PhD Student Research Topics

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.

   -  See also Graduated PhD

Study of ancient ceramic materials from Mongolia

Tengis SARAN
PhD student in Technologies for Cultural Heritage
XXXV cycle (2020-2022)

Academic supervisor: Prof. Nicola Amapane

Abstract: the aim of this project is to apply luminescence dating to the grey- and red-colored bricks collected from Karakorum (Mongolia) and to apply archaeometric methods to the bricks of different technology or provenance.

Ion Beam Analysis applied to lapis lazuli rocks

PhD student in Technologies for Cultural Heritage
XXXVII cycle (2021-2023)

Academic supervisor: Prof. Alessandro Lo Giudice

Abstract: the project is based on the application of Ion Beam Analysis to investigate the provenance of the raw lapis lazuli used to carve ancient artefacts. In particular, PIXE, Iono-Luminescence, PIGE and RBS will be exploited for a non-invasive material study of rocks and archaeological findings of the ancient Near East.

Comparison of X-Ray Fluorescence instruments

PhD student in Metrology at Politecnico of Torino
XXXVII cycle (2021-2023)

Academic supervisor: Prof. Alessandro Re

Abstract: X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) allows to obtain the chemical composition of the object under analysis and to detect the presence of trace elements. It is a non-invasive technique which makes it particularly suitable in the Cultural Heritage field. The aim of this project is to characterize with a metrological approach different X-Ray Fluorescence instruments and apply the technique to Cultural Heritage and Food Industry.