Elias Chatzitheodoridis

  • Interdisciplinaryexperience and background, ranging between:
    • Natural sciences (geology, petrology, mineralogy, geochemistry & planetary sciences/meteorite research)
    • Chemical and structural materials characterisation
    • State-of-the-art analytical instrumentation
    • State-of-the-art technologies (micro/nanoscale, lithography, photonics, MEMS)
    • Aspects of life sciences
  • Current research involves intensive work on:
    • Secondary minerals in Martian meteorites & planetary studies.
    • Automated petrography using digital image analysis and pattern recognition,
    • Astrobiology, biominerals and biosignatures,
    • Synthesis of organics on mineral surfaces – origins of life,
    • Life under extreme conditions (simulated, zero and high gravity – ESA & ISS involvement),
    • Biodeterioration, restoration & laser cleaning of artworks,
    • Development of analytical techniques and automated spectral interpretation (TOF-SIMS, Raman, optical microscopy, LIPS/LIBS)
  • Management Committee of the:
    • European Astrobiology Network Association (EANA)
    • Network of Researchers on Horizontal Gene Transfer and Last Universal Common Ancestor (NoR HGT & LUCA) – Chairman elect
    • COST ORIGINS TD 1308 Committee and web-manager(project terminated in 2018).
  • Dissemination of Science
  • Extensive Mobility & Networking activities
  • Highly proficient in computer programmingand Internet, skilled in latest technologies.
  • Speaking and writing English(fluent), German(good), Greek(mother tongue).