Ioannis Karapanagiotis received his PhD degree in 2000 from the University of Minnesota, USA (Dept of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science). He is Assistant Professor at the Dept of Management and Conservation of Ecclesiastical Cultural Heritage Objects, University Ecclesiastical Academy of Thessaloniki, Greece. He is also a senior researcher at the Ormylia Foundation-Art Diagnosis Centre (responsible for the chromatography laboratory) and an adjacent lecturer at the Interdepartmental Graduate Program “Protection, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Mechanisms” of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Within the broad field of modern conservation science his research is mainly concentrated into the following areas: ? physicochemical characterization, analysis and study of objects of the cultural heritage (icons, paintings, textiles, manuscripts, ceramics, and monuments) using imaging, microscopic, spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques, ? development of innovative methods for conservation and protection of objects of the cultural heritage using nano- and advanced materials, ? stone consolidation and mechanical properties of materials, ? surface and interfacial chemistry and engineering.
Biography Updated on 23 June 2013