Full professor of chemistry for cultural heritage and Programme Director of the international Master degree course (LM) in Science for the conservation-restoration of cultural heritage at the University of Bologna. Head of the Microchemistry and Microscopy Art Diagnostic Laboratory (M2ADL).
He has devoted all his career to science for conservation at both national and international level (Italian Ministry of cultural heritage 1981-1998 and ICCROM 1998-2002) and coordinated many national and international project among which the establishment in 1998 of the Xi’an Centre for the Restoration of Cultural Relics in China (1995-1998), the CURRIC project aimed at developing curricula for post-graduate education in science for conservation (2000-2003) and the first European PhD in Science for conservation (EPISCON project, Marie-Curie, VI Framework Programme (2005-2009).
Author of numerous scientific papers published within national and international peer reviewed journals. His main research interest and expertise deal with the application of advanced molecular spectroscopies (FTIR and Raman) to the study of paintings and metal alloys.
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