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STARC Scientific Expert Panel

The Members and Chair of the SEP are appointed by the President of CyI. The Committee meets at least twice a year.

 

Chairman:

Sturt Manning
Goldwin Smith Professor of Classical Archaeology, Cornell University, USA

Professor Sturt Manning is the Director of the Cornell Tree Ring Laboratory and Goldwin Smith Professor of Classical Archaeology, Department of Classics. His research interests and activities are mainly the Aegean, Cypriot and east Mediterranean archaeology, classical archaeology, complex societies, state formation and interactions, dendrochronology/dendroarchaeology, radiocarbon dating and analysis, climate (palaeoclimate) and archaeology/history.

Sturt Manning

 

Members of the Panel:

Anastasia Drandaki
Curator of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Collection, Benaki Museum, Greece

Dr. Anastasia Drandaki is the Curator of the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Collection at the Benaki Museum, Athens. She has organized exhibitions on diverse aspects of Byzantine art and culture including jewelry, ceramics, and icons. She has published articles on late antique and medieval metalwork, on icons, and on the collections and history of Saint Catherine’s Monastery at Sinai.

Anastasia Drandaki
Andreas Georgopoulos
Professor at the School of Rural & Surveying Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

Professor Andreas Georgopoulos is the Director of Photogrammetry Lab at NTUA and the Vice - President of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS). His research interests focus on Geometric Documentation of Monuments, 3D Digitizing and Visualizations of CH, Automation and Digital Techniques and the Non-conventional Imaging Systems.

Andreas Georgopoulos
Mary Lewis
Professor of Archaeology at the University of Reading, UK

Professor Mary Lewis is the Head of Archaeological Science and the Programme Director of MSc Professional Human Osteoarchaeology at the University of Reading. Her research interests are the Child Paleopathology, Child growth and development, Osteology of the life course, Adolescence and Puberty and Medieval and Roman Child Health.

Mary Lewis
Michel Menu
Head of Research, Centre for Research and Restoration of the Museums of France (C2RMF), France

Professor Michel Menu is the Head of Research in C2RMF. He is a Physicist and Color Analysis Specialist for painted works. He was the coordinator of several large European projects such as Integrated Infractrusture Initiatives (I3): Eu - Artech, CHARISMA.

Michel Menu
Alan Mark Pollard
Edward Hall Professor of Archaeological Science, School of Archaeology, University of Oxford, UK

Professor Alan Mark Pollard’s research over the past 35 years has encompassed the application of the physical sciences, particularly chemistry, within archaeology, and has included a wide range of topics. He is a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and a Member of the Oriental Ceramic Society.

Alan Mark Pollard
Marina Solomidou-Ieronymidou
Director of the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus

Marina Solomidou-Ieronymidou graduated from Sorbonne University (Paris IV) in 1980 and obtained her D.E.U.G. (1979), Licence (1980) and Maîtrise (1981) in Archaeology and Art History, while in 1984 she received her postgraduate title D.E.A. in Archaeology. In 2001 she received her PhD with honors in Medieval Archaeology from Sorbonne University (Paris I). She is a member of the Department of Antiquities since 1986. She was promoted to an a Curator of Antiquities (Ancient Monuments Sector) in 2006, where she was responsible for the coordination of works in relation to the conservation, restoration, protection and promotion of all Ancient Monuments in Cyprus. In 2014 she was appointed Director of the Department of Antiquities.

Alan Mark Pollard