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Name, Last Name:
Ketevan Chikhelidze

Date of Birth:
07.09.1936

Position:
Scientist at LEPL Alexandre Janelidze Institute of Geology, Department of Petrology, Mineralogy and Lithology
Scientific/Academic Degree:
PhD (Candidate of geological-mineralogical sciences)

Contact Information:
84 Paliashvili st., Tbilisi, Georgia
Phone: 222 45 34 (home)
Education:
Engineer-geologist, Tbilisi State University. 1954-1959

Professional Qualification:
PhD thesis: "Petrology of Paleozoic Granitoids of the Dzirula Crystalline Massif." - 24.06.1998

Scientific Work Experience:
1960-1987 Junior Scientist- Department of Petrology of Al.Djanelidze Geological Institute of the Academy of Sciences of Georgia;
1987-1998 Scientist - Department of Petrology of Al.Djanelidze Geological Institute of the Academy of Sciences of Georgia;
1998-2006 Senior Sientist - Department of Petrology of Al.Djanelidze Geological Institute of the Academy of Sciences of Georgia;
2006-2009 Senior Scientist - Department of Mineralogy and Isotope Geochronology of  LEPL Alexandre Janelidze Institute of Geology,
2009-present Scientist - Department of  Petrology, Mineralogy and Lithology of LEPL Alexandre Janelidze Institute of Geology

Sphere of Research:
Petrology, mineralogy, geochemistry.

Total Number of Publications - 25,

List of Publications for Last 10 Years:
1. Chikhelidze K. Pre-Jurassic Granitoids of the Dzirula Crystalline Mass // "Problems of Geology and Petrology". Transactions dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of prof. Zaridze, Geol. Inst. of the Georgian Acad. of Sci. New series, issue 114. 1999. pp. 294-300 (in Georgian)
2. Chikhelidze K. Rare Earth Elements in the Pre-Jurassic Granitoids of the Dzirula Crystalline Massif. // Proceedings of  Geol. Inst. of the Georgian Acad. of Sci. New series, issue 115. 2000. Pp.344-348.(in Russian)
3. Chikhelidze K., Shubitidze L.. Accessory Minerals of Orthoclase Gabbro (Rikotites) of the Dzirula Crystalline Massif. // Proceedings of  Geol. Inst. of the Georgian Acad. of Sci. New series, issue 117. 2002. Pp.199-203.(in Russian)
4. Nasidze G., Akhvlediani R., Vashakidze G., Chikhelidze K. Typomorphism of Amphiboles of the Dzirula Crystalline Massif. // Proceedings of Geol. Inst. of the Georgian Acad. of Sci. New series, issue .117. 2002. Pp.300-309.(in Russian)
5. Chikhelidze K. Typomorphic Peculiarities of Zircons from Crystalline Rocks of the Dzirula Crystalline Mass. // Proceedings of  Geol. Inst. of the Georgian Acad. of Sci. New series, issue .119, 2004. Pp.575-579.(in Russian)
6. Chikhelidze K.,Tsutsunava T., Shubitidze L. Petrology of the Late Hercynian Microcline Granites of the Dzirula Crystalline Massif. //"Georgian Oil and Gas", N18, 2006.  Pp. 60-65 (in Georgian, English abstract).
7. Chikhelidze K.,Kvakhadze N., Shubitidze L. Petrogenic model of regional metamorphism of pre-Alpine autochthonous complex of the Dzirula massif // Georgian Oil and Gas, N18, 2006. Pp.72-76 (in Georgian, English s abstract).

List of the Best Publications (at the author's discretion):
1. Chikhelidze K. First Finding of Moissanite in the Rocks of Georgia.// Bulletin of the Acad. of Sci. of GSSR. Vol.64, ?2, 1971.Pp.365-369. (in Russian)
2. Chikhelidze K., Khmaladze I. (1976). Oxygen Volatility at the Formation of Crystalline Rocks of the Dzirula Salient of the Georgian Block. Bulletin of the Academy of Sciences of GSSR, vol.81, ?3. 1976. Pp. 633-636 (in Russian)
3. Chikhelidze K., Khmaladze I. On the Thermodynamic Conditions of Crystalline Rock Forming of the Dzirula Salient of the Georgian Block. // Bulletin of the Acad. of Sci. of GSSR. Vol.86, ?4, 1977.Pp.137-140.(in Russian)
4. Khmaladze I., Chikhelidze K. (1987). Rock-forming Minerals of Crystalline Rocks of the Dzirula Salient of the Trans-Caucasian Median Mass.// Monograph.Proceedings of Geol. Inst. of the Acad. of Sci. of GSSR, new series, issue 94, 76 p (in Russian)
5. Chikhelidze K., Vardzelashvili N. Some Peculiarities of Distribution of Uranium and Thorium in Crystalline Rocks of the Dzirula Salient.// Bulletin of the Acad. of Sci. of GSSR. Vol. 139, ?3, 1990. Pp. 533-535.(in Russian)
6. Chikhelidze K. Native Metals and Intermetallic Compounds of Crystalline Rocks of the Dzirula Salient. // "Petrology, Mineralogy and Tectonics". Transactions dedicated to the 85-th anniversary of Prof. Zaridze.1990. Pp.181-190.(in Russian)
7. Chikhelidze K. Rare Earth Elements in the Pre-Jurassic Granitoids of the Dzirula Crystalline Massif. // Proceedings of  Geol. Inst. of the Georgian Acad. of Sci. New series, issue 115. 2000. Pp.344-348.(in Russian)
8. Nasidze G., Akhvlediani R., Vashakidze G., Chikhelidze K. Typomorphism of Amphiboles of the Dzirula Crystalline Massif. // Proceedings of  Geol. Inst. of the Georgian Acad. of Sci. New series, issue .117. 2002. Pp.300-309.(in Russian)
9. Chikhelidze K. Typomorphic Peculiarities of Zircons  from Crystalline Rocks of the Dzirula Crystalline Mass. // Proceedings of  Geol. Inst. of the Georgian Acad. of Sci. New series, issue .119, 2004. Pp.575-579.(in Russian)
10. Chikhelidze K.,Tsutsunava T., Shubitidze L. Petrology of the Late Hercynian Microcline Granites of the Dzirula Crystalline Massif. //"Georgian Oil and Gas", N18, 2006.  Pp. 60-65 (in Georgian, English abstract).

Participation in Research Grant Projects (for last 10 years):
1. Grant Project of Georgian Academy of Sciences - "Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Isotope Geochronology of the Rocks Composing the Dzirula Crystalline Massif." - 2000-2001
2. Grant Project of Georgian Academy of Sciences - "History of Geological Evolution of the pre-Alpine Regional Metamorphism and Magmatism of Georgia." - 2002-2003
3. Grant Project of Georgian Academy of Sciences - "Petrology and geodynamics of the Pre-Alpine Magmatic and Metamorphic Complexes of the Black Sea-Central Transcaucasus and Beiburt-Sevan Terranes." - 2004-2005

Scientific Activity:
Member of Geological Society of Georgia - since 1960
Veteran of work - since 1994