Sotiria Kogou is an Academic Fellow in the Physics Department, and the coordinator of the mobile activity of the Imaging & Sensing for Archaeology, Art History & Conservation (ISAAC) research group.
Teaching duties include contributions to MSc Medical Imaging, MSc Imaging Matter: From Atoms to Galaxies, and supervisions of MRes Physics projects.
- Academic Fellow in Physics, Nottingham Trent University (2021-current)
- Research Fellow in Physics, Nottingham Trent University (2017-2021)
- PhD in Physics, Nottingham Trent University (2013-2017)
- Research Assistant at Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas - Institute of Electronic Structure and Lasers (2009-2011)
- BSc in Physics, University of Crete (2010)
Areas of research include the application of advanced optical imaging, spectroscopic and remote sensing instruments for non-invasive and non-destructive investigation of materials, and applications of physical sciences to history, art conservation and archaeology.
Areas of research include:
1. Application of advanced optical imaging, spectroscopic and remote sensing instruments for non-invasive and non-destructive material identification
2. Multimodal analysis using a range of complementary imaging and spectroscopic techniques for the in situ and holistic investigation of cultural heritage objects with complex material composition
- Application of close-range mobile spectral imaging and spectroscopic systems for in situ spectral imaging of paintings, maps and manuscripts, to enable conservation monitoring, archaeological, architectural and art historical studies.
- Application of ground-based and airborne remote imaging and sensing systems [i.e. remote spectral imaging (in a variety of wavelength ranges), remote laser-based spectroscopy such as Raman, Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), Laser-Induced Fluorescence (LIF) spectroscopy] at stand-off working distances of tens of metres, developed specifically for the examination of wall paintings, archaeological sites and architectural monuments.
3. Data science: Development of machine learning/AI methods for the rapid analysis of a range of spectral imaging data from reflectance spectral imaging to X-ray fluorescence spectral imaging, and multimodal spectral imaging datasets
4. Interdisciplinary research in the application of physical sciences to archaeology, history and collection care with a particular focus on the history of global connections
M. Oujja, M. Sanz, E. Rebollar, J. F. Marco, C. Domingo, S. Kogou, P. Pouli, C. Fotakis, M. Castillejo, 2013, Wavelength and pulse duration effects on laser induced changes on raw pigments used in paintings, Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 102, pp. 7-14
A. Selimis, G.J. Tserevelakis, S. Kogou, P. Pouli, G. Filippidis, N. Sapogova N. Bityurin and C. Fotakis, 2012, Nonlinear microscopy techniques for assessing the UV laser polymer interactions, OPTICS EXPRESS, vol.20 Issue 4, pp.3990-3996
V. Papadakis, Y. Orphanos, S. Kogou, K. Melessanaki, P. Pouli, C. Fotakis, 2011, IRIS; a novel spectral imaging system for the analysis of Cultural Heritage objects , SPIE, vol. 8084