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Sara Fiorentino

Junior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of Cultural Heritage

Academic discipline: FIS/07 Applied Physics

Curriculum vitae

Scopus ID: 56708519200

Orcid ID: 0000-0003-4257-6756




  • PhD in Cultural Heritage Studies, achieved in 2019 at the University of Bologna with a thesis in Applied Physics to Cultural Heritage (SSD FIS / 07).

  • Master of Science in Conservation and Restoration Sciences, achieved in 2011 at the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences of the University of Bologna.
  • Bachelor Degree in Diagnostics and Restoration - cultural heritage operator (curriculum: Archaeological Materials), achieved in 2009 at the Suor Orsola Benincasa University - Naples



  • Since 2020 I have been collaborating, as a post-doc research fellow at the Department of Cultural Heritage - University of Bologna, on the Erasmus Plus REACH project. Within this project I deal with training and capacity building in the field of scientific investigations applied to the study, conservation and restoration of cultural heritage. In 2019 I participated in the Italian-Armenian international cooperation project ROCHEMP as a consultant and trainer for applied analytical techniques to conservation and restoration. Since 2019 I have also been involved in the Horizon2020 SHELTER project, aimed at developing strategies for the protection of cultural and environmental heritage at risk from natural disasters attributable to climate change.

  • From 2015, I co-author papers published in international scientific journals (see Publications, also working as a reviewer with some of them. I also participate in conferences and workshops on the national and international territory.

  • In 2014 I worked as a fixed-term consultant at CIRI Building and Construction - Recovery and Restoration Operative Unit, carrying out scientific analyses for the characterisation of historic building materials and related decorative apparatuses. Among the addressed case studies, of a particular relevance was the one related to the National Monument to Francesco Baracca (Lugo di Romagna, Ravenna), aimed at the characterisation of the building materials and the development of laboratory tests for the selection of the most suitable protective product to be used on the stone surfaces.

  • In 2013, I collaborated with the ENI-Enrico Mattei Foundation in the frame of the Lavoro cerca Università project, carrying out scientific consultancy activities at the Laboratorio del Restauro s.r.l in Ravenna. I also hold an internship at the Conservation Science Laboratory within the Department of Cultural Heritage, University of Bologna, collaborating on the ArianInPiazzaresearch project (http: //patrimonioculturale.unibo .it / arianinpiazza /).

  • In 2012 I was awarded a post-graduate scholarship within the Restoration Laboratories of the Superintendence for Architectural and Landscape Heritage for the provinces of Ravenna, Ferrara, Forlì-Cesena and Rimini (headquarters of Ravenna). I participated in conservation, documentation and logistics activities carried out within the Laboratories and I collaborated on the cataloguing of data related to heritage assets damaged by the earthquake occurred in 2012 in the Emilia-Romagna region.


Teaching activities

  • From the A.A. 2020-2021 I am adjunct professor in Applied Physics to Cultural Heritage (Degree in Cultural Heritage, University of Bologna-Ravenna campus)

  • In 2018-2019 I was teaching tutor for the course of Chemistry and Conservation of Materials (Component of the integrated course: PHYSICO-CHEMICAL METHODOLOGIES FOR THE CONSERVATION AND DIAGNOSTICS OF CULTURAL HERITAGE, Master's Degree in Archaeological, artistic and landscape heritage: history, protection and enhancement, School of Letters and Cultural Heritage, University of Bologna-Ravenna campus).

  • From 2016 to 2018 I carried out supplementary didactic activities to the PhD course, lending support to frontal and laboratory teaching activities as part of the Archaeometry and Physics Applied to Cultural Heritage courses.



  • In 2018 I was awarded the Youth Office Award from the Italian Association of Archaeometry (AiAr)
  • In 2017 I received the Marco Polo Award for the mobility of Young Researchers of the University of Bologna abroad, carrying out a visiting research period at The Wolfsons Archaeological Science Laboratories - University College of London.