Dr Panagiotis Pomonis is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Geology and Geoenvironment of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). He specializes in petrology of igneous rocks with emphasis in petrogenesis of ophiolitic rocks and their uses. His education includes BSc in Geology and PhD in Geology and Petrology of Ophiolitic Rocks. In 2005 he received a fellowship for Postdoctoral Research from the Ministry of Education of Greece and joined University of Patras as Postdoctoral Researcher specialized in the study and exploitation of mafic and ultramafic rocks from ophiolitic complexes and their uses in industry.
Currently he is teaching Igneous Rocks – Magmatic Processes, Applied, Analytical and Environmental Mineralogy and Petrology and Petrogenesis of Igneous Rocks and Ophiolitic complexes for undergraduate students. He is also teaching Magmatism and Geotectonic Environment as well as Building Sones – Aggregates – Gemology to graduate students of the “Earth Sciences and Environment” post-graduate program as well as Petrography of Ancient Ceramics for undergraduate students at the Department of History and Archaeology (NKUA). He is responsible for the design and renovation of the brand-new, state-of-the-art petrography lab which will support the teaching and research experience of undergraduate and postgraduate students of the Department of Geology and Geoenvironment. He is also responsible for the traineeship of undergraduate students. He is an active member of the Department committees which design the policies, programmes and the department’s competitive profile.
His scientific interests include petrogenesis of ophiolitic rocks, exploration of magmatic rocks and their related deposits with emphasis to chromitites, correlation of petrographic characteristics and physico-mechanical properties of igneous rocks, innovative uses and industrial applications of igneous rocks, archaeological petrology and the archaeometry of lithic materials. His research work has been published in high impact factor international scientific journals or conference proceedings, which have been cited about 500 times (h-index 13).