Claire Gervais Lab is a research Group dedicated to Cultural and Heritage Materials
Research topics and interests
- Ancient and natural materials: specificities of
materials found in cultural heritage objects and in
nature. Materials with chemical, spatial and historical heterogeneity.
- Material degradation: physico-chemical and biological
processes happening in materials and responsible for their
- Non-invasive/non-destructive methods for the investigation
of composite or heterogeneous materials. Synchrotron methods
(XAS, RIXS), X-ray/neutron/FIB tomography, Multispectro-
scopic approaches at the microscale, radiation-induced damage on
- Simulation techniques for in-silico analysis of materials:
Image processing for tomography data; Lattice-Boltzmann
methods; Molecular modeling and Monte Carlo methods.