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Dimitris Xirouchakis

Country: United States of America


Qualification: Ph.D. in Earth & Space Sciences; SUNY, Stony Brook



Communication style

Experienced mentor, will speak slow in easy English, and has interacted with ESL researchers.


  1. Instructor profile
Dimitris is an award-winning researcher. Besides publishing his research, he has also served as a peer reviewer for several journals. He has worked with reputed organizations such as NASA and has affiliations with several societies. Dimitris is available for consultation sessions on topics related to academic writing and publishing.
Education
Degrees earned:
  • 1997 Ph.D. in Earth and Space Sciences, SUNY Stony Brook
  • 1996 M.Sc. in Geology (minor Chemistry), University of Minnesota Duluth
  • 1988 Diploma in Geological Sciences, University of Athens, Greece
Other studies:
  • 1981–1982 School of Economics, Thessaloniki, Greece
Professional Experience
  • 2016–Present Director of Laboratories, Structural Soils Ltd
  • 2007–2016 Laboratory Director & Partner
  • 2004–2007 Laboratory Director
  • 2003–2004 Associate Laboratory Director, GeoTerra Ltd—Geomechanics & Quality Control Laboratory, Athens, Greece
  • 1999–2002 Research Associate: Astromaterials Research Office, NASA JSC & Chemistry Dept., Texas Southern University, Houston, TX
  • 1997–1999 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, MN
  • 1991–1997 Graduate Research & Teaching Assistant. Department of Earth and Space Sciences, SUNY at Stony Brook, NY
  • 1989–1991 Graduate Research & Teaching Assistant. Department of Geology, University of Minnesota Duluth, MN
  • 1988–1989 Assistant Mineralogist, Public Petroleum Corporation & Department of Geosciences, University of Athens
Technical & Research Expertise
Laboratory: management; design of experiments; uncertainty budget; quality control; business development. Earth Sciences: field geology methods; geochemistry & mineralogy. Geological & Construction Materials: testing; standards & regulations; forensics; certification; recycling. Data analysis: statistics & optimization
Affiliations
  • American Geophysical Union
  • ASTM Committee C07 on Lime
  • ASTM Committee C09 on Concrete and Aggregates
  • ASTM Committee C18 on Dimension Stone
  • ASTM Committee D04 on Road and Paving Materials
  • ASTM Committee D18 on Soil and Rock Testing
  • ASTM Committee D35 on Geosynthetics
  • Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists—Head of the Laboratory Working Group
  • EUROSTARS Technical Expert—EUREKA Secretariat
  • Expert, Accreditation Council of Greece Geological and Geotechnical Investigations
  • Assessor, Research Council of Greece
  • Geochemical Society
  • Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, Construction Materials Working Group
Awards
  • 1998 Academy of Sciences C.A. Ktenas Prize in Mineral Sciences, Athens, Greece (jointly with D.H. Lindsley)
  • 1990 Sigma Xi Graduate Research Award
Activities
  • Journal reviewer: American Mineralogist; Chemical Geology; Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta; Physics and Chemistry of Minerals; Geology; Meteoritics and Planetary Science; Lithos; Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment.
  • Speaker: Bavarian Geosciences Institute; University of Minnesota Duluth; University of Minnesota Twin Cities; Texas A&M University College Station; SUNY Stony Brook; Florida International University; Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Presentations to Clear Lake (Houston, TX) schools; The Voice of America Science Program; University of Athens; AGS members' day.
  • Freelance Technical Editor & Reviewer: Earth and Planetary Sciences; Chemistry and Materials Sciences.
Journal Publications
  • Xirouchakis, D (2013). Correlations between mechanical and geometrical parameters in aggregates: A tool for quality assessment and control. European Geologist Magazine 36.
  • Profitis, E.G., Chatzitheodoridis, E., and Xirouchakis, D. (2012). Digital methods for flakiness and shape index definition. Emerging Technologies in Non-Destructive Testing V. Paipetis et al. (eds), Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-0-415-62131-1.
  • Xirouchakis, D. (2007) Pseudobrookite-group oxide and basaltic melts. “The Role of Accessory Minerals in Rocks: Petrogenetic Indicators of Metamorphic and Igneous Processes, theme session VGP8 of the annual European Geosciences Union General Assembly”. D. Harlov (Ed.). Lithos, 95, 1–9.
  • Treiman, A., Lanzirotti, A., and Xirouchakis, D. (2004) Ancient Water on Asteroid 4 Vesta: Evidence from a Quartz Veinlet in the Serra de Magé Eucrite Meteorite. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 219, 189–199.
