Associate professor in the School of Physics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Since 1981 he teached, and still teaches today, Nuclear Physics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Radiation Dosimetry, Laboratory exercises in Nuclear Physics and Atomics Physics and he supervised more than 75 graduate diploma works. He has supervised four PhD's and he is currenlty supervising five PhD's.
His research field is Radiation Dosimetry and Dosimetric Methods of Dating by Thermoluminescence, Optically Stimulated Luminescence and InfraRed Stimulated Luminescence. He has published over 165 papers to peer reviewed journals. He is reviewere to 12 scientific journal and member of the Advisory Editorial Board of Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B.
Passive dosimetry is a well recognized methodology for radiation dosimetry. In the framework of passive radiation detectors the whole inorganic nature of terrestrial and extraterrestrial origin is, potentially, a huge passive dosimeter. This fact lead to the growth of methodologies. which use natural materials as radiation dosimeters in order to evaluate the radiation doses released in the environment due to both natural sources and to man made radiation facilities and sources. In this presentation some of these methodologies will be described. Furthermore, the theoretical and experimental research required in order to transform a natural material to a radiation dosimeter in action is discussed.