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Ida R.Ahmad, Deborah Cane, Joyce Townsend, Cristian Triana, Luca Mazzei, Katherine Curran, Are we overestimating the permanence of cellulose triacetate cinematographic films? A mathematical model for the vinegar syndrome, Polymer Degradation and Stability (2019)


L. Arcidiacono, A. Parmentier, G. Festa, M. Martinón-Torres, C. Andreani, R. Senesi, Validation of a new data-analysis software for multiple-peak analysis of γ spectra at ISIS pulsed Neutron and Muon Source, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 938 (2019) 51-55

G. Festa, T. Minniti, L. Arcidiacono, M. Borla, D. Di Martino, F. Facchetti, E. Ferraris, V. Turina, W. Kockelmann, J. Kelleher, R. Senesi, C. Greco, C. Andreani, Egyptian grave goods of Kha and Merit studied by neutron and gamma techniques, Angewandte Chemie 57 (2018) 7375-7379

Kun V. Tian, Giulia Festa, László Szentmiklósi, Boglárka Maróti, Laura Arcidiacono, Giuseppina Laganà, Carla Andreani, Silvia Licoccia, Roberto Senesi, Paola Cozza, Compositional studies of functional orthodontic archwires using prompt-gamma activation analysis at a pulsed neutron source vs. a cold neutron source, Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectroscopy 7 (2017) 1420-1427 

C. Andreani, F. Aliotta, L. Arcidiacono, M. Borla, E. P. Cippo, D. Di Martino, F. Facchetti, E. Ferraris, G. Festa, G. Gorini, W. Kockelmann, J. Kelleher, D. Malfitana, D. Micieli, T. Minniti, V. Mollica Nardo, R. Ponterio, G. Salvato, R. Senesi, V. Turina, C. Vasi and C. Greco, A neutron study of sealed pottery from the gravegoods of Kha and Merit, Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectroscopy 21 (2017) 1342-1347

Matthew Krzystyniak, Giovanni Romanelli, Margit Fabian, Matthias Gutmann, Giulia Festa, Laura Arcidiacono, Martyn Gigg, Kacper Dru_zbicki, Carla Andreani, Roberto Senesi, and Felix Fernandez-Alonso, VESUVIO+: A Testbed for a Next-Generation Epithermal Neutron Spectrometer, Journal of Physics: conference series 1021 (2017)

G. Festa, C. Andreani, L. Arcidiacono, G. Burca, W. Kockelmann, T. Minniti, R. Senesi, Characterisation of gamma-ray background at IMAT beamline of ISIS Spallation Neutron Source, Journal of Instrumentation 12 (2017) 

G. Festa, L. Arcidiacono, A. Pappalardo, T. Minniti, C. Cazzaniga, A. Scherillo, C. Andreani, R. Senesi, Isotope identification capabilities using time resolved prompt gamma emission from epithermal neutrons, Journal of Instrumentation 11 (2016) 


Bembibre, Cecilia, M. Strlič, Smell of heritage: A framework for the identification, analysis and archival of historic odours, Heritage Science 5:2 (2017)

Bembibre Jacobo, C; Barratt, S; Vera, L; Strlič, M, Smelling the past: a case study for identification, analysis and archival of historic pot-pourri as a heritage smell, in Bridgland, J, (ed.) ICOM-CC 18th Triennial Conference Preprints (2017)


Bridarolli, Alexandra & Odlyha, Marianne & Nechyporchuk, Oleksandr & Holmberg, Krister & Ruiz-Recasens, Cristina & Bordes, Romain & Bozec, Laurent, Evaluation of the Adhesion and Performance of Natural Consolidants for Cotton Canvas Conservation, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2018)

Nechyporchuk, Oleksandr & Kolman, Krzysztof & Bridarolli, Alexandra & Odlyha, Marianne & Bozec, Laurent & Oriola-Folch, Marta & Francés, Gema & Persson, Michael & Holmberg, Krister & Bordes, Romain, On the potential of using nanocellulose for consolidation of painting canvases, Carbohydrate Polymers, 194 (2018) 161–169

