgaria: A study in progress. Geological Society of Greece. Sp. Publ. No 5, p. 712-716.

ELIOPOULOS D. G. & ECONOMOU - ELIOPOULOS M., 1991. Platinum-Group Element and Gold Contents in the Skouries Porphyry Copper Deposit, Chalkidiki Peninsula, Northern Greece. Economic Geology, 86: 740 - 749.

TARKIAN M., ELIOPOULOS D. G. & ECONOMOU - ELIOPOULOS M., 1991. Mineralogy of Precious Metal in the Skouries Porphyry Copper Deposit, Northern Greece. N. Jb. Miner. Abh. H.12, 529 - 537.

 

C.    Sulphide mineralization

ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M., ELIOPOULOS, D.G. AND CHRYSSOULIS S., 2008. A comparison of high-Au massive sulfide ores hosted in ophiolite complexes of the Balkan Peninsula with modern analogues: Genetic significance. Ore Geology Reviews, 33, 81-100 (Available on line at www.elsevier.com/locate/oregeorev)

VOUDOURIS, P. MELFOS, V., SPRY, P.G., BONSALL, T., TARKIAN, M. AND ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M. (2008). Mineralogical and fluid inclusion constraints on the evolution of the Plaka intrusion-related ore system, Lavrion, Greece. Mineralogy and Petrology (Springer-Verlag), 93: 79110

VOUDOURIS, P. and ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS M. 2003. Mineralogy and chemistry of Cu-rich ores from the Kamariza carbonate-hosted deposit (Lavrion), Greece. In: Mineral Exploration and Sustainable Development, 7th Biennial SGA Meeting, Athens, Eliopoulos D. et al. (eds), Millpress, Rotterdam: 1039-1042.

BARLAS, C., ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS M.& SKOUNAKIS, S., 2001. Selenium-bearing minerals in massive sulfide ore from the Pindos ophiolite complex. In 6th Biennial SGA-SEG Meeting, Krakow, Mayer (ed), Balkema, Rotterdam: 565-568.

SOVATSOGLOU-SKOUNAKIS E. & ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS M., 1997. Fe-Cu-Ni-Co sulphide meneralizatios from the Pindos and Veria ophiolite complexes, Greece. Ofioliti, 22 (2): 227-230.

SCARPELIS N., ECONOMOU M. & MICHAEL K., 1987. Exploration for polymetallic ores in a Tertiaty volcanosedimentary terrain, Virini - Pessani - Dadia area, W. Thrace, N. Greece. Geologica Balcanica, 17 (6): 31 - 41.

FOOSE M. ECONOMOU M. & PANAYIOTOU A., 1985. Compositional constrains on the genesis of nickel mineralization in the Limassol Forest portion of the Troodos ophiolite complex, Cyprus. Mineralium Deposita 20: 234 - 240.

ECONOMOU M. & NALDRETT,A.J.,1984. Sulfides associated with podiform bodies of chromite at Tsagli,Eretria, Greece. Mineralium Deposita, 19:289-297.

SIDERIS C., SKOUNAKIS S., LASKOU M. & ECONOMOU M., 1984. Brecciated pipeform diabase from Pindos ophiolite complex. Chem. Erde, 43:189 - 195.

●SCOUNAKIS S., SIDERIS C. & ECONOMOU M., 1982. A new natural occurrence of Co9S8 in pyrrhotite ore from the ophiolite complex of Pindos, Greece. N. Jb. Miner. Mh., 4: 169 - 174.

Economou M., Skounakis S, Papathanassiou K (1981) Magnetite deposits of skarn type from the Plaka area of Laurium, Greece. Chem Erde 40: 241252

ECONOMOU M., 1981. A second occurrence of the copper sulfides geerite and spionkopite in Eretria area, Central Greece. N. Jb. Miner. Mh.: 489-494.

ECONOMOU M., SCOUNAKIS S. & SIDERIS C., 1981. On the presence of a Co-Fe-sulfide in the mineralization from Perivoli (W. Macedonia, Greece). Ann. Geol. Pays Hellen., 30: 534 - 542.

ECONOMOU M., 1982. An unusual association of Fe-Ni-Co-Cu sulfides with chromite and magnetite in Eretria area (Tsagli). Chem. Erde, 41: 325-336.

