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Karydas Andreas Germanos

Principal Investigator

Phone: +43 1 2600 28224, +30-210-6503523


Research Interests

Andreas-Germanos Karydas, born in 1962, Greece is a ‘Principal Investigator’ at the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”. Currently he is serving as leader of the XRF group at the Nuclear Spectrometry and Applications Laboratory of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) laboratories, Seibersdorf, Austria. He studied Physics at the Physics Department of the University of Athens and he received his PhD on Analytical Applications of Nuclear Techniques from the Main Physics Department, National Technical University of Athens. His current research activities are focused to the study of various atomic fundamental phenomena such as the L-shell cascade emission after K-shell photo-ionization, the x-ray resonant Raman scattering and the contribution to the x-ray fluorescence (XRF) intensity of secondary electron ionization processes that follow primary photo-ionizations in matter. In the field of interdisciplinary applications of the X-ray and Ion Beam analytical techniques his current research activities are related to the study and methodological development of confocal micro-PIXE, the  external ion-beam analysis set-up for the diagnostic examination and analysis of cultural heritage artifacts/artworks and in the multipurpose PIXE-XRF analytical technique for the study of fundamental atomic phenomena and interactions. He has contributed in the development of prototype portable/handheld XRF spectrometers and of micro-XRF analytical methodologies. He has published 64 articles in refereed journals and 43 in special editions, books and conference proceedings with more than 300 citations. He also performs regular referee tasks for the peer review journals: X-Ray Spectrometry, Nuclear Instruments and Methods B', Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry and Analytical Chemistry whereas he is a member of the X-Ray Spectrometry International Advisory Board. Andreas Karydas has acted as coordinator or as scientific responsible for NCSRD of European funded FP6 and national projects, mainly in the fields of cultural heritage, conservation science and of ion-beam analytical techniques. In addition, Andreas-Germanos Karydas has represented Greece as national delegate in European actions such as the COST-G1, “Ion beam study of art and archaeological objects”, COST-G8 “Non-destructive analysis and testing of museum objects”, but also in IAEA regional Technical Cooperation projecs (RER/1/006, RER8015).