Bridarolli, Alexandra & Nechyporchuk, Oleksandr & Odlyha, Marianne & Oriola-Folch, Marta & Bordes, Romain & Holmberg, Krister & Anders, Manfred & Chevalier, Aurelia & Bozec, Laurent, Nanocellulose-based Materials for the Reinforcement of Modern Canvas-supported Paintings, Studies in Conservation 63 (2018) 332-334

Bridarolli, Alexandra & Atak, Sefkan & Herm, Christoph, Analysis of Wilhelm Ostwald’s ‘‘Colour Organ’’ with Raman microspectroscopy (2017)


Brigham, Rosie & Grau-Bove, Josep & Rudnicka, Anna & Cassar, May & Strlic, Matija, Crowdsourcing as an Analytical Method: Metrology of Smartphone Measurements in Heritage Science, Angewandte Chemie 130 (2018), 7545-7549


Natalie Brown, Dirk Lichtblau, Tom Fearn and Matija Strlič, Characterisation of 19th and 20th century Chinese paper, Heritage Science 5:47 (2017) 


C. Coon, Carolien, B. Pretzel, T. Lomax, M. Strlič, Preserving Rapid Prototypes: A Review, Heritage Science 4:40 (2016) 


Cristina Duran-Casablancas, Matija Strlič, Gabriëlle Beentjes, Gerrit de Bruin, Jaap van der Burg & Josep Grau-Bové, A Comparison of Preservation Management Strategies for Paper CollectionsStudies in Conservation 2020

Cristina Duran-Casablancas, Josep Grau-Bové, Tom Fearn and Matija Strlič, Accumulation of wear and tear in archival and library collections. Part I: exploring the concepts of reliability and epidemiology, Heritage Science 7:10 (2019)

Cristina Duran-Casablancas, Josep Grau-Bové, Tom Fearn and Matija Strlič, Accumulation of wear and tear in archival and library collections. Part II: an epidemiological study, Heritage Science 2019 7:11 

Duran C, Grau-Bove J, Fearn T, Strlič M. Data mining in collections: from epidemiology to demography. Preprints 18th ICOM Committee for Conservation Triennial Conference, 4-8 September 2017, Copenhagen.  


Morena Ferreira, Josep Grau-Bove, Luca Mazzei, Nigel Blades, Tobit Curteis, Hector Altamirano & Jane Faull, The Influence of Water Activity and Air Movement in Preventing Mould in Historic Materials, Studies in Conservation, 63:sup1 (2018) 348-350


Fusade, L., Orr, S.A., Wood, C., O'Dowd, M. and Viles, H.A., Drying response of lime-mortar joints in granite masonry after an intense rainfall and after repointing, Heritage Science 7:38 (2019)

Fusade, L., Viles, H., Wood, C. and Burns, C., The effect of wood ash on the properties and durability of lime mortar for repointing damp historic buildings, Construction and Building Materials 212 (2019) 500-513

Fusade, L. and Viles, H., A comparison of standard and realistic curing conditions of natural hydraulic lime repointing mortar for damp masonry: impact on laboratory, Journal of Cultural Heritage 37 (2018) 82-93


Grove, R., Pim, J.E., Serrano, M., Cidrás, D., Viles, H. and Sanmartin, P., Pastoral Stone Enclosures as Biological Cultural Heritage: Galician and Cornish Examples of Community Conservation, Land 2020 9(1). 


Higham, R., & Carey, C., The Durrington Walls Sarsen Burial relocated and reconsidered, Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society 112 (2019) 74-84

Carey, C. & Higham, R., Multiple identities in the Beaker period: interpreting inhumations out of the Beaker spotlight in southern England, Archaeological Journal 177:1 (2019) 1-30


Hodgson, Sarah & Hunt, Sarah & Sørensen, Thomas & Thompson, Amber & Reynolds, Emily & Faulkner, Stephen & Goodwin, Andrew,  Anomalous Thermal Expansion and Luminescence Thermochromism in Silver(I) Dicyanamide: Anomalous Thermal Expansion and Luminescence Thermochromism in Silver(I) Dicyanamide, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry (2016) 


Jones, C; Duffy, C; Gibson, A; Terras, M; (2020) Understanding Multispectral Imaging of Cultural Heritage: Determining Best Practice in MSI Analysis of Historical ArtefactsJournal of Cultural Heritage (In press).

