Researcher, Univ. of Peloponnese; Adjunct Professor, ACAM

Vayia Panagiotidis is a Physics Engineer BSc and MSc from the National Technical University of Athens - NTUA (2005). In her third year she completed her internship, "practical training", with the Acropolis Restoration Service where she worked on the structural restoration of the northern colonnade of the Acropolis of Athens. Her final Diploma Thesis was on Grid Computing Technologies titled “The Exploitation of Grid Technology in Environmental Applications”. Following her studies in Physics Engineering she gained an MSc in Digital Communications and Networks from the University of Piraeus where she continued her research and work in Grid Computing.  She completed her MSc in the University of Piraeus in 2009 and continued working in the private sector in the International Activities Department (2007-2015) of the Greek Public Gas Company (DEPA) and its subsidiaries where her activities concerned development of international high pressure natural gas projects including procurement, preliminary and feasibility and development studies, etc. In 2015 she returned to Kalamata to continue her academic studies with the University of the Peloponnese and the Department of History, Archaeology and Cultural Resources Management. She became a PhD Candidate in 2016 focusing on the use of Information Technology in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage. During her collaboration with the Department and the Laboratory of Archaeometry, she has been a member of the Organizing Committee of the 41st International Archaeometry Symposium held in Kalamata Greece in May 2016; served as Administrative Officer for the EU funded “Program for the Acquisition of Academic Teaching Experience for Young Scientists with a PhD” for the academic years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018; Researcher for the EU funded "Kalamata 1821: Roads of Freedom" Project (2018 - 2021); teaching lab courses for the undergraduates “Specialized Chapter on Archaeometry” (8th semester), for the MSc “Cultural Heritage Materials & Technologies" Laboratory Practices: Use of Laboratory and Portable Instrumentation (1st semester) and for the Technical University of the Peloponnese undergraduate course "Information Networks" (4th semester) .