  • Draper, D.S., Xirouchakis, D., and Agee, C.B. (2003) Garnet-melt trace element partitioning at 5 to 9 GPa: Effect of the onset of transition to majorite. Physics of Earth and Planetary Interiors. Special Issue: Diffusion and Element Partitioning, 139, 149–169.
  • Xirouchakis, D., Smirnov, A., Woody, K., Lindsley, D.H., and Andersen, D.J. (2002). Thermodynamics and stability of pseudobrookite-type MgTi2O5 (karrooite). American Mineralogist, 87, 658–667.
  • Xirouchakis, D., Draper, D.S., Schwandt, C.S., and Lanzirotti, A. (2002) Crystallization conditions of Los Angeles, a basaltic Martian meteorite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 66, 10, 1861–1874.
  • Xirouchakis, D., Hirschmann, M.M., and Simpson J.A. (2001) The effect of titanium on the silica content and on mineral-liquid partitioning of mantle-equilibrated melts. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 65, 14, 2201–2217.
  • Tangeman, J.A. and Xirouchakis, D. (2001) High-temperature heat capacity and thermodynamic properties of end-member Titanite. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 28, 167–176.
  • Xirouchakis, D., Lindsley, D.H., Andersen, D.J. (2001) Assemblages with titanite (CaTiOSiO4), Ca–Mg–Fe olivine and pyroxenes, Fe–Mg–Ti oxides, and quartz: Part I. Theory. American Mineralogist, 86, 247–253.
  • Xirouchakis, D., Lindsley, D.H., Frost, B.R. (2001) Assemblages with titanite (CaTiOSiO4), Ca–Mg–Fe olivine and pyroxenes, Fe–Mg–Ti oxides, and quartz: Part II. Application. American Mineralogist, 86, 254–264.
  • Angel, R.J., Kunz, M., Milletich, P., Woodland, B.A., Koch, M., Xirouchakis, D. (1999). High-pressure phase transition in titanite (CaTiOSiO4). Phase Transitions, 68, 533–543.
  • Xirouchakis, D., and Lindsley, D.H. (1998). Equilibria among titanite, hedenbergite, fayalite, quartz, ilmenite, and magnetite: experiments and internally consistent thermodynamic data for titanite. American Mineralogist, 83, 712–725.
  • Kunz, M., Xirouchakis, D., Wang, Y., Parise, J.B, and Lindsley, D.H. (1997). Structural investigations along the CaTiOSiO4–CaSnOSiO4 join. Swiss Bulletin of Mineralogy and Petrology, 77, 1–11.
  • Xirouchakis, D., Kunz M., Parise, J.B., and Lindsley, D.H. (1997). Synthesis conditions and unit cell parameters of synthetic end-member titanite (CaTiOSiO4). American Mineralogist, 82, 748–753.
  • Xirouchakis, D., Fritsch, S., Putnam, L.R., Navrotsky, A., and Lindsley, D.H. (1997). Thermochemistry and the standard enthalpy of formation of end-member titanite (CaTiSiO5). American Mineralogist, 82, 754–759.
  • Kunz, M., Xirouchakis, D., Lindsley, D.H., and Häusermann, D. (1996). High-pressure phase transition in titanite (CaTiOSiO4). American Mineralogist, 81, 1527–1530.
Conference Proceedings & Abstracts
  • Xirouchakis, D., Tzivolias, S., Mpatistakis, G., Exakoustidis, M., and Sakis, D., (2017). Breaking load at dowel hole vs flexural strength. Natural stone for cultural heritage: local resources with a global impact. Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Xirouchakis, D. (2013). Correlations between mechanical and geometrical parameters in aggregates: a tool for quality assessment and control. 13th International Congress of the Geological Society of Greece.
  • Xirouchakis, D and Mpouzinos, A. (2013). Geological materials testing and uncertainty calculations: a simple GUM-based algorithm. 13th International Congress of the Geological Society of Greece.
  • Profitis, E.G., Chatzitheodoridis, E., and Xirouchakis, D. (2012). Digital methods for flakiness and shape index definition. ETNDT5, 5th International Conference on Emerging Technologies in Non-Destructive Testing.
  • Xirouchakis, D. and Manolakou, V. (2011). Properties of an EAF slag produced in Greece, a construction material for sustainable growth, 5th International Conference for Bituminous Mixtures and Pavements.
  • Xirouchakis, D. and Theodoropoulos, A. (2009). Crushed limestone aggregates for concrete and masonry: Results from tests according to EN 12620, EN 13043, EN 13242, and EN 13139 standards. 16th Concrete Conference, Cyprus.
  • Xirouchakis, D. (2008) Immiscibility and critical points in titanite solid solutions: The binaries CaTiOSiO4–CaSnOSiO4 and CaTiOSiO4–CaSiOSiO4. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 10, 01294.
  • Xirouchakis, D., Bouzinos, A., Antonopoulos, K., and Boukouvalas, V. (2008) Physical and mechanical characteristics of crushed limestone aggregates from Greece: Preliminary data evaluation. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 10, 05150.
  • Xirouchakis, D., (2006) Redox equilibria and crystallization of Martian basaltic meteorites. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 8, 05685.
  • Xirouchakis, D. (2005) Orthorhomic Ti oxides and planetary magmas. European Geosciences Union Assembly Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 7, 00771.