Jones, C., Christens-Barry, W.A., Terras, M., Toth, M.B., Gibson, A. (2019). Affine registration of multispectral images of historical documents for optimized feature recoveryDigital Scholarship in the Humanities, doi:10.1093/llc/fqz054

Adam Gibson, Kathryn E. Piquette, Uwe Bergmann, William Christens-Barry, Graham Davis, Marco Endrizzi, Shuting Fan, Sina Farsiu, Anthony Fitzgerald, Jennifer Griffiths, Cerys Jones, Guorong Li, Phillip L. Manning, Charlotte Maughan Jones, Roberta Mazza, David Mills, An assessment of multimodal imaging of subsurface text in mummy cartonnage using surrogate papyrus phantoms, Heritage Science 6:7 (2018)


Kearney, Mark & Parkin, Ivan & Townsend, Joyce & Hidalgo, Manuel & Curran, Katherine, Characterisation of VOCs Surrounding Naum Gabo’s Construction in Space ‘Two Cones ’, (Tate) by in situ SPME GC-MS Monitoring, Studies in Conservation 63 (2018) 369-371 

Konstantinidou, Konstantina & Strekopytov, Stanislav & Humphreys-Williams, Emma & Kearney, Mark, Identification of cellulose nitrate X-ray film for the purpose of conservation: Organic elemental analysis, Studies in Conservation 62 (2017) 24-32

M.Kearney, J.H.Townsend, I. P.Parkin, M.Hidalgo, K.Curran, Factors affecting the practicality of solid-phase microextraction VOC analysis of artworks featuring polymeric materials in open environmentsMicrochemical Journal 155 (2020) 104711 


Liu, Yun, Irena Kralj Cigić, and Matija Strlič., Kinetics of accelerated degradation of historic iron gall ink-containing paper, Polymer Degradation and Stability 142 (2017) 255-262 


Mahgoub, Hend, T. Bardon, D. Lichtblau, T. Fearn, M. Strlič, Material Properties of Islamic Paper, Heritage Science 4:34 (2016)  

Zidan, Eman & Mosca, Sara & Bellei, Sara & Frizzi, T. & Gironda, Michele & El-Rifai, Ibrahim & Mahgoub, Hend & Sadik, Sabah & Rashed, Mohamed & Osticioli, Iacopo & Siano, Salvatore & Valentini, Gianluca & Elnaggar, Abdelrazek & Nevin, Austin & Comelli, Daniela, In situ imaging, elemental and molecular spectroscopy for the analysis of the construction and painting of a Late Period coffin at the Egyptian Museum of Cairo, Measurement 118 (2017)


Ian Maybury, David Howell, Melissa Terras, Heather Viles, Comparing the effectiveness of hyperspectral imaging and Raman spectroscopy: a case study on Armenian manuscripts, Heritage Science 6:42 (2018)


Martin Michette, Heather Viles, Constantina Vlachou-Mogire & Ian Angus, Assessing the Long-term Success of Reigate Stone Conservation at Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London, Studies in Conservation (2020)

Michette, Martin & Bichlmair, Stefan & Kilian, Ralf, Diagnosing Decay Mechanisms at the Porta Nocera Necropolis, Pompeii: The First Step Towards Effective Preventive Conservation, Studies in Conservation 63 (2018) 195-202.

