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Prof. Anglos Demetrios
University Faculty Member

Demetrios Anglos is Professor at the Department of Chemistry, University of Crete and Associated Researcher at IESL-FORTH, where he leads the Applied Spectroscopy Laboratory (since 2001). The activities of his research group focus on a) the study of photophysics in molecules and novel nanomaterials with potential sensing applications and b) the applications of laser spectroscopic techniques (LIF, LIBS, Raman spectroscopy) in the analysis of materials, with particular emphasis on the development of mobile, field-deployable instrumentation. The output of his research is presented in over 100 publications (4 invited) in peer-reviewed journals and in several talks (25 invited) at major international conferences. He has been involved in a number of EU and nationally-funded research projects (in 6 as a scientist in charge). During the period 2001-2016, he served as the Technical Manager of the Ultraviolet Laser Facility operating at IESL-FORTH, which is currently a member of LASERLAB-EUROPE. He has over the past few years concentrated his attention on European and National Initiatives which aim at developing Research Infrastructures relevant to Cultural Heritage Science, E-RIHS (European Research Infrastructures for Heritage Science), and He is a member of the Editorial Board of Heritage Science.


  • 1994, PhD, Physical Chemistry, Cornell University, USA
  • 1989, MSc, Physical Chemistry, Cornell University, USA
  • 1985, BSc, Physical Chemistry, University of Athens, Greece


  • 09/2016 - present, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Crete
  • 09/2009 - 09/2016, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Crete
  • 04/2005 - 09/2009, Principal Researcher, IESL-FORTH
  • 11/2001 - 03/2005, Associate Researcher, IESL-FORTH
  • 1999 - 2001, Research Scientist, IESL-FORTH
  • 1995 - 1999, Post-doctoral Researcher, IESL-FORTH
  • 1989-1993, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Chemistry, Cornell University
  • 1986 - 1989, Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry, Cornell University