 

D.    Bauxitic and Fe-Ni-laterite deposits

 

KALATHA S., PERRAKI M., ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS M., MITSIS I. (2016). On the origin of the bastnaesite group [La, Nd, Y(CO3)F]: evidence from the Nissi (Patitira) Bauxitic Laterite deposit, Lokris, Greece. Mineralogy and Petrology ( ).

LATHA, S. AND ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M. (2015). Framboidal pyrite and bacterio-morphic goethite at transitional zones between Fe-Ni-laterites and limestones: Evidence from Lokris, Greece. Ore Geology Reviews, 65, 413-425.

Laskou, M. and Economou-Eliopoulos, M. (2013). Bio-mineralization and potential biogeochemical processes in bauxite deposits: genetic and ore quality significance. Mineralogy and Petrology, 407 (4), 171-186.

Eliopoulos D.G., Economou-Eliopoulos M., Apostolikas A. and GOLIGHTLY P. (2012). Geochemical features of Ni-laterite deposits from the Balkan Peninsula and Gordes, Turkey: The genetic and environmental significance of arsenic. Ore Geology Reviews, 48, 413427.

Laskou, M., Economou-Eliopoulos, M. & Mitsis, I. (2010). Biomineralization of halotrichite and sulphates on bauxite ores. Goldschmidt Conference Abstract 2010, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA , A 564 (http://www.goldschmidt/Abstracts/R.pdf)

Laskou, M. and Economou-Eliopoulos, M. 2007. The role of micro-organisms on the mineralogical and geochemical characteristics of the Parnassos-Ghiona bauxite deposits, Greece. J. Geochem. Exploration, 93, 6777.

Laskou, M. and Economou-Eliopoulos, M., 2005. Micro-organisms as fossils and present day development in Ni-laterites and bauxites of the Balkan peninsula. In: 8th SGA Meeting, Mineral Deposits Research Meeting the Global Challenge Beijing, August 18-21, 2005, Springer,Mao et al (eds), 1003-1006.

ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS M., ELIOPOULOS D.G., Vassilatos Ch. & Soulas M., 2003. Genetic significance of chromite in Fe-Ni-laterite deposits. Implications from Western Macedonia, Greece. In: Mineral Exploration and Sustainable Development, 7th Biennial SGA Meeting, Athens, Eliopoulos D. et al. (eds), Millpress, Rotterdam: 69-72.

ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS M., LASKOU, M., TASHKO A. and ELIOPOULOS D.G., 2003. Mineralogical and geochemical features of the Katjeli Fe-Ni laterite deposit, Pogradec massif, Albania. In: Mineral Exploration and Sustainable Development, 7th Biennial SGA Meeting, Athens, Eliopoulos D. et al. (eds), Millpress, Rotterdam: 73-76.

ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS M., 2003. Apatite and Mn, Zn, Co-enriched chromite in Ni-laterites of northern Greece and their genetic significance. J. Geochemical Exploration 80: 41-54, Available on line at www.elsevier.com/locate/jgeoexp

ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS M. & ICHAELIDIS, E. 2001. Apatite in Ni- laterites of the Edessa area, northern Greece. In 6th Biennial SGA-SEG Meeting, Krakow, Mayer (ed), Balkema, Rotterdam: 583-586.

ELIOPOULOS, D & ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS M., 2000. Mineralogical and geochemical characteristics of Fe-Ni and bauxitic laterite deposits of Greece. Ore Geology Reviews 16 (1-2): 41-58. Available on line at www.elsevier.com/locate/oregeorev

ELIOPOULOS D. & ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS M., 1999. Geochemical and mineralogical features of In-laterite deposits from western Vermio, Greece. In Mineral Deposits, Stanley (ed), Balkema, Rotterdam: 717-720.

ARNISALO, J. MAKELA, K., BOURGEOIS, B., SPYROPOULOS, C., VAROUFAKIS, S., MORTEN, E., MAGLARAS, C., SOININEN, H., ANGELOPOULOS, A., ELIOPOULOS, D. LAMBERG, P., PAPUNEN, H., HATTULA, A. PIETILA, R., ELO, S., RIPIS, C., DIMOU, E., APOSTOLIKAS, A., MELAKIS, M., ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M., VASSILAS, N., PELANTONIS, S., AMPAZIS, E., CHAROU, E., GUSTAVSSON, M., TIAINEN, M., STEFOULI, D., DEIFINI, P., VANTURINI, G., STAVRAKAS, Y., KATSOULAS, D. 1999. Integrated technologies for minerals exploration; pilot project for nickel ore deposits. Trans. Instn Min, Metall. (Sect. B. Appl. Earth sci.) 108: B151-B163.