Michette, M., Lorenz, R. and Ziegert, C, Clay barriers for protecting historic buildings from ground moisture intrusion, Heritage Science, 5:31 (2017) 1-11


Dzhordzhio Naldzhiev et al., An experimental study of spray foam insulation products-evidence of 1,2-dichloropropane and 1,4-dioxane emissions, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering 609:4 (2019) 042053

D. Naldzhiev, Robots can reduce the exposure of people to VOCs during application of spray foam insulation, Proceedings from Healthy Buildings 2019 Asia - Changsha, China - October 22-25, 2019 (2019)

Dzhordzhio Naldzhiev, Dejan Mumovic, Matija Strlic, Polyurethane insulation and household products – A systematic review of their impact on indoor environmental quality, Building and Environment 169 (2020)

Naldzhiev, Dzhordzhio & Group, CIBSE, Breathe Easy -Volatile Organic Compounds (2019) Technical report

Naldzhiev, D; Mumovic, D; Strlic, M, Method development for measuring volatile organic compound (VOC) emission rates from spray foam insulation (SPF) and their interrelationship with indoor air quality (IAQ), human health and ventilation strategies, in Proceedings of the 38th AIVC Conference, 2017 - Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings. AIVC: Nottingham, UK (2017)


Miljanić, Snežana & Kenđel, Adriana & Novak, Morana & Deliqeorqiev, Todor & Crnolatac, Ivo & Piantanida, Ivo & Chis, Vasile, Distinguishing binding modes of a new phosphonium dye with DNA by surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, RSC Advances 6 (2016) 41927-41936 


Orr, S.A., et al., Moisture monitoring of stone masonry: A comparison of microwave and radar on a granite wall and a sandstone towerJournal of Cultural Heritage, 2020. 41: p. 61-73.  

Orr, S.A., Cassar, M., Exposure Indices of Extreme Wind-Driven Rain Events for Built Heritage, Atmosphere 2020, 11:163. 

Orr, S.A., Viles, H.A, Leslie, A., Stelfox, D., Comparability of non-invasive moisture measurement techniques on masonry during artificial post-rainspell drying, Proceedings of the 13th International Congress on the Deterioration and Conservation of Stone (2016) 431-438 

Orr, S.A., Young, M., Stelfox, D., Leslie, A., Curran, J. and Viles, H.A., An 'isolated diffusion' gravimetric calibration procedure for radar and microwave moisture measurement in porous building stone, Journal of Applied Geophysics 163 (2019) 1-12

Orr, S.A. and Viles, H.A., Characterisation of building exposure to wind-driven rain in the UK and evaluation of current standards, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics 180 (2018) 88-97

Orr, S.A., Young, M., Stelfox, D., Curran, J. and Viles, H., Wind-driven rain and future risk to built heritage in the United Kingdom: Novel metrics for characterising rain spells, Science of the Total Environment 640-641 (2018) 1098-1111

Orr, S., Land-use regression modelling of highway ultrafine particle number concentrationsCanadian Young Scientist Journal 1 (2014) 1-10

Orr, S.A., Data fusion to synthesise quantitative evidence, value and socio-economic factors: a framework and example of Dempster-Shafer theory, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings (EEHB) (2018) 163-171 


Turco, M. G., and Pocobelli, D. P, Aghios Konstantinos church in Athens: Conservation planning, SGEM 2016 Proceedings (2016)
Pocobelli, D. P., and Turco, M. G, Structural consolidation of Aghios Konstantinos Church, Athens’ Athens Journal of Architecture 4:2 (2018) 217-238

Pocobelli, D. P., Boehm, J., Bryan, P., Still, J., and Grau-Bové, J, BIM for Heritage Science: a review, Heritage Science 6:30 (2018)  

Pocobelli, D. P., Boehm, J., Bryan, P., Still, J., and Grau-Bové, J., Building Information Models for monitoring and simulation data in heritage buildings, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2 (2018) 909-916

PORTONI, FABIANA (aligned student)

Fabiana Portoni, Josep Grau-Bové and Matija Strlič, Application of a non-invasive, non-destructive technique to quantify naphthalene emission rates from museum objects, Heritage Science 7:58 (2019) 


Richards, J., et al., Effect of substrate type on diatom-based water quality assessments in the Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Hydrobiologia, 847:14 (2020), p. 3077-3090. 