  • Photophysics
  • Photochemistry
  • Laser Spectroscopy
  • Laser analytical techniques and instrumentation
Open-air Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)
I. Malegiannaki, D. Anglos
Analytical Strategies for Cultural Heritage Materials and their Degradation, Volume:1, Page:45-74, Year:2021,
Application of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy and neural networks on archaeological human bones for the discrimination of distinct individuals
P. Siozos, N. Hausmann, D. Anglos
Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Volume:32, Page:102769, Year:2021,
Extensive elemental mapping unlocks Mg/Ca ratios as climate proxy in seasonal records of Mediterranean limpets
N. Hausmann, A. L. Prendergast, A. Lemonis, J. Zech, P. Roberts, P. Siozos, D. Anglos
Scientific Reports, Volume:9, Page:3698, Year:2019,
Shedding light on the past: optical technologies applied to cultural heritage
D. Anglos
Heritage Science, Volume:5, Issue:29, Page:1-3, Year:2017,
Portable laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy/diffuse reflectance hybrid spectrometer for analysis of inorganic pigments
P. Siozos, A. Philippidis, D. Anglos
Spectrochimica Acta Part B , Volume:137, Issue:1, Page:93-100, Year:2017,
Elemental mapping of Mg/Ca intensity ratios in marine mollusc shells using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy
N. Hausmann, P. Siozos, A. Lemonis, A. C. Colonese, H. K. Robson, D. Anglos
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., Volume:32, Page:1467-1472 , Year:2017,
Materials analyses of pyrotechnological objects from LBA Tiryns, Greece, by means of Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS): Results and a critical assessment of the method
A. Brysbaert, P. Siozos, M. Vetters, A. Philippidis, D. Anglos
Journal of Archaeological Science , Volume:83, Page:49-61, Year:2017,
The height of Denier Tournois minting in Greece (1280-1313) according to new archaeometric data
J. Baker, V. Kantarelou, A.G. Karydas, R.E. Jones, P. Siozos, D. Anglos, B. Derham
The Annual of the British School at Athens, Volume:12, Page:267-307, Year:2017 ,
A multi-technique approach, based on mobile/portable laser instruments, for the in-situ pigment characterization of stone sculptures on the island of Crete dating from Venetian and Ottoman period
Z. E. Papliaka, A. Philippidis, P. Siozos, M. Vakondiou, K. Melessanaki, D. Anglos
Heritage Science, Volume:4, Issue:15, Year:2016,
SERS and 2D-Fluorescence for the investigation of aminoacids and egg proteins
A. Philippidis, Z. E. Papliaka, D. Anglos
Microchemical Journal, Volume:126, Page:230-236, Year:2016,
Mitigation strategies for radiation damage in the analysis of ancient materials” L. Bertrand, S. Schöeder
L. Bertrand, S. Schöeder, D. Anglos, M.B.H. Breese, K. Janssens, M. Moini, A. Simon
Trends in Analytical Chemistry , Volume:66, Page:128-145, Year:2015,
Combined in situ micro-XRF, LIBS and SEM-EDS analysis of base metal and corrosion products for Islamic copper alloyed artefacts from Umm Qais museum, Jordan
Abeer Arafat, Maram Na’es, Vicky Kantarelou, Naseem Haddad, Anastasia Giakoumaki, Vasilike Argyropoulos, Demetrios Anglos, Andreas-Germanos Karydas
Journal of Cultural Heritage , Volume:14, Page:261-269, Year:2013,
Comparative study of Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry for the analysis of cultural heritage materials
O. Kokkinaki, C. Mihesan, M. Velegrakis, D. Anglos, J. Molec
Structure , Volume:1044, Page:160-166 , Year:2013,
Laser spectroscopies for elemental and molecular analysis in art and archaeology
A. Nevin, G. Spoto, D. Anglos
Applied Physics A , Volume:106, Issue:2, Page:339–361 , Year:2012,
Studying pigments on painted plaster in Minoan, Roman and Early Byzantine Crete. A multi-analytical technique approach
P. Westlake, P. Siozos, A. Philippidis, C. Apostolaki, B. Derham, A. Terlixi, V. Perdikatsis, R. Jones, D. Anglos
Anal. Bioanal. Chemistry, Volume:402, Page:1413–1432, Year:2012,
The potential use of plume imaging for real-time monitoring of laser ablation cleaning of stonework
A. Khedr, V. Papadakis, P. Pouli, D. Anglos, M.A. Harith
Applied Physics B, Volume:105, Issue:2, Page:485-492, Year:2011,
An Optimization of Parameters for Application of a Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Microprobe for the Analysis of Works of Ar
I. Osticioli, M. Wolf, D. Anglos
Applied Spectroscopy , Volume:62, Issue:11, Page:1242-1249 , Year:2008,
Lasers in the analysis of cultural heritage materials
D. Anglos, S. Georgiou, C. Fotakis
ournal of Nano Research, Volume:8, Page:47-60 , Year:2009,
Nanosecond and Femtosecond LIBS Analysis of Bronze Alloys
A. Elhassan, A. Giakoumaki, D. Anglos, G.M. Ingo, L. Robbiola, M. A. Harith
Spectrochimica Acta Part B , Volume:63, Page:504-511, Year:2008,
A compact and portable laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy instrument for single and double pulse applications
J. Goujon, A. Giakoumaki, V. Piñon, O. Musset, D. Anglos, E. Georgiou, J.P. Boquillon
Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy, Volume:63, Page:1091-1096, Year:2008,
Double pulse laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy with femtosecond laser pulses
V. Piñon, C. Fotakis, G. Nicolas, D. Anglos
Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy, Volume:63, Page:1006-1010 , Year:2008,
Studies of organic paint binders by NMR spectroscopy
A. Spyros, D. Anglos
Applied Physics A , Volume:83, Page:705-708, Year:2006,
Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy in Art and Archaeology
D. Anglos
Applied Spectroscopy , Volume:55, Page:186A-205A , Year:2001,