Economou-Eliopoulos M., Eliopoulos D., Apostolikas A. & Maglaras K., 1997. Precious and rare earth element distribution in Ni-laterites from Lokris area, Central Greece. In Mineral Deposits, Papunen (ed), Balkema, Rotterdam, 411-414.

ELIOPOULOS, M. LASKOU AND M. ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, 1997: Geochemical features of Ni-laterites from the western parts of the Balkan peninsula Geologica Balcanica, 27 (3 & 4): 95-104.

TASHKO A., LASKOU M., ELIOPOULOS D. & ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS M., 1996. Pt, Pd and Au during lateritization process of the ultramafic rocks of the Shebenic-Pogradec massif, Albania. Plate tectonic aspects of the Alpine metallogeny in the Carpatho-Balkan region. Proceedings of the annual meeting of IGCP project No 356. Sofia,1996, v. 2: 121-132.

LASKOU M. & ECONOMOU M., 1990. Platinum group element and gold concentrations in Greek Bauxites. Geologica Balcanica, 21(2): 65 - 77.

PARASKEVOPOULOS G. & ECONOMOU M., 1981. Mn-rich zoned chromite ore in serpentinites of Northern Greece. Amer. Mineralogist, 66: 1013-1019.

 

E.    Fe-oxides/hydroxides, apatite and ophiolitic rocks

MITSIS J. & ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS M., 2001. Occurrence of apatite with magnetite in an ophiolite complex (Othrys), Greece. American Mineralogist, 86: 1143-1150.

MITSIS J. & ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS M., 2003. On the origin of hydrolapatite associated with pure massive magnetite in the Othrys ophiolite complex, Greece. Ofioliti, 28(1): 25-32.

CHRISTIDIS G., ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS M., MARCOPOULOS TH. & LASKOU M., 1998. An unusual assemblage of perovskite-pseudobrookite-titanite-rutile and Fe-rich clinochlore in a rodingite from the Vourinos ophiolite complex, Greece. Canadian Mineralogist , 36: 1327-1338.

TASHKO A., LASKOU M., ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS M. & ECONOMOU G., 1998. On the origin of Ti-magnetite from the Puka ophiolitic massif, Albania. Proc. 8th Intern. Cogress of the Geol. Soc. Greece, v. XXXII (3) 39-46.

PARASKEVOPOULOS G. & ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS M., 1997. Geochemistry and geotectonic setting of basaltic rocks from the Othrys ophiolite complex. Ann. Geol. Pays Hellen., 37: 601-612.

KARKANAS P., LASKOU M., ECONOMOU M. & ZHELYASKOVA-PANAYOTOVA M., 1996. Amphibolite dikes within the Zidani asbestos mine, Northern Greece, and their significance. Ofioliti, 21 (2): 117-123.

LASKOU M., ECONOMOU M., & ZHELYASKOVA-PANAYOTOVA M., 1996. Mineralogical and geochemical characteristics of magnetites from ophiolites of Greece and Bulgaria. Plate tectonic aspects of the Alpine metallogeny in the Carpatho-Balkan region. Proceedings of the annual meeting of IGCP project No 356. Sofia,1996, v. 1: 211-221

ZHELYASKOVA - PANAYOTOVA M., LASKOU M. & ECONOMOU M., 1992. Vermiculite occurrences from the Vavdos and Gerakini areas of the W. Chalkidiki peninsula, Greece. Chem. Erde , v. 52. 41-48.

ZHELYASKOVA-PANAYOTOVA M., ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS M., PETROV P.M., LASKOU M. & ALEXANDROVA A.,1992. Vermiculite deposits in the Balkan peninsula. 6th Congress of the Geological Sosiety of Greece with emphasis on the Geology of the Aegean, Athens, 1992. Bull. Geol. Soc. Greece, 28/2, 451-461.

ECONOMOU - ELIOPOULOS M. & PARASKEVOPOULOS G., 1989. Platinum -group elements and gold in komatiitic rocks from the Agrilia Formation,Othrys ophiolite complex, Greece. Chemical Geology, 77: 149 - 158. Available at: www.elsevier.com/locate/chemgeo

STAMATAKIS M., ECONOMOU M., KOLOKOTRONI C. & M., CHRISTOULA 1989. Petrology and Geochemistry of the Neogene Mg-rich sediment of Eani - Kozani area, northern Greece. Bulletin ASSCA, 31: 13 - 23.

