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Karageorgis Aristomenis P

Position: Research Director

Contact Info

Institute: Oceanography
Address: 46,7 km Athens Sounio, Mavro Lithari P.O. BOX 712 19013 Anavissos, Attica, Greece


Dr. Aristomenis P. Karageorgis is a Research Director at the Institute of Oceanography of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR). He has been working with HCMR since 1994.
Dr. Karageorgis completed his doctoral training at the School of Geology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 1992. His thesis work focused on the sedimentological characteristics and the latest Pleistocene evolution of the Evvoikos Gulf in central Greece. Ph.D. Dissertation: “Mineralogical – Geochemical & Stratigraphic study of the Holocene cover in the marine area between Attica-Euboea-N. Cyclades”.
Since 1997, within the framework of the EU-funded project Metro-Med initiated his work on particle dynamics, employing in-situ and laboratory methods. He developed special non-destructive methods for the analysis of particles, for the determination of their mineralogical and geochemical composition.
Dr. Karageorgis was a post-doctoral fellow at the Ecole des Mines de Paris, Centre d’ Energétique. Groupe Télédétection & Modélisation, Sophia-Antipolis, France. Post-doc session: “Integration of remote sensing, in-situ observations and numerical modelling, applied to the North-East Atlantic”.

Education Profile
• Ph.D., Marine Geology-Sedimentology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 1992
• B.Sc., School of Geology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, 1987

Professional Profile
• 1994-1995: Postdoctoral Fellow, Ecole des Mines de Paris, Centre d’ Energétique. Groupe Télédétection & Modélisation, Sophia-Antipolis, France
• 1994-2011: Geologist-Oceanographer, Researcher, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Greece
Scientific and Professional Memberships
• Member of the Board of Directors of HCMR as elected member representing the Research staff since 2007
• Member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration (IGME) since 2010
• Member of the Editorial Board of the scientific journal Geo-Marine Letters since 2001
• Member of the Editorial Board of the scientific journal Mediterranean Marine Science since 2010
• Member of the Geological Society of Greece
• Member of the Greek Oceanographers Association
• Member of the Hellenic Sedimentological Association
• Member of the American Geophysical Union
Awards and Recognition
• 1988-1992: National Centre for Marine Research, Athens
• 2003: Fulbright Foundation grant, Texas A&M University, USA
Research Interests
Dr. Karageorgis’s main research activities are in sedimentology, particle dynamics, geochemistry, submarine groundwater discharges. Since 1997 he works on the study of optical properties of particulates in suspension (light transmission, fluorescence, scattering and absorption). The use of the new in situ laser particle size analyzer LISST-Deep sheds new light in particle dynamics studies. Since 2005 and up to present day he gives academic semester courses in Oceanography in the framework of ‘PAIDEIA’ Study abroad programs in Greece, hosted in the Hydrobiological Station of Rhodes. He supervised many undergraduate diploma thesis, Ph.D. and Post-Doc students. He published 50 papers in international journals and more than 100 communications in international conferences.

• Karageorgis, A.P., Sioulas, A., Krasakopoulou, E., Anagnostou, C.L., Hatiris, G.A., Kyriakidou, H., Vasilopoulos, K., 2011. Geochemistry of surface sediments and heavy metal contamination assessment: Messolonghi lagoon complex, Greece. Environmental Earth Science. doi: 10.1007/s12665-011-1136-3.
• Botsou, F., Karageorgis, A.P., Dassenakis, E., Scoullos, M., 2011. Assessment of heavy metal contamination and mineral magnetic characterization of the Asopos River sediments (Central Greece). Marine Pollution Bulletin, 62, 547–563. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2010.11.029.
• Tsabaris, C., Scholten, J., Karageorgis, A.P., Comanducci, J.-F., Georgopoulos, D., Liong Wee Kwong, L., Patiris, D.L., Papathanassiou, E., 2010. Underwater in situ measurements of radionuclides in selected submarine groundwater springs, Mediterranean Sea. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 142(2–4), 273–281. doi:10.1093/rpd/ncq190.
• Karageorgis, A.P., Kourafalou, V.H., Anagnostou, C., Tsiaras, K.P., Raitsos, D.E., Papadopoulos, V., Papadopoulos, A., 2009. River induced particle distribution in the Northwestern Black Sea (September 2002 and 2004). Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, C12003. doi:10.1029/2009JC005460.
• Karageorgis, A.P., Katsanevakis, S., Kaberi, H., 2009. Use of enrichment factors for the assessment of heavy metal contamination in the sediments of Koumoundourou Lake, Greece. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 204, 243-258. doi:10.1007/s11270-009-0041-9.
• Karageorgis, A.P., Gardner, W.D., Georgopoulos, D., Mishonov, A.V., Krasakopoulou, E., Anagnostou, C., 2008. Particle dynamics in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea: A synthesis based on light transmission, PMC, and POC archives (1991-2001). Deep-Sea Research I, 55(2), 177-202. doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2007.11.002.

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