Alumni & Visiting

This page lists all the Alumni and Visiting Researchers who have joined the Conservation Science Laboratory for Cultural Heritage

Flavia Fiorillo


 PhD in Physics Applied to Cultural Heritage (SSD: FIS-07) Flavia Fiorillo received her PhD in April 2020. Her research, entitled "Assessment of a best practice approach for the attribution and authentication of paintings", was dedicated to the characterization of materials and executive technique in easel paintings. between the 16th and 20th centuries, with particular attention to methods for the identification of originals, copies and fakes through the use of scientific analyses like XRF, SEM-EDS, FTIR and Raman microscopy.

She also obtained a master's degree in "Science for conservation and restoration" from the University of Bologna in 2010, following her bachelor degree in "Applied Sciences to Cultural Heritage", at the Sapienza University of Rome.

Over the past few years she has worked permanently at the Diagnostic Laboratory of the Department of Cultural Heritage.




Director of ROCHEMP Center

Ani Avagyan is Director of the ROCHEMP Center (Regional Office for Cultural Heritage Enahncement Management and Protection) of the Republic of Armenia.

The Center is the result of the ROCHEMP Project, of which the Department of Cultural Heritage is the leader for Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna. The Director was a guest of the Conservation Science Laboratory for Cultural Heritage and of the Department itself in February-March 2020, to gain insights on and familiarise with skills, tools and professional figures operating in Italy in the field of Cultural Heritage.

Project page: ROCHEMP Project-Armenia

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Researcher, Centre for Functional and Surface Functionalized Glass - Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín

Dagmar Galusková is a researcher at the FUNGLASS (Center for Functional and Surface Functionalized Glass) of the Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín (Slovakia), with a specific interest in the chemical durability of glass and on the corrosion resistance of ceramics. He is also responsible for developing methods of application of mass spectrometry and atomic emission spectroscopy at FUNGLASS.

From April to June 2019 she was a guest at the Diagnostic Laboratory for Cultural Heritage, as a visiting researcher, collaborating on some of the ongoing research project related to the study of ancient glass technology, with specific attention to degradation mechanisms and phaenomena affecting archaeological glasses.