●PARASKEVOPOULOS G. & ECONOMOU M., 1986. Komatiite-type ultramafic lavas from the Agrilia Formation, Othrys ophiolite complex, Greece. Ofioliti 11 (3): 293 - 304.

ECONOMOU G. & ECONOMOU M., 1986. Some chromite occurrences from the area of Vermio and Veria, Macedonia, Greece. In: M.J.Gallagher, R.A. Ixer, C.R.Neary, H.M.Prichard (Eds) London: I.M.M. 351 - 354.

ECONOMOU M. & MARCOPOULOS Th., 1983. Origin of the new mineral Theophrastite Ni(OH)2. Chem. Erde, 42: 53 - 66.

SCOUNAKIS S. & ECONOMOU M., 1983. An occurrence of magnetite with network texture in serpentinites from Veria area, Greece. N. Jb. Miner. Mh., 3: 97 - 102.

MARCOPOULOS Th. & ECONOMOU M., 1981. Theophrastite, Ni(OH)2 a new mineral from northern Greece. Amer. Mineralogist, 66, 1020 - 1021.

ECONOMOU M., SCOUNAKIS S. & PAPATHANASSIOU C., 1981. Magnetite Deposits of Skarn type from the Plaka area of Laurium Grece. Chem. Erde, 40: 241-252.

ECONOMOU M. & MARCOPOULOS Th., 1980. Vezuviane in Magnetit erzen der Serpentinite von Vermio / Griechenland. Chem. Erde, 39: 140 - 145.

SKOUNAKIS S., ECONOMOU M. & SIDERIS C., 1980. The ophiolite complex of Smolicas and the associated Cu- sulfide deposits. Inter. Symposium on metallogeny of mafic and ultramafic complexes. IGCP. Pr. 169, Athens, 2:361-374.

SIDERIS C. SCOUNAKIS S. & ECONOMOU M., 1980. The ophiolite complex of Edessa and the associated mineralization. Intern. Symposium on metallogeny of mafic and ultramafic complexes. IGCP Pr. 169, Athens, 3: 142 - 153.

 

. Environment

 

KAMPOUROGLOU, .. AND ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, . (2016). Assessment of the environmental impact by As and heavy metals in lacustrine travertine limestone and soil in Attica, Greece: Mapping of potentially contaminated sites. Catena, 139: 137-166. www.elsevier.com/locate/catena

ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M., FREI, R. AND MEGREMI, I. (2016). Potential leaching of Cr(VI) from laterite mines and residues of metallurgical products (red mud and slag): An integrated approach. J. Geochemical Exploration, 262; 40-49.: www.elsevier.com/locate/gexplo

ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M., FREI, R. ATSAROU C. (2014). Application of chromium stable isotopes to the evaluation of Cr (VI) contamination in groundwater and rock leachates from central Euboea and the Assopos basin (Greece). Catena 122, 216-228 . www.elsevier.com/

FREI, R., FREI, K.M., ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M., ATSAROU, C. and KOILAKOS, D. (2014). Application of Chromium Stable Isotopes to the Evaluation of Cr (VI) Contamination in Groundwater and Rock Leachates from Central Euboea, the Assopos Basin and Thebes Valley (Greece). AGU Fall Meeting, Colorado, Abstracts 1, 0926

Economou-Eliopoulos, M., Megremi, I., Atsarou, C., Theodoratou, Ch. and Vasilatos, Ch. (2013). Spatial evolution of the chromium contamination in soils from the Assopos to Thiva basin and C. Evia (Greece) and potential source(s): Anthropogenic versus natural processes. Geosciences 2013, 3, 140-158.

Kampouroglou, E.E. and Economou-ELIOPOULOS M. (2013). Natural contamination by As and heavy metals in soil, their bio-accumulation and potential sources: the case of a travertine limestone quarry, Greece. Journal Cent. Eur. J. Geoscience, 5(1), 174-188.

Megremi, I., Vasilatos, Ch., Atsarou, C., Theodoratou, Ch., Economou-Eliopoulos, M, and Mitsis, I. (2013). Geochemical Evidences for the Sources of the Cr(VI) Contamination in Groundwater in central Euboea and Assopos-Thiva basins, Greece: Natural versus Anthropogenic Origin. European Water.

