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Name, Last Name: 
Popkhadze Nino

Date of Birth:
21.10.1965

Position:
Scientist - LEPL Alexandre Janelidze Institute of Geology - Department of Petrology, Mineralogy and Lithology

Contact Information:
#4, 24f Gamsakhurdia Ave., Tbilisi 0171 , 577575758; 383596 (home), 2330647 (Institute), 
E-mail – nino_popkhadze@yahoo.com

Education:
1983-1988 Tbilisi State University. Engineer-geologist. 

Scientific Work Experience:
1988-1990 Geological Institute of the Bashkirian Academy of Sciences. Department of Tectonics  (Petrography, petrology and geochemistry of the volcanic rocks). (Ufa)  - Junior Scientist.
1991-1992  Al. Janelidze Institute of Geology - Department of Volcanology and Sedimentology -  Senior laboratory assistant
1992-2006    Al. Janelidze Institute of Geology - Department of Volcanology and Sedimentology - Junior Scientist.
2006-2009 LEPL Alexandre Janelidze Institute of Geology - Department of Volcanology and Sedimentology - Scientist.
2009-present LEPL Alexandre Janelidze Institute of Geology - Department of Petrology, Mineralogy and Lithology - Scientist
 
Sphere of Scientific Interests:
     Study of volcanic evolution and its link to ore forming processes. Understanding of the ore-forming environment and types of ore deposits and the lithotectonic  type based on the modern hypothesis. Petrology, petrography and geochemical study of the volcanic and volcano-sedimentary rocks. Interpretation of paleovolcanological environment and determining their link to different geotectonic settings. Outline and study of ore-bearing units.

Total Number of Publications, Citation index, List of Publications for Last 10 Years:

Popkhadze N.,  Beridze T.,  Chagelishvili R.,  Khutsishvili S. (2004)  "New Data about the Eocene Volcanic and Volcanogenic-sedimentary Deposits of the Akhaltsikhe Region" Proceedings of Geol. Inst.of Georgian Academy of Sciences, new series 119,  p. 631-642.

Beridze T., Khutsishvili S., Chagelishvili R., Popkhadze N. (2004) “Paleogene Achara-Trialeti Back-arc Rift Rasin: Formation and Evolution.” IGGC32, Italy, Florence, p. 291.

Alania  V., Beridze T., Khutsishvili S., Popkhadze N., Chagelishvili R., Enukidze O., Mikeladze V., Razmadze A. (2005) “Oligocene-Neogene Growth Strata at Eastern Achara-Trialeti Fold and Thrust Belt, Georgia.’’ In: Thrust Belts and Foreland Basin (F. Rouse, ed) Paris, France (2005).p.26-27.

Gugushvili V., Kutelia Z., Popkhadze N.  (2006) “Problems of Geodynamics, Petrology and   Metallogeny of the Caucasus”. Materials of scientific session. Baku. p. 281- 296 (in  Russian, with an abstract in Russian, Azerbaijan and English)

Popkhadze N.,  Beridze T.,  Moritz R., " (2008) “New Data on the Cretaceous Volcano-sedimentary Unit Hosting the Madneuli Ore Deposit,  Bolnisi Region, Southern Georgia.”, 29 June-4 July 2008. Il Ciocco Hotel and Resort, Lucca (Barga), Italy. Gordon Research Conference. Geochemistry of Mineral Deposits.

Popkhadze N.,  Beridze T.,  Moritz R., Gugushvili V., Khutsishvili S., (2009). "Facies Analysis of the Volcanic-sedimentary Host-rocks of the Cretaceous Madneuli Massive Sulphide deposit, Bolnisi district, Georgia."  Bulletin of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences (In print).

Popkhadze N.,  Beridze T.,  Moritz R., Gugushvili V., Khutsishvili S., (2009)  "New Data about the Volcano-sedimentary Settings of the Cretaceous Madneuli Polymetallic massive sulphide deposit, Bolnisi District, Lesser Caucasus, Georgia." In: Williams, P. et al (eds), Proceedings of the 10th biennial SGA meeting, Townsville, Australia.