  • Treiman, A., Lanzirotti, A., and Xirouchakis, D. (2004) Synchrotron X-Ray Diffraction analysis of meteorites in thin section: Preliminary Results. 35th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Abstract 1172.
  • Xirouchakis, D., and Caprarelli, G. (2004) Phosphorous and REE partitioning during mantle melting and implications for Martian mantle compositions. 17th Australian Geological Convention.
  • Xirouchakis, D. (2003) Oxide-silicate interaction in Planetary Interiors: Pseudobrookite Ti Oxides (Invited). GSA, Abstracts with Programs Vol. 35, No. 6.
  • Berlin J., and Xirouchakis, D. (2002) Phosphorus equilibria among mafic silicate phases (Invited). GSA Abstracts with Programs Vol. 34, No. 6.
  • Xirouchakis, D. (2002) Stability of pseudobrookite-type titanium oxides. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 83, 19, S341.
  • Xirouchakis, D. and Draper, D.S. (2002) Phosphorus partitioning among mantle silicate phases. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 83, 19, S379.
  • Draper, D.S., Xirouchakis, D., and Agee, C.B. (2002) Garnet–melt trace element partitioning from 5 to 9 GPa: Onset of garnet to majorite transformation. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 83, 19, S387.
  • Draper, D.S., Xirouchakis, D., and Agee, C.B. (2002) Effect of majorite transformation on garnet-melt trace element partitioning. 33rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Abstract #1306.
  • Xirouchakis, D., Draper, D.S., and Agee, C.B. (2002) The garnet to majorite transformation in mafic compositions. 33rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Abstract #1316.
  • Xirouchakis, D., Draper, D.S., and Schwandt, C.S. (2001). A reappraisal of the Mineralogy and Crystallization Features of Los Angeles, a basaltic Martian meteorite. 32nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Abstract #1589.
  • Draper, D.S., Chabot, N.L., Xirouchakis, D.M., Agee, C.B., and Wasserman, A.A. (2001). Partitioning of Nd, Tb, Lu, and Hf between Garnet and Ordinary Chondrite Melt at 5 to 10 GPa. 32nd Lunar and Planetary Conference. Abstract #1681.
  • Xirouchakis, D., Lanzirotti, A., Draper, D.S., Agee, C. (2001) The mineralogy and geochemistry of Los Angeles, a Martian basaltic meteorite. National Synchrotron Light Source activity report. Beamline X26A. Abstract noXiro110.
  • Xirouchakis, D., Draper, D.S., and Schwandt, C.S. (2000). Petrologic Features of the SNC Los Angeles meteorite 5103. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 81, 48, F782.
  • Lane, M.D., Draper, D.S., and Xirouchakis, D. (2000). Thermal emission spectroscopy of synthetic coesite and stishovite. 31st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Abstract #1159.
  • Xirouchakis, D., Hirschmann, M.M., and Draper, D.S. (2000). The effect of titanium and alkalis on the Fe-Mg KD between olivine and liquid. 31st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Abstract #1430.
  • Xirouchakis, D. and Lindsley, D.H. (2000). Interpreting Assemblages with Titanite (Sphene): It does not have to be Greek to you. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 81, 19, S28.
  • Xirouchakis, D. and Hirschmann, M.M. (1999). The effect of TiO2 on the SiO2 content of olivine-orthopyroxene-saturated synthetic basaltic liquids. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 80, 17, S351.
  • Xirouchakis, D., and Tangeman, J.A. (1998). Thermochemistry of end-member titanite (CaTiSiO4). Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 79, F880.
  • Xirouchakis, D. and Lindsley, D.H. (1998). Oxide–silicate equilibria: assemblages with titanite. Experimental Mineralogy, Petrology, and Geochemistry VII, TERRA Abstracts, suppl. 1, Vol. 10, p. 69-70.
  • Xirouchakis, D. and Lindsley, D.H. (1997). Equilibria among titanite, hedenbergite, fayalite, quartz, ilmenite, and magnetite: Experiments, internally consistent thermodynamic data for titanite, and applications. EUG 9, abstracts with programs.
  • Xirouchakis, D., Navrotsky, A., and Lindsley, D.H. (1996). Synthesis and thermochemistry of end-member titanite (CaTiOSiO4). Geological Society of America, abstracts with programs, Vol 28, no 7.
  • Xirouchakis, D., Kunz, M., Parise, J.B., Lindsley, D.H., and Cox, D. (1996). Synthesis conditions and unit cell parameters of synthetic end-member titanite (CaTiOSiO4). Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 77, S144.
  • Xirouchakis, D. and Lindsley D.H. (1995). Low-pressure equilibria among titanite (sphene), hedenbergite, iron-titanium oxides, and silica: experiments and internally consistent thermodynamic data for titanite. V. M. Goldschmidt Conference, Penn State, Programs and Abstracts, 98.
  • Xirouchakis, D. and Lindsley, D.H. (1993). Experimental investigation of some mineral equilibria with titanite (sphene) in the system CaO–FeO–Fe2O3–TiO2–SiO2. Eos, transactions, American Geophysical Union, 74, S167.

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