Economou-Eliopoulos, M., Megremi, I., Atsarou, C., Theodoratou, Ch. and Vasilatos, Ch. (2013). Evaluation of the Cr(VI) contamination in the Assopos - Thiva basins and C. Evia, Greece: An integrated approach on the soil, plant-crops and groundwater system. Proc. 2nd Intern. Conference on Industrial and Haxardous waste management, 1-8.

Economou-Eliopoulos M., Antivachi, D., Vasilatos Ch. and Megremi, I. (2012). Evaluation of the Cr(VI) and other toxic element contamination and their potential sources: The case of the Thiva basin (Greece). Geoscience Frontiers, 3(4), 523-539.

MEGREMI. I., VASSILATOS Ch., Economou-Eliopoulos M. & MITSIS I. (2012). On the speciation and the sources of chromium in groundwater in eastern Sterea Hellas, Greece: Natural versus anthropogenic origin. Protection and Restoration of the Environment, 2012-07-03 at Thessaloniki, 491-500.

Atsarou C. and Economou-Eliopoulos, M. (2012). Contamination by Cr(VI) and other heavy metals in groundwater, soil and crops at Avlona (Greece). Protection and Restoration of the Environment, 2012-07-03 at Thessaloniki, 471-480.

●THEODORATOY CH.. and Economou-Eliopoulos, M. (2012). Contamination by heavy metals [Cr(VI)] in crops vs natural plants at Assopos, potential source. Protection and Restoration of the Environment, 2012-07-03 at at Thessaloniki, 481-490.

Pavlopoulos K., Chrisanthaki I., Economou Eliopoulos M. and Lekkas S. (2011). Hydrochemical study of the toxic metals behavior in the groundwater of wider area of Koropi. In Advances in Research of Aquatic Environment, Labrakis N., Stournaras D & Katsanou K. (Eds), vol. 2, 169-176.

Economou-Eliopoulos M., Megremi I. and VasilatoS Ch. (2011). Factors controlling the heterogeneous distribution of Cr(VI) in soil, plants and groundwater: Evidence from the Assopos basin, Greece. Chemie der Erde, 71: 39-52.

Economou-Eliopoulos, M. (2011). Platinum-group elements (PGE) in various geotectonic settings:Opportunities and risks. Hellenic Journal of Geosciences, vol. 45: 65-82.

Laskou, M., Economou-Eliopoulos, M. Mitsis, I. (2011). Bauxite ore as an energy source for bacteria driving iron-leaching and bio- mineralization. Hellenic Journal of Geosciences, vol. 45, 163-174.

Eliopoulos, D.G., Economou-Eliopoulos, M. & Tsoupas, G. (2010). Arsenic distribution in laterites and its environmental significance: evidence from the Balkan Peninsula. Goldschmidt Conference Abstract 2010, Knoxville, USA, A 263 (http://www.goldschmidt/Abstracts/R.pdf)

Economou-Eliopoulos, M. (2010). Exploration for platinum-group elements (PGE) in the carpathian-Balkan system. Abstracts of invited speakers, XIX Congress of the Carpathian Balkan Geological Association, Thessaloniki, September 2010.

Eliopoulos, D.G. and Economou-Eliopoulos, M. (2010). Arsenic distribution in laterite deposits of the Balkan Peninsula. Proc. of XIX Congress of the Carpathian Balkan Geological Association, Thessaloniki, 100: 325-332.

Economou-Eliopoulos, M. and Sfendoni, Th. (2010). Environmental impact of Pt, Pd, Rh and Au from catalytic converters along roadsides: the case of Attica, Greece . Proc. of XIX Congress of the Carpathian Balkan Geological Association, Thessaloniki, Greece, 100: 47-54.

Vasilatos Ch., Megremi I. and Economou-Eliopoulos M. 2010). Geochemical characteristics of natural waters contaminated by hexavalent chromium, in Eastern Sterea Hellas, Greece. Proc. of XIX Congress of the Carpathian Balkan Geological Association, Thessaloniki, 99: 347-353.

