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Roberta Zanini

PhD Student Fellow
Cultural Heritage Technologies
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Post-doctoral researcher in Conservation Chemistry and Materials at the Center of Cultural Heritage Technology of the IIT in Venice. She is specialized in the study of the mechanism of corrosion of ancient glass and its process using multi analytical technique to investigate the material from the microscopical to the nanometric scale, from the bulk to the surface layer composition. She is interested in chemical and surface characterization by Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) of ancient materials for understating the provenance the raw materials, the manufacturing and the state of conservation of artefacts. Her research is actually focused on the design of nanomaterials as an ideal protective coating to stop the alteration process limiting the interaction between surface of the ancient glass and its conservation environment.