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 Expert  724368

Expert in Materials Testing, Geochemistry, Geology, Geomechanics, Modeling

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert's knowledge of terrestrial and extraterrestrial rocks and minerals, and construction materials is based upon hands on measurements and evaluation of physical, chemical and mechanical properties. He has also applied sophisticated and simple materials testing techniques in research and commercial laboratory settings. Furthermore, he has acquired extensive knowledge of ASTM International and EN (European Norm) standards and specifications related to soils, rocks and construction materials.

aggregate mass


aggregate material


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rock sampling

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1997   PhD   Earth and Space Sciences   Stony Brook University  
1996   MSc   Earth Sciences   University of Minnesota  
1988   BS   Earth Sciences   University of Athens, Greece  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2003 to




Geomechamics & Quality Control Laboratory


Laboratory Director


He is responsible for laboratory operations, implementation of quality management system and presentation of testing results to clients.

1999 to 2002


Texas Southern University


NASA JSC High Pressure Laboratory


Research Associate


He was responsible for research concerning planetary materials and planetary interior processes.

1997 to 1999


University of Minnesota


Geology and Geophysics


Postdoctoral Fellow


He was responsible for investigating mineral-melt equilibria, and the management of the Experimental Petrology Laboratory.

Career Accomplishments:



1998 Athens Academy in Mineral Sciences

Publications and Patents Summary

15 peer-reviewed journal papers and 25 conference presentations.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - MSA/American Mineralogist  
 - Elsevier/Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta  
 - Elsevier/Earth and Planetary Science Letters  
 - Elsevier/Lithos  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1999 to 2002   NASA   Research   Experimental and theoretical modeling of planetary materials and processes.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He did technical reviews of soil testing for pipeline corrosion protection for the Coritnth-Athens Natural Gas Pipeline.
  • He was the chief geologist for building site selection in the municipality of Kifissia, Athens.
  • He supervises laboratory testing of materials for foundation and tunnel design, concrete products, aggregates, and bitumen pavement materials.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
None as of yet although he is on the witness list of a client that has suffered a traffic accident due to road pavement condition.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
English   Nearly native speaker
Greek   Mother tongue

Additional Skills and Services:

Has implemented a quality management system, including SOP and GLP in order to achieve Laboratory Accreditation by Greek Government Agencies and the Hellenic Council of Accreditation.

He has University Level Teaching experience and have made presentations to international meetings.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Routinely select instrument vendors for the laboratory plus he offers his clients that range from individuals to large construction companies his expertise in selecting materials.


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