Laskou, M., Economou-Eliopoulos, M. & Mitsis, I. (2010). Biomineralization of halotrichite and sulphates on bauxite ores. Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts 2010, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA , A 564. (http://www.goldschmidt/Abstracts/R.pdf)

Eliopoulos, D.G., Economou-Eliopoulos, M. & Tsoupas, G. (2010). Arsenic distribution in laterites and its environmental significance: evidence from the Balkan Peninsula. Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts 2010, Knoxville, USA, A 263 (http://www.goldschmidt/Abstracts/R.pdf)

ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS (2008). Environmental impact of Pt, Pd and Rh from catalytic converters along roadsides and possibilities for their recycling. In: 26th EUROPEAN CONFERENCE HEALTH IMPLICATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTALCONTAMINATION 31st March 2nd April 2008 Athens, Hellas http://conferences.geol.uoa.gr/segh2008

ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS (2008). Environmental impact of Pt, Pd and Rh from catalytic converters along roadsides and possibilities for their recycling. Abstract In: 26th EUROPEAN CONFERENCE HEALTH IMPLICATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTALCONTAMINATION 31st March 2nd April 2008 Athens, Hellas http://conferences.geol.uoa.gr/segh2008

VASILATOS, CH., MEGREMI, I., ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M. AND MITSIS, M. (2008). Hexavalent chromium and other toxic metals in ground waters of the Assopos valley (Attica). Abstract In: Greece 26th EUROPEAN CONFERENCE HEALTH IMPLICATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION 31st March 2nd April 2008 Athens, Hellas http://conferences.geol.uoa.gr/segh2008

VASILATOS, CH., MEGREMI, I., ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M. AND MITSIS, M. (2008). Hexavalent chromium and other toxic metals in ground waters of the Assopos valley (Attica). In: Greece 26th EUROPEAN CONFERENCE HEALTH IMPLICATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION 31st March 2nd April 2008 Athens, Hellas http://conferences.geol.uoa.gr/segh2008

●VASILATOS, CH., MEGREMI, I., ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M. AND MITSIS, I. (2008).Hexavalent chromium and other toxic elements in natural waters in the Thiva Tanagra Malakasa Basin, Greece. Hellenic Journal of Geosciences, 43, 57-66.

LASKOU, M. & ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M., 2007. The role of micro-organisms on the mineralogical and geochemical characteristics of the Parnassos-Ghiona bauxite deposits, Greece. J. Geochemical Exploration 93, 6777. www.elsevier.com/locate/jgeoexp

LASKOU, M. & ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M., 2005. Micro-organisms as fossils and present-day development in Ni-laterites and bauxites of the Balkan peninsula. In: 8th SGA Meeting, Mao, J. & Bierlein, F.P. (Eds), Mineral Deposits Research Meeting the Global Challenge Beijing, August 18-21, 2005, vol 2: 1001-1004.

ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS M. & ELIOPOULOS, D., 1998. Selenium content in sulfide ores related to ophiolites of Greece. J. Environmental Pathology & Oncology, 17: 199-204.

HEMATIC ISSUES - CHAPTERS IN BOOKS MONOGRAPHS

 

CONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M. (2016) A special issue of Minerals "Mineral Deposit Genesis and Exploration" http://www.mdpi.com/journal/minerals/special_issues/Mineral-deposit (in progress)

Economou-Eliopoulos, M., Tsoupas, G. and Kiousis, G. 2013. Exploration for Platinum-group elements (PGE) in various geotectonic settings of Greece. In: The Geology of Greece, Emmanuel Skourtsos, and Gordon S. Lister (Eds.), Journal of the Virtual Explorer, Electronic Edition, ISSN 1441-8142, volume 42.

ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M. and ELIOPOULOS, D. 2009. A new solid solution [(Co, Mn, Ni)(OH)2], in the Vermion Mt (Greece) and its genetic dignificance for the mineral group of hydroxides. In Chemical Mineralogy, Smelting and Metallization, E.D. McLaughlin and L.A. Braux (eds), Nova Science Publishers, USA,

ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M., PETROU, A.L. and TSOUPAS, G. 2009. On the Origin of Platinum-Group Element-Enrichment and Extremely Large (Os-Ir-Ru)-Minerals: Evidence from the Activation Energy Values Estimated by the Arrhenius Equation. In Chemical Mineralogy, Smelting and Metallization, E.D. McLaughlin and L.A. Braux (eds), Nova Science Publishers, USA,

ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M., 2005. Platinum group element potential of porphyry deposits. In Exploration for Platinum-group Element Deposits (J.E. Mungall, ed.). Mineralogical Association of Canada, Short Course 35: 203-246.

