Eleonora Del Federico, PhD

Research Interests

I perform research in the field of Chemistry at the interface with Art History and Archaeology applying primarily NMR to understand degradation processes in artists' materials and objects of cultural heritage. I am particularly interested in characterizing degradation processes in wall paintings and mosaics, traditional oil paintings and works of art on paper- Another aspect of my research involves the elucidation of ancient wall painting and mosaic technology by studying these works of art on site and non-invasively by portable instrumentation, namely XRF, external reflectance FTIR, Raman spectroscopies.