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Research Interests

  • Chemical imaging
  • Image Processing
  • Painting conservation
  • Prussian blue
  • Stone conservation
  • Tomography
  • X-ray spectroscopy

Emeriti

Mathieu Jacot-Guillarmod, PhD. student (2014-2019)

PhD thesis, Department of Physics, University of Bern
Project: Development of tomographic procedures to investigate iron-based corroded archaeological artifacts.

Giulia Moretti, PhD. student (2014-2018)

PhD thesis, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Bern
Project: Development of measurement methodologies for understanding Prussian blue degradation.

Clemence Iacconi, Master student (Spring 2017)

Master thesis, Department of Chemistry, Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne
Project: Photochemistry of Prussian blue – Zinc white mixtures in oil paintings by chemical imaging and synchrotron techniques.

Anna-Barbara Liechti, Master student (Fall 2016)

Master thesis, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Bern
Project: Spectroscopic imaging of biogenic vs abiotic calcite in consolidated stone monuments.

Celine Buser, Master student (Fall 2016)

Master thesis, Conservation-Restoration, Bern University of the Arts
Project: Umgang mit einem Objekt in unge- wöhnlichem Ausstellungskontext. Die ozeanische Schallrohrmaske im Eingang der Fondation Beyeler : Konservierungsstrategien in Bezug auf ihre Materialien und ihre Funktion für die Kunstsammlung.

Louise Chassouant, Master student (Spring 2016)

Semester project, Department of Chemistry, Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne
Project: Étude des marqueurs pour tags/graffitis: Analyse FTIR et exploitation du profil chimique.
co-supervision with Prof. Massonnet, institut de police scientifique, Université de Lausanne

Baptiste Clerc, Bachelor student (Spring 2015)

Bachelor thesis, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Bern
Project: Corrosion processes of iron rebars in monuments: 3D spectroscopic study of the iron corrosion products.