ECONOMOU-ELIOPOULOS, M., GARUTI, G. & MUNGALL, J. (Eds), 2008. Ore forming processes associated with mafic and ultramafic rocks, Thematic issue: Ore Geology Reviews, ELSEVIER , volume 33(Available on line at www.elsevier.com/locate/oregeorev)

ELIOPOULOS, D. et al (eds), 2003. Mineral Exploration and Sustainable Development, Proceedings 7th Biennial SGA Meeting, Athens, Millpress, Rotterdam, p. 1270.

ECONOMOU M., DIMOU E., ECONOMOU G., MIGIROS G., VACONDIOS I., GRIVAS E., RASSIOS A., DABITZIAS S., 1986. Chromite Deposits of Greece. In: CHROMITES, Petraschek, W. et al. (Eds). UNESCO S IGCP-197, Theophrastus Athens: 129 - 160.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE- National and International

       Member of the IAGOD Symposium, Orleans, France (1993),

       Member of eeting on possible future PGE Project(s), Paris (1989), Commission of the European Communities,

       Evaluator of proposals submitted to the European Union for funding. Member of the INTAS database of experts (D 0482).

       Evaluator of proposals submitted to the Ministry of Industry, Energy & Technology of Greece,

       Evaluator of proposals submitted to the IKYresearch projects way award, Cyprus (2012).

       Evaluator of proposals submitted to the research projects way award, Cyprus (2012).

       Reviewer of scientific papers submitted for publication in Geological Journals: Economic Geology, Mineralium Deposita, Ore Geology Reviews, Chemical Geology, J. Geochemical Exploration, Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, Geology, Mineralogy and Petrology, Canadian Mineralogist, American Mineralogist, Mineralogical Magazine, Chemie der Erde, Precambrian Research, Geological Society London, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, Turkish Journal of Earth Science, Geosciences, Geoscience Frontiers, Minerals and several Scientific Meeting, Conferences.

 

       MEMBERSHIP

Geological Society of Greece, Geochemical Society, Mineralogical Association of Canada, Mineralogical Society of America, Society of Economic Geologists (Fellow member), Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits.

Evaluator of proposals submitted to (a) the European Union for funding. Member of the INTAS database of experts (D 0482) (b) the Ministry of Industry, Energy & Technology of Greece, (c) external member in the assessment committee, University of Copenhagen.

● Reviewer of scientific papers submitted for publication in leading Geological Journals (Economic Geology, Mineralium Deposita, Ore Geology Reviews, Chemical Geology, J. Geochemical Exploration, Geology, Mineralogy and Petrology, Canadian Mineralogist, American Mineralogist, Geochemica Cosmochimica Acta and Scientific Meeting, Conferences.

 

MAIN DISTINCTIONS

Scholarship as undergraduate student (National Foundation for Scholarships, Greece)

Scholarship from the Research National Foundation of Greece and Royal Society of U.K., as a scientific visitor in England.

Academy of Athens Award

for the discovery of new mineral and constraints on the genesis of minerals and ores:

2008: Tsoupas G. & Economou-Eliopoulos, M. High PGE contents and extremely abundant PGE-minerals hosted in chromitites from the Veria ophiolite complex, northern Greece. Ore Geology Reviews 33 319,

2001. Mitsis I. & Economou-Eliopoulos, M. Occurrence of apatite with magnetite in an ophiolite complex (Othrys), Greece. American Mineralogist, 86: 1143-1150,

1991: Eliopoulos D. & Economou-Eliopoulos M. Platinum-Group Element and Gold Contents in the Skouries Porphyry Copper Deposit, Chalkidiki Peninsula, Northern Greece. Economic Geology 86: 740-749.

1986: Economou-Eliopoulos M. Platinum-group elements (PGE) in chromite and sulfide ores related with ophiolites. In: M.J. Gallagher et al (eds), I.M.M London, 351-354.

1981: Marcopoulos Th & Economou M. Theophastite, Ni(OH)2 a new mineral from northern Greece: American mineralogist 66: 1920-1921.

Theophrastite, Approved 1980 by IMA (International Mineralogical Association) Named after Theophrastus (ca 371-286 BCE), Greek philosopher and writer, disciple of Aristotle. Author in 315 BCE of perhaps the first mineralogy textbook., Dana 8th edition