The group is involved in different PhD courses. Nowadays, Prof. Alessandro Lo Giudice and Prof. Alessandro Re have an active role in the following PhD:
- Technology Driven Sciences:
Technologies for Cultural Heritage (T4C)
- Chemical and Materials Sciences
In particular they are part of the scientific board of the T4C PhD, a new doctoral programme in "Heritage Sciences" specifically focused on technologies applied to Cultural
Heritage. Tech4Culture is funded under the H2020-MSCA-COFUND scheme. Moreover they partecipate to the PhD in Metrology
at the Politecnico di Torino.
PhD in Earth Science
Title: Petrographic and minero-chemical characterisation of lapis lazuli: a provenance study of rocks and artefacts from Cultural Heritage
Academic supervisors: A. Borghi, A. Lo Giudice, G. Vaggelli
Commitee: G. Artioli, M. Benvenuti, R. Giustetto
Abstract: the work firstly aimed at performing a systematic characterisation of rock samples
of known provenance, in order to create a database with the identified minero-chemical markers useful to discriminate different
quarry districts. The second aim was the application of the protocol tested with the rock samples, analysing precious artefacts in
non-invasive way to obtain information about the provenance of the raw material used for their realisation.
PhD in Chemical and Materials Sciences
Title: Multi-technique study of coins circulating in northern Italy between 4th and 1st century BC
Academic supervisors: A. Lo Giudice, F. Barello
Commitee: I. Degano, M. Gulmini, P. Piccardo
Abstract: this research project aims to bring new light on two different silver coinages circulating
between 4th and 1st century B.C. in the Cisalpine Gaul, ancient name of northern Italy: the drachma, minted by Celtics and native populations,
and the Roman victoriatus.
PhD in Physics
Title: Optical, electron and ion microscopy in the field of Cultural Heritage: a provenance study of lapis lazuli.
Academic supervisor: A. Lo Giudice
Examiner: T. Calligaro, CNRS - France
Abstract: ion beam analysis are widely used to characterize materials of archaeological, historical and artistic interest
because they do not require any sample preparation, they can be performed in air and they do not damage the sample at low ion fluences.
An interesting material to be analyzed by means of Ion Beam Analysis is lapis lazuli.
PhD in Materials and Nanosystems Science and Technology
Title: Set up and applications of microanalysis techniques on innovative materials of technological and cultural heritage
interest by using external beams and microbeams of low energy ions.
Academic supervisor: C. Manfredotti
Examiner: P. Sellin, University of Surrey - UK