Kazakis, Nikolaos

Nikolaos Kazakis

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Position: Principal Researcher
Phone or fax: +30 25410 78787 (125)




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Nikolaos Kazakis received his diploma in Chemical Engineering with honors from the Chemical Engineering Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2003. After his graduation, he continued his studies at the same Department, from where he received his 1st PhD Degree in Chemical Engineering in 2008 (grade excellent). The title of his Thesis was “Study of bubble column equipped with porous gas sparger”. After serving the military, in 2009, he worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Chemistry of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki for approximately a year. In 2010 he joined the Laboratory of Archaeometry and Physicochemical Measurements of R.C. “Athena” in Xanthi and worked there as an Adjunct Researcher and Post-Doctoral Fellow until early 2019. In parallel, he was been working at the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P) of the Democritus University of Thrace as an external associate for almost 4 years. In 2013 he decided to enroll in the PhD program of the School of Physics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and in 2018, he received his 2nd PhD Degree in Physics/Dosimetry (grade excellent). The title of his Thesis was “High-dose dosimetry with emphasis on the industrial sterilization and accidental radiation dosimetry”. He serves as a Principal Researcher since March 2019 with area of expertise “Dosimetry and analytical radiation methods”.


He participates in the writing, submitting and implementation of research projects, funded by National (Greek) or European resources since 2004. His research activity is mainly of laboratory nature. His main research interests include: Archaeometry, research on special radiation dosimetry methods (retrospective, post-sterilization, accidental, forensic dosimetry), physicochemical and luminescence measurements of various materials (e.g. dating) using advanced diagnostic and analytical methods using (or without) radiation, analysis, simulation and design of physicochemical processes with emphasis on the gas-liquid two-phase flow (bubble column).

His research work has more than 520 citations, while he also acts as Referee in several international scientific journals in physics, archaeometry, chemical engineering and medical statistics. He has co-supervised the internship and the diploma theses of several students. He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece and the Hellenic Association of Chemical Engineers.


