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Ioannis Liritzis

Professor of archaeometry
& natural sciences

With a PhD in Physics from Edinburgh University and recipient of the University’s Scholarship, interviewed by Nobel Prize Winner Peter Higgs; currently, he is a distinguished professor of archaeometry and interdisciplinary approaches to archaeology, cultural heritage, and paleoenvironment at Henan University, China; and Professor at AMEU University, Slovenia. Dean of Class IV (Natural Sciences) at the European Academy of Sciences & Arts (Saltzburg). Formerly full professor & Director (& Founder) of Laboratory of Archaeometry, Dept. of Mediterranean Studies at the University of the Aegean (1999-2021). Initiator and Director-Coordinator of the Kastrouli Mycenean Settlement archaeological-archaeometrical Project; Member of the European Academy of Sciences & Arts; Corresponding Member of the Academie des Sciences, Arts & Belles Lettres, Dijon, France; Honorary & Guest Professor of Samara State Institute of Culture, Russia; Honorary Fellow Edinburgh University, Honorary Professor Rhodes University, South Africa; International Partner Center for Cyber Archaeology & Sustainability at University of California San Diego. His prior career includes the Greek Ministry of Culture, Dept of Underwater Antiquities (1984–1989), and the Academy of Athens, Research Center for Astronomy & Applied Mathematics (1989–1999). He is the initiator of the European Delphic Intellectual Movement in the European Academy of Sciences & Arts (Austria).

In 2023 for 3rd consecutive year he was included in the top-ranking World scientist of Stanford University, he is in the top 0.49% in Archaeological -Historical Sciences and 2% in all fields throughout his career. In the 2023 AD Scientific Index in Archaeology/Archaeological Sciences he is ranked #1 in Henan University, #10 in China, #248 in Asia, and #2215 in the World.

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Employment – Professional Career

1983-1989
Dept of Underwater Antiquities, Research Physicist in Archaeology
1989-1999
Principal Investigator, Research Center for Astronomy & Applied Mathematics
1999- Present
Elected Full Professor, Archaeometry with emphasis in the interdisciplinarity and its application in the Mediterranean Archaeology
2017- Present
Visiting Distinguished Professor, University of Henan, Key Research Institute of Yellow River Civilization and Sustainable Development & College of Environment and Planning, Henan, China

Education & Studies

1971 - 1975
1975 - 1980
1976

Say hello: liritzis@rhodes.aegean.gr

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