Richards, J., Mayaud, J., Zhan, H., Wu, F., Bailey, R., and Viles, H., Modelling the risk of deterioration at earthen heritage sites in drylands. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms (2020) 

Tibby, J., Richards, J., Tyler, J., Barr, C., Fluin, J. and Goonan, P., Diatom-water quality thresholds in South Australia in streams indicate the need for more stringent water quality guidelines, Marine and Freshwater Research (2019)

Richards, J., Orr, S.A. and Viles, H.A., Reconceptualising the relationships between heritage and environment within an Earth System Science framework, Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development 10:2 (2019) 122-129

Richards, J., Zhao, G., Zhang, H. and Viles, H., A controlled field experiment to investigate the deterioration of earthen heritage by wind and rain, Heritage Science 7:51 (2019)

Tibby, J., Barr, C., Marshall, J.C., Richards, J., Perna, C., Fluin, J. and Cadd, H.R., Assessing the relative impacts of land‐use change and river regulation on Burdekin River (Australia) floodplain wetlandsAquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems (2019)
Richards, J., Wang, Y., Orr, S.A. and Viles, H., Finding Common Ground between United Kingdom Based and Chinese Approaches to Earthen Heritage Conservation, Sustainability 10:9 (2018) 


Simon, Hayley & Cibin, Giannantonio & Robbins, Phil & Day, Sarah & Tang, Chiu & Freestone, Ian & Schofield, Eleanor, A Synchrotron-Based Study of the Mary Rose Iron Cannonballs, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 57 (2018)

Simon, H.J., Cibin, G., Reinhard, C., Liu, Y., Schofield, E., Freestone, I.C., Influence of microstructure on the corrosion of archaeological iron observed using 3D synchrotron micro-tomography, Corrosion Science 159 (2019) 108132 


Talbot, R., Hashemi, A., Ip, K., Picco, M., Greenfield, D., & Arbuthnot, E., A review of thermal and hygrothermal requirements in historic churches, in K. Sojkova, J. Zelezna, P. Hajek, J. Tywoniak, & A. Lupisek (Eds.), YRSB19 - iiSBE Forum of Young Researchers in Sustainable Building (2019) 233-241 


Taye, Blen & Lahoz, Ruth & Caldeira, Ana & Schiavon, Nick, Efficacy of laser cleaning in the removal of biological patina on the volcanic scoria of the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia, Environmental Earth Sciences 77 (2018) 


Cucci, C., Webb, E.K., Casini, A., Ginanni, M., Prandi, E., Stefani, L., Vitorino, T., Picollo, M. Short-wave infrared reflectance hyperspectral imaging for painting investigations: A methodological study, Journal of the American Institute for Conservation 58 (2019) 16-36

Webb, E.K., Robson, S., Macdonald, L., Garside, D., Evans, R., Engineering, G., Spectral and 3D Cultural Heritage Documentation Using a Modified Camera, in ISPRS TC II Mid-Term Symposium. ISPRS Archives, Riva del Garda, Italy (2018)

George, S., Hardeberg, J., Linhares, J., MacDonald, L., Montagner, C., Nascimento, S., Picollo, M., Pillay, R., Vitorino, T., Webb, E.K., A Study of Spectral Imaging Acquisition and Processing for Cultural Heritage, in Bentkowska-Kafel, A., MacDonald, L. (Eds.), Digital Techniques for Documenting and Preserving Cultural Heritage (2017)

Webb, E.K., Reflected Infrared Imaging: Revisiting the Fundamentals, in: Guidi, G., Scopigno, R., Torres, J.C., Graf, H., Remondino, F., Duranti, L., Brunet, P., Hazan, S., Barcelo, J. (Eds.), Digital Heritage (2015) 51–54

Webb, E.K., Reflected Infrared and 3D Imaging for Object Documentation, Journal of the American Institute for Conservation 56 (2017) 1–14