How to preserve cultural heritage with a laser: Lecture series by a professor from Italy at ETU "LETI"

How to preserve cultural heritage with a laser: Lecture series by a professor from Italy at ETU

On December 2 and 4, Rocco Mazzeo, Professor of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Bologna, will give a series of lectures at ETU "LETI" on advanced spectroscopic methods for studying artworks.

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On December 2, two lectures on multispectral imaging systems (UV, VIS, IR) will take place in the videoconference room of the building 5. A lecture on the topic “Theory and application in study of Cultural Heritage objects (case studies of paintings by Giotto, Andrea Mantegna, and Cimabue)” will be held at 9:50. Lecture on the topic "Infrared spectroscopy: physical principles of micro NIR spectroscopic technique" will take place at 11:40.

On December 4, Rocco Mazzeo will give two lectures on infrared Fourier spectroscopy at the Department of Photonics in room 5677. At 9:50, a lecture will be held on the topic “Mid FTIR macro mapping; µFTIR: type of samples." At 11:40, a lecture will take place on the topic “µFTIR: samples preparation and enhanced spectroscopic detection.”

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Rocco Mazzeo is a Professor of the Department of Chemistry of the University of Bologna, Director of the international Master degree course (LM) in Science for the conservation-restoration of cultural heritage at the University of Bologna. Head of the Microchemistry and Microscopy Art Diagnostic Laboratory (M2ADL).

He focuses his research activities primarily on the study of the physical and chemical nature of cultural heritage. He authored 129 papers published in both national and international peer-reviewed journals and his h-index (Scopus) is 19.

Rocco Mazzeo coordinated many national and international project among which the establishment in 1998 of the Xi’an Centre for the Restoration of Cultural Relics in China (1995-1998), the CURRIC project for developing curricula for post-graduate education in science for conservation (2000-2003) and the first European PhD in Science for conservation (EPISCON project, Marie-Curie, VI Framework Programme (2005-2009).