(peer reviewed)


[40] Schorn S, Moulas E, Stüwe K, (2024) Exothermic reactions and 39Ar−40Ar thermochronology: Hydration leads to younger apparent ages. Geology,


[39] Ibragimov I, Kiss D, Moulas E, (2024) A thermo-mechanical model of the thermal evolution and incorporation of metamorphic soles in Tethyan ophiolites: a case study from Oman. Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 117, p. 13-24,


[38] Mazzucchelli M, Moulas E, Kaus BJP, Speck T, (2024) Fluid-mineral Equilibrium Under Nonhydrostatic Stress: Insight From Molecular Dynamics. American Journal of Science, v. 324, 118590,


[37] Cheng H, Bloch EM, Moulas E, Vervoort JD, (2024) Highly discrepant Lu–Hf and Sm–Nd dates from crustal xenoliths witness the stability and destruction of a craton. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 628, 118590,


[36] Ibragimov I, Moulas E, (2024) Role of continental-margin architecture on models of ophiolite emplacement. Journal of the Geological Society, v. 181,



[35] Schmalholz S, Moulas E, Räss L, Müntener O, (2023) Serpentinite Dehydration and Olivine Vein Formation During Ductile Shearing: Insights From 2D Numerical Modeling on Porosity Generation, Density Variations, and Transient Weakening. Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth,


[34] Zafeiraki E, Moulas E, Kasiotis K, Bakeas E, Dassenakis E, (2023) Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in surface sediments from Greece: Occurrence, sources and risk assessment. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 197, 115715,


[33] Kiss D, Moulas E, Kaus B, Spang A, (2023) Decompression and fracturing caused by magmatically induced thermal stresses. Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth,


[32] Moulas E, Podladchikov Y, Zingerman K, Vershinin A, Levin V, (2023) Large-strain Elastic and Elasto-Plastic Formulations for Host-Inclusion Systems and Their Applications in Thermobarometry and Geodynamics. American Journal of Science, v.323,



[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,


[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,


[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.


[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,


[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,


[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,


[25] Candioti LG, Duretz T, Moulas E, Schmalholz SM, (2021) Buoyancy versus shear forces in building orogenic wedges. Solid Earth, v. 12, 1749-1775,


[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),


[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,



[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,


[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,


[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,


[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),


[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,


[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,


[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,


[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,



[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,


[13] Zhong X, Moulas E, Tajčmanová L, (2018) Tiny timekeepers witnessing high-rate exhumation processes. Scientific Reports, v. 8, 2234,


[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,


[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,


[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),



[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,


[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,


[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,