Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) is an advanced Raman technique that allows the study of organic molecules adsorbed or interacting with specifically prepared nano-structures. In the field of cultural heritage, it has found applications in the last 20 years for the study of organic substances (natural and synthetic) such as dyes and lakes used as fabic dyes or as polychrome pigments. Main interests seek to validate evolving preparative methods of active substrates and appropriate methodologies for in situ diagnostic purposes with portable instruments to cultural heritage objects of historical interest. Production methods include natural and reversible nanoparticle doped gels to explore the possibility of achieiving a less destructive analytical approach by exploiting the SERS effect for highly sensitive and reproducible data with brief analysis times.
From Dec. 2018 Researcher for CNR at the Perugia Formerly ISTM, now SCITEC institute
-2007-2018 Post-doc research fellowships CNR and Centre of Excellence SMAArt at the University of Perugia
-Jan2007 PhD in Chemical Sciences from the University of Perugia with final thesis titled “Spectroscopic determinations of the artificial oxalate protective applied to stone materials and the characterization of colorants and textiles”.
-2003 Degree in Chemistry from the Universtiy of Perugia. Vote 108/110
ERIHS-PP (The European Infrastructure for Heritage Science, Preparatory Phase, Funded by the European Commission GA 739053) From Feb.2017-present.
IPERION-HS (Integrating Platforms for the European Research Infrastructure ON Heritage Science, funded by the European Commission GA 871039) Project Coordinator: Dr. L. Pezzati (CNR-INO) Role: Operator responsible for the organization of the transnational access activities of the European platform MOLAB under the supervision of the MOLAB Coordinator Dr. C. Miliani (CNR.-ISPC)
IPERION-CH (Integrated Research Infrastructure ON Cultural Heritage, funded by the European Commission GA 654028) May 2015-Oct.2019. Project Coordinator Dr. L. Pezzati (CNR-INO) Role: Operator responsible for the transnational access activites of the European platform MOLAB under the supervision of the MOLAB Coordinator Dr. C. Miliani (CNR-ISPC). Joint research activities.
CHARISMA (Cultural Heritage Advanced Research Infrastructures: Synergy for a Multidisciplinary Approach to conservation/restoration. Funded by the European Commission GA 228339 form Oct. 2009-Mar. 2014. Project Coordinator: Prof. B. G. Brunetti (SMAArt UNIPG), Role: Active operator in the MOLAB platform, Joint research activities.
Advanced characterization, analytical methods, thermal analysis, compounding, environment
Analytical chemistry, material characterization, thermal analysis, SEM-EDX microscopy, compounding