Dr. Nikolas Bakirtzis
Associate Professor, Director of APAC Laboratories and Doctoral Program in Science and Technology in Cultural Heritage
Dr.Bakirtzis is an associate Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program at Science and Technology in Cultural Heritage at The Cyprus Institute. He is the director of Andreas Pittas Art Characterization Laboratories at The Cyprus Institute. He holds a B.A. in Archaeology and an MA in Social Anthropology and Folklore from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Later he received an MA in Byzantine and Western Medieval Art and Architecture and a Ph.D., in Art History and Archaeology from Princeton University. Nikolas has been offered a Whiting Fellowship in the Humanities and has been a Resident Fellow at the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations of Koc University in Istanbul (2005-2006) and Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Columbia University’s Department of Art History and Archaeology (2006-2008). He was also Cass Gilbert Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture and Research Associate at the Center for World Heritage Sites of the University of Minnesota (2008-2009). In 2009, Dr. Bakirtzis was awarded a Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant by the European Commission and joined STARC to direct the research project TIEM (Tracing Identity in the Eastern Mediterranean; A Digital Survey of Late Medieval Monuments in the Eastern Mediterranean Islands). In 2013 he was Visiting Research Fellow at the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies at Princeton University, and in the 2015 summer term, he joined Columbia University’s Global Program in Istanbul as Visiting Faculty. In Spring 2016 he was Getty Guest Scholar at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles.