SEAHA Centre for Doctoral Training


Anna Pokorska

PhD student, University College London

Project Title 

Spectrally dependent light sensitivity of modern materials

Background & Summary of Project

This exciting and highly interdisciplinary project aims to probe the light sensitivity of modern materials more deeply and specifically to understand how the light degradation of modern polymers is spectrally dependent. An experimental degradation chamber with a spectrally-adjustable light source will be constructed and the effect of the spectrum of a light source on material degradation will be studied.



Simoní Da Ros, Abil E. Aliev, Isabella del Gaudio, Rose King, Anna Pokorska, Mark Kearney, Katherine Curran, Characterising plasticised cellulose acetate-based historic artefacts by NMR spectroscopy: a new approach for quantifying the degree of substitution and diethyl phthalate contents, Polymer Degradation and Stability (2020)