Welcome

Welcome

Object of the Department of Mineralogy and Petrology is the research (basic and applied) and the education (second cycle and postgraduate), in subjects that are related with the mining and rocks.

In the Department of Mineralogy and Petrology are included the Museum of Mineralogy and Petrology and the Laboratory of Mineralogy and Petrology.

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Thousands of scientific studies on minerals and rocks, started by the Ancient Greeks proved that they are not "inanimate", but they are born, evolve and mutate, destroy or "die"! The volcanic eruptions, orogenesis and erosion are some of the "stations" in the life of a mineral or a rock. Some processes may be beneficial to humans, such as those that create mineral raw materials for industry and construction, oil fields and fertile soils, while others may be threatened as the active volcanism.

Subject of the Department of Mineralogy and Petrology is the research (basic and applied) and education (undergraduate and graduate) in matters relating to minerals and rocks. Parts of the Department  are the Museum of Mineralogy and Petrology and Mineralogy and Petrology Laboratory.

Director of the Department is Professor Andreas Magganas.
Director of the Museum is Professor Athanasios Katerinopoulos.
Director of the Laboratory is Professor Konstantinos Kyriakopoulos.

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