School of Earth and Environmental Sciences


Konstantinos Papapavlou

  • Role Title: PhD Researcher
  • Address: Burnaby Building, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth, PO1 3QL
  • Telephone: 023 9284 2257
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  • Department: SEES
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science


I investigate high-strain deformation zones applying high spatial resolution isotopic and microchemical tools. In specific, I’m trying to understand how texturally characterised accessory phases are related with events of fabric construction with ultimate aim to constrain the timing of shear zone related processes. Moreover, I find intriguing to untangle the structural anatomy of ductile shear zones using field and quantitative microstructural techniques.


2013 – 2016 (expected): PhD Candidate, University of Portsmouth, School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, UK. Advisor: Dr. J. Darling

2011 – 2013: MSc in Geology (Hons), Department of Geology, University of Patras, Greece. Advisor: Dr. P. Xypolias

2005 – 2010: BSc in Geology , Department of Geology, University of Patras, Greece. Advisor: Dr. P. Xypolias


  • Full funding from NERC to attend the short course “Fundamentals of EPMA” (NERC advanced training scheme, November, 2014)


  • Geological society of America
  • Geological association of Canada


Teaching Responsibilities

  • Remediation teaching to first year petroleum engineers, Course coordinators: Prof. Rob Strachan , Dr. Tony Butcher
  • Teaching assistant to the structural geology course. Course coordinator: Prof. Rob Strachan
  • Teaching assistant in the “Advanced geological field and mapping techniques” course in Brittany (Northwestern France). Course coordinator: Prof. Rob Strachan


  • Petrochronology of high-strain ductile shear zones
  • Understanding sulphide remobilization using isotopic and quantitative microstructural techniques
  • Transpression petrofabrics