The research activity is focused on the study of the alteration mechanisms of materials of cultural heritage objects, especially inorganic pigments, by means of vibrational spectroscopies (FT-IR, Raman) and advanced synchrotron radiation-based X-ray spectromicroscopy methods (XRF, XAS, XRD). In addition, the research work includes also the synthesis of different class of artists’ pigments and the characterization of their morphological, structural and physico-chemical properties by employing scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and other elemental and molecular spectroscopies (XRF, XAS, FT-IR, Raman, UV-Visible).
- 2009 Master degree Chemical Sciences, University of Perugia – 110/110 e lode
- 2012 Joint PhD in Chemical Sciences, University of Perugia (IT) and Univeristy of Antwerp (BE) – PhD project: “The degradation process of lead chromate yellows in paintings by Vincent van Gogh”
- 2012-2016 post-doc researcher at the CNR-ISTM (Perugia) in the research group of Chemistry for Cultural Heritage
- 2016-2019 Researcher (type A) at the University of Perugia – SSD CHIM03
- 2019 Researcher at CNR-SCITEC (Perugia)
- European project: Integrated Platform for the European Research Infrastructure ON Cultural Heritage (IPERION CH) – dr. Luca Pezzati – participant - 2015-2019.
- Fondo Ricerca di Base di Ateneo, 2017, MIUR/Università di Perugia: Synergy among arsenic sulfide based pigment, metallic silver and organic dyes degradation pathways (SASOD) – coordinator – 2017.
- European project: Cultural Heritage Advanced Research Infrastructures: Synergy for a Multidisciplinary Approach to Conservation/Restoration (CHARISMA) - prof. Brunetto Giovanni Brunetti – participant – 2011-2014.
Pigments degradation; paintings conservation; synchrotron radiation; X-ray microscopy; vibrational spectroscopy; redox processes
XAS spectroscopy; XRF analysis; vibrational spectroscopy; redox processes; X-ray microscopy; photocatalysis.