Simo Spassov


ORDCID number: 0000-0002-3365-935X

2019-now: Department Head for Geophysics, RMI (BE)
2015-now: Head Laboratory for Environmental Magnetism, RMI (BE)
2006-2015: Scientific Assistant, RMI (BE)
2004-2006: PostDoc, RMI (BE)
2003-2004: PostDoc, AUTH, Thessaloniki (GR)
2002: PhD in Natural Sciences, ETH Zürich (CH)
1998: Master in Environmental Geophysics, ETH Zürich (CH)
1995-1998: Earth Sciences & Applied Geophysics ETH Zürich (CH)
1993-1995: Geophysics, TU Bergakademie Freiberg (DE)


  • L.R. Kosareva, D.M. Kuzina, D.K. Nourgaliev, A.G. Sitdikov, O.V. Luneva, D.I. Khasanov, N. Suttie & S. Spassov, Archaeomagnetic investigations in Bolgar (Tatarstan). Studia Geophysica et Geodaetica 64, doi: 10.1007/s11200-019-0493-3, 2020 (in press).
  • L. Sari, A. Djerrab, S. Spassov, L. Soudani, A. Sari, S. Bensadok, N. Sehil, Recent Investigations on Holocene Occupations in Northeastern Algeria: The Contribution of Kef en-Naga. African Archaeological Review 33, 321–343, 2016.
  • S. Ech-chakrouni, J. Hus & S. Spassov, Constraints of archaeomagnetic dating and field intensity determinations in three ancient tile kilns in Belgium, Studia Geophysica et Geodaetica 57, doi: 10.1007/s11200-012-0779-1, 2013.
  • S. Spassov, J.-P. Valet, D. Kondopoulou, I. Zananiri, L. Casas & M. Le Goff, Rock magnetic property and palaeointensity determination on historical Santorini lava flows. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 11, Q07006, doi:10.1029/2009GC003006, 2010.
  • S. Spassov, J. Hus, R. Geeraerts and F. Heller, Archaeomagnetic dating of a High Middle Age likely Iron Working Site in Corroy-le-Grand (Belgium), Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 33, 544-556, 2008.
  • S. Spassov & J. Hus, Estimating baking temperatures in a Roman pottery kiln by rock magnetic properties: implications of thermochemical alteration on archaeointensity determinations. Geophysical Journal International 167,  592-604, 2006.
  • S. Spassov, F. Heller, R. Kretzschmar, M.E. Evans, L.P. Yue & D.K. Nourgaliev, Detrital and pedogenic magnetic mineral phases in the loess/palaeosol sequence at Lingtai (Central Chinese Loess Plateau), Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 140, 255-275, 2003.