List of the Best Publications (at the author’s discretion):
1. Popkhadze N.,  Beridze T.,  Moritz R., Gugushvili V., Khutsishvili S., (2009). "Facies Analysis of the Volcanic-sedimentary Host-rocks of the Cretaceous Madneuli  Massive Sulphide deposit, Bolnisi district, Georgia."  Bulletin of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences (In print).
2. Popkhadze N.,  Beridze T.,  Moritz R., Gugushvili V., Khutsishvili S., (2009)  "New Data about the Volcano-sedimentary Settings of the Cretaceous Madneuli Polymetallic massive sulphide deposit, Bolnisi District, Lesser Caucasus, Georgia." In: Williams, P. et al (eds), Proceedings of the 10th biennial SGA meeting, Townsville, Australia.

Participatoin in International Scientific Forums (for last 10 years): 
1.    International Geoscience Programme (UNESCO-IUGS-IGCP), I PLENARY MEETING AND FIELD TRIP OF IGCP-521, “Black Sea-Mediterranean Corridor During the Last 30 ky: Sea Level Change and Human Adaptation.” 8-15 Octomber 2005, Istanbul, Turkey. Kadir Has University, Istambul, Turkey.
2.    2003 Turkey - Third country training program. Program of Japan International Cooperation Agency.
3.    Italy, Florence. 32-nd International Geological Congress. (2004) Title of Presentation:   “Paleogene Achara-Trialeti Back-arc Rift Basin: Formation and Evolution."
4.    France.  Thrust belt and foreland basins. (2005) Title of presentation:  “Oligocene-Neogene Growth Strata at Eastern Achara-Trialeti Fold and Thrust Belt, Georgia.”
5.    Bor. Serbia. (4-7 September 2007) Advances in Regional Geological and Metallogenic Studies in the Carpathians, Balkans, Rhodope Massif and the Caucasus. Title of  Presentation: 
    “Uraveli Sequence: Implication for Basin Analysis. Georgia.”   
    “The place of the Bolnisi ore district, Georgia in the Tethyan-Eurasian  Metallogenic Belt   and    Pecularites of its Mineralization.”     
    “The Bolnisi Mining District, Southern Georgia: Present Knowledge and Open Questions about Volcanism, Geodynamics and Ore Formation.”
6.    29 June - 4 July 2008. Il Ciocco Hotel and Resort, Lucca (Barga), Italy. Gordon Research Conference. Geochemistry of Mineral Deposits. Title of Presentation: “New data on the Cretaceous Volcano-sedimentary Unit Hosting the Madneuli Ore Deposit, Bolnisi Region, Southern Georgia.”

Participation in Research Grant Projects (for last 10 years):
1. The project  № NZ 1412 - Ministry of Education and Sciences of Bulgaria "Magmatism and Ore-forming Systems in the Upper Cretaceous Porphyry and Epi¬thermal Deposits in the Srednegorie Zone (Bulgaria) and Adjara-Trialeti Zone (Georgia). Scientific Foundation of Bulgaria. (2004-2007).
2. The SCOPES  project № 7 BUPJ062276 “Tectonic and Magmatic Controls on the Cretaceus and Tertiary Gold and Copper Deposits in the Rhodope Massif, the Srednegorie Belt and the Caucasus , Bulgaria and Georgia”.  Scientific foundation of  Switzerland. (2005-2008).
3. “Peculiarities of Evolution of the Cretaceous-Paleogene Volcanism and Volcano-sedimentary Lithogenesis of Ajara-Trialeti Folded Zone and the Neighboring Areas”. Grants of Georgian Academy of Sciences (2004-2005).
4. "Gold Copperporphyry and Epithermal Low Sulfide Gold Mineralization of the Bolnisi Ore District, Ore-formation and Economical Perspective". National Foundation of the Ministry of Education and Sciences of Georgia N 204 (2008-2010)

Scientific Activity:
     Member of International Lythosphere project: “Oligocene-Neogene Growth Strata and Kinematic Evolution of Eastern Ajara-Trialeti“. 2005-2009. 
The member of the Society of Economic-Geologists (SEG) since January 2009.