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Dr. Stavros Kalaitzidis

Associate Professor
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Office hours

  • Monday 11:00-14:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 – 14:00
  • Wednesday 11:00-14:00
  • Thursday 11:00-14:00


Educational Qualifications: BSc (Patras), PhD (Patras)

Researcher Profile 


Research Interests

  • Economic Geology
  • Peat & Coal Geology
  • Ore Geology
  • Organic Petrology
  • Environmental Applications of Coals
  • Environmental Impacts of coal utilization


  • Geol_01
  • GEO_082   Seminar: Studying in the Department of Geology
  • GEO_607   Ore Geology
  • GEO_711E Insights in Ore Geology
  • GEO_825E Introduction to Exploration and Mining Geology
  • 4th Year Geology Field Trip
  • GE_EM02   Environmental impacts from exploitation of earth materials – Rehabilitation of landscape and the environment
  • GE_EM04   Instrumental Methods of the analysis of Earth Materials


  • Pirouei, M., Kolo, K., Kalaitzidis S.P., 2019. Listvenitization in Iraqi Kurdistan: a new insight in the geological evolution of the Zagros Ophiolites and implications for mineral exploration. Geochem. Exploration, (in press Oct 2019).
  • Ogala, J.E., Kalaitzidis, S., Rizos, A-M., Christanis, K., Omo-Irabor, O.O., Adaikpoh, E.Z., Ejeh, O.I., Papaefthymiou, H., 2019. Petrographic and mineralogical study of extended outcrops of lignite layers in Agbor area, southern Nigeria. J. of African Earth Sciences (in press Oct 2019).
  • Shalaby, M.R., Osli, L.N., Kalaitzidis, S, Islam, Md.A., 2019. Thermal maturity and depositional palaeoenvironments of the Cretaceous-Palaeocene Source Rock Taratu Formation, Great South Basin, New Zealand. J. Petrol. Sci. Eng., 181.
  • Petrounias, P., Rogkala, A., Giannakopoulou, P.P., Tsikouras, B., Lampropoulou, P., Kalaitzidis, S., Hatzipanagiotou, K., Lambrakis, N., Christopoulou, M.A., 2019. An experimental study for the remediation of industrial waste water using combination of low cost mineral raw materials. Minerals, 9, 207; doi:10.3390/min9040207.
  • Ogala, J.A., Kalaitzidis, S., Christanis, K, Omo-Irabor, O.O., Akinmosin, A., Yusuf, C.U., Pasadakis, N., Constantinopoulos, M., Papaefthymiou, H., 2019. Geochemical and organic petrological study of bituminous sediments from Dahomey Basin, SW Nigeria. J. Mar. Petrol. Geol., 99: 577-595.
  • Giannakopoulou, P.P., Petrounias, P., Tsikouras, B., Kalaitzidis, S., Rogkala, A., Hatzipanagiotou, K., Tombros, S.F., 2018. Using factor analysis to determine the interrelationships between the engineering properties of aggregate from igneous rocks in Greece. Minerals, 8, 580; doi:10.3390/min8120580.
  • Wulf, S, Hardiman, M, Staff, R.A, Koutsodendris, A, Appelt, O, Manning, C.J., Ottolini, L, Schmitt, A., Smith, V.C., Tomlinson, E.L., Blockley, S.P.E., Lowe, J.J., Knipping, M., Kotthoff, U., Milner, A.M., Müller, U.C., Christanis, K., Kalaitzidis, S, Tzedakis, C., Schmiedl, G., Pross, J., 2018. The MIS 1 – MIS 5 cryptotephra record of Tenaghi Philippon, Greece: independent dating of a high-resolution climate archive in the Eastern Mediterranean region Quat. Sci. Rev., 186: 236-262.
  • Mirza, T.A., Kalaitzidis, S.P., Sarkhel, H.M., Saman, Gh.R., Petrou, X., 2017. Geochemistry and genesis of sulfide ore deposits in Sharosh village, Qandil Series Kurdistan Region-NE Iraq. Arab. J. Geosci., 10: 428 (DOI 10.1007/s12517-017-3210-y).
  • Suárez-Ruiz, I., Valentim, B., Borrego, A.G., Bouzinos, A., Flores, D., Kalaitzidis, S., Malinconico, M.L., Marques, M., Misz-Kenan, M., Predeanu, G., Montes, J.R., Rodrigues, S., Siavalas, G., Wagner, N., 2017. Development of a petrographic classification of fly ash components from coal combustion and co-combustion. (An ICCP Classification System, Fly Ash Working Group – Commission III). Int. J. Coal Geol., 183: 188-203.
  • Kus, J., Araujo, C.V., Borrego, A.G., Flore, D., Mendonça Filho, J.G., Hackley, P.C., Hámor-Vidó, M., Kalaitzidis, S., Kommeren, C.J., Kwiecińska, B., Mastalerz, M., Menezes, T.R., Misz-Kennan, M., Nowak, G., Petersen, H.I., Rallakis, D., Suarez-Ruiz, I., Sýkorová, I., Životic, D., (2017). Identification of alginite and bituminite in rocks other than coals: results of Round Robin Exercises of the Identification of Dispersed Organic Matter Working Group of the ICCP. Int. J. Coal Geol., 178: 26-38.
  • Pickel, W., Kus, J., Flores, D., Kalaitzidis, S., Christanis, K., Cardott, B., Misz-Kennan, M., Rodrigues, S., Hentschel, A., Hamor-Vido, M., Crosdale, P., Wagner, N., 2017. Classification of Liptinite - ICCP System 1994. Int. J. Coal Geol., 169: 40-61.
  • Avramidis, P., Kalaitzidis, S., Iliopoulos, G., Papadopoulou, P., Nikolaou, K., Papazisimou, S., Christanis, K. and Wijngaarden, G.J. van., 2017. The so called ‘Herodotus Springs’ at Keri Lake in Zakynthos Island western Greece: a sedimentological and palaeoecological approach. Quat. Int., 439: 37-51.
  • Pross, J., Koutsodendris, A., Christanis, K., Fischer, T., Fletcher, W.J., Hardiman, M., Kalaitzidis, S., Knipping, M., Kotthoff, U., Milner, A.M., Müller, U.C., Schmiedl, G., Siavalas, G., Tzedakis, P.C., Wulf, S., 2015. The 1.3-Ma-long terrestrial climate archive of Tenaghi Philippon, northeastern Greece: Evolution, exploration, and perspectives for future research. Newsl. Stratigr, 48/3: 253-276.
  • Iordanidis, A., Georgakopoulos, A. and Kalaitzidis, S., 2014. Petrographic composition and palaeoenvironment of the Amynteo lignite deposit, northern Greece. Energy Sources Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, 36/24: 2715-2724.

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