Stamatios Boyatzis

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Associate Professor

Stamatis Boyatzis is Associate Professor at the Department of Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art (CAWA) of the University of West Attica. He received his First Degree in Chemistry from the University of Athens (1982) and his Doctoral Degree from the same Institution while pursued his Thesis in NCSR Demokritos during 1983-1987. He has worked as Post-doctoral Research Associate in the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Ill, USA (1987-1989); employed by NCSR Demokritos (1996-2000) in charge of the GC-MS and LC-MS facility (Institute of Physical Chemistry) and by the University of Patras as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Materials Science (2000-2003). Since 1996, he also taught Chemistry-related courses as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art (CAWA) of the TEI of Athens. In 2011 he was elected Assistant Professor. His teaching duties include Inorganic and Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Degradation and Pathology of Materials in Cultural Heritage and Chemical Characterization Techniques. During 2017-2020 he served as the Director of the Department’s Graduate Studies Programme. His research interests lie in the area of materials in art objects and antiquities, the use of analytical spectroscopic techniques (Infrared, UV-visible and Fluorescence  spectroscopies, Gas Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry, X-Ray Diffraction spectroscopy)  for investigating their molecular structure, assessing their current condition and elucidating their deterioration mechanisms, as well as the development of new materials for conservation.

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