  • Τσαβέ, Π., Στράτης Ι. Α., Προκοπίου, Ε., Χαραλάμπους, Ε., Tsirliganis, N. & Kazakis, N. (2017). Διερεύνηση της τεχνολογίας κατασκευής υάλινων ψηφίδων στο Ακρωτήρι της Κύπρου. Φυσικοχημικές προσεγγίσεις.. In. Θεσσαλονίκη, Ελλάδα. [...] 
  • Nerantzis Nerantzis, Kazakis, N., Ioanna K Sfampa, George S Polymeris, George Kitis & Tsirliganis, N. (2017). An integrated approach to the characterization and dating of furnaces in smelting sites in Macedonia, Greece. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 16, 65-72. [...] 
  • Kazakis, N. & Tsirliganis, N. (2017). An Insight Into the Scientific Datasets in Archaeological Research Through the Pottery Provenance Case. International Journal of Computational Methods in Heritage Science (IJCMHS), 1(2), 58-73. [...] 
  • Kazakis, N., Anastasia Th Tsetine, George Kitis & Tsirliganis, N. (2017). A SAR protocol for heat-sensitive materials exhibiting sensitization (SARHS) for the estimation of the equivalent dose. Radiation Measurements, 99, 1-9. [...] 
  • Lily Bossin, Kazakis, N., George Kitis & Tsirliganis, N. (2017). Thermoluminescence characteristics of a chondrite (Holbrook) and an aubrite achondrite (Norton County) meteorites. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 127, 26-34. [...] 
  • Στράτης, I., Tsirliganis, N., Kazakis, N. & Κυλίκογλου, B. (2016). Αναλυτική Χημεία: Ένα κλειδί στη μελέτη αρχαιολογικών υλικών, συμβολή στην επιστήμη της συντήρησης. In. Θεσσαλονίκη, Ελλάδα. [...] 
  • Τσαβέ, Π., Στράτης, Ι., Προκοπίου, Ε., Χαραλάμπους, Ε., Tsirliganis, N. & Kazakis, N. (2016). Διερεύνηση της Κατασκευής Υάλινων Ψηφίδων στην Κύπρο με Φυσικοχημική Προσέγγιση. In. Θεσσαλονίκη,Ελλάδα. [...] 
  • Kazakis, N., Tsirliganis, N. & George Kitis. (2016). Commercial pharmaceutical glass containers as probes for the post-sterilization dosimetry of liquid drugs. Radiation Measurements, 85, 32-40. [...] 
  • Kazakis, N., Anastasia Th Tsetine, George Kitis & Tsirliganis, N. (2016). Insect wings as retrospective/accidental/forensic dosimeters: An optically stimulated luminescence investigation. Radiation Measurements, 89, 74-81. [...] 
  • Kazakis, N. & Tsirliganis, N. (2015). Scientific Datasets in Archaeological Research. In. Siena, Italy. [...] 
  • Kazakis, N., Bossin, L., Tsirliganis, N. & Kitis, G. (2015). Preliminary characterization and Thermoluminescence of Norton County and Holbrook meteorites. In. Paris, France. [...] 
  • Karampiperi, M., Sfampa, I., Kazakis, N., Tsirliganis, N. & Kitis, G. (2015). Natural Dose Evaluation using Thermoluminescence and component resolved Optically Stimulated Luminescence analysis. In. Thessaloniki, Greece. [...] 
  • Kazakis, N., George Kitis & Tsirliganis, N. (2015). A cleaning method to minimize contaminant luminescence signal of empty sample carriers using off-the-shelf chemical agents. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 95, 226-232. [...] 
  • Konstantinos Kourtidis, AK Georgoulias, M Vlahopoulou, Tsirliganis, N., N Kastelis, K Ouzounis et al. (2015). Radon and radioactivity at a town overlying Uranium ores in northern Greece. Journal of environmental radioactivity, 150, 220-227. [...] 
  • Kazakis, N., Tsirliganis, N. & George Kitis. (2015). Preliminary thermoluminescence investigation of commercial pharmaceutical glass containers towards the sterilization dosimetry of liquid drugs. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 105, 130-138. [...] 
  • Kazakis, N. (2015). The research activity of the current faculty of the Greek chemical engineering departments: a bibliometric study in national and international context. Scientometrics, 103(1), 229-250. [...] 
  • Kazakis, N., Sakalis, A., Tsiafaki, D. & Tsirliganis, N. (2015). ISLAND OF ANDROS POTTERY IN ARGILOS? ARCHAEOMETRIC STUDY USING $mu$-XRF AND MULTIVARIATE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS. Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry, 15(3), 73-86. [...] 
  • Kazakis, N. (2014). Αξιολόγηση της ερευνητικής δραστηριότητας των Ελληνικών Πανεπιστημιακών Τμημάτων με τη χρήση βιβλιομετρικών δεικτών., Αλεξανδρούπολη, Ελλάδα, ΜΟ.ΔΙ.Π. Δ.Π.Θ., Διασφάλιση και Πιστοποίηση Ποιότητας στην Ανώτατη Εκπαίδευση: Προκλήσεις για το μέλλον. [...] 
  • Tsirliganis, N. & Kazakis, N. (2014). Scientific Data and Metadata in Archaeological Research Opportunities within the Ariadne Network., Istanbul, Turkey, 20th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists. [...] 
  • Kazakis, N., Tsirliganis, N. & George Kitis. (2014). Preliminary thermoluminescence and optically stimulated luminescence investigation of commercial pharmaceutical preparations towards the drug sterilization dosimetry. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 91, 79-91. [...] 
  • Kazakis, N., Anastasios D Diamantidis, Leonidas L Fragidis & Miltos K Lazarides. (2014). Evaluating the research performance of the Greek medical schools using bibliometrics. Scientometrics, 98(2), 1367-1384. [...] 
  • Kazakis, N. (2014). Bibliometric evaluation of the research performance of the Greek civil engineering departments in National and European context. Scientometrics, 101(1), 505-525. [...] 
  • Giannoulatou, V., Sfamba, I., Nerantzis, N., Afouxenidis, D., Kazakis, N., Polymeris, G. et al. (2013). Technological characterization and thermoluminescence dating of metallurgical furnaces in northeastern Greece. In "Πολιτισμικές επιρροές στην έκφραση των τεχνικών δεξιοτήτων. Αθήνα, Ελλάδα. [...] 
  • Sakalis, A., Kazakis, N., Merousis N. & Tsirliganis, N. (2013). Study of Neolithic pottery from Polyplatanos (Imathia) using micro X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, stereoscopic microscopy and multivariate statistical analysis. Journal of Cultural Heritage, 14(6), 485-498. [...] 
  • Tsiafaki, D., Kazakis, N., Sakalis, A. & Tsirliganis, N. (2012). Ανδριώτικη κεραμική στην Άργιλο: οι πρώτες δύο φάσεις της αρχαιομετρικής έρευνας. In Τιβέριος, Μ., Μισαηλίδου-Δεσποτίδου, Β., Μανακίδου, Ε. et al (editors), Η κεραμική της αρχαϊκής εποχής στο Βόρειο Αιγαίο και την περιφέρειά του (700-480 π.Χ.), Πρακτικά Αρχαιολογικής Συνάντησης, pages 215-226. Θεσσαλονίκη. [...] 
  • Ilieva, P., Tsiafaki, D., Tsirliganis, N., Sakalis, A. & Kazakis, N. (2011). G 2-3 Ware from Northern Greece (the results of the archaeometric research 2008 - 2011). In To Archaeologiko Ergo sti Macedonia kai ti Thraki 24, 2010. Thessaloniki. [...]