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)
   -  Physics
   -  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
2015 February

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.

Jacopo CORSI
PhD in Chemical and Materials Sciences
2015 January

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.

Alessandro RE
PhD in Physics
2011 March

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
2010 January

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