STUDY OF LITHOSPHERE
The Association of Greek Geologists, in the context of the creation of contacts with well-known geologists from abroad, organized an information event with Professor of the University of Vienna, Mr. Theodoros Ntaflos, Geologist, Petrologist and Geochemist. Mr. Ntaflos graduated from the University of Athens, Department of Geology. He completed his PhD thesis at the University of Vienna and then conducted a post-doctoral research at the Natural History Museum in Vienna, at the Max Plank Institute in Germany, and at the University of New Mexico in America.
His research focuses on the origin and evolution of the Lithospheric Mantle, and on the magma generation and differentiation in the depth. Ongoing geochemical and petrologic studies of upper mantle fragments (mantle xenoliths) and volcanic rocks from Patagonia, NE-Siberia and the Pannonian Basin back arc tectonic settings provide valuable information towards understanding how and to what degree subducted slabs affect the mantle wedges. Other areas of current research interests are in Continental Flood Basalt Volcanism, petrology and geochemistry of meteorites and in archaeometry.