Artemios Oikonomou has studied Physics and has been awarded two Masters’ degrees, an MSc and an MA from the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering and the Dept. of Fine Arts and Sciences respectively, at the University of Ioannina, Greece. He also received his PhD from the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering of the same University and to date is the first systematic study of archaic glass from Greece.
From 2014-2016 he held a Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Fellowship (IEF) at the Dept. of Archaeology, Nottingham University. During the academic year 2007-2008, he held the Geoarchaeology Fellowship of the Wiener Lab at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.
Artemios’ research focuses on the application of scientific techniques in the study of ancient materials and especially glass as a means for the identification of ancient technological aspects, b. answering archaeological questions in relation to the reconstruction of ancient technologies, c. changing technological practices through space and time, d. the provenance of ancient materials, e. the fusion of scientific results with aspects of the humanities. As an archaeological scientist, he is involved in various interdisciplinary archaeological projects, both as a primary researcher and research associate, in the broad field of Archaeological Science.
He has authored and co-authored research papers in edited volumes, peer-reviewed scientific journals and conference proceedings and has participated in more than 30 international and national conferences with oral and poster presentations. He is a member of national and international professional organisations such as the Hellenic Society of Archaeometry (elected member), the Society of Archaeological Sciences (SAS), the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and the Association Internationale pour l’ Histoire du Verre (AIHV).