Category: Seminars and Conferences
State: Archived
14 June 2021 - 5,30 pm ONLINE

A bridge between past and future: Chemistry for Cultural Heritage

On YouTube

Online webinar with Prof. Emma Angelini - Politecnico di Torino, Department of Applied Science and Technology
Seminar organized by IEEE Women in Engineering SB AG PoliTO

The IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) SB Affinity Group is happy to announce the 3rd "W[I]E PRESENT!”: our WIE members present themselves!
The WIE member, Prof. Emma Angelini, will talk about her research, her path and experience as a woman engineer in academia and what led her to be part of the PoliTO and WIE community!
Follow the event to have an insight on the research and experience of our IEEE WIE members!

Chemistry and materials science play an outstanding role in understanding, protecting, and transmitting the legacy of the multimateric artifacts we inherited from past generations. Chemists, as well as materials scientists, are called to contribute solving some of the challenges that face Cultural Heritage today: composition and structure of heritage materials, that allow obtaining information on provenance, dating, manufacturing technology of artifacts, conservation, restoration, safeguard, securing of artifacts against natural catastrophes and man-made disasters. In the last decades, the advances in the analytical capabilities of spectroscopic and chromatographic methods, the developments in chemical imaging, and the potential of nanotechnologies and nanomaterials, allowed to improve to a great extent traditional conservation and restoration methods and contributed to the development of new diagnostic methods. Moreover, the increased availability and popularity of portable non-invasive instrumentation catalyzed innovation in the research of Cultural Heritage and provided new solutions and perspectives in its documentation, interpretation, and cultural uses. This multidisciplinary vision associated with ICT helps to foster the role of Cultural Heritage as a key factor for better understanding our history, traditions, and culture, an instrument of cohesion of our diversified community, and not least an element of individual and social wellbeing. The contribution of our research group to the study and characterization of metallic artifacts of historical and archaeological interest will be illustrated.

The event will be streamed live on YouTube.
More information on IEEE Women In Engineering SB AG PoliTO website.