(peer reviewed)


  • [31] Plümper O, Wallis D, Teuling F, Moulas E, Schmalholz S, Amiri H, Müller T, (2022) High-magnitude stresses induced by mineral-hydration reactions. Geology, doi: 10.1130/G50493.1


  • [30] Cionoiu S, Moulas E, Stünitz H, Tajčmanová L, (2022) Locally Resolved Stress-state in Samples during Experimental Deformation: Insights into the Effect of Stress on Mineral Reactions, Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth, doi:10.1029/2022JB024814


  • [29] Moulas E, Kaus B, Jamtveit B, (2022) Dynamic Pressure Variations in the Lower Crust Caused by Localized Fluid-Induced Weakening, Communications Earth and Environment, 3:157, p.1-7,10. doi:1038/s43247-022-00478-7


  • [28] Burg JP, Moulas E, (2022) Cooling-rate constraints from metapelites across two inverted metamorphic sequences of the Alpine-Himalayan belt; evidence for viscous heating, Journal of Structural Geology, v. 156, 104536, doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2022.104536



  • [27] Tajčmanová L, Podladchikov Y, Moulas E, Khakimova L, (2021) The choice of a thermodynamic formulation dramatically affects modelled chemical zoning in minerals, Scientific Reports, v. 11, 18740, doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-97568-x


  • [26] Moulas E, Brandon MT, Vaughan Hammon JD, Schmalholz SM, (2021) On backflow associated with oceanic and continental subduction. Geophysical Journal International, v. 227 (1), p. 576-590, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggab246


  • [25] Candioti LG, Duretz T, Moulas E, Schmalholz SM, (2021) Buoyancy versus shear forces in building orogenic wedges. Solid Earth, v. 12, 1749-1775, doi: 10.5194/se-2020-217


  • [24] Hou T, Botcharnikov R, Moulas E, Just T, Berndt J, Koepke J, Zhang Z, Wang M, Yang Z, Holtz F, (2021) Kinetics of Fe-Ti oxide re-equilibration in magmatic systems: Implications for thermo-oxybarometry. Journal of Petrology, v.61 (11-12), doi: 10.1093/petrology/egaa116


  • [23] Kaatz L, Zertani S, Moulas E, John T, Labrousse L, Schmalholz SM, Andersen TB, (2021) Widening of hydrous shear zones during incipient eclogitization of metastable dry and rigid lower crust – Holsnøy, Western Norway. Tectonics, v. 40, doi: 10.1029/2020TC006572



  • [22] Schmalholz SM, Moulas E, Plümper O, Miyasnikov AV, Podladchikov Y, (2020) 2D Hydro-Mechanical-Chemical modelling of (de)hydration reactions in deforming heterogeneous rock: The periclase-brucite model reaction. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, v.21, doi: 10.1029/2020GC009351


  • [21] Moulas E, Kostopoulos D, Podladchikov Y, Chatzitheodoridis E, Schenker FL, Zingerman KM, Pomonis P, Tajcmanova L, (2020) Calculating pressure with elastic geobarometry: A comparison of different elastic solutions with application to a calc-silicate gneiss from the Rhodope Metamorphic Province. Lithos, v. 378-379, doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2020.105803


  • [20] Zhong X, Moulas E, Tajčmanová L, (2020) Post-entrapment modification of residual inclusion pressure and its implications for Raman elastic thermobarometry. Solid Earth, v.11, p.223-240, doi: 10.5194/se-11-223-2020


  • [19] Cheng H, Bloch EM, Moulas E, Vervoort, JD, (2020) Reconciliation of discrepant U–Pb, Lu–Hf, Sm–Nd, Ar–Ar and U–Th/He dates in an amphibolite from the Cathaysia Block in Southern China. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 175 (4), doi: 10.1007/s00410-019-1644-9


  • [18] Moulas E, Schmalholz S, (2020) Importance of interfacial instability for viscous folding in mechanically heterogeneous layers. Geological Society of London – Special Publications v. 487, p.45-58, doi: 10.1144/SP487.10



  • [17] Cionoiu S, Moulas E, Tajčmanová L, (2019) Impact of interseismic deformation on phase transformations and rock properties in subduction zones. Scientific Reports, v. 9, 19561, doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-56130-6


  • [16] Moulas E, Sokoutis D, Willingshofer E, (2019) Pressure build-up and stress variations within the Earth’s crust in the light of analogue models. Scientific Reports, v. 9, 2310, doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-38256-1


  • [15] Moulas E, Schmalholz S, Podladchikov Y, Tajčmanová L, Kostopoulos D, Baumgartner L, (2019) Relation between mean stress, thermodynamic and lithostatic pressure. Journal of Metamorphic Geology. v.37, p.1-14 (https://doi.org/10.1111/jmg.12446)



  • [14] Jamtveit B, Moulas E, Andersen TB, Austrheim H, Corfu F, Petley-Ragan A, Schmalholz S, (2018) High-pressure metamorphism caused by fluid-induced weakening of deep continental crust. Scientific Reports. v. 8, 17011, doi:10.1038/s41598-018-35200-1


  • [13] Zhong X, Moulas E, Tajčmanová L, (2018) Tiny timekeepers witnessing high-rate exhumation processes. Scientific Reports, v. 8, 2234, doi:10.1038/s41598-018-20291-7



  • [12] Zhong X, Vrijmoed J, Moulas E, Tajčmanová L, (2017) A coupled model for intergranular deformation and chemical diffusion. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 474, p. 387-396, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.07.005


  • [11] Hunziker D, Burg JP, Moulas E, Reusser E, Omrani J, (2017) Formation and preservation of fresh lawsonite: Georthermobarometry of the North Makran Blueschists, southeast Iran. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, v. 35, 8, p. 871-895, doi: 10.1111/jmg.12259


  • [10] Moulas E, Schenker FL, Burg JP, Kostopoulos DK, (2017) Metamorphic conditions and structural evolution of the Kesebir-Kardamos dome - Rhodope Metamorphic complex (Greece-Bulgaria), International Journal of Earth Sciences (Geol Runds), doi:10.1007/s00531-017-1452-2



  • [9] Schenker FL, Schmalholtz SM, Moulas E, Pleuger J, Baumgartner LP, Podladchikov Y, Vrijmoed J, Buchs N, Muntener O, (2015) Current challenges for explaining (ultra)high-pressure tectonism in the Pennine domain of the Central and Western Alps. Journal of  Metamorphic Geology, v.33, 8, pp. 869-886, doi: 10.1111/jmg.12143


  • [8] Moulas E, Tajčmanová L, Vrijmoed JC, Podladchikov YY, (2015) Mechanically– versus diffusion–controlled metamorphic microstructure: A symplectite example from Rhodope Metamorphic Complex (Greece). Journal of  Metamorphic Geology, v.33, 8, pp. 849-858, doi: 10.1111/jmg.12141


  • [7] Kydonakis K, Moulas E, Chatzitheodoridis E, Brun JP, Kostopoulos D, (2015) First-report on Mesozoic eclogite-facies metamorphism preceding Barrovian overprint from the western Rhodope (Chalkidiki, northern Greece). Lithos, v.220-223, pp 147-163
  • [6] Tajčmanová L, Vrijmoed JC, Moulas E, (2015) Grain-scale pressure variations in metamorphic rocks: implications for the interpretation of petrographic observations. Lithos, v.216-217, pp 338-351



  • [5] Schenker FL, Burg JP, Kostopoulos D, Moulas E, Larionov A, von Quadt A, (2014) From Mesoproterozoic magmatism to collisional Cretaceous anatexis: Tectonomagmatic history of the Pelagonian Zone, Greece. Tectonics, v.33, 8, pp 1552-1576


  • [4] Moulas E, Burg JP, Podladchikov YY, (2014) Stress field associated with elliptical inclusions in a deforming matrix: mathematical model and implications for tectonic overpressure in the lithosphere. Tectonophysics, v.631, pp 37-49


  • [3] Tajčmanová L, Podladchikov YY, Powell R, Moulas E, Vrijmoed JC, Connolly JAD, (2014) Grain-scale pressure variations and chemical equilibrium in high-grade metamorphic rocks. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, v.32, pp 195-207



  • [2] Moulas E, Podladchikov YY, Aranovich LY, Kostopoulos DK, (2013) The problem of depth in geology: When pressure does not translate into depth.Petrology, v.21, 6, pp 527-538


  • [1] Moulas E, Kostopoulos DK, Connolly JAD, Burg JP, (2013) P-T estimates and timing of the sapphirine-bearing metamorphic overprint in kyanite eclogites from Central Rhodope, northern Greece. Petrology, v.21, 5, pp 507-521