Artemios Oikonomou studied Physics and then specialized in Materials Science and Engineering as well as Fine Arts and Sciences, conducting the first systematic study of archaic glass from Greece. His professional experience includes a 4-year post-doctoral fellowship at Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Center (STARC) of The Cyprus Institute, a prestigious Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Nottingham and a Geoarchaeology Fellowship at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Since September 2022, Artemios is Principal Investigator of a project funded by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (HFRI) and hosted at the Institute Nuclear and Particle Physics.
Artemios’ research focuses on the application of state of the art scientific techniques on the study of ancient materials and especially glass as a mean for: a. the identification of ancient technological aspects, b. answering archaeological questions in relation to the reconstruction of ancient technologies, c. changing technological practices through space and time, d. the provenance of ancient materials, and e. the fusion of scientific results with aspects of the humanities. As an archaeological scientist, he is involved in various interdisciplinary archaeological projects, both as primary researcher and research associate, in the broad field of Archaeological Science.
He has authored and co-authored research papers in edited volumes, peer reviewed scientific journals and conference proceedings, while he has participated in international conferences since 2006 with oral and poster presentations. Furthermore, he is a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports and Heritage Journal, while he has acted as a reviewer in many International Scientific Journals.
Finally, he is a member of national and international professional organisations such as the Hellenic Society for Archaeometry (Vice-President), the Society of Archaeological Sciences (SAS), the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and the Association Internationale pour l’ Histoire